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 paradigms and frameworks, design and algorithm concepts, data management tools, modern software engineering methodologies, and integration of intelligent systems into various applications. The program will also expose you to a solid knowledge of systems integration, enterprise development, mobile computing and software security.
To round out the curriculum’s 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 high-quality software.
The knowledge and hands-on experience 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.
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- 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.
- This program is also delivered in a version that includes a co-op option. Students who choose this version (program #3419) are introduced to some of the biggest names in the industry with whom they are able to network in addition to gaining experience that puts them ahead of the competition — before they even graduate.
- Graduates from the program may apply for certified membership to either the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS) or their provincial engineering technology association.
- Software developer
- Software tester
- Mobile application developer
- Computer programmer
- Systems analyst
- Business analyst
- Web application developer
- Database administrator
- Applications or software support
- 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
- Grade 11 Mathemathics (M or U) or Grade 12 Mathematics (C or U), or equivalent (minimum grade required), or take a Centennial College Engineering Math Skills Assessment for Admission
- English language proficiency
The co-op option in this program will provide you with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience while you complete three co-op work terms as an employee in the field. This experience not only allows you to put classroom learning into practice, but will also provide valuable contacts for your future career.
To participate in this co-op option, you will need to complete an application process in the second semester. If academically qualified, you may be admitted to the co-op program. Academically qualified students who are accepted into the program will register for the co-op preparation course as scheduled.
- Minimum of 80% of courses completed from semester one and two combined
- Completion of COMM-170/171 by the end of semester 2 with a C grade (60%) or higher
- A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher (this must be maintained for the duration of the program)
- Students must be legally eligible to work in Canada
- Students who meet the above prerequisites will submit their application for co-op to the Career Services & Cooperative Education Department in semester 2
If you are applying through the Better Jobs Ontario Program, please apply at the Employment Training Centre (Progress Campus). The Better Jobs Ontario Program is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Better Jobs Ontario Program.
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 $110 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.
Apply directly to Centennial College here.
2. Submit Documents
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.
Domestic applicants who attended school outside of Canada: 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
Please refer to the International Education Application Guide.
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.
Bring IT programs will require students to own and use a mobile computing device that meets or exceeds the recommended hardware requirements.
Note: If you require accommodation for a documented disability, please consider your adaptive technology needs when you select a device for your BringIT programs (click for recommendation) If you wish to access disability services, please make an appointment with the Centre for Accessible Learning and Counselling Services, by calling 416-289-5000, ext. 3850, or by email at email@example.com
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Students from this program will require to own/purchase a device and software relevant to the program:
Minimum Recommended Specifications:
- Windows Laptop with:
- Intel Core i7 Processor (6th generation or later) or AMD equivalent processor;
- High-End Graphics Card, VR Ready (Geforce GTX 1060 6GB, or better, recommended)
- 500GB SSD Drive;
- USB + HDMI Ports;
- 13 in Screen, FHD resolution;
- Windows 10 Edition OS, X64-based Processor
- Built-in Ethernet Port; Audio/Mic combo;
- A Solid State Drive (SSD);
- 15 inch Touch Screen;
- A laptop with a battery life of 3hrs or better
You will need regular access to a computer with an internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) with minimum 10mbps download speed is highly recommended. Some courses have more advanced system requirements.
Program Vocational Learning Outcomes
Program Vocational Learning Outcomes describe what graduates of the program have demonstrated they can do with the knowledge and skills they have achieved during their studies. The outcomes are closely tied to the needs of the workplace. Through assessment (e.g., assignments and tests), students verify their ability to reliably perform these outcomes before graduating.
1. identify, analyze, design, develop, implement, verify and document the requirements for a computing environment.
2. diagnose, troubleshoot, document and monitor technical problems using appropriate methodologies and tools.
3. analyze, design, implement and maintain secure computing environments.
4. analyze, develop and maintain robust computing system solutions through validation testing and industry best practices.
5. communicate and collaborate with team members and stakeholders to ensure effective working relationships.
6. select and apply strategies for personal and professional development to enhance work performance.
7. apply project management principles and tools when responding to requirements and monitoring projects within a computing environment.
8. adhere to ethical, social media, legal, regulatory and economic requirements and/or principles in the development and management of the computing solutions and systems.
9. investigate emerging trends to respond to technical challenges.
10. analyze and define the specifications of a software system based on requirements engineering processes and techniques.
11. design, develop, integrate, document, implement, maintain and test software systems based on software engineering methodologies, modern programming paradigms and frameworks.
12. analyze, evaluate and apply software engineering design techniques, data structures, algorithms, and patterns to the implementation of a software system.
13. design, model, implement, optimize and maintain a database and apply data mining concepts and tools for decision making.
14. develop, maintain and deploy software systems to resolve networking issues.
15. build automated software solutions through the analysis, evaluation, and integration of intelligent systems into various applications.
16. design and implement appropriate testing, verification and evaluation procedures to assess software quality and improve software performance.
17. create innovative and entrepreneurial concepts that lead to the development of new software products and/or the enhancement of existing ones.