Software Engineering


SET_Engineering_ElectricalEngineeringSoftware engineering is one of the fastest growing fields in the United States. Employment of software engineers is projected to grow 30-percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. The main reason for the rapid growth is a large increase in the demand for computer software. Virtually all systems we interact with in our daily lives have software components: computers, automobiles, entertainment systems, banking systems, medical devices, and many more.

The Software Engineering curriculum at St. Mary’s is designed to give students a combined experience of classroom learning and hands-on engineering practice; creating technical leaders who are able to “engineer the greater good” for society. The focus of our software engineering curriculum is on the requirements, analysis, design, construction, testing, and maintenance of software systems.

View the Software Engineering program description.


Graduates from our Software Engineering program will have prospective employment as software developers in diverse areas, such as data processing systems in business, telecommunications, healthcare, cybersecurity, robotics, gaming industry, and mobile applications.

Prospective employers of software engineers include companies such as Google, Microsoft, Apple, IBM, and Oracle. There are also a number of local job opportunities for our graduates including USAA, Rackspace, and Southwest Research Institute.


Ozgur Aktunc, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Software Engineering