|Faculty:||Schulich School of Engineering
|Field of Study:||Computer Software Engineering
|Description:||The momentum of the information revolution is generating a greater demand for computer and software engineers capable of meeting today’s increasing information needs. More software engineers are needed to develop the “intelligence” for, and maintain the reliability of, computer systems and “smart” technologies that modern civilization has become so dependent upon. From computer games to banking systems to Internet programming, software engineers use their specialized knowledge to develop, install, validate, and maintain software systems. They apply their computer language and programming skills in the analysis and design of software to increase system performance and reliability.
The Software Engineering program starts with a common first-year curriculum foundation in math, science and engineering principles. Upon admission to software engineering in the second year, students concentrate on applied math, circuits, programming, and software engineering processes.
Calgary is known as the "engineering capital of Canada" and the Schulich internship is the largest of its kind in the country. Students have the option of making this a five year program by participating in a 12 - 16 month internship after the third year to make contacts, get experience, and offset the costs of education. International placements expand horizons even further.