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Software Engineering Major

Software Engineering

Admission Requirements

Explore Innovative Software Design

 Gain Practical and Theoretical Development Skills

Learn how to program and use algorithms to complete large-scale software projects in teams by creating user interface designs, prototypes, and the final implementation.

 Gain Real World Experience

You will have a unique opportunity to take courses on different aspects of software engineering, including design methods, team interactions, communications and managing real-world software engineering projects.

 Access Diverse Electives

Choose electives to match your interests across a variety of computing and non-computing subject areas to build a well-rounded portfolio. 

Why Software Engineering?

Providing a foundation in computer science concepts, the software engineering major focuses on a collaborative approach to software development, design methodologies, professional standards and project management.

Students in the Software Engineering (SENG) major at the University of Guelph might also be interested in studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other majors.

What You Will Learn

Semester 1
  • Software Design I
  • Programming
  • Discrete Structures in Computing I
Semester 2
  • Software Design II
  • Intermediate Programming
  • Linear Algebra I

Semester 3
  • Structure and Application of Microcomputers
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Data Structures
  • Software Design III
Semester 4
  • Software Systems Development and Integration
  • Operating Systems I
  • The Analysis and Design of Computer Algorithms

Semester 5
  • System Analysis and Design in Applications
  • Statistics I
Semester 6
  • Software Engineering

Semester 7
  • Software Design IV
  • Software Reliability and Testing
  • Human Computer Interaction
Semester 8
  • Software Design V

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Gain Valuable Experience Through Co-op

Our SENG co-op is a five-year program, with five co-op work terms, providing opportunities to work with a wide variety of employers. Co-op is designed to facilitate the transition of students from academic studies to a professional career improving students’ job search skills, work performance and networking abilities, and boosting resume experience.

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In 2021, more than $42.7 million in scholarships was awarded to U of G students. Learn more about applications, requirements and available Scholarships.

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