Careers in software engineering

Pretio Interactive's modern and busy office in Victoria
Many of our alumni find work in companies like Pretio Interactive, a Victoria tech start-up created through Entrepreneurship@UVic, the Entrepreneurial Engineering Masters Program (EEMP).

What can I do with a degree in software engineering?

Software engineers are in demand across industries and have highly transferable skills and knowledge. Our alumni work across many fields including:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Cloud and mobile computing
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data science
  • Green tech
  • Interactive entertainment
  • Medicine and eHealth
  • Self-driving cars
  • Social networking
  • And much more!

Our mandatory co-op program will give you 16 months of paid experience and the opportunity to explore the type of career that inspires you. You'll graduate with the references, professional networks, skills and experience needed in the workplace.

Career possibilities for software engineering graduates

Software engineering is a rapidly growing field that provides a collaborative and flexible work environment and supports work-life balance, diversity and inclusiveness. It is also a global discipline that allows you to enact meaningful change with immediate impact. There are a wide variety of job specializations with excellent pay and opportunities for advancement including:

  • Business intelligence developer
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Cloud architect
  • Cybersecurity analyst
  • Data administrator
  • Data analyst
  • Data engineer
  • Network engineer
  • Product manager
  • Programmer
  • Project technical lead
  • Software architect
  • High-tech entrepreneur
  • Software developer
  • Software engineer
  • Systems analyst
  • Systems architect
  • Systems designer
  • And much more!

Develop your career

Meet our alumni

Tanjulia Akter

Software Engineer
Electronic Arts

Tanjulia is a software engineer at Electronic Arts working on tools and workflows that enable game designers and artists to turn their ideas into reality. Read more

BSEng – 2018

Erika Burdon

Software Developer
Redbrick Technologies Inc.

At Victoria-based Redbrick, Erika helps support a serverless business intelligence system. Read more

BSEng – 2017

Joe Czepil

Systems Developer
GetSmart Solutions Inc.

Joe works closely with project managers, business analysts and clients on a daily basis to deliver web platforms that meet and exceed their expectations. Read more

BSEng – 2018

Scott Low

Senior Program Manager

Scott is a program manager at Microsoft working to improve the Microsoft Edge web browser and help his team create better processes and efficiencies. Read more

BSEng – 2015