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Software Engineering (SE) is a profession dedicated to designing, implementing, and modifying software so that it is of high quality, affordable, maintainable, and fast to build. It is a "systematic approach to the analysis, design, assessment, implementation, test, maintenance and reengineering of software, that is, the application of engineering to software." The term software engineering first appeared in the 1968 NATO Software Engineering Conference, and was meant to provoke thought regarding the perceived "software crisis" at the time. The IEEE Computer Society's Software Engineering Body of Knowledge defines "software engineering" as the application of a systematic, disciplined, quantifiable approach to the development, operation, and maintenance of software, and the study of these approaches; that is, the application of engineering to software. It is the application of Engineering to software because it integrates significant mathematics, computer science and practices whose origins are in Engineering.

Software development, a much used and more generic term, does not necessarily subsume the engineering paradigm. Although it is questionable what impact it has had on actual software development over the last more than 40 years, the field's future looks bright according to Money Magazine and Salary.com, which rated "software engineer" as the best job in the United States in 2006.

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Stratford University
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San Jose State University
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Carnegie Mellon University
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Northwestern Polytechnic University
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DeVry University-California
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The University of Texas at Dallas
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Northeastern University
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Computer Software Engineering Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Monsanto STEM Fellowship Up to $50,000 May 01, 2017
Monsanto Graduate Student Scholarship Up to $25,000 May 01, 2017
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellowship $24,000 January 10, 2017
Lillian Moller Gilbreth Memorial Scholarship $14,500 February 15, 2017
William R. Goldfarb Memorial Scholarship $10,000 January 31, 2017
Northrop Gruman Engineering Scholarship $10,000 February 04, 2017
FIRST Scholarship - University of Advancing Technology $10,000 May 24, 2017
FIRST Scholarship - University of Massachusetts Lowell 7154% of tuition January 31, 2017
Anne Maureen Whitney Barrow Memorial Scholarship $7,000 May 15, 2017
Acxiom Diversity Scholarship $5,000 December 16, 2016