Accreditation and Licensure

  • The Software Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

    Program Educational Objectives

    The Software Engineering program prepares its graduates to achieve significant career and professional accomplishments in four ways: as employable and accountable professionals, competent problem solvers, and selfless contributors.

    1. Employable Professional:Graduates are well prepared for employment or graduate work in their field, and to continue working in that field or related fields. They are able to be readily employed in chosen post-graduate pursuits.
    2. Accountable Professional:Graduates are accountable for their professional roles, and as such, pursue their profession in an ethical manner. This behavior includes the responsibility for, or leadership in:
      • Research/development projects or teams,
      • Aspects of major system components, or
      • Business development work.
    3. Competent Problem Solver: Graduates apply current computing technology knowledge, skills, techniques and methodsto:
      • Identify and develop effective solutions for problems,
      • Improve product, process and/or organizational elements, and
      • Innovate where appropriate.
    4. Selfless Contributors: Graduates voluntarily give their time, talent, and/or money to their community, profession, church and/or society.

    Student Outcomes

    Students completing Gannon’s Software Engineering program learn to:

    1. Apply problem solving strategies to software development         
    2. Interface with business and analytical professionals to solve software or systems development problems         
    3. Comprehend ethical decisions and their ramifications as professionals.    
    4. Demonstrate effective verbal, written, and listening communication skills as required for professional, group, and team interactions    
    5. Demonstrate the ability to continue in professional development and expansion of their profession interests    
    6. Maintain a comprehension of the changing technology and its ramifications        
    7. Realize and manage high quality software development lifecycle processes in one or more application domains
    8. Apply discrete mathematics and abstract structures to system development
    9. Apply quantitative measures in the evaluation of software components and systems

    Enrollment and Graduation Data

    FA 2010

    • Full-time: 17
    • Part-time: 1
    • Total: 18
    • Graduations (2010-2011, 7/1/10-6/30/11): 9

    FA 2011

    • Full-time: 11
    • Part-time: 1
    • Total: 12
    • Graduations (2011-2012, 7/1/11-6/30/12): 2

    FA 2012

    • Full-time: 14
    • Part-time: 1
    • Total: 15
    • Graduations (2012-2013, 7/1/12-6/30/13): 1

    FA 2013

    • Full-time: 14
    • Part-time: 0
    • Total: 14