Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering
Program Vison & Mission | Academic Accreditation | Program Info | Objectives | Outcomes | Admission | Study Plan | Students Booklet | Statistics
The SWE program aims to become the top education program in Software Engineering at the national, regional, and international levels.
The SWE program is committed to producing highly qualified software engineers that serve society needs and contribute to transforming society into a Knowledge-based Society.
Professional and Academic Accreditation
|The B.Sc. program in Software Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET||https://www.abet.org|
|The B.Sc. program In Software Engineering is professionally accredited by the Education & Training Evaluation Commission (ETEC)|
|The B.Sc. program in Software Engineering is Professionally accredited by The Saudi Council of Engineers|
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 male SWE students were accepted in 1429H (2008) and later graduated in summer 1432H (July 2011). Three years later, the first batch of female SWE students joined the department in fall 1436H (September 2015) and graduated in 1439H (2018).
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 following:
- Software architect
- Software designer
- Software systems analyst
- Software business analyst
- Software engineer
- Software quality assurance specialist
- Software project manager
Graduates from the SWE program will have the opportunity to pursue postgraduate studies and succeed in academic and research careers. They can apply for the postgraduate programs offered by the Software Engineering:
-MSc in Software Engineering, open since Fall 2012 and offering both Courses Track and Thesis Track.
-PhD in Software Engineering, open since Fall 2019.
Program Educational Objectives
- 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, proactive involvement and effective communication.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of life-long learning through professional development, practical training, and specialized certifications.
- Assume progressively managerial, 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:
SO1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
SO2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
SO3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
SO4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
SO5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
SO6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
SO7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
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 GPA in CFY
- 25% of Math Courses in CFY
The priority of acceptance for admission is given to those applicants with the highest composite average.
Accepted and graduated students in the Department of Software Engineering
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