Software Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSc in Eng)

Why choose Software Engineering?


Software engineers ask questions such as: How can the software development process be streamlined? What new measures can deter hackers? How can the security of e-commerce transactions be improved?

Software engineers use their specialized knowledge to develop, install, validate, and maintain software systems. As a software engineering student you will gain theoretical foundations and plenty of design and research experience so you can achieve success in your field. During the course of your studies, much of your learning will occur in class, during tutorials, and through designing a complete industrial process for a specific product.

This fully-accredited program features a common first year, which consists of 10 courses in mathematics, sciences, computing, engineering principles, communications and design. These courses will provide you with a solid foundation for your engineering training and introduce you to a variety of engineering disciplines. You'll apply for admission to a specific engineering program at the end of your first year. 

Career opportunities

​Software engineers enjoy stable career prospects in a variety of dynamic and challenging fields. You’ll have global opportunities to work in areas such as telecommunications, manufacturing, e-commerce, and more. A degree in engineering can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or a professional degree such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine, or architecture.

Program highlights

Collaborative team work - Interact with your peers while learning to collaborate on projects.

Engineering Career Centre – Access engineering career advisors and gain valuable full-time paid engineering work experience through a 12-16 month placement.

Study abroad opportunities - Cultural and academic experiences at destinations around the world.


Courses in this program

Computing for Engineers, Engineering Design and Communication, General Chemistry for Engineers, Software Analysis And Design, ​Calculus for Engineers and Scientists


​When I was in software engineering, they taught us everything from teamwork to project management to software design, and those are skills I have used in my job. Software engineering in today’s society is kind of the backbone of every major industry. You know most people when they graduate will probably work as a software developer. Or you can work for bigger companies like Microsoft, Apple, and Google. You can also work for the gaming industry or the animation industry.

– ​Beenish K., BSc (Eng)’15


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Schulich School of Engineering

Schulich School of Engineering
Canadian Natural Resources Limited Engineering Complex (EN), Room ENC 101
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4

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