Software Engineering is about the orderly, timely and cost effective production of quality software that is not only useful but also usable. As such software engineering not only focuses on technology but also on the non-technical issues that are faced by software Engineers during the production of software. Research in this discipline shows that most of the software projects that fail because of reasons other than technology, therefore a Software Engineering degree should address these areas so that our graduates are able to address issues when they encounter them in their professional careers
Software Engineers are in great demand in this economy due to the expensive nature of imported software. The cost of software will come down tremendously when that software is produced by locally trained software engineers.
The aim of the Bachelor of Software Engineering degree programme at Egerton University is to produce graduates that are competent in the production of software and to be able to design and implement suitable software applications on a wide scale. The specific objectives are produce graduates that have:
All candidates admitted to the degree programme Bachelor of Software Engineering (SOEN) at Egerton University must satisfy one of the following minimum requirements;
Mininum Entry Requirements for Bachelor's Degree
The entry requirements set out below are only minimum, and they in no way entitle an applicant to a place in the University. Applicants must:
Meet additional entry requirements as may be specified by the respective Department, Faculty, School or Institute.
To be admitted for a PRE-SERVICE DEGREE PROGRAM, a prospective candidate must have all the requirements set up by the joint Admission Board (JAB), with a prospective IN-SERVICE student must have completed a diplomaprogram in the relevant field and graduated with at least a CREDIT.
This Software Engineering (SOEN) degree programme at Egerton University shall be completed in four (4) academic years or 8 semesters for full-time students and a maximum of eight (8) academic years for part time students.
A maximum transfer of thirty percent (30%) of the Senate-approved Credit Factors towards the requirements for the degree programme will be accepted, provided the candidate had obtained a grade B or above in the specific relevant course. However, this is subject to approval by the faculty.
To qualify for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Software Engineering, a student must have completed and passed 164 Credit Factors. The C.Fs comprise of 116.5 in SOEN and 47.5 from Egerton University approved programmes.