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Mathematics & Computer Science - Software Engineering

Marvin L. Bittinger Department of Mathematics and Computer Science


Program Opportunities

  • Major in Software Engineering


In the computer-dependent world of the 21st century, software engineering – the art and science of building efficient, resilient software systems – is a vital and indispensable science. It’s an applied discipline with many applications, calling for skills in problem solving, requirements engineering, software architecture/design, software quality and construction and testing of software systems.

Careers for a Software Engineering Major

  • Artificial Intelligence Programmer
  • Computer Consultant
  • Computer Engineer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Data Control Administrator
  • Database Analyst
  • Graphics Programmer
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Internet Developer
  • Mobile Application Developer
  • Robotics Engineer
  • Software Designer
  • Video Game Designer
  • 132 Careers for a Software Engineering Major

Program Highlights

  • Learning languages such as C#, Python and SQL
  • Courses include Technical Writing, Software Architecture and Design, and Cloud Computing
  • Your internship in Software Engineering lets you build and test real-world software solutions while enriching your personal portfolio
  • New minors in Data Science and Systems Analysis allow MU Software Engineering majors to hone their skills in these specific areas and differentiate themselves in the career marketplace

Why Manchester?

At Manchester University, software engineering will take you beyond just programming. You’ll research, design and test software under the guidance of an exemplary faculty dedicated to preparing you for any number of exciting and lucrative career opportunities.

As a Manchester graduate, you’ll have a clearly defined technical skill set that will best enable you to take advantage of those opportunities. A Manchester software engineering degree means you’ll have a distinct advantage in a highly competitive and expanding job market.

Some Examples of Student Success

  • Nicolas Balmoria '13 and Cory Feltner '13 are software developers for Tech Consultancy Services in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Abel Mengistu '11 is a software researcher for Google in Mountain View, Calif.
  • Frederick Balagadde '01 is on a team that is developing microchip bio-laboratories that help deliver medical diagnoses to people in undeveloped countries. He’s principal investigator, science and technology consultant and consulting assistant professor for Stanford University School of Medicine in California. Watch his TED talk.