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Computer Science & Software Engineering

Shorelight - Auburn University, United States

computer-science-software-engineering

Next enrollment cycle

April 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 32,246

Course Accredited By

ABET

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship
The computer science curriculum, which leads to the bachelor of science in computer science degree, provides an excellent preparation for students seeking careers as software professionals and in computing-related fields, as well for those planning to pursue graduate study.

Software Engineering

  • The focus of the software engineering curriculum, which leads to the bachelor of software engineering, is on the analysis, design, verification, validation, construction, application, and maintenance of software systems. The degree program prepares students for professional careers and graduate study with a balance of computer science theory and practical application of software engineering methodology using modern software engineering environments and tools. The curriculum is based on a strong core of topics including software modeling and design, construction, process and quality assurance, intelligent and interactive systems, networks, operating systems, and computer architecture. The curriculum also enriches each student’s general education with a range of courses from science, mathematics, the humanities and the social sciences. Through advanced elective courses, the curriculum allows students to specialize in core areas of computer science and software engineering. Engineering design theory and methodology, as they apply to software systems, form an integral part of the curriculum, beginning with the first course in computing and culminating with a comprehensive senior design project, which gives students the opportunity to work in one or more significant application domains. The curriculum also emphasizes oral and written communication skills, the importance of ethical behavior, and the need for continual, life-long learning. The overall educational objectives of the Software Engineering program are for graduates of the program to attain success in their chosen profession and/or post-undergraduate studies.

Computer Science

  • The curriculum builds on a strong foundation in science, mathematics, social sciences, humanities and computer science with advanced course work in theoretical computer science, human-computer interaction, and net-centric computing. Course work ensures that students receive hands-on exposure to a variety of computer systems, tools and techniques. Elective courses allow students to specialize in core areas of computer science such as networking, database systems, and artificial intelligence. In addition, students select a concentration of 9 semester credit hours outside computer science (e.g., business, mathematics, physics, etc.). This concentration enriches students’ educational experience and adds breadth of knowledge by providing an opportunity to explore a second field of study to which computer science can be applied. The curriculum also emphasizes oral and written communication skills, the importance of ethical behavior, and the need for continual, lifelong learning. The overall educational objectives of the Computer Science program are for graduates of the program to attain success in their chosen profession and/or post-undergraduate studies.

Enrollment Cycles

  • April 2023
  • July 2023
  • September 2023

KENYA

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B-/8

English Requirements Certificate
IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 (recommended - no part below 6.0
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No sub-score below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No sub-score below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (recommended - no part below 18) (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 60
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60

UGANDA

  • Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades of D or higher and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. In addition, Uganda Certificate of Education with a C (7) average or higher or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed is required
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B5

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 (recommended - no part below 6.0
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No sub-score below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No sub-score below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (recommended - no part below 18) (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 60
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60

TANZANIA

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms D/4

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 (recommended - no part below 6.0
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No sub-score below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No sub-score below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (recommended - no part below 18) (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • ID (2 Terms) 110Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 60
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60

United Kingdom

  • See GCE criteria
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms GCE

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 (recommended - no part below 6.0
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No sub-score below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No sub-score below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (recommended - no part below 18) (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 60
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60

BTEC

  • (BTEC) Extended Diploma (Level 3)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms 96 UCAS Points or MMM Grade

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 (recommended - no part below 6.0
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No sub-score below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No sub-score below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (recommended - no part below 18) (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 60
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60

GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O-LEVEL

  • 5 college preparatory subjects passed
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms D or 3
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms D or 3
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms C or 4

English Requirement Certificate

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 (recommended - no part below 6.0
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No sub-score below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No sub-score below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (recommended - no part below 18) (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 60
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60

The focus of the software engineering curriculum, which leads to the bachelor of software engineering, is on the analysis, design, verification, validation, construction, application, and maintenance of software systems. The degree program prepares students for professional careers and graduate study with a balance of computer science theory and practical application of software engineering methodology using modern software engineering environments and tools. The curriculum is based on a strong core of topics including software modeling and design, construction, process and quality assurance, intelligent and interactive systems, networks, operating systems, and computer architecture. The curriculum also enriches each student’s general education with a range of courses from science, mathematics, the humanities and the social sciences. Through advanced elective courses, the curriculum allows students to specialize in core areas of computer science and software engineering. Engineering design theory and methodology, as they apply to software systems, form an integral part of the curriculum, beginning with the first course in computing and culminating with a comprehensive senior design project, which gives students the opportunity to work in one or more significant application domains. The curriculum also emphasizes oral and written communication skills, the importance of ethical behavior, and the need for continual, life-long learning. The overall educational objectives of the Software Engineering program are for graduates of the program to attain success in their chosen profession and/or post-undergraduate studies.

 

  • Typical cost for two semesters $47,446 
  • Tuition $32,246 
  • Housing $11,200 
  • Dining $2,000 
  • Other $2,000 
  • Program Cost Per Semester
  •  Academic Accelerator 
  • Fall 2021 $18,500 
  • Spring 2022 $18,500 
  • Summer 2022 $18,500
  •  Housing Option Description Cost Per Semester 
  • Option A: Off Campus Standard Apartment Living 
  • Standard Apartment Living (Option A) is off-campus housing for undergraduate and graduate students. These furnished three- or four-bedroom apartments include a private bedroom and bathroom. 
  • Fall 2021 N/A 
  • Spring 2022 $5,000 
  • Summer 2022 $4,800
  •  Option B: Off Campus Exceptional Apartment Living 
  • Exceptional Apartment Living (Option B) is off-campus housing for undergraduate and graduate students. These shared, furnished apartments include a private bedroom and bathroom. (Total number of rooms per apartment can vary.) 
  • Fall 2021 $5,600 
  • Spring 2022 $5,800 
  • Summer 2022 $5,600 
  • Option C: Off Campus Luxury Apartment 
  • Living Luxury Apartment Living (Option C) is off-campus housing for undergraduate and graduate students in downtown Auburn. These shared, furnished apartments include a private bedroom and bathroom. (Total number of rooms per apartment can vary.) 
  • Fall 2021 N/A 
  • Spring 2022 $6,600 
  • Summer 2022 $6,400 
  • Option D: Off Campus Premier Apartment Living
  •  Premier Apartment Living (Option D) is off-campus housing for undergraduate and graduate students in downtown Auburn. These shared, furnished apartments include a private bedroom and bathroom. (Total number of rooms per apartment can vary.) 
  • Fall 2021 N/A 
  • Spring 2022 $7,200 
  • Summer 2022 $7,000 
  • Meal Plan Details Cost Per Semester 
  • Off Campus Meal Plan 
  • $350 Dining Dollars per semester at 30 dining halls, markets, cafés, food trucks, and popular chains on campus. 
  • Fall 2021 $350 
  • Spring 2022 N/A 
  • Summer 2022 N/A 
  • On Campus Meal Plan
  •  $1,100 Dining Dollars per semester at 30 dining halls, markets, cafés, food trucks, and popular chains on campus. 
  • Fall 2021 $1,100 
  • Spring 2022 N/A 
  • Summer 2022 N/A

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