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Software Engineering Minor

Why a Minor in Software Engineering?

Have a major impact on the world by minoring in Software Engineering. A minor in Software Engineering can dramatically expand your career opportunities.  A recent CareerCast.com article ranked Software Engineering as the number one best job based on factors like starting income level, job outlook and stress levels.

With a minor in Software Engineering you can combine your subject matter expertise from your major with the skills and knowledge of software development and have a dynamic combination, opening more doors and making you more competitive in the job market.

Program Enrollment and Degree Data

Job Opportunities for Software Engineers

  • Mobile application developer (iOS/iPad/iPhone and Android)
  • Web application developer
  • Program Manager
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Consultant
  • Systems Analyst
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Software Engineering Minor Requirements (20 units)

EGR221 Data Structures

EGR221 Data Structures

Develops discipline in program design, style, debugging, testing. Examines linked data structures, trees, introduction to graphs, and recursion. Prerequisite: CIS268 or EGR 121. (3 units; Fall)

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EGR222 Software Engineering

EGR222 Software Engineering

Overview of the software development process. Includes requirements, design, construction, and testing of software. Software project planning. Analysis, architecture, and design of software systems using UML. Evaluating designs. Implementing designs using appropriate data structures, frameworks, and APIs. Prerequisite: CIS 268 or EGR 121. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 EGR222-A A Han, Mi_Kyung 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Engr Building 3739 Adams
215A
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EGR325 Database Systems

EGR325 Database Systems

Overview of current database technologies with an emphasis on relational database technology. Introduction to database design, entity relationship diagraming, structured query language, and stored procedures. Prerequisite: EGR 222. (3 units; Spring)

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EGR327 Software Construction

EGR327 Software Construction

Coverage of software construction fundamentals including minimizing complexity, anticipating change, and constructing for verification. Discussion will include best practices like patterns, object orientated programming and agility. Management of the construction process and accounting for practical considerations will also be examined. Prerequisites: EGR 221 and 222. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 EGR327-A A Im, Kyungsoo 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Engr Building 3739 Adams
130H
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EGR491 Research Project

EGR491 Research Project

This special registration permits the completion of upper division degree requirements for transfer or other students, program requirement changes, or other special circumstances in which students have partial but not full credit toward a specific degree requirement. It also provides the opportunity for recognition of supervised academic experiences that are not included in traditional curriculum. Registration requires approval by the dean and sponsoring faculty member. The determination of degree credits is at the time of registration. Prerequisite: EGR 101 and Permission of the Dean. (1-3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2016 EGR491-A A Bishop, David B. 05/02/2016 Array Array - Array Instructor
OFFC
Summer 2016 EGR491-B B Donaldson, Anthony L. 05/02/2016 Array Array - Array Instructor
OFFC
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Choice of one of the following:

EGR423 Mobile Applications Development

EGR423 Mobile Applications Development

Investigation of mobile operating systems and associated software development environments. Consideration of unique constraints and techniques for creating software designed for mobile devices. Design and development of a mobile application. Prerequisite: EGR 327. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 EGR423-A A Kolta, Michael J. 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Engr Building 3739 Adams
215A
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EGR424 Web Applications Development

EGR424 Web Applications Development

The design and development of data driven web applications. The integration and exploitation of HTML, JavaScript, server-side programming languages and database technology. Prerequisite: EGR 325. (3 units; Spring)

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EGR425 Real Time & Embedded Development

EGR425 Real Time & Embedded Development

Focus on Programming real-time applications on an embedded platform running a real-time operating system (RTOS). Consideration will be given to cross-compiled software development, embedded system debugging, multitasking, real-time scheduling, inter-task communication, software design for deterministic execution time, software performance analysis and optimization, device drivers. Prerequisites: EGR 222 and 327. (3 units; Spring)

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Plus one three-unit upper division software engineering course.

NOTE: EGR 121, CIS 268 or instructor approval required for enrollment in EGR 221.

NOTE: Two units for EGR 491 required for Electrical and Computer Engineering majors.