Elite Software Engineering Program

Launch yourself into software engineer jobs at top-tier tech companies with confidence, technical skills and a strong portfolio.

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Job descriptions vs what you’ll do at Qwasar



Advanced algorithms, advanced data structures and databases, C++/OOP, Elixir, network programming, Git, C.


Advanced algorithms, advanced data structures and databases, C++/OOP, Elixir, network programming, Git, C.

Experience building and developing software, familiarity with the software development cycle, turn tech specs into an architecture and code base


Rebuild Slack or Skype, rebuild 2 databases, code some key C libraries, and complete a final industry project. 

Problem solving, creativity, strong written and verbal communication, get-it-done attitude


Structured problem solving, creativity, strong written and verbal communication and collaboration skills, get-it-done attitude

Program Options Available

Full-time and part-time programs available remotely.

Remote Part-time Weekday

18 months

Tues/Thurs meetings


Start dates:

12 July 2022

13 Sept 2022

Remote Part-time Saturdays

18 months

Saturday meetings


Start dates:

16 July 2022

17 Sept 2022

Remote Full-time Weekdays

12 months

Mon – Fri meetings


Start dates:

12 July 2022

13 Sept 2022

  • Join a specific cohort
  • Virtual meetings 1-3x per day
  • Learn in a community
  • 100% hands-on learning
  • Accountability & motivation
  • Live coding sessions
  • Interviews with industry SWEs
  • Minimum 3-month commitment for each program option

Software Engineering Program Curriculum

What you’ll cover throughout your learning journey. Direct entry to Seasons is available.

Software Engineering Program pre-season


Basic software engineering principles, variables, functions, loop statements, if statements, basic algorithms and data structures.


Software Engineering Program season 1


Cover fundamental computer programming concepts and learn the basics of C. Build a solid foundation in back-end programming including pointers, arrays, strings, algorithms, hash data structures, software architecture, blockchain basics and more.

C IDE Assembly

Software Engineering Program season 2


Learners advance to more in-depth C programming such as Shell, then move on to cover intermediate data structures and algorithms. Learners recode the Redis database and cover LibASM before moving on to sockets, diving into client-server relationships.

C & Shell Virtual machines Sockets

Software Engineering Program season 3


Perhaps one of the most challenging tracks, learners dig into object-oriented programming (OOP), C++, Elixir, network programming,
real-world software projects, and move into advanced algorithms, AI, and advanced data structures.

C++ & OOP
Network programming

Software Engineering Program season 4


Learners complete a final program project that aligns with the industry in which they want to get a job. The project must be about 3 months in duration and of significant technical difficulty. Learners will also contribute to open source projects.


Learning Top Skills is Tough

Learning skills is like learning a sport, a musical instrument, or cooking: it takes time, learning by doing, trial and error, and lots of practice. NBA players don’t get good by watching lectures or videos. Skills-based learning at Qwasar is TOUGH.

The key to our programs is to not give up. No matter how difficult the problem is in front of you, do not give up. Great engineers do not give up but instead apply structured problem solving.

After your hard work and upon completing the program, learners will earn a certificate from Qwasar Silicon Valley for the Elite Software Engineering Program.

Software Engineering Program learning journey

How Learning Works

What you will be doing throughout the program.

Software Engineering Program projects


Each season has a series of projects to complete that last 1 day to up to 3 months. These are problems and challenges to build software based on certain requirements and restrictions.

One example of a project would be to build a task-management software with tags, permissions, and a basic user interface.

Software Engineering Program exercises


Each week, participants will have 1-5 coding exercises to complete. These are accessed through our software and your code is auto-graded to ensure it is up to speed and functioning. This is part of the learning process. We have over 800 exercises in our library with thousands of test cases!

Software Engineering Program role play


We use role play to develop soft skills such as job negotiations or conflict resolution. We also use role play in technical interview practice where participants will both be the interviewee and the interviewer. This dual-sided perspective is unique to our program & helps build better interviewees.

Software Engineering Program gamification


Our system is gamified, meaning that you will earn and spend “Qpoints.” As you complete peer code reviews, you earn points and as you submit your projects for review, you will spend Qpoints.


What to Expect


At Qwasar, you are responsible for your learning, just as you would be responsible for your work in a job. Problem-based learning involves finding, trying, and building solutions. With no single source of truth and no answers provided, it’s up to you to figure out how to make your code work, when and how to ask for help, and how to successfully build software in a team.

Software Engineering Program WHAT TO EXPECT
“I have a career in the Tech Industry thanks to the educational model that Qwasar's leadership team has built. They have created an inclusive and accessible software engineering program making it possible for anyone to enter the tech industry and succeed without the burden of college loan debt. That to me is creating social equity.”
Matthew Jones
Software Engineer

What Sets Us Apart

Silicon Valley Standards

We train to standards set by Silicon Valley for software engineers. This means the level is much higher than that of bootcamps, and higher than that of CS degrees. Your specialty is being an elite engineer at a world-renown level.

Technical Skills & Knowledge

Thanks to the depth and breadth of our program curriculum, you acquire a level of technical skills and knowledge that learners in other programs or bootcamps simply never acquire.

Strong Back-end Skills

The vast majority of bootcamps don’t cover data structures or algorithms. CS degrees don’t cover hands-on application of theory or actually developing software architecture. We cover both and your strong back-end skills and experience with databases, data structures, and algorithms will set you apart from other candidates.

Depth of Technical Portfolio

Learners develop a technical portfolio that has depth and shows the extent of their technical skills and ability to handle databases, deployments, and development. Neither bootcamps nor CS degrees offer this.

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Career Support

Our entire program is designed to make you a great candidate. During the final Season, you will complete 40 technical interviews, gaining experience and practice for real technical interviews.

Strong Software Foundations
You gain strong foundations with advanced algorithms and data structures as well as databases and coding norms.

Strong Technical Portfolio
Thanks to our deep project-based learning approach, you naturally generate a technical portfolio that shows what you can do.

Proven Soft Skills & Problem Solving
Employers want people with strong, structured problem solving skills. We help you develop such skills and how to think when approaching problems and team projects.

Confidence in Interviewing
Because you practice so many interviews and have a strong foundational base in data structures and C programming, you can have confidence when you go into technical interviews.

Application Process

To apply to our Software Engineering Program, expect the following steps:

Step 1: Submit your application online.

Step 2: We review your application.

Step 3: You will be invited to schedule a virtual interview.

Step 4: Following the interview, if accepted, you will be invited to enroll.

Step 5: You will receive an email with a link to the enrollment form.

Step 6: You complete the enrollment form.


Following a successful application and enrollment, you will be expected to attend orientation, virtually of course!


Student Brochure

Download a copy of our student brochure for detailed information about our program options, policies, and logistics.

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Information Sessions

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