Associate of Applied Science in Software Design and Development

Program Overview

Software engineers are the creative and analytical minds behind the design of computer applications, integrated systems, and computer network administration. Engineers are often present at every stage of software creation, including design, development, testing, and evaluation.

you Should Know

  • Fulfill 57* credit hours at $450 per credit hour
  • Attend class entirely online

Our Associate of Applied Science in Software  Design and Development enhances your knowledge and background to enter the field of software design and development in many fields. With an associate’s degree in software engineering, you can pursue occupations such as software engineer, software development engineer, programmer analyst, and applications developer.

A 2016 regional analysis of the Kansas City job market shows that employers are seeking information technology professionals. A associate’s-level computer information systems degree can prepare you to enter or move up in this industry sector. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer and information technology occupations are projected to grow annually by 13% from 2016 to 2026, faster than the combined average for all occupations.

MNU is situated in the heart of the Silicon Prairie and with our alumni connections at companies like Cerner, Garmin, Nokia and T-Mobile, you'll be strategically situated for valuable networking and job opportunities.

Next Opportunity**

  • January 3, 2022

*The minimum number of semester credit hours needed to graduate with an associate’s degree at MNU is 60 credit hours. Students may transfer in credit hours, subject to review and approval of each transferred course. We offer complimentary transcript evaluations to determine how many of your hours will transfer into your selected program at MNU. Earn the rest online at MNU!
**For information on our priority application deadlines and registration deadlines, please contact us at 913-971-3800 or at right away!

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Cost & Value

A degree from MNU is a competitively priced, affordable option designed for students with a busy schedule. We’re here to help you find the best options to assist you as you work toward earning your degree.

  • Credit Hours: 57 total
  • Tuition: $450/credit hour* *Prices effective July 1, 2021 for new starts.

Payment Options

Your degree is an investment in your future. We have a variety of different payment options available, so you can choose the option or combination of options, that best fits your situation. Total cost, including fees and tuition, will be calculated based on your program, and can be divided into multiple payments.

Family Education Discount

MNU partners with many metro companies, organizations, and schools to provide reduced education costs for employees. With these partnerships, employees and some immediate family members can receive a discount on the Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems Programs.

Military/Veteran Financial Aid

MNU appreciates the service and protection that the Military provides for us all. We offer a Military Financial Aid Program that can help active military, veterans and their spouses reposition themselves in the working world.


Our People are the difference

Our faculty and staff know how difficult starting or resuming college can be. With a Christlike mindset, we are here to support your success throughout your program.