As software-centric systems grow increasingly complex, so does the world's need for software engineers with robust backgrounds in engineering and science. Stevens equips these technical leaders of tomorrow with the software and systems engineering acumen needed to seize evolving opportunities and surmount contemporary challenges in the software engineering space.

Comprising 141 credit hours, the four-year software engineering degree program teaches students to analyze, architect, design and develop software components for complex systems across domains such as cybersecurity, financial systems, healthcare systems and sustainable energy.

Possible Careers

Armed with a strong software and systems foundation, graduates can apply their software engineering degrees across industries such as healthcare, technology, business, finance, manufacturing and information systems. Potential careers for a software engineering major could include:

  • Software and system engineer
  • Software and systems architect
  • Web developer/designer
  • Applications developer/designer
  • Software programmer, developer and tester
  • Cyber security analyst
  • Project leader
  • Information systems manager
  • Senior computer applications engineer

Starting Salary

In 2019 and 2020, the average salaries for SSE undergraduate software engineering students were:

  • 2020 - $82,500
  • 2019 - $76,300

Job Placement

Each year, Stevens' Office of Career Services conducts a survey to identify software engineering student job placement. Six months post-graduation, 100% of the Class of 2020 were employed or going on to graduate school. 89% and 11% of the Class of 2019 were either employed or pursued an advanced degree, respectively. 

Listed below are some of the companies that have hired Stevens software engineering graduates within the past five years:

  • Amazon
  • American Express
  • Apple
  • AT&T
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Comcast NBCUniversal 
  • Diversified Production Services (DPS)
  • Deutsche Bank
  • EY
  • Fitch Ratings
  • Gresham Technologies
  • Holy Name Medical Center
  • iCIMS
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • L3 Harris Technologies
  • Marsh and McLennan
  • M&T Bank
  • Pfizer
  • Slalom Consulting
  • SMB Capital
  • TD Ameritrade
  • Teledata Communications (LinkedIn)
  • UBS