Software Engineering

Leading technology and real-world software development

Students who pursue computing at Franklin College learn software by building software, gaining a comprehensive set of skills that spans engineering, quality assurance, project management, design, implementation and maintenance. We operate in partnership with Microsoft to integrate the most state-of-the-art technologies into the classroom, giving graduates a clear competitive advantage.

Why Software Engineering at Franklin College?

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A degree in software engineering prepares students for software development careers in business, industry and government environments. Students often couple a major in software engineering with an additional major or minor in computer science, business, accounting or economics.

The computing curriculum culminates in students developing a software system for a real client from beginning to end. This involves writing requirements, designing the system, coding, testing, delivering the solution and training people who will consume the end product.

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Computing students who choose the software engineering program will interface with industry-leading technology and gain conceptual knowledge, problem-solving skills and technical expertise. Our computing program is recognized as one of the best in the country by leading employers like Geico, Allegiant and Cummings — all of which come directly to Franklin College to recruit top tech talent.

Rise above the rest

Software engineering majors at Franklin College have the opportunity to pursue the Game Development track that will help them gain a distinct advantage in the marketplace by developing a holistic understanding of game development, from systems and architecture to aesthetic design.

This program features interactive experience developing in the Unity game engine — the go-to resource for small-to-medium sized studios that have developed titles such as Minecraft, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Stardew Valley, The Bridge, Rocket League and more.

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Did You Know?

While some computing students pursue advanced degrees in computer science, business or information science, most opt to go directly into the industry, making salaries of around $65,000 in their first role.