Cooperative Education and Internship Program (CEIP)College of Engineering 

Software Engineering option expands Computer and Information Science offerings

Responding to industry needs within the region, UMass Dartmouth's College of Engineering will add a software engineering option this fall to the programs offered in the Computer and Information Science Department.

Computer science majors will be able to concentrate on either the more mainstream computer science option, or the new option, which will provide in-depth study in large software systems design, software quality assurance, and software process and management. The software engineering option involves students in software development projects during their senior year.

The program option comes as industries in the region are undergoing significant changes. As they become more information-intensive, companies are relying more heavily on software, computer systems, and their supporting infrastructures and applications.

The U.S. Department of Labor, Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, New England Journal of Higher Education and Economic Development, and Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council have all emphasized the increasing need for software engineers whose education enables them to meet industry's challenges. Federal data predicts that computer software engineering will be one of the fastest-growing, best-paid occupations in the coming years.

Anyone seeking more information can contact Dr. Boleslaw Mikolajczak, chair of the Computer and Information Science Department, at, or 508.999.8350 or 508.999.8265. Information is also available at

Author:  "Boleslaw Mikolajczak"
Date:  12-4-2007
Submitted by:  Antonio Costa
Department:  College Of Engineering - Cis

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