Software Engineering-Associate of Engineering


The mission of the Software Engineering Technology (SET) associate's degree program within the Computer Systems Engineering Technology (CSET) Department at Oregon Institute of Technology is to prepare our students for entry level careers in the software industry and government by providing applied laboratory-based instruction. The program is to serve a constituency consisting of our alumni, our employers, and our Industrial Advisory Board. Major components of the SET program's mission in the CSET Department are:

  • To provide a new generation of Software Engineering Technology students with a solid background in computer programming.
  • To enable our students to create, develop and apply knowledge within a technical software environment.
  • To provide government and high tech industry employers with entry level graduates in computer programming and related professions.

Program Educational Objectives

The Program Educational Objectives of Oregon Tech's Software Engineering Technology program are to produce graduates who:

  1. Assist in solving computer systems problems using their knowledge of computer programming.
  2. Regularly engage in learning and applying state-of-the-art hardware and software technologies to the solution of computer systems problems.
  3. Will communicate effectively and successfully in the workplace.

Expected Student Learning Outcomes

SET associate's degree graduates will have demonstrated:

  1. an ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities.
  2. an ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.
  3. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments.
  4. an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.
  5. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems.
  6. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  7. an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
  8. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
  9. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement. 

Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

Current enrollment for the Software Engineering associate’s degree program is 1, with no graduates in 2012-13. Past enrollment and graduation data is available in the annual Assessment Reports on this page.

Curriculum Map

The SET associate's degree curriculum map can be found on program's web page on the Oregon Tech web site.

Summary of Student Learning Outcomes

During the 2031-14 academic year, the SET faculty formally assessed the student learning outcomes summarized in the attached annual report. Additional details can be found in department assessment records.