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Software Engineering Bootcamp

Enhance Your IT Career Today with University of California, Santa Barbara's non-credit Software Engineering Bootcamp!

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Bootcamp Graduates Can Work for Top Technology Companies

Your Lifestyle

Your Lifestyle

Easily balance coursework with your academic and professional priorities.

Your Schedule

Your Schedule

Flexible training hours allow you to set your own learning pace.

Your Future

Your Future

Start a successful IT career in software engineering knowing you’ve been well prepared.


How the Software Engineering Bootcamp Works

University of California, Santa Barbara's Software Engineering Bootcamp* prepares students for successful IT careers in one of the fastest-growing fields. We pride ourselves on helping students achieve their career goals by developing in-demand skills and earning relevant certifications.
* Non-credit




Learn Software Engineering

Develop Your Programming Skills

Advance Your New Career

Enroll in University of California, Santa Barbara's Software Engineering Bootcamp

Learn programming languages and tools to build your resume

Jumpstart your software engineering career with support from QuickStart's career services


Software Engineering Bootcamp Learning Experience



Learn with Capstone Projects


On-Demand Mentor Sessions


Career Services

QuickStart works with industry experts, hiring managers, and software engineering professionals to curate an up-to-date curriculum. Course assignments and capstone projects will reinforce your training in leading-edge software engineering skills and allow you to develop a portfolio highlighting your proficiency in industry-specific tools.

Meet with industry-expert mentors throughout your bootcamp experience.

QuickStart's career services will help you with resume building, LinkedIn profile guidance, mock job interviews, as well as internship and job search assistance.


Choose Your Learning Track

Program Features

Immersive Software Engineering

Flex Software Engineering

Duration Immersive and flex bootcamps are 23 weeks long. On-demand with mentoring takes 23-28 weeks depending on your learning pace. 23 weeks 23 weeks
Mentor-led Sessions Immersive bootcamps feature 2hr mentor session twice a week, flex bootcamps feature 2hr mentor session once a week, and self-paced with mentoring features four, 30min on-demand mentoring sessions. 2hr session, 2x per week 2hr session, 1x a week
Capstone Projects Capstone projects will demonstrate the skills and knowledge you learned throughout bootcamp.
Career Support QuickStart's job placement services help bootcamp graduates find a job in software engineering. A career counselor will help you with resume building, mock interviews, and internships and job opportunities. 12-months access 12-months access
Hands-on Labs Hands-on labs sharpen your skills and prepare you for real world scenarios.
Annual Course Access With any learning track, students have 12-month access to 100+ courses.
$7,900* *Pre Pay Discount Available $5,100*  
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Admissions Process

1. Submit your application

Get started with University of California, Santa Barbara's career assessment. It only takes 5 minutes, and there’s no fee! A QuickStart admissions advisor will review your application and contact you as soon as possible.

2. Interview with an admissions advisor

You’ll interview with an admissions advisor to make sure the Software Engineering Bootcamp is the right fit. You will also be able to discuss payment options, your career goals, and any other questions or concerns you may have.

3. Pre-course work

Upon enrollment, you will receive non-required pre-course work to get a head start on your learning.

4. Start bootcamp

Begin learning new skills in University of California, Santa Barbara's Software Engineering Bootcamp.


Career Services

Flexible Payment Options

Real World Projects

Hands-On Labs


QuickStart Career Services

The Software Engineering Bootcamp equips you with the necessary skills for an entry-level software engineering role. QuickStart’s career services include resume building, LinkedIn profile guidance and mock job interview sessions to help you kickstart your software engineering career.

Career Counseling

Get four, 30-minute sessions with a career counselor.

Get four, 30-minute sessions with a career counselor.

Interview Prep

QuickStart further prepares you for a successful software engineering career with mock interviews.

QuickStart further prepares you for a successful software engineering career with mock interviews.

Resume Building

Build your software engineering resume with the help of QuickStart's career counselors.

Build your software engineering resume with the help of QuickStart's career counselors.


