|Field of Study:||Computer Software Engineering
Management Science, General
|Description:||Software engineers (SEs) are engineers who specialise in designing, building, testing, and "maintaining" the software in computer systems. Such systems include, systems that control electrical and mechanical devices, computerised communication systems, computer systems used to design other engineering products, financial systems, and information systems. Since software is now used in every type of organisation, and in designing every type of device, career opportunities are essentially unlimited.
Software Engineers are ultimately responsible for the usability, safety, and reliability of their products. For example, the SE must make sure that the system and its documentation are consistent, that the hardware configuration is appropriate to the task, that programs will behave as required, and that the system will meet all real-time deadlines and other performance requirements. Because they must understand what is going on outside the computer, not just the software, the McMaster programme includes much more than software design.
|Cost per year:*||
Cost per year is based on 34 units, and includes the cost of tuition and mandatory supplementary fees.