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Software Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Terre Haute, IN, United States
Software engineering is the creation of software using a process similar to other engineering disciplines. It allows for software to be reliable and developed within time and cost estimates. The Software Engineering program of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology prepares students for a career in reliable, economical software development.
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Programming is only one phase (construction) of software engineering. There are many other aspects of the software engineering process, such as requirements definition, architectural design, and quality assurance, which need to be applied in order to develop reliable software on time and within budget constraints. The software engineering curriculum provides students a solid background in both the theory and practice of all phases in the software engineering process, beginning with their first course of study in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, and continuing to the end of the senior year.

Program Educational Objectives

The Software Engineering program of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology prepares its graduates for many types of careers in the computing industry as well as for graduate study in software engineering and in closely related disciplines. Within a few years after completing the software engineering degree program, our graduates will:

  • Advance beyond their entry-level position to more responsible roles, or progress towards completion of advanced degree(s).
  • Continue to keep pace with advancements in their disciplines, and develop professionally in response to changes in roles and responsibilities.
  • Demonstrate that they can collaborate professionally within or outside of their disciplines at local, regional, national, or international levels.
  • Contribute to the body of computing products, services, or knowledge.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Software Development
  • Object-Oriented Software Development
  • Computer Systems Design
  • Computer Architecture
  • Data Structures & Algorithm Analysis
  • Operating Systems

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • The International Student Application
  • SAT-I or ACT results
  • A letter of recommendation
  • An official copy of the secondary school record
  • An affidavit of support indicating your ability to fund the cost of attendance at Rose-Hulman
  • An official copy of the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) report or IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    49479 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49479 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    49479 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49479 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Terre Haute

  • 911 - 1480 USD/month
    Living Costs

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