Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Software Systems Engineering

Students enrolled at Colorado Technical University may pursue a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree with Software Systems Engineering specialization. In fact, a variety of IT specializations are available through the program, but the Software Systems Engineering specialization provides students with the opportunity to learn about software design and development, database systems, and at least one programming language. Offered on campus in Colorado or online, the BSIT degree program builds from general education requirements to IT coursework to the Software Systems Engineering specialization coursework.

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  • Online
  • Degree Requirements

    Courses - Core
    CS126 Unix Fundamentals 4
     
    CS250 Fundamentals of Database Systems 4
    or
    CS251 Fundamentals of Database Systems 4
     
    CS362 Structured Query Language for Data Management 4
    CSS150 Introduction to Computer Security 4
    EM200 Introduction to Website Development 4
    IT106 Introduction to Programming Logic 4
     
    IT140 Introduction to Operating Systems and Client/Server Environments 4
    or
    IT Elective
     
    IT190 Introduction to IT 4
    IT204 Fundamentals of Networking 4
    IT254 Spreadsheet Applications 4
    IT401 Information Technology Architectures 4
    IT425 Systems Analysis, Design and Integration 4
    MPM210 Introduction to Project Management 6
    Total Credit Hours: 54
    Courses - General Education
    COMS201 Technical and Professional Writing 4.5
    ELEELEHUMN Humanities Elective 4.5
    ELEELESCI Science Elective 4.5
    ELEELESCI1 Science Elective 1 4.5
    ELEELESCILAB Science Lab Elective 1.5
    ELEELESCILAB1 Science Lab Elective 1 1.5
    ELEELESOC Social Science Elective 4.5
    ELEELEUS US History/US Government Elective 4.5
    ENGL104 Introductory Written Communication 4.5
    ENGL105 Professional Written Communications 4.5
    MATH109 Introduction to Algebra 4.5
    MATH112 Analytic College Algebra 4.5
    MATH225 Applications of Discrete Mathematics and Statistics 4.5
    PHIL101 Introduction to Ethics 4.5
    SOCL102 Introductory Sociology 4.5
     
    UNIV104 Academic and Career Success 4.5
    or
    HUMELE Humanities Elective 4.5
    Total Credit Hours: 66
    Courses: Specialization
    CS230 Data Structures 4
    CS377 Object Oriented Methods 4
    CS455 Software Requirements Engineering 4
    CS457 Software Design 4
    CS459 Software Testing 4
     
    MPM344 Project Risk Management 4
    or
    IT Elective
     
    MPM357 Project Performance and Quality Assurance 4
    or
    IT Elective 2 (4)
     
    SWE311 The Software Engineering Profession 4
    SWE410 Software Processes 4
    SWE440 Software Project Management 4
    SWE441 Human Elements in Projects and Organizations 4
    SWE481 Software Engineering Capstone I 4
    SWE482 Software Engineering Capstone II 4
    Programming Track Choose a Programming Track from the list below 8
    Total Credit Hours: 64
    Students choosing a Project Management focus will take the courses listed below in the Project Management track in place of CS346, CS377, SWE441 SWE481, SWE482
    MPM332 Organizational Leadership 4
    MPM346 Contracts and Procurement 4
    MPM434 Project Scheduling and Cost 6
    MPM468 HR Project Management 6
    Courses: Software Systems Engineering Programming Tracks
    Java Track
    IT151 Introduction to Java Programming I 4
    IT152 Introduction to Java Programming II 4
    C# Track
    CS116 C# Programming 4
    CS216 Intermediate C# Programming 4
    Visual Basic Track
    EBUS115 Visual Basic Programming 4
    EBUS215 Intermediate Visual Basic Programming 4

    Total Credit Hours: 184

  • Tuition

    Total tuition for this degree program will vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.

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    Take a look at the list of current Fast Track courses and see how many courses you may be able to earn credit for.

    *The ability to reduce time in school and/or reduce tuition depends on the number of Fast Track™ tests successfully passed. Fast Track™ program credits are unlikely to transfer. Not all programs are eligible for possible 30% reduction in time and money. Courses eligible subject to change.

  • Outcomes

    This degree program is designed to provide the following skills and knowledge:

    • Design, create, evaluate, and evolve enterprise architectures
      Solve complex problems through the ability to program in at least one high level programming language
    • Implement the goals, processes and techniques of software engineering through the development of a software application or using other software application supported by a project plan
    • Integrate applications, technology and devices to support Web development and augment solutions through the evaluation of emerging media and emerging technology
    • Apply project management concepts such as risk management, planning, scheduling, team building, leadership, project control, quality assurance, scope management, and change control
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The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2010 and 10/15/2010 who completed within 150% of the normal time period:20%

All Colorado Technical University campuses and both ground and online enrollments are included in this Graduation Rate.

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** Colorado Springs -- Discontinued Program - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2010 and 10/15/2010 who completed within 150% of the normal time period:20%

All Colorado Technical University campuses and both ground and online enrollments are included in this Graduation Rate.

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** Aurora (Denver Area) -- Discontinued Program - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2010 and 10/15/2010 who completed within 150% of the normal time period:20%

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