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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.


Flexible Course Offering

Earn your degree full-time or part-time. We offer classes at times that work with your varied schedule! Many classes are also offered accelerated, hybrid format and/or online!


Shape Tomorrow's Software Industry

The Applied Software Engineering degree provides students with many hands-on opportunities to learn and use software engineering practices, development and deployment tools, and usability concepts for imagining and implementing product experiences that users will love. By doing this, you will enhance your communication skills while creating your work portfolio before completing the major, so you will be prepared to jump into the workforce immediately upon graduation.


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

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 NKU 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.


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Dr. Samuel Cho (
Dr. Nicholas Caporusso (

Co-Directors of Applied Software Engineering Program