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Software Engineering

Bachelor of Software Engineering (BSEng)

Software engineers address today's problems and shape the future. They develop self-driving vehicles, automate smart cities, advance healthcare, secure critical infrastructure and more. Learn the skills needed to design, analyze and implement safe, secure, reliable and scalable large-scale software systems.

Quick facts

Program options:
Bachelor degree
Study options:
Full-time study
Program delivery:
Dynamic learning:
Co-op required

Areas of focus

  • Cyber-physical and smart systems
  • Cybersecurity and privacy
  • Data mining and analysis, artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Interaction design and data visualization
  • Performance and scalability
  • Visual computing (vision/graphics)


  • Business intelligence developer
  • Chief technology officer
  • Cloud architect
  • Cybersecurity analyst
  • Data administrator
  • Data analyst
  • Data engineer
  • Network engineer
  • Programmer
  • Software architect
  • Software developer
  • Software engineer
  • Systems analyst
  • Systems architect
  • Systems designer

Sample courses

  • Software Testing - SENG 275
  • Human Computer Interaction - SENG 310
  • Software System Scalability - SENG 468
  • Data Mining - SENG 474
  • Advanced Programming Techniques for Robust Efficient Computing - SENG 475


Apply to the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science as a high school student or a transfer student from another post-secondary institution.

If you're a high school student, you will declare Software Engineering as your program after one year of full-time study.

If you're a transfer student, select Software Engineering as your preferred program when you submit your application to UVic.

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English language proficiency

You must demonstrate English language proficiency to attend UVic. Your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency if you've studied full-time in an academic program at the high school or post-secondary level within Canada for at least four years, and all of your instruction was in English.

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