Software engineering is the application of engineering to software that includes documenting the requirements of the software through application of basic design principles. Software engineers also learn to analyze and design alternatives keeping in mind the utility of the finished product and whether the final product meets its requirements. At the same time they are also trained to realize the safety, reliability, cost-affectivity and functional aspects of the software.
Software engineers learn to research, devise, experiment and maintain software systems as per the requirements of the client. They are well-versed in computer programming languages and applications.
You can join small and large-scale business establishments, government agencies, and non-profit organizations as full-time employees, on contract basis or even as freelancers. One can expect various roles in an organization that include analysts, architects, developers, testers, technical support, managers and also researchers.
Biology for Engineering
Principles of Environmental Science
Digital Computer Fundamentals
Computer Organization and Architecture
Data Structures and Algorithms
Software Engineering Principles
Object Oriented Programming
Industrial management and economics
Software quality management
To do graduation in this branch, students need to have passed 10+2 with science subjects such as Biology, Math and Chemistry and for gaining admission to IITs students need to qualify in the Joint Entrance Examinations (Advanced). After successful completion of the Bachelor’s course students can choose Master’s programmes for higher education.
Software engineering is a lucrative field. Software engineers are mostly required in public and private sectors. Engineers work as chief information officers, software programmers, software development engineers, systems designers, consultants and project managers. Engineers can start their own software company and also choose teaching as a career option.
HCL Infosystems Ltd
Larsen & Toubro Ltd
Infosys Technologies Ltd
Tata Infotech Ltd