Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering
The department of Software Engineering (SWE) is the latest addition to the college of computer and information sciences.
It was founded on 8/5/1427H as an evolution of the department of computer technology. The study plan of the SWE bachelor program was adopted by the board of the college of computer and information sciences on14/4/1428H and was approved by the council of the University on 4/6/1428H. The first batch of SWE graduates is expected in summer 1432H (July 2011).
The need for highly skilled software engineers is growing day after day. Graduates from the SWE program will have various career opportunities in the software and IT industry including the followings:
- Software architect
- Software designer
- Software systems analyst
- Software business analyst
- Software engineer
- Software quality assurance specialist
- Software project manager
Students interested in pursuing their studies through an M.Sc. program, after graduating with the Bachelor degree, can do so. Students can also pursue their studies in other universities inside or outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Few years after obtaining a B.Sc. degree in SWE, graduates are expected to attain the following program educational objectives (not necessarily all of them):
- Possess essential professional software engineering skills that make them confident to develop high-quality software solutions in various application domains under various realistic constraints.
- Engage and succeed in their professional careers through teamwork, ethical behavior, and effective communication.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of life-long learning through professional development, practical training, and specialized certifications.
- Assume progressively leading and influential roles in their organizations and communities.
- Pursue postgraduate studies and succeed in academic and research careers.
In concordance with ABET requirements for SWE programs, graduates from the SWE B.Sc. program will possess by the time of graduation the following essential computing and engineering skills:
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
- an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
- an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
- an ability to communicate effectively.
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
- a knowledge of contemporary issues.
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
- ability to analyze, design, verify, validate, implement, apply, and maintain software systems.
- ability to appropriately apply discrete mathematics, probability and statistics, and relevant topics in computer science and supporting disciplines to complex software systems.
- ability to work in one or more significant application domains.
- ability to manage the development of software systems.
The requirement for the admission of students to the College of Computer and Information Sciences is based on a composite average not less than 75% which is calculated as follows:
- 25% of General Aptitude Test
- 25% of Subject Achievement Test
- 25% of PY GPA
- 25% of Math Courses in PY (Math 140 and Math 150)
The priority of acceptance for admission is given to those applicants with the highest composite average.
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