MAJOR
Software Engineering (SE) is all around us. The IT industry is a diverse field impacting virtually every business – from the service industry and trucking companies to manufacturing specialists and health care professionals and from large companies to small businesses. As the industry changes and matures, new technologies and applications are being developed that have the potential to create opportunities as well as challenges for North Dakota’s IT industry. At VCSU, we meet those challenges head on by preparing our students with the necessary tools and skill sets they will need to be successful in an ever-changing technological work environment. SE is a challenging and rewarding major for students. It completes a full spectrum of VCSU offerings that prepare graduates to succeed in computer systems and software engineering positions in North Dakota and beyond.

You don’t have to be a genius, you just have to be determined. You could be the next Mark Zuckerberg (Creator of Facebook®) or Jack Dorsey (Creator of Twitter®). Let that dream become a reality at Valley City State University.

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PROGRAM DELIVERY & CURRICULUM
Courses will be offered both traditionally in the classroom as well as through IVN. Most classes are face-to-face, which is a feature of the Software Engineering major. The curriculum for the SE major was developed using the Software Engineering Education Knowledge (SEEK) standards developed by the Joint Task Force on Computing Curricula (IEEE Computer Society and the Association for Computing Machinery, 2004). This program provides a rigorous, high quality educational program and prepares students to be readily employable, technically skilled, life-long learners.
  • Program Contact

    For specific questions about the content of the courses or the nature of the program.
    Susan Pfeifer
    Associate Professor/Chair of Computer Systems and Software
    Email: susan.pfeifer@vcsu.edu
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  • Administrative Assistant

    For general questions about the department or the program.
    Heidi Lindemann
    Email: heidi.lindemann@vcsu.edu
     

  • Enrollment Services Representative

    For all general questions, especially for students new to VCSU.
    Jeremy Wiebe
    Email: jeremy.wiebe@vcsu.edu
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