Accreditation and Licensure

  • The Software Engineering degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

    Our Computer Science degree program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,

    Program Educational Objectives

    The 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 the development of effective computer based systems
    2. Comprehend ethical decisions and their ramifications as professionals
    3. Demonstrate effective communication skills as required for effective professional and team interactions
    4. Demonstrate the ability to continue in professional development and expansion of their professional interests
    5. Maintain a comprehension of the changing technology and its ramifications
    6. Realize and manage high quality software development lifecycle processes in one or more application domains
    7. Apply discrete mathematics, computer science and engineering principles to system development