The Software Engineering Program is designed for IT and non-IT professionals who are interested in transitioning their careers into programming, software, web and UI development. The program includes practical training, industry award and job placement support to help professionals secure a job in the software industry.
The software engineering program can be taken in either 24 weeks part time or 12 weeks full time and is designed for career-driven professionals to transition into the software development industry. The program includes pre-work, intensive practical training, industry award and a job outcomes program in collaboration with industry partners. The course content has been tailored to give you the skills that are demanded by businesses in today’s rapidly evolving job market.
Remote learning is available for this program. The interactive remote format enabled by video conferencing technology is a rich and connected experience featuring virtual break-out rooms, shared screens, digital whiteboards, peer to peer collaboration and instructor support.
You can schedule a call with a Career Consultant to discuss this course.
Welcome to the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and Institute of Data's most practical software engineering training program.
The Software Engineering Program is a structured training program designed to help you develop the practical skills you will need as a software developer. After completing your Software Engineering Program, you will receive a Software Engineering Certificate of Completion from VCU and an Institute of Data Certificate of Achievement.
Hundreds of professionals choose the Institute of Data every year to prepare them for their future career after careful consideration of their desired career progression and to attain maximum return on investment for their education. Leading the future of the profession, the Institute of Data offers a collaborative and successful program, designed to ensure you have the technical and interpersonal skills required to accelerate your career in the software industry.
The program is designed to prepare students for real commercial work in the area of software engineering. Our program is focused on practical in-class training, labs and real-life projects to prepare you for the industry.
The program trainers are actively working in the industry and will teach you how to practice software engineering. The curriculum is developed by the Institute of Data Academic Committee with decades of experience working in data, automation and software engineering.
The program results in a VCU Software Engineering Certificate of Completion and Institute of Data Certificate of Achievement which signals to employers that you are ready to join the industry. Your resume and profile will be reviewed by your Job Outcomes team to give you the best possible chance of success.
The member network offers support and guidance from mentors and direct connections to the industry. You will connect with employers at both exclusive and public events held for alumni.
Students complete curated online pre-work designed to prepare every student with the foundational skills required to complete all coursework and training.
Students undertake a professional in-classroom course from a team of expert industry trainers from leading consultancies and enterprises to acquire the most sought-after practical training in the country.
You will undergo a Job Outcomes Program which will help position you for the best chance of a new job opportunity and/or internal promotion. Land a job in one of the most sought after fields in tech with the guidance of professional career coaches and access to our hiring network.
The Software Engineering Program uses competency based assessment through the completion of labs and a final capstone project. There is no formal exam. The capstone project is a real-life project and is assessed against the competency based assessment standards set by the Academic Committee.
We'll help you transition into the software development industry. We have a 93% job outcome success rate within 180 days of graduation for active job seekers.