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Accreditation and Licensure

  • ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission

    Gannon's Software Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Software and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Program Criteria.

    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.



    With the combination of Department-Wide student learning outcomes and software engineering Program Specific student learning outcomes, Gannon's software Engineering program graduates will have:

    1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
    2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
    3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
    4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
    5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
    6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
    7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

      Enrollment and Graduation Data

      Fall Enrollment

        18-19 19-21 20-21 21-22 22-23 23-24
      Software Engineering  17  13 12  11 21  23
      Computer Science/Software Engineering  5  10  12 12 16  18

      Completions (July 1st to June 30th)

        18-19 19-21 20-21 21-22 22-23 23-24
      Software Engineering  5 3  3  5 9 TBD
      Computer Science/Software Engineering00 2 00 TBD