BS in Software Engineering

Explore the theoretical and practical dimensions of software design.

Software systems power business and organizations in nearly every corner of our society, and our Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering will help you build a solid foundation in many of the field’s key disciplines.

The comprehensive program, accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, includes studies in everything from designing, building, testing and optimization of software systems to their implementation and management. And with an emphasis on the technical skills needed to design, build, and modify complex software solutions, you’ll be well-equipped to put your expertise to use in almost any context.

The BS in Software Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,


What Will I Learn?

  • Our graduates will be qualified for employment in Software Engineering related fields or other career paths, including industrial, academic, governmental, and non-governmental organizations, or will be successful graduate students in a program preparing them for such employment.
  • Our graduates will be qualified to lead and participate in culturally diverse and inclusive teams, becoming global and ethical collaborators.
  • Our graduates will be qualified to participate in continuing professional development through, for example, obtaining continuing education credits, professional registration or certifications, or post-graduate study credits or degrees.
  1. Explore Student Outcomes to see what students can achieve in the BS-SWE program.
  2. Visit the University Catalog to learn more about required coursework for the Software Engineering major.

Making the Most of Your Major

There are opportunities to develop skills and connect with others interested in Software Engineering beyond the classroom.

Get Involved

Join an organization such as Association of Computing Machinery or Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE). Explore UM-Dearborn student organizations on VictorsLink.

Get Real World Experience

Internship, research, and study abroad opportunities are available for software engineering students. Talk with your professors to learn more.

Plan for Life After Graduation

Software Engineers work for a variety of organizations including SOAR Tech, Ford Motor Company, and Google. 

Career Services offers assistance with job searching, resumes, interviews, or graduate school applications.

Faculty Career Advisor for Students

If you have any questions or need any advice about your career opportunities and development in Software Engineering, please contact the Faculty Career Advisor for BS-SWE students: Dr. Bruce Maxim <[email protected]>.

General Program Information

Students complete a minimum of 120 credits and receive a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Software Engineering.


The BS in Software Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Computer and Information Science

105 - Computer and Information Science Building
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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Phone: 313-436-9145
Fax: 313-593-4256

Office Hours

Sunday: Closed
Monday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: Closed