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Software Engineering College of Engineering College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Software engineering Iowa State’s software engineering program has a range of resources and services to help you be creative in your field of study and life. Your adventure will take you places you can’t begin to imagine!

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egins here. Discover your passion. With one of the few software engineering programs in the country, we open your future to a fast growing career option. Software engineering goes beyond your personal computer. From developing the next hit video game to creating software that runs new biomedical equipment, software engineering offers endless career possibilities in every industry—and you can make a difference in the lives of others along the way. Software engineers see projects through the entire process: planning, designing, testing and more. At each stage of product development, software engineers make sure programs interact efficiently and seamlessly with technology and hardware developed by other engineers. Our program offers you a chance to perform hands-on programming and problem solving during your first year. Our unique degree is created to provide you the opportunity of a lifetime.

Be greater than you imagine

ENGINEER YOUR FUTURE Many of our graduates have built successful careers not only as engineers, but also as managers, entrepreneurs, sales representatives and consultants. The average starting salary of software

engineering graduates is more than $65,000/year.

Co-op and internship salaries for our

students average more than $19/hour. More than 500 companies visit the

College of Engineering each year to recruit our students.

96 percent of our software engineering

students have in-profession placement within six months of graduation.

Our program is administered jointly by the electrical and computer engineering department and computer science department—representing two different colleges at Iowa State. This unique arrangement provides a diverse educational opportunity that prepares you to change the world through innovations and advances in software technologies that you help to create. Learn multiple skills: You will learn how to blend your skills in computer science, engineering and math while working in teams, solving problems and managing projects. This education prepares you to be an important part of project teams, working with both the business and technology sides of organizations to meet the needs of end users. Hands-on experience: As a leader in the advancement of software engineering education, you will experience the creation of software from conception to assessment and work with professors on research projects in areas such as modern software systems, software design and software safety.

Cutting-edge careers Software engineers work on the cutting edge and impact the world. A software engineering degree means you will be in high demand and your opportunities will evolve quickly alongside advancing technology. Top software companies come to Iowa State each year to recruit our students. Software engineers work in all types of industries. As a software engineer, you can: D  evelop new video games using advanced game engines. D  esign mobile apps for the iOS and Android operating systems. C  reate and enhance software that runs systems in cars, airplanes and in robots. D  evelop software to operate medical equipment such as pacemakers and ultrasound machines.

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Be passionate. Be creative. Be greater than you imagined in software engineering at Iowa State University.

Enjoy your adventure. More opportunities. More possibilities. More potential. At Iowa State you’ll find all of these things and more. Immerse yourself in a university where top-notch academics and a vibrant student life form the ultimate college adventure. Open your mind. Broaden your horizons. Make memories to last a lifetime. Enjoy your software engineering adventure. Campus visits: Apply for admission: Financial support: Software Engineering: College of Engineering: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: 2620 Howe Hall | Ames, Iowa 50011-2272 515 294-8355 | 800 262-3810 ext. 8355 Email:

202 Catt Hall | Ames, Iowa 50011-2272 515 294-4831 | 800 262-3810 ext. 4831 Email:

College of Engineering College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Iowa State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies may be directed to Robinette Kelley, Director, Office of Equal Opportunity, Title IX/ADA Coordinator, and Affirmative Action Officer, 3350 Beardshear Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011, Tel. 515 294-7612, email

Software Engineering at Iowa State University  

Overview of software engineering at Iowa State University for prospective undergraduate students.

Software Engineering at Iowa State University  

Overview of software engineering at Iowa State University for prospective undergraduate students.