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Software Engineering

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Erie, Pennsylvania
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  • Drive the Future of Technology Design and Delivery with a Software Engineering Degree from Gannon University

    Software engineers are changing the way we interact with the world through coding, robotics and innovative systems. Build a career in this expanding field in a recognized program of excellence.

    This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Software and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Program Criteria.

    • 100%Recent program graduates have a 100-percent placement rate in either related employment or graduate studies.
    • ABET: Engineering Accreditation CommissionEarn a degree that is nationally accredited. 
    • Apply your creativity in design thinking and innovation within laboratories through project-based approaches.

    Learn to Lead the Way in Software Engineering

    • Develop expertise in the project planning, requirements, design, testing and quality assurance needed for effective software development.  
    • Develop coding mastery in multiple programming languages and platforms.
    • Use your foundation in algorithms, database, web and mobile development to create opportunities for cross-and multi-disciplinary project work.

    Experience an Exceptional Learning Environment

    • Engage in project-based learning that leverages industry-standard tools and practices.
    • Explore your creativity and develop professional competency with independent and cross-disciplinary development projects.  
    • Enhance your educational experience with the ability to study in Germany during your junior year with no prior language course required.

    Inspire Your Academic Success

    Gain real-world knowledge through key software engineering courses including: 

    The User Experience: Identify and assess usability issues as they apply to systems, UX goals and processes. 

    Mobile Application Development I and II: Learn methods and tools for developing mobile applications for integrated devices, including coding and development on the major mobile platforms, unit testing, source code control ,and the development of prototype applications.

    Software Maintenance and Deployment: Learn processes, metrics and quality related to the development, improvement and deployment of high-quality software and systems through project work to deploy a refactored software product.

    Achieve Your Possibilities

    Our software engineering program is designed for your success. Through curriculum flexibility and high-quality educational opportunities, you can: 

    • Secure valuable internships and employment at top organizations such as Bayer Corp., Citizens Bank, Erie Insurance, Wabtec Corp., UPMC Hamot, Lockheed Martin, Siemens and Progressive Insurance.  
    • Develop analytical ability and expertise in software creation and usage, both of which are necessary in the fields of science, technology and industry.
    •  Enter a field with one of the highest job satisfaction ratings and is expected to be one of the fastest growing occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. 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
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
Mary Kutschke

Mary Kutschke Computer Science

“I appreciate the diverse selection of coursework in this program and find that while challenging, it is also rewarding. It is energetic, exciting and demanding while pushing me to develop my programming skills. My professors are always available to mentor me with any questions or concerns I may have. They are on the forefront with the knowledge and skills specifc to my career.”

  • Receive hands-on learning through real-world courses, projects and valuable internship experiences that prepare you to become a professional in the field.
  • 13:1Enjoy a personalized experience inspired by Gannon’s faculty experts and a low student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1.
  • Apply for generous financial aid packages and scholarship awards.

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