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News Service:

Annette Hacker, director,
(515) 294-3720

Office: (515) 294-4777

9-29-06

Contacts:

Pam Reinig, Director, Engineering Communications and Marketing, (515) 294-0261, preinig@iastate.edu

New software engineering degree approved

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, has approved a new B.S. degree in software engineering at Iowa State University. The department of electrical and computer engineering in the College of Engineering and the department of computer science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will jointly administer the new degree program.

Students in the degree program will learn engineering aspects -- processes, techniques, and principles -- for developing, analyzing and evolving complex software.

The degree program, in part, responds to a call from two key professional organizations, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the Association for Computing Machinery, for more software engineering programs nationally. A joint 2004 report of the two groups included a model curriculum for software engineering.

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Quick look

A new B.S. degree in software engineering will be jointly administered by departments in the College of Engineering and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.