Software Engineer

(NOC 2173)

What do Software Engineer do?

Software engineers and designers research, design, evaluate, integrate and maintain software applications, technical environments, operating systems, embedded software, information warehouses and telecommunications software. They are employed in information technology consulting firms, information technology research and development firms, and information technology units throughout the private and public sectors, or they may be self-employed.

This group also includes the following titles: application architect, computer software engineer, embedded software engineer, software architect, software design engineer, software design verification engineer, software designer, software engineer, software testing engineer, systems integration engineer – software, technical architect – software, telecommunications software engineer.

How to become: Software Engineer

A bachelor's degree, usually in computer science, computer systems engineering, software engineering or mathematics or completion of a college program in computer science is usually required.

A master's or doctoral degree in a related discipline may be required.

Licensing by a provincial or territorial association of professional engineers is required to approve engineering drawings and reports and to practise as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.).

Engineers are eligible for registration following graduation from an accredited educational program, three or four years of supervised work experience in engineering and passing a professional practice examination.

Experience as a computer programmer is usually required.

Where to study for a career as: Software Engineer

Trent University
Peterborough, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Information Systems (B.A.) Bachelor
Information Systems (B.A.) Bachelor; Honours
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Ontario Tech University
Oshawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Computer Science - Advanced Entry Bachelor; Honours
Computer Science Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Game Programming Bachelor
Computer Science and Mathematics Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Web Development and Internet Applications Diploma; Co-op
Bachelor of Technology (Digital Health) Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Artificial Intelligence - Fast Track (Optional Co-op) Diploma; Advanced
Artificial Intelligence - Software Engineering Technology (Optional Co-op) Diploma; Co-op
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Modified on April 07, 2022

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