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Software Engineering Technology (Online) (Optional Co-op)

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Program Details

  • Program Code:3469
  • School:School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science
  • Credential:Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Program Type:Post-secondary program
  • Program Length:3 years/ 6 semesters

Program Overview

Program Overview

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Please note: Software Engineering Technology (Optional Co-op) is also offered in-class.

To ensure that you choose the appropriate technology to participate in courses delivered in the Information & Communication Engineering Technology programs, please consult recommended computer specifications for the ICET academic programs here.

Software is taking the planet by storm and Centennial College's Software Engineering Technology program will provide you with three years of learning in designing, developing and maintaining software systems.

During this time, you'll attend advanced diploma courses that will cover modern programming languages, design and algorithm concepts, data management tools and modern software engineering methodologies. The program will also expose you to a solid knowledge of systems integration, enterprise programming, mobile computing and software security specialization.

The coursework in this college engineering program will emphasize object-oriented software design methodologies, user-oriented interface design, software testing and QA, C#, Java, Java EE, Oracle, MS-SQL server, UNIX/Linux, Python, Microsoft's ASP.NET Core, HTML5/JavaScript/Angular, mobile application development, emerging web frameworks, cloud computing, data mining and more.

To round out the curriculums technical focus, the Software Engineering Technology program will include two software development projects. For these real-world business applications, you'll put into action all the technical, systems and business skills acquired during your courses to build higher quality software.

The knowledge you'll obtain in Software Engineering Technology will enable you to design and develop various kinds of software applications, human-computer interfaces and enterprise information systems.

Please note: A fast track version of this fully online program is available to qualified college or university graduates with a background in software. Fast track applicants gain direct admission into Semester 3 of this three-year program and receive their advanced diploma in four semesters (program #3479). This program is available as an on-campus version (program #3409) that includes the co-op option (program #3419). The on-campus version of the fast track program (program #3429) includes a co-op option (program #3439).

Courses

Career Options and Education Pathways

Career Options and Education Pathways

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Companies Offering Jobs

IBM Canada, Manulife, Royal Bank, CIBC, RBC, Bell Canada, Scotiabank, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), American Express, Toronto Stock Exchange

Program Highlights

  • Software Engineering Technology courses incorporate the use of leading technology geared to industry standards.
  • Project-based learning is a key component of the offering.
  • Knowledgeable and approachable faculty members have diverse business experience and academic credentials.
  • Graduates from the program may apply for certified membership to either the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS) or their provincial engineering technology association.

Career Outlook

  • Software developer
  • Software tester
  • Mobile application developer
  • Computer programmer
  • Systems analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Web application developer
  • Database administrator
  • Applications or software support

Education Pathways

Qualified Software Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma graduates may be eligible to participate in pathway programs with partnering institutions. These pathway programs allow you to receive degree credit for learning obtained at Centennial College. Listed below are the credentials from partnering institutions that are available for this program.

Please note that each partner pathway has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, which are assessed by the partner institution.

Partner Institution

Degree Program
Algoma University Honours Bachelor of Arts in multiple majors
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting or Human Resources Management or Marketing (also available at Brampton, ON campus)
Bachelor of Computer Science
Bachelor of Science in multiple majors
Conestoga College Bachelor of Applied Health Information Science
Davenport University Bachelor of Science - Technology Project Management
Guelph, University of Bachelor of Computing (general)
Honours Bachelor of Computing - Computer Science
Undergraduate Degree
Lakehead University Bachelor Degree or Honours Bachelor Degree
Bachelor of Engineering
Laurentian University Bachelor of Arts - multiple majors
McMaster University Bachelor of Technology - Computing and Information Technology
Bachelor of Technology - Software Engineering Technology
Ontario Tech University Bachelor of Information Technology - Information Technology Security (bridge)
Information Technology Bridge - Game Development and Entrepreneurship (bridge)
Information Technology Bridge - IT Security (3 course)
Honours Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies and Digital Technology
Royal Military College of Canada Bachelor of Science - multiple majors
Bachelor of Engineering - multiple majors
Seneca College Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Sheridan College Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences - Information Systems Security
Trent University Honours Bachelor of Science - Computer Science
Honours Bachelor of Science - Computer Science with specialization in Theoretical Computer Science
Honours Bachelor of Science - Computer Science with specialization in Software Engineering
Wilfrid Laurier University - Brantford Campus Honours Bachelor of Arts
Windsor, University of Honours Bachelor of Computer Science - Applied Computing
York University Honours Bachelor degree in any major
Honours Computer Science
Honours Environmental Studies

Please visit our website at www.centennialcollege.ca/admissions/applying/education-pathways/outbound-pathways for more information on articulation agreements.

For pathways to other Ontario post-secondary institutions, please view ONCAT.

Recognitions

OACETT

The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) recognizes this TAC nationally-accredited program as meeting the academic standard for certification in the Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) category as well as the OACETT technology report and language benchmark requirements.

 

OACETT The Technology Professionals In Ontario logo

Accreditation

CIPS/CTAB

  • The Canadian Information Processing Society and the Canadian Council of Technician and Technologies (CCTT) jointly approved accreditation of this program in 2011. This joint accreditation is the first of its kind in Canada.
  • The Software Engineering Technology program has met the national technology accreditation requirements established by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) and, as such, has received national accreditation status by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB).

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TAC

The Software Engineering Technolog program has met the national educational standards of Canada’s engineering technology and applied science profession, as such, has received national program accreditation by Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC).

 

National Accredited Program logo

Please note: The qualification requirements and costs for each external accreditation, designation, certification or recognition are set by the granting body — not by Centennial College. In order to qualify for any external accreditations, designations, certifications or recognitions, students and graduates will need to follow the processes and meet the applicable requirements listed on the websites and in the materials of those external bodies.

 

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
  • Grade 12 English (C or U), or equivalent (minimum grade required), or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission (score of 170 or 171 is required for admission)
  • Grade 11 Mathematics (M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U), or equivalent (minimum grade required), or take a Centennial College Engineering Math Skills Assessment for Admission

Additional Requirements

How to Apply

How to Apply

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1. Apply Online

Domestic Students

If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.

If you have previously attended a full-time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.

All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in-person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.

International Students

 Apply directly to Centennial College here.

2. Submit Documents

Domestic Students

Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.

Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.

International Students

If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).

For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.

3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission

Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.

You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.

You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.

When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.

4. Pay Fees

Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.

You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.

5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)

Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca.

Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April

Your web-registration will not open if:

You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.

Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

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Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2021.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Ancillary Fees Total
Canadian $2,721.00 $564.69 $3,285.69
International $16,377.00 $1,223.69 $17,600.69

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