Keiser University

Software Engineering, BS

Keiser University

This program is available in the following campuses:

Melbourne, Pembroke Pines, Port St. Lucie, San Marcos, Carazo, Nicaragua, Tampa

Keiser University’s Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering prepares students with the knowledge and practical skills to function in entry-level positions within the profession. Software engineering relates to the conceptualization, design, implementation, deployment and maintenance of software solutions (software development life cycle). At its core, the program seeks to provide the theoretical fundamentals of software development coupled with an appreciation and understanding of practical aspects and competencies required by industry. The program is designed to foster innovation through flexibility of software engineering as a business problem-solving discipline.

Program Objectives

The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its objectives.

  • Provide students with a comprehensive background in software engineering procedures and techniques.
  • Provide the theoretical and formal foundations to ensure precision in the software lifecycle.
  • Instruct students in the validation and verification of Software artifacts.
  • Assist graduates in obtaining entry-level positions in the field of software engineering.
  • Develop, within students, an appreciation for the importance of excellent business acumen and communication skills in a typical Software Engineering environment.

Prerequisites for Major Courses


Program Outline

To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Software Engineering, students must earn 137.0 semester credit hours. Program requirements are as follows:

Lower Division Software Engineering Major Courses ( 51.0 credit hours )
Java Programming I4.0 credit hours
Java Programming II4.0 credit hours
C# ( Sharp ) Programming I4.0 credit hours
Essentials of Networking4.0 credit hours
Introduction to Algorithms4.0 credit hours
Software Engineering I – Introduction to
Software Engineering Principles
4.0 credit hours
Multi-User Operating Systems ( Linux )4.0 credit hours
Computer Architecture4.0 credit hours
Human Computer Interface Design4.0 credit hours
Software Maintenance and Evolution4.0 credit hours
Discrete Mathematics and Probability4.0 credit hours
Web Systems4.0 credit hours
Accounting Principles I3.0 credit hours

Lower Division General Education Courses ( 32.0 credit hours )

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Note: All lower division major and general education courses must be successfully completed before upper division courses are undertaken.

Upper Division Software Engineering Major Courses ( 48.0 credit hours )
Operating Systems3.0 credit hours
Domain Specific Languages3.0 credit hours
Theory of Computation3.0 credit hours
Mobile Application Development3.0 credit hours
Software Engineering II – Advanced
Software Engineering
3.0 credit hours
Software Design3.0 credit hours
Software Testing3.0 credit hours
Database Management Systems3.0 credit hours
Compiler Construction3.0 credit hours
Concepts of Parallel and Distributed Processing3.0 credit hours
Project Management3.0 credit hours
Accounting for Non-Financial Managers3.0 credit hours
Economics and Project Management
for Software Engineers
3.0 credit hours
Cloud and Internet Computing3.0 credit hours
Specification of Software Systems3.0 credit hours
Upper Division General Education Courses ( 12.0 credit hours )
Organization and Technology of Information Systems3.0 credit hours
Intermediate Statistics3.0 credit hours
Professional Writing3.0 credit hours
Critical Thinking3.0 credit hours

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