What will I learn?

As a student of the Applied Software Engineering program you will learn how to plan and create reliable and usable software. In addition to experiencing the fundamental aspects of the development lifecycle, you will learn to design effective user interfaces, collaborate with others in teams, and present your work to key stakeholders.

If you are entrepreneurial, interested in programming and marketing, and want to learn how to develop applications for various platforms, including web, mobile, desktop, and server, this degree could be the best fit for you.

Co-op Opportunities

This program is designed to provide students with many opportunities for gaining on-the-job experience, through experiential learning initiatives, internships, and co-ops arranged through NKLJ Career Services. Learn state-of-the-art practices and tools and start building your portfolio by working with local businesses such as ADM, Cinnova Technologies, Evoke Technologies, Fifth Third, Gaslight, Intelligent Media, Kroger, P&G, and Western Southern Insurance.

Job Prospects for Today and Tomorrow

The Applied Software Engineering degree is designed for making students competent software engineers, developers, and problem solvers who are technically prepared to meet the demand of the industry.

This degree will prepare you for the following roles:

  • Software Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Full-Stack Application Developer
  • Mobile & Web Developer
  • User Experience Designer

Which department am I in?

College of Informatics

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$20,448.00 per year
USD $10,224 per semester (12-16 hours)
Application deadline

1 June 2022

Start date

10 January 2022

Venue

College of Informatics

Northern Kentucky University,

Griffin Hall, Nunn Drive,

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS,

Kentucky,

41099, United States

Online/Distance with attendance (4 years)

Tuition fees
USD $452 per credit hour
Application deadline

1 June 2022

Start date

10 January 2022

Venue

College of Informatics

Northern Kentucky University,

Griffin Hall, Nunn Drive,

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS,

Kentucky,

41099, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed a high school or equivalent.

For international students

Applicants must have all years of secondary school (or high school)

English Language Requirements:

Admission Requirement Without Restrictions:

TOEFL (iBT): Composite score of at least 79, with a minimum of 14 in reading.

TOEFL (PBT): Composite score of at least 550, with a minimum of 48 in reading

IELTS: Composite score of at least 6.5, with a minimum of a 5.5 in Reading and 5 in Writing
Duolingo English Test: Minimum score: 105

Pearson PTE: Composite score of at least 55

Admission with Restrictions:

TOEFL (iBT): Composite score of at least 61

TOEFL (PBT): Composite score of at least 500

IELTS: Composite score of at least 5.5, with a minimum of 5 in Reading and Writing

Duolingo English Test: Minimum score: 90

Pearson PTE: Composite score of at least 44, with a minimum of 42 in Reading

Application deadline: Nov/01 for Jan intake; June/01 for Aug intake.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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