Experiential Major Maps (Text-only)
College of Engineering
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering
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UNIV 1131 OR ENGR 1101
ECON 2305/IE 2308
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 124
DESIGN YOUR JOURNEY
College of Engineering - Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering
Familiarize yourself with your degree plan.
Meet with your advisor once a semester to ensure you're on track for graduation.
If you are a freshman student, transition from freshman advising to department advising*.
Complete UNIV 1131 or ENGR 1101 to learn about all of the resources available to you & to prepare you to succeed in your major.
Participate in the Dean's Challenge.
Join a CSE organization so you can get to know your peers, begin to make industry connections, pursue your interests, and have fun!
Join a UTA club or organization so you can get involved on campus and meet new people.
Visit International Student Center to learn about study abroad opportunities, clubs, on campus events, and spring break community impact.
Apply to join the Honors College.
Attend the College-to-Career orientation session with Career Services and fill out the career fields of interest forms.
Speak with Career Services about on-campus and summer job opportunities.
Create a resume so you can work on building it up before you get to graduation.
Create an account on Handshake.
Trailblazing the Path
Complete your pre-professional courses and get admitted to the professional program.
Attend a CSE tech elective fair to lean more about your tech elective option
Use your flowchart to plan what classes you want to take in the future. Use the catalog to find course descriptions.
Consider adding a minor.
Participate in HackUTA or similar hackathon in the DFW area
Contact the Center for Service Learning for volunteer opportunities.
Look into becoming an SI leader or tutor, or working at the IDEAS Center
Participate in the Big Event.
Interested in getting your PhD? Look into the McNair Scholars program.
Carole Coleman is the internship and co-op coordinator for the College of Engineering. Contact her for information on these once you've met the requirements.
Attend a College of Engineering Speed Mentoring event.
Attend the College of Engineering Career Fair to network and learn more about companies. It's a great way to find employment and internship opportunities every semester.
Ask Dr. Barasch about our fast track master's and PhD programs
See an advisor during your Senior Design classes to set your graduation semester.
Apply to graduate through MyMav.
If you're an international student and need a full-time waiver or OPT form signed, you must see an advisor to have it approved.
Present at Innovation Day.
Ask a professor about getting involved with the work going on in their labs.
Attend speaker and special events
Attend a conference for the field that you want to work in.
Take on a leadership position in a student organization.
Finalize your resume so you are ready to hand it out at the job fairs.
Setup a mock interview with the Lockheed Martin Career Development Center.
Attend the All-Majors Job Fair.
Complete The Job Search course on Canvas.
Talk to faculty member about the field that you want to go into and what you can do to be a competitive candidate.
College of Engineering Career Fair
College of Engineering Speed Mentoring
College of Engineering Organizations
Get Involved With Our Research Labs
FIND YOUR CAREER
What career options do I have with this major?
Software O&A engineer
Software development manager
Software project manager
Critical Thinking: Analyze issues, make decisions, and overcome problems by using sound reasoning before forming a strategy, decision, or opinion.
Professionalism: Display effective work habits, high integrity, and ethical behavior. Possess the ability to demonstrate skills confidently and apply talents to achieve professional success.
Teamwork/Collaboration: Work within a team and foster collaborative relationships with peers and supervisors. Use interpersonal skills to demonstrate respect and dignity for others while working toward a common goal.
Ability to create large software systems that address actual user and customer needs
Ability to explain and critique such software systems
Explore workforce skill development through on and off-campus activities. Engage with the UTA Lockheed Martin Career Development Center at uta.edu/careers.
Meet with a career consultant.
Network with employers.
Discover internships and co-ops.
Apply for on-campus employment.
Join Handshake, our career services platform.
Participate in career development programs.
In addition, students must complete a two-semester Senior Design project offered by the CSE department, where software engineering students often team up with students of the other two majors (i.e., computer science and computer engineering).
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