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Accreditation and Licensure

  • ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission

    Gannon's Software Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission(s) of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Software Engineering Program Criteria.

    Program Educational Objectives

    The program prepares its graduates to achieve significant career and professional accomplishments in four ways: as employable and accountable professionals, competent problem solvers, and selfless contributors.

    PEO1) Employable Professional

    Definition: Graduates are well prepared for employment or graduate work in their field, and to continue working in that field or related fields. This includes adaptability to different disciplines, environments, and tasks. They are fully prepared for employment in chosen post -graduate pursuits.

    PEO2) Accountable Professional

    Definition: Graduates are accountable for their professional roles, and pursue their profession in an ethical manner. This includes giving and receiving professional critique and review, communication and the responsibility for, and/or leadership in:

    • Research/development projects or teams,
    • Aspects of major system components, or
    • Business development work.

    PEO3) Competent SE Problem Solver

    Definition: SE majors focuses on software-based systems. They innovate, analyze, design, verify, validate, implement, and maintain software systems. SE graduates apply current computing knowledge, technology, skills, techniques and methods to:

    • Identify, analyze and develop effective solutions for problems,
    • Improve product, process and/or organizational elements, and
    • Apply creativity in design thinking and innovate where appropriate.

    PEO4) Selfless Contributors

    Definition: Graduates value collaborative teamwork and contribute to team accomplishment that goes beyond personal development They voluntarily give their time, talent, and/or resources to their community, profession, church and/or society.

    Enrollment and Graduation Data

    Fall Enrollment

       2017 2018  2019  2020  2021 2022
    Software Engineering  20 17  13 12  11 21
    Computer Science/Software Engineering  8  5  10  12 12 16

    Completions (July 1st to June 30th)

       2017  2018  2019 2020  2021
    Software Engineering  6 4  5  2 5