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Digital Media Software Engineering

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
College(s): College of Education and Human Services

Why Choose Digital Media Software Engineering?

The Bachelor of Science in Digital Media Software Engineering is designed as an engineering degree focused on the technologies, procedures, and methodologies involved in the software development process. The degree focuses on fundamental and proven computer science processes employed to produce quality software. Engineering theory, principles, and mathematical rigor form the foundation of the degree.

Graduates will have experience successfully designing, developing, and delivering quality software applications. Critically important topics such as: requirements management, configuration management, testing, and quality assurance are covered in depth.

This approach to software engineering is designed to allow graduates to seamlessly transition into the workforce, integrating and employing their knowledge.

Career Opportunities

The Digital Media Software Engineering program offers students the opportunity to actively compete in many growing industries such as:

  • Health Care
  • Government Applications
  • Video Game Development
  • Business Applications
  • Automotive Industry
  • Information Technologies
  • Consulting/Contracting
  • Research and Development
  • Information Security
  • Finance/Banking
  • Entertainment Industry
  • Education

Admission Requirements

Recent high school graduates need an ACT composite score of 19 and a high school grade point average of 2.70 (on a 4.0 scale). Students transferring from another college should refer to www.ferris.edu and choose "Transfer Student" from the "Quick Links" pull-down menu to review Ferris' policy regarding admission criteria for transfer students. All courses transferred into Ferris must be "C" or higher including courses used in the SENG required core and recommended electives.

General Education Requirements

All general University General Education requirements can be found here: http://www.ferris.edu/htmls/academics/gened/courses/GenEd-bachelor.pdf

Please consult this link for a complete listing of General Education Electives: https://wwws.ferris.edu/academics/gened/courses/

Graduation Requirements

The Digital Media Software Engineering program at Ferris leads to a bachelor of science degree. Graduation requires a minimum 2.0 CUMULATIVE GPA in all courses and a 2.70 CUMULATIVE GPA in REQUIRED SENG classes. A minimum of 128 credit hours must be completed for graduation.

More Information

School of Digital Media
Ferris State University
1349 Cramer Circle, Bishop Hall 303
Big Rapids, MI 49307
ph: 231-591-2712
fax: 231-591-2060

http://www.ferris.edu/dmse/

Required Courses
Credit Hours

Software Development

Computer Programming 1
3
Computer Programming 2
3
Software Data Structures
3
Programming Languages
3
Software Component Design
3
Eng Enterprise Software Applic
3
Program Graphical Interfaces
3

Foundation

SENG Methodologies - Processes
3
Software Requirements Mgmt
3
Software Configuration Mgmt
3
Software Quality Assurance
3
Software Design - Architecture
3
Software Engineering Tools
3

Engineering Topics

Quality Science Statistics
Introduction to Statistics
3
Engineering Economics
2
Design of Experiments 1
3

Mathematics

Analytical Geometry-Calculus 1
4
Analytical Geometry-Calculus 2
4
Linear Algebra
3

Business Management

Introduction to Ethics
3
Principles of Macroeconomics
3
Proj Management Fundamentals
3
Contracts and Sales
3

Professional Development

Software Develop Industry Cert
3
SENG Applied Internship
3
Capstone in SENG
3

Application Domain Electives

Choose one 4-course sequence in one area of interest-sequence other than those listed must be approved by program advisor
3D Modeling - Animation 1
Intr Game Design - Development
3
Level Design
3
Game Programming 1
3
Game Programming 2
3

General Education Requirements

A minimum of 35 general education hours required for B.S. Degree. An approved list of courses that meet these requirements is available from the SENG Program Coordinator/Advisor.
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