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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, automated smart cities, advanced healthcare and more. Learn the skills needed to design, analyse and implement a variety of software systems.


Quick facts

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


Apply to the Faculty of Engineering 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.

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


  • 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

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English language proficiency

You must demonstrate that you are competent in the English language to attend UVic. If you’ve studied for at least four years at the high school or post-secondary level, and all of your instruction was in English, your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency. Learn about UVic’s English language requirements.

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You can start your online application to UVic by creating a new profile or using an existing one.

Program planning

Not sure if this program is the right fit? Our program worksheet might help. It tells you what courses you’ll need to take to complete the program.

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