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Accreditation and Licensure

  • ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission

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

    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.

    PEO1) Employable Professional

    Definition: Graduates are well prepared for employment or graduate work in their field, and to continue working in that field or related fields. This includes adaptability to different disciplines, environments, and tasks. They are fully prepared for employment in chosen post -graduate pursuits.

    PEO2) Accountable Professional

    Definition: Graduates are accountable for their professional roles, and pursue their profession in an ethical manner. This includes giving and receiving professional critique and review, communication and the responsibility for, and/or leadership in:

    • Research/development projects or teams,
    • Aspects of major system components, or
    • Business development work.

    PEO3) Competent SE Problem Solver

    Definition: SE majors focuses on software-based systems. They innovate, analyze, design, verify, validate, implement, and maintain software systems. SE graduates apply current computing knowledge, technology, skills, techniques and methods to:

    • Identify, analyze and develop effective solutions for problems,
    • Improve product, process and/or organizational elements, and
    • Apply creativity in design thinking and innovate where appropriate.

    PEO4) Selfless Contributors

    Definition: Graduates value collaborative teamwork and contribute to team accomplishment that goes beyond personal development They voluntarily give their time, talent, and/or resources to their community, profession, church and/or society.

    Student Outcomes

    Students completing Gannon’s Software Engineering program learn to:

    1. Follow legal and ethical computing principles to analyze computing solutions for ethical ramifications such as global, cultural, social, environmental or economic concerns.
    2. Function and communicate effectively as a collaborative member or leader in a professional context.
    3. Demonstrate an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge or technology as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
    4. Apply problem identification & problem-solving strategies to the development of complex computer-based systems.
    5. Realize and manage high-quality software development lifecycle processes.
    6. Apply discrete mathematics, computer science and engineering principles to systems development.
    7. Demonstrate an ability to design, implement and analyze testing and other experimental measures to assess the quality of software and computing systems.

    Enrollment and Graduation Data

    Fall Enrollment

       2016  2017 2018  2019  2020 
    Software Engineering  25 20 17  13 12 
    Computer Science/Software Engineering  6  8  5  10  12

    Completions (July 1st to June 30th)

      2016   2017  2018  2019 2020 
    Software Engineering  0 6 4  5  2