Software Engineering

Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

By focusing on software development, testing and validation, maintenance, security, and management and integration, this program prepares you to develop and maintain complex software critical to the computing and IT industries. 


  • Everett
  • Global Campus (Online)
  • Pullman

Degree Types:

  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Minor


  • Hands-on experience creating a variety of software systems using different programming languages 
  • Curriculum teaches you the fundamentals of software engineering, programming, and major computer science concepts, plus a solid technical background in math, science, and engineering 
  • Industry and university partnerships provide networking and internship opportunities 
  • Graduates will be ready to obtain a Professional Engineering license 
  • Join a math, science, and engineering residence hall, where you can study with your neighbors, get free tutoring, and use the hall’s computer lab 


With a Software Engineering degree, you can work in: 

  • Software engineering and development 
  • Quality assurance engineering 
  • IT project management and consulting 
  • Game and app development 
  • Research and development 

Transfer Students

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Internships, Jobs, and Work-study

Find hundreds of student-friendly jobs, internships, and work-study opportunities with our WSU student job board, Handshake. You can also check with departments for internships specific to a major. 

Get advice and learn more at the Academic Success and Career Center. 

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Degree Options

Software Engineering

  • Pullman
  • Everett

Master of Science in Software Engineering

  • Global Campus (Online)

Software Engineering

  • Pullman
  • Everett


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