Software Engineering

Industry 4.0 and Key to Digital Transformation Software Engineering

Today, technology and software are intertwined in every field. Software engineering shapes the technologies of the future. Beykoz University Software Engineering Department aims to train creative software engineers of today and tomorrow.

Who is a Software Engineer?

The software engineer examines the requirements, design and structure of the software to be created in line with the needs of the users and creates the software using the programming languages. The software engineer extensively focuses on end users, creates new software and new designs by considering the end users or improves an existing software according to the end user needs.

What Does a Software Engineer Do?

The software engineer interacts with the people who will use the software and tries to understand and analyze their needs. As a result of the analyzes, it determines the most correct application and plans the backbone of the software first.

S/he works with programmers during the coding phase of the planned software. After the software is completed and presented to the user, s/he deals with the necessary trainings and problems that may occur during use.

Where Does a Software Engineer Work?

The working field of ​​software engineering is quite wide. Software engineer works in almost every sector of the business world. Software engineers are needed in the world of telecommunications, entertainment industry, banking, education industry, industrial establishments, service industry, public institutions and all kinds of commercial companies. This need is constantly increasing in our age when technology is developing with great steps.

Software Engineering Education

The duration of software engineering education is four years. In the first year of education, basic courses such as physics, mathematics, computer programming are given. In the following years, basic courses and application fields of computer science and engineering and software engineering are included.

The following courses are included in the software engineering bachelor curriculum of Beykoz University:

  • Physics and Mathematics (Calculus, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Probability Theory and Statistics, Discrete Mathematics)
  • Programming
  • Software Development
  • Logical Design
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • System Programming
  • Computer Organization
  • Operating Systems
  • Algorithm Analysis
  • Computer Networks
  • Database Systems
  • System Analysis and Design
  • Software Development Methodologies
  • Software Test
  • Software Development Standards
  • Cyber ​​Security
  • Human-Machine Interaction
  • Developing Web Applications
  • Internet Programming
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Computing Theory
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Robotics
  • Parallel and Distributed Computing
  • Data Science and Analytics

As seen above, many of the courses of the software engineering program are common with the computer engineering program. In other words, software engineering program means that it is specializing in software branch of computer engineering. The fact that software engineering is presented as a separate program from computer engineering is that the need for staff in this field is high. The program also includes elective courses.

Common Courses in the First Year of Engineering Programs

The first grades of engineering programs at Beykoz University are common except one course, that is, they consist of the same courses. The commonness of the first year provides the student with the opportunity to transfer horizontally at the end of the first class without loss of course. Thus, a student who is not satisfied with his preference in the selection period of entering the university can transfer to another engineering department without any loss.

The fact that the first year of engineering programs are common makes it easy to do minor and double major programs amongst engineering programs.

Competence Development Program

Today, the business world expects university graduates to enter the business life by acquiring some critical competencies as well as theoretical knowledge in their fields. With the “Competency Development Program” of our university, we aim for our students to graduate by developing themselves in the basic and managerial 14 Competencies required by the 21st century business world as well as the knowledge of the field they study. In this way, our engineers and architects, who graduate from our faculty, are embarked on the business world, along with the critical fundamental and managerial competencies they have gained during their education life and start their careers with a great advantage.

Internship and Workplace

Internship and work in the workplace are important for software engineering education. The education model of Beykoz University is based on working in a workplace in the field where the last period of the four-year bachelor education consists of eight terms. Thus, when the student graduates, he starts his business life one step ahead.

Diploma and Title Acquired with Software Engineering Education

Software Engineering Bachelor Diploma and Software Engineer title are given to those who have successfully completed their education.

Master and Doctorate

Those studying software engineering can continue their education at master's and doctorate level. Master's students receive the title of Engineer. MSC. Those who complete their doctorate become researchers and academicians. It can be mastered in fields such as artificial intelligence, cyber security, data science, robotics, software engineering at master's and doctorate levels.

In Which Fields do Software Engineers Work?

Software engineer analyst, web designer, software design expertise, network and internet expertise, data architecture, data analyst and many more.

Who Should Prefer Software Engineering?

Those who want to choose this profession should be those who can constantly renew and improve themselves, have design skills, have strong logic, are patient, careful, can be a part of team work, and can create solutions by dividing problems into pieces.

Is Computer Knowledge Required Beforehand for Software Engineering?

No. Having knowledge of programming and hardware in advance makes small contribution to the lessons to be taken in the first year, but it is not very necessary and does not provide great convenience.

What is the Difference Between Computer Engineering and Software Engineering?

The scope of computer engineering is broader than the scope of software engineering. Computer engineering includes hardware as well as software. Software engineering is focusing on software field of computer engineering.

The Future of Software Engineering Profession

Software engineering will be a profession sought in the future as it is now. Because technologies that shape the future such as artificial intelligence, data science, robots, smart cities, driverless cars are areas of software engineering.



This content was updated on 28/04/2020.


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