8 Semesters (4 Years)
Credential Awarded
Honours Bachelor Degree

About the Program

This four-year honours bachelor degree will provide you with extensive knowledge and technical skills in software development languages. This program also covers topics in operating systems, web applications, multimedia interfaces, information security, databases, system analysis and design principles. You will also develop communication skills to effectively present technical ideas.

This program features a mandatory work term that helps you understand how to apply theoretical and practical knowledge in the software industry.

Open Source and Seneca

Seneca has connections with top tier open-source companies such as Mozilla, creators of the Firefox web browser, and Red Hat, maker of the most successful commercial Linux operating system. In a variety of courses, you will have the opportunity to work with top tier developers on such projects.


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Communicate and manage projects in a team and individually
  • Program algorithms and software languages
  • Operate system architectures
  • Web application design and deployment
  • Network and information security
  • Database design and development
  • System methodologies and project management
  • Business principles and management
  • Research and problem-solving

Work Experience

Mandatory Degree Co-op

A work experience that includes at least one term in a formal work environment.  In most cases the work term(s) is a paid position that is completed between two academic semesters and requires a minimum of 420 hours of work. Students must be in good standing and meet all identified requirements prior to participating in the work experience. The successful completion of two co-op work terms is required for graduation. Eligibility for participation does not guarantee that a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the mandatory co-op stream regardless of success in securing a work position.

Your Career

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:

  • Client application developer
  • Server application developer
  • Database application specialist
  • Web developer
  • Information security analyst
  • Project manager
  • Software engineer and designer
  • System software programmer
  • Interactive media developer
  • Information systems testing technician
  • Application developer
  • iOS developer
  • iOS software engineer
  • Full stack web developer
  • Data analyst
  • Cloud services analyst
  • Business technology designer