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Bachelor of Software Engineering (BA)

School of Science and Engineering
Atlantic International University

The Bachelor of Software Engineering (BA) program provides students with key components of common technologies and skills that are used in software engineering. Students may pursue career opportunities in a variety of entry level positions, including software developer, software programmer, application developer, Web application developer, software engineer, software applications analyst, Web applications analyst, Web applications specialist and software applications specialist. The Bachelor of Software Engineering (BA) program is offered online via distance learning. After evaluating both academic record and life experience, AIU staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors will assist students in setting up a custom-made program, designed on an individual basis. This flexibility to meet student needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our online program does not require all students to take the same subjects/courses, use the same books, or learning materials. Instead, the online Bachelor of Software Engineering (BA) curriculum is designed individually by the student and academic advisor. It specifically addresses strengths and weaknesses with respect to market opportunities in the student’s major and intended field of work. Understanding that industry and geographic factors should influence the content of the curriculum instead of a standardized one-fits-all design is the hallmark of AIU’s unique approach to adult education. This philosophy addresses the dynamic and constantly changing environment of working professionals by helping adult students in reaching their professional and personal goals within the scope of the degree program.

Important: Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as AIU programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example. Want to learn more about the curriculum design at AIU? (Course and Curriculum)


Core Courses and Topics in Software Engineering:
Computer Graphics
Virtual Reality
Procedural Programming
Systems Analysis
Java
Digital Communications
Calculus
Differential Equations
Engineering Statistics
Business and Professional Speaking
Data Warehousing
Biomedical Informatics
Linux Operating System
Visual Basic
Visual C++

Orientation Courses:
Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
Organization Theory (Portfolio)
Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
Seminar Administrative Development (Book Summary)
Seminar Cultural Development (Practical Experience)
Seminar International Development (Publications)

Research Project in Software Engineering:
Bachelor Thesis Project
MBM300 Thesis Proposal
MBM302 Bachelor Thesis (5,000 words)
Publication: Each Bachelor of Software Engineering graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide.

Career Center Bachelor of Software Engineering
Job Description
Computer software engineers study the needs of computer users and then design software to meet those needs. They create a set of step by step instructions that a computer can follow. Sometimes software engineers then translate these instructions into computer language, but that is usually the job of a computer programmer. Computer applications software engineers work on software designed for general computer applications or special utility programs. Computer systems software engineers coordinate the needs of departments within a company and offer suggestions for the overall technical direction to construct, maintain, and expand the company's computer systems.

Skills for Success
Software engineers need to be dedicated to continue their training and education throughout their careers. Software engineers are also generally responsible for several tasks at once making the ability to pay attention to detail, even when multi-tasking, essential. Individuals who are successful in this field also have strong analytical and problem solving skills while being able to communicate effectively with team members.

Employment Opportunities
Advertising. Your study of human culture and society can prove very helpful when trying to figure out how people might react to a certain kind of advertising and your specific background, be it music, philosophy or beyond, can enable highly creative thinking.
Foreign Service. Especially if you've majored in the study of a particular culture, your ability to understand the workings of human society are invaluable when trying to work in a foreign country.
Journalism. Good communicative skills and the ability to think analytically are the most important qualities for a journalist. Many top journalists have humanities and liberal arts backgrounds instead of journalism school degrees.
Law. Humanities majors are the most common prerequisites for law school. It may seem to require a lot of rote memorization of court cases and laws, but by far the most crucial attribute for any lawyer is the ability to think critically and to relate current issues to past ones (history is a popular undergraduate degree for law students).
Public administration. If you've studied how societies work, you're probably qualified to help make them work.
Publishing. This is a good choice for literature and communications majors, who must be able to recognize quality writing when they see it and champion it to publishers and the reading public.
Teaching. If you're passionate about your subject, pass it on to others. The skills you learn in your own degree program can be taught to the next generation.

Professional Associations
Software Engineering Code of Ethics and Professional Practice
Association for Computer Machinery (ACM)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Resources and Tools
Software engineering resources

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Contact Us Today!

We understand how busy adults do not have time to go back to school. Now, it's possible to earn your degree in the comfort of your own home and still have time for yourself and your family. The Admissions office is here to help you, for additional information or to see if you qualify for admissions please contact us. If you are ready to apply please submit your Online Application and paste your resume and any additional comments/questions in the area provided.

Pioneer Plaza
900 Fort Street Mall 410
Honolulu, HI 96813
800-993-0066 (Toll Free in US)
808-924-9567 (Internationally)
808-947-2488 (Fax)