Software Engineering

Have you always been fascinated by the creation and everyday application of software systems in everything from urban traffic grids and national defense to your smartphone? Do you see yourself in a future career working on the design of software systems that are used by people in everyday tasks all around the world? Studying Software Engineering at the Lassonde School of Engineering will expose you to the processes used in contemporary software creation by putting you at the interdisciplinary crossroads of computer science and engineering. From aerospace, finance, high technology, communications and everything in between, the career possibilities for software engineers are, in essence, limitless and very real.

Career Options in Software Engineering

Below is a sample list of some future choices to explore following studies in Software Engineering. This list is not exhaustive but it provides a solid idea of what fellow graduates have gone on to do and what potential careers a Software Engineering degree can offer. Some options are more directly associated with specific areas of Software Engineering than others.

  • Code Developer
  • Communications Specialist
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Embedded Software Engineer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Financial Analyst
  • Fund Manager
  • IT Specialist
  • Lawyer
  • Market Researcher
  • Mathematician
  • Media Correspondent
  • Mobile Software Engineer
  • Modeling Specialist
  • Network Engineer
  • Operations Manager
  • Quality Assurance Specialist
  • Research and Development Consultant
  • Smartphone Application Programmer
  • Software Engineer
  • Technology Writer
  • Technical Analyst
  • Video Game Developer
  • Website Designer
  • Accountant
  • Banker
  • Brand Strategist

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.