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What education do you need to become a Software Engineers and Designers?


1. A bachelor's degree, usually in computer science, computer systems engineering, software engineering or mathematics or completion of a college program in computer science is usually required.

2. A master's or doctoral degree in a related discipline may be required.

3. Licensing by a provincial or territorial association of professional engineers is required to approve engineering drawings and reports and to practice as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.).

4. Engineers are eligible for registration following graduation from an accredited educational program, three or four years of supervised work experience in engineering and passing a professional practice examination.

5. Experience as a computer programmer is usually required.

6. Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree.

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