Software Engineering Major

Software Engineering

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.

To see all courses offered in this degree, visit our 2023-2024 Academic Calendar.

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.

To see all courses offered in the co-op program, visit our 2023-2024 Academic Calendar.

Explore Innovative Software Design

 Learn Practical and Theoretical 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. 

What can you do with a Software Engineering major?

Graduates of the Software Engineering program at the U of G go on to careers where they explore problems, build innovative computing solutions and contribute to the evolution of technology and software around the world.

Here are just a few careers our SENG program graduates have successfully pursued:

  • Software developer
  • Game programmer
  • Mobile application developer
  • Web infrastructure developer
  • Systems architect
  • Cloud developer
  • Security analyst
Headshot of Sara Adi with grey backdrop.
Attending the University of Guelph (U of G) has been an incredibly rewarding experience, in part due to my involvement with SOCIS (Society of Computing and Information Science) and Gryphacks. Through their wonderful programming, I have been able to find my niche among like-minded peers and develop my computing skills and grow leaps and bounds as a result. Additionally, my co-op placements have been incredibly beneficial. For example, I worked at KPMG where I functioned as a Technology Risk Consultant and helped organizations identify and manage risks within their systems. 

Sara Adi
Software Engineering

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My name is Rashi, and I’m from Indore, India. I came to Guelph to pursue a degree in Software Engineering and later added Statistics as a minor after thoroughly enjoying the introductory statistics class. I am in my third year of studies and have been fortunate to gain employment at companies such as Amazon and Nokia through my co-op program. I’ve also had the chance to conduct research at the University of Guelph and teach part time as a Teaching Assistant. As the Co-president of the Guelph Women in Computer Science, I’m passionate about giving back to this amazing community that has supported me. Guelph has been the perfect choice for me as an international student and I’m confident you will have a similarly enriching experience!

Rashi Mathur
Software Engineering

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Students considering the Software Engineering SENG program may also be interested in studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other majors.

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