Digital Media Software Engineering - Frequently Asked Questions

  • You need a 4-year degree in Software Engineering

  • Each instructor has 20+ years experience in the Automotive industry, Entertainment Industry, Communications, Software Development Consulting, Business, and Perimeter Intrusion Detection.

  • Software Engineering is a very detailed career, and requires the use of many tools to produce quality and innovative software applications. All the software development tools that we use in the Digital Media Software Engineering curriculum are used by professional software engineers worldwide. Listed below are the tools that are used regularly to produce the quality that we demand from our students

    • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 SP1
    • C#
    • Tortoise SVN
    • cSharper
    • Unity
    • UDK
    • NUnit
    • CryEngine3
    • Microsoft Project
    • Android SDK
    • Eclipse
    • Silverlight
    • iPhone SDK
    Screenshot of Microsoft Visual Studio

    Screenshot of Microsoft Visual Studio

    Screenshot of Unity program

    Screenshot of Unity program

    Screenshot of UDK program

    Screenshot of UDK program

  • To best prepare for Software Engineering, a prospective student should take classes in physics, pre-calculus, and computer programming classes.

  • We have transfer agreements with Michigan community colleges and many college credits are likely to transfer. If you are currently a community college student, contact a Ferris DMSE advisor to help you complete your transfer plan.

  • We are an urban campus in the middle of a clean and safe mid-western USA city. While we don't have traditional dorms, we have a number of good convenient solutions for you. Just off our campus is ‘5 Lyon' whose managers will lease a bedroom or apartment to you and help match you up with roommates. Other students find housing in walking distance in the Victorian era ‘heritage hill' district. Others live nearby in traditional apartment complexes and drive a short distance to campus.