Software Engineering

BS - Software Engineering

This degree program meets certain University Requirements through approved major modifications. Please see the Major Exceptions area in the Policy and Procedures section of this catalog to identify the specific adjustment/s for this degree program or contact your major advisor for more details.

Course Requirements

University Graduation Requirements24
Core Lower Division General Education9
Of the 39 units required by the university, 30 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a "C" or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Upper Division General Education0
Of the 9 units required by the university, 9 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.
American Institutions12
Coursework shown below for the 6 units required by the university are double counted within GE. Consult with major advisor for details.
AMS 001A. American CivilizationM46
AMS 001B. American CivilizationM56
Physical Education0
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement3
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at
ENGR 100W. Engineering ReportsZ+R3
Preparation for the Major30
MATH 030. Calculus IB43
MATH 031. Calculus IIB44
MATH 032. Calculus IIIB43
MATH 042. Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 129A. Linear Algebra I3
PHYS 050. General Physics/MechanicsB1+B34
PHYS 051. General Physics/Electricity and MagnetismB1+B34
Complete one course from:
MATH 133A. Ordinary Differential Equations3
MATH 142. Introduction to Combinatorics3
Complete one course from:
ISE 130. Engineering Probability and Statistics3
MATH 161A. Applied Probability and Statistics I3
Requirements of the Major66
Core Courses11
CS 046A. Introduction to Programming4
CS 046B. Introduction to Data Structures4
ENGR 010. Introduction to EngineeringE3
Required Courses49
CMPE 102. Fundamentals of Embedded Software3
CMPE 120. Computer Organization and Architecture3
CMPE 131. Software Engineering I3
CMPE 133. Software Engineering II3
CMPE 148. Computer Networks I3
CMPE 165. Software Engineering Process Management3
CMPE 172. Enterprise Software Platforms3
CMPE 187. Software Quality Engineering3
CMPE 195A. Senior Design Project I2
CMPE 195B. Senior Design Project II3
ENGR 195A. Global and Social Issues in EngineeringS1
ENGR 195B. Global and Social Issues in EngineeringV1
Must take CMPE 195A/B and ENGR 195 A/B to meet GE Area requirements
CS 146. Data Structures and Algorithms3
CS 149. Operating Systems3
CS 151. Object-Oriented Design3
CS 157A. Introduction to Database Management Systems3
CS 166. Information Security3
ISE 164. Computer and Human Interaction3
Approved Upper Division Electives6
Selected in consultation with the student's advisor

Total Units:120