Program Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org.

ABET is a specialized accrediting board recognized by the Council for Higher Education and/or the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.

Program Mission

The mission of the Software Engineering Technology (SET) bachelor's degree program within the Computer Systems Engineering Technology (CSET) Department at Oregon Institute of Technology is to prepare our students for productive careers in industry and government by providing an excellent education incorporating industry-relevant, applied laboratory-based instruction in both the theory and application of software engineering. 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 educate a new generation of Software Engineering Technology students to meet current and future industrial challenges and emerging software trends.
  • To promote a sense of scholarship, leadership, and professional service among our graduates.
  • To enable our students to create, develop, apply, and disseminate knowledge within the software development environment.
  • To expose our students to cross-disciplinary educational programs.
  • To provide employers with graduates in software engineering and related professions.

Program Educational Objectives

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

  • Use their kowledge of engineering to creatively and innovateively solve difficult computer systems problems;
  • Regularly engage in exploring, learning and applying state-of-the-art hardware and software technologies to the solution of computer systems problem
  • Will be an effective team member that contributes to innovative software design solutions to the resolution of real world problems;
  • Will communicate effectively both as an individual and within multi-disciplinary teams.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

(1) an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;

(2) an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;

(3) an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;

(4) an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and

(5) an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.

Summary of Program Student Learning Outcomes

During the 2016-17 academic year, the Computer Systems Engineering Technology faculty formally assessed the student learning outcomes summarized in the annual program assessment report. Additional details can be found in department assessment records.

Program Curriculum Map

The curriculum map for the Software Engineering Technology bachelor's degree program can be found on the catalog web page on the Oregon Tech website, www.oit.edu/catalog.


Tom Keyser
Tom Keyser
Department Chair

CEET