Why Get This Degree?
Develop solutions for a growing industry
Our world would grind to a halt without reliable and efficient software. Global financial markets, regulation of power generation, telecommunications, health care and public transport are all controlled with computer software, as is the manufacturing of equipment, vehicles and household appliances.
Software dependability challenges are multifaceted, ranging from hardware faults and software bugs to security issues, and can be caused by engineering design errors and process and project management failures.
The need for software engineers with the broad perspective offered by this program cannot be overstated: graduates will be in demand across all industry sectors.
According to the BC Technology Industry Association, BC has one of the top tech ecosystems in the world. The province is home to over 9,000 tech companies generating over $23 billion in annual revenues. Many of these firms specialize in developing software programs for water monitoring, records management, valuation of financial securities, spatial data infrastructure, special effects and gaming.
Deepen your technical and leadership skills
The MEL in Dependable Software Systems degree was developed in close collaboration with industry partners, who told us they need to hire leaders with cross-functional technical and business skills to develop innovative solutions, manage teams and direct projects.
The combination of technical expertise and leadership development makes the MEL in Dependable Software Systems program unique and highly relevant in today’s business environment.
Pursue opportunities and advance your career
Our graduates will be in high demand locally, nationally and internationally, with government and industry employers constantly seeking experts in this field.