Software Engineering at the University of Waterloo

Software engineering is a systematic and disciplined approach to developing software. It applies both computer science and engineering principles and practices to the creation, operation, and maintenance of software systems.

At the University of Waterloo, Software Engineering is an independent, interdisciplinary program supported by both the Faculty of Mathematics and the Faculty of Engineering. Graduates of this program will earn a Bachelor of Software Engineering (BSE) degree.

  1. May 11, 2020SE Founder Jo Atlee wins IEEE Award

    Professor Jo Atlee (our founding Director of SE here at UWaterloo) has received the 2020 IEEE Technical Council on Software Engineering Distinguished Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Leadership Award. Full UWaterloo story in the CS news feed. Congratulations Jo!

  2. Apr. 3, 2020SE Students Help Flatten the Curve

    SE students Ethan Chen, Samuel Hao, Emily Tao, William Wen, and Yifei Zhang are part of the team on, which is a website to crowd-source COVID-19 symptom distribution. This data might help researchers and the public to flatten the curve. The team also includes students from UWaterloo CS and other universities.

  3. Mar. 21, 2020March Break Open House

    March Break Open House did not happen in the usual way this year. Instead, we made a video to help you decide if Software Engineering is the right program for you. You might also be interested in Electrical & Computer Engineering or Computer Science.

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