Software Engineering (SE) is concerned with developing and maintaining software systems that behave reliably and efficiently, are affordable to develop and maintain, and satisfy all the requirements that customers have defined for them. SE is important because of the impact on organizations and society via the development of various software systems and the role of software in safety-critical applications. SE integrates significant mathematics, computer science and practices whose origins are in engineering.
SE students learn how to assess customer needs and build software that is genuinely useful and usable by the customer and satisfies all the requirements defined. The majors focus in on software development, verification, validation, process, and quality. Emphasis areas include: visualization and graphics and informatics.
The innovative UIU Organizational Information Systems and Technology Program (OISTP) includes majors in information technology (IT), information systems (IS) and software engineering (SE). Upper Iowa graduates can become software and web developers, database and security analysts, network administrators. Those skills are in high demand and frequently rated as top jobs by Forbes and U.S. News & World Report.
Our major programs adhere to discipline-specific standards to provide you with the necessary rigor and relevance for success in your future career. Eight-week terms allow you the ability to focus on a few courses at a time and get the most out of each learning experience while at UIU. Our small class sizes allow you to directly interact with the professors both inside and outside the classroom. These small classes allow you to know your fellow students and form student working groups so you never feel isolated.
“The teachers at Upper Iowa University are supportive, inspirational and knowledgeable. The atmosphere feels like home, and I feel welcomed by all the staff and students. UIU has so many activities that I always stay busy and meet new and exciting people that come from around the world.” ~Jacob Newman
*Taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics