TRU Science

Program Overview

Following two years of common engineering curriculum, students are able to complete their degree in software engineering by completing discipline-specific upper-level years and two mandatory work terms.

Learn how to work efficiently in industry on jobs related to software application development, software testing, software design, database management, network management, and operations, and security analysis and protection. The curriculum focuses on strong analytical, technical, and professional skills development.

Develop a strong foundation in software engineering, mathematics, basic sciences, engineering sciences, and humanities, along with the understanding of the professional and ethical principles related to economic, cultural, legal, or environmental issues in product development. You will recognize the need for and gain the ability to engage in continuing professional development. You will have the technical knowledge and skills to use modern tools, techniques and applications to design, develop, test and maintain cycles of software product devolvement.

We provide enhanced experiential learning with flexible options and strongly focus on student success. The coupling of mandatory work terms with the face-to-face learning provides you with relevant practical industrial experience.

Software engineers enjoy lucrative career choices with a wide range of employers. The program is accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers.

Upon graduation, you will meet all of the educational requirements for registration as a professional engineer through the Association of Engineers and Geoscientists of BC. Up to 12 months of co-op work may count towards the work experience required for professional designation.