Penn State Opens First Online Bachelor's in Engineering

Pennsylvania State University has added a software engineering degree to World Campus offerings. The online division of the institution has already begun accepting applications for the bachelor's degree program, which starts in August. The university already offers a master's degree in software engineering. Courses that make up the degree cover discrete mathematics, probability and statistics, computer programming, object-oriented methodology, software design, software validation and verification, software security and computer networks. In their senior year students will finish a capstone project that includes working with fellow students in designing, planning, managing and implementing a software system for an industry partner. The online classes will be taught by the faculty from the university's school of engineering, which also offers a face-to-face version...

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