Students and professor in class

Are you a natural problem solver? Maybe you excel at logic and reasoning. Or maybe you’d prefer a more creative career, like designing video games or new types of artificial intelligence. Whatever your goals, a degree in Software Engineering from University of Detroit Mercy is a great place to start!




Great Things At Detroit Mercy

  • Our flexible class schedule (8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., 1 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m.) makes this program accessible to traditional and nontraditional students alike.
  • Extensive computer labs make it easy to find a space to use professional software and gain experience with the tools used in research and industry.
  • The Five-Year Bachelor/Master’s Program lets qualified students save a year of time (and tuition!) in getting that highly sought after degree.
  • Small class sizes — our average student-to-teacher ratio is 11:1; that means plenty of individualized attention aimed at making sure our students succeed.
  • In the tradition of our Jesuit and Mercy sponsors, Detroit Mercy offers a well-rounded education. We don’t just teach engineering; we create community leaders.

Your Boundless Future

Software engineering is more than soldering circuits and writing code. Software engineers enjoy one of the best starting salaries in the engineering field (according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers). A software engineering background is valued in video games, robotics, artificial intelligence, data mining and web development.

View the Bureau of Labor Statistics information for these professions.


Contact Info

Shadi BaniTaan
Director & Associate Professor Computer Science

Featured Alumna

Michelle DeBack '10

“There is not a doubt in my mind that my experience in the Computer Science program at University of Detroit Mercy is why my career is where it is today. The program not only helped develop my knowledge and skills, but also as a professional. The professors truly want to see every student succeed and because of the smaller class sizes they are able to fulfill this. I’m very proud to have been part of this program and the long-lasting relationships I created while there.”

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