Boost Your Earning Potential and Advance Your Career

Review career titles and job data associated with students who complete the Software Engineering Bootcamp.


Software Engineering Bootcamp Course Overview

The demand for software engineers is rising across industries. QuickStart's Software Engineering Bootcamp focuses on both the foundational and advanced software engineering skills students need for the field. You will learn front-end and back-end programming languages including JavaScript, HTML5, React, MySQL, and more.

Module 1: Software Engineering Orientation
  • Professional Orientation: Microsoft Front-End Web Developer
  • Web Development Tools & Resources 2021
  • Study & Learning Skills for Students
Module 2: Introduction to HTML5 and CSS3
  • Introduction to HTML and JavaScript
  • HTML5 2021: HTML Authoring
  • HTML5 for Mobile Devices
  • Starting with Git and GitHub
Module 3: Responsive Web Styling with Flexbox and Grid
  • Building Responsive Websites with HTML5 and CSS3
  • CSS Flexbox: Build Modern Web Layout with Flexbox
  • Introduction to Sass for CSS
  • CSS Grid Layout
Module: 4: Designing the Solution
  • Designing a Technical Solution
  • Mobile UI & UX Design
  • Website Wireframing with HTML5 and CSS3
  • Applying Design to Wireframes with HTML5 & CSS3
Capstone Project: Building a Basic Website

Building a Basic Business or Personal Website

Plus, over 12 additional modules and 3 capstone projects

This Software Engineering Bootcamp contains 16 full-featured modules of web technology learning, 3 capstone projects, and a portfolio building exercise. QuickStart also include bonus modules for data analysis, data visualization, and more. Download the full syllabus for details.

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Software Engineering Technologies

This bootcamp prepares you to use these top technologies in software engineering.


Learn From the Best Instructors

Our instructors have years of experience in information technology and will support you throughout the course of your software engineering bootcamp.


University of California, Santa Barbara Continuing Education Bootcamp FAQs

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What kind of bootcamps do you offer?

We offer AI/ML, cloud engineering, cybersecurity, data science & analytics and software engineering bootcamps. All programs are available in immersive and flex learning formats.

We offer AI/ML & cloud engineering bootcamps. All programs are available in immersive and flex learning formats.

Do I have to take time off from work or other schoolwork to take this bootcamp?

No, our flexible training hours allow you to easily balance academic or professional priorities with the bootcamp.

What are the tuition costs for a QuickStart bootcamp?

Immersive bootcamps are $7,900 and flex bootcamps are $5,100. We offer a pre pay discount, a variety of monthly installment options and a deferred monthly installment to cover bootcamp tuition costs. *Deferred monthly installment eligibility depends on U.S. state of residence.

How long does the bootcamp take to complete?

On average, flex and immersive bootcamps take about 23-28 weeks to complete.

Are there any prerequisites for this bootcamp?

Recommended prerequisites vary based on the type of bootcamp, but most programs require basic programming knowledge and familiarity with Microsoft Excel.

Can I get a job in IT after completing the bootcamp?

Yes, our bootcamps prepare you for an entry-level job in IT. Additionally, our career services can support you in your internship and job search.

How many mentoring sessions are there?

Flex bootcamps offer 1-hour mentoring sessions once per week, and immersive bootcamps offer 2-hour mentoring sessions twice per week.

Do you offer career services?

Yes, our career services counselors will help you with resume building, LinkedIn profile guidance and mock job interviews, as well as your internship/job search.

What is the refund policy?

In order to cancel enrollment and apply for a refund, you must notify an academic advisor in writing by email. To receive a refund for an on-demand course, you must request a refund up to three days after the course purchase date. For other course modalities, refunds may be requested up to 15 days prior to the class start date. Once the course start date passes, you will be responsible for all tuition fees. For more information on our refund policy, click here.

What are the system requirements for this bootcamp?

Students are required to have a computer operating system with Windows to access training labs. The current lab environment does not support the Apple M1 chip.

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