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Updated: Thu, 07/11/2024 - 19:00

McGill Alert. The downtown campus will remain partially open on Friday, July 12. See the Campus Safety site for more information.

Alerte de McGill. . Le campus du centre-ville restera partiellement ouvert le vendredi 12 juillet. Complément d’information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention.

Software Engineering (Faculty of Arts)


Software engineers design, develop and test the software programs that apply computer technology to everyday processes. Things as fundamental to our daily lives as downloading e-mails or scanning barcodes at the grocery store would not be possible without software engineers. The needs and opportunities are endless.   

This program offers foundational knowledge in computer and electrical engineering. You will develop the skills needed to design, create and troubleshoot complex software systems. Our programs allow you to round out your education with complementary courses in the social sciences, management, humanities and law.  

The Bachelor of Software Engineering in the Faculty of Arts will teach you the principles, techniques and methodology of software engineering as you explore a range of other subjects. Please note, however, that this program does not lead to certification as a professional engineer. 

This program is offered through the Faculty of Engineering and the School of Computer Science.  


Though the BA in Software Engineering does not lead to certification as a professional engineer, you will graduate with many marketable skills for careers in areas like programing, web and game development, and technology administration. You may also wish to pursue graduate studies.  

You could become a professional: 

  • Database administrator 
  • Software tester 
  • Web developer 
  • Game developer 
  • Multimedia programmer 

Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Arts.

See the full eligibility information for more information about deadlines and required documents for your application.

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