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Software Engineering

Bachelor's Degree
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Gain the expertise to apply creative solutions to complex problems.

If you're fascinated by the apps and programs you use every day, our software engineering degree will equip you with the programming know-how and hands-on skills to excel in this in-demand field. As technology expands into new industries, companies need more software engineers to build innovative applications and systems.

Since many of our faculty are employed in the industry they teach, you'll graduate with the full-stack coding experience to design, develop, and manage the software that moves our digital world. Ensign College’s emphasis on relevant, practical experience will prepare you to kick start your career in the thriving software industry.

Job Outlook

  • $127K

    2022 median salary for software developers

  • #5 in 100 best jobs

    Information security analyst

  • #2

    Software Developer ranking in list of U.S. News' Best Technology Jobs of 2022.

    (U.S. News)
  • Market Snapshot:

    65k Software Engineer jobs available on as of January 2023.
  • 25%

    Projected Software Engineer job growth in the US between 2022 and 2032.

Program Overview

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Our software engineering program lays the groundwork for you to succeed in the job market with its focus on computer science fundamentals, programming languages, and software architecture. Beginning with essential courses in coding and project management, you will progress into advanced programming and specialized software engineering courses. The curriculum emphasizes practical skills, preparing you for real-world challenges. Along the way, you will develop a valuable skill set and gain a certificate that enhances your job prospects. Start your journey in software engineering and set the stage for a rewarding career!

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Software Engineering is available as a bachelor’s degree program.

Software Engineer

Be an architect of the digital world and bring code to life. Design, develop, and maintain software applications, turning ideas into functional, user-friendly experiences. Whether it is crafting new features or ensuring seamless performance, software engineers play a crucial role in the tech world. Embrace a dynamic career where innovation meets problem-solving. Average salary in the US as of May 2022: $127,260. ( BLS )

Cloud Engineer  

Become the architect of the virtual sky, designing, implementing, and optimizing cloud-based infrastructure. Proficient in cloud software, cloud engineers create applications and ensure systems run seamlessly. Envision yourself at the forefront of modernizing IT solutions, contributing to the efficiency of the digital landscape. As a cloud engineer, you are not just managing servers—you are shaping the future of technology. Average salary in the US as of May 2022: $126,900. ( BLS )

Computer Programmer

As a computer programmer, you will be the wizard of coding, turning intricate designs into functional software. Proficient in languages like Java or Python, they breathe life into applications. Picture yourself decoding complex algorithms and ensuring applications run smoothly. If you are fueled by a passion for logic and creativity, this is your realm. Average salary in the US as of May 2022: $97,800. ( BLS )

Data Scientist

Embark on a thrilling journey into the world of data, discovering patterns, and predicting the future. Armed with coding skills, you will be able to build models that transform data into actionable insights. Imagine being the storyteller behind the numbers, influencing decisions, and navigating the frontiers of tech advances. In the data scientist world, every data point tells a story. Average salary in the US as of May 2022: $103,500. ( BLS )

A degree in Software Engineering will teach you how to develop software projects from concept to completion within an agile project management environment. In upper division courses, you will also develop skills such as mentoring and assisting other group members. When you graduate, you will have added to your portfolio several software projects building both technical and soft skills.

Specific topics and skills include:

  • Developing software applications using programming languages 
  • Using object-oriented programming to enhance code 
  • Solving technical problems 
  • Working in teams to build software applications 
  • Using project management frameworks to support the development process 
  • Mentoring other programmers to teach software engineering best practices 

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    You’ll also leave here with the skills to communicate effectively, articulate your career preparation confidently, and collaborate with others meaningfully. And in all things, we’ll help you work toward becoming a capable and trusted disciple of Jesus Christ. So whatever you do, you’ll be prepared to be the best you possible.

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