Software Engineering Bootcamp

Jumpstart your Software Engineering career at a pace that works for you.

Pay with a loan from Climb as low as $263 a month.

Get Over 25% Off

Your Tuition*

Enroll and start in the October 9th online part-time Software Engineering Flex course to receive over 25% off your tuition.*

The registration deadline for this course is September 15th. There are limited seats available. Don’t miss out on your chance to save!

*This cannot be combined with scholarships or other tuition reductions; the maximum tuition reduction for any student may not exceed $5,000. This discount is not available for New York, Georgia, or Alabama residents or applicants interested in full-time courses or other disciplines, but these students can still apply for any available scholarships. Speak with your admissions rep for more details.

You can become a Software Engineer.

Whether you have zero coding knowledge, are self-taught, or are somewhere in between, this course is for you. Our course takes you from foundational skills to advanced, practical knowledge.

This course will jumpstart your path into a new career.

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Software Engineering Curriculum

Our curriculum is regularly reviewed by hiring managers and incorporates the latest emerging technologies, including the latest artificial intelligence (AI) tools. During class, we have a hands-on, community approach to learning, one that includes lab work, creating a real-world portfolio, and 1-on-1 instructor access.

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All students are required to complete Software Engineering Prep one week before the start of class, which takes between 60-80 hours.

Students are required to have a basic understanding of HTML, CSS and JavaScript by completing prep. During prep, students will get accustomed to the Canvas platform, set up their computing environment and level set their knowledge of the basics of the programming languages that will prepare them for day 1.

Students will learn how JavaScript works under the hood while gaining hands-on experience with JavaScript programming, interacting with the DOM, and event listeners. In addition, students will discover how AI models can help debug issues faster, as well as how to leverage AI chatbots through prompt engineering to clarify misconceptions.

Students learn ReactJS, a component-based JavaScript framework, and have the opportunity to pick up key industry skills by building a project that interacts with an API. Students will also gain understanding of how AI tools can assist with code completion as well as generate unit tests for components.

Students gain a thorough understanding of back end development basics, while learning a new language, Python. Next, students will get comfortable with object-oriented programming and storing information in databases using A1 SQL Builder and object relational mapping. Once students understand Python basics, they will learn to integrate AI features into their apps.

Students learn Flask, a Python web framework, before using it to create their own JSON API along with scalable front ends with React, creating slick, functional, and interactive applications.

After completing the four phases, each with their own group project, students work with instructors to come up with solo project concepts and spend dedicated time building a truly sophisticated application on their own. Students receive plenty of instructor feedback along the way, while diving deep into various advanced technologies needed to bring their concepts to life. Students have the opportunity to share or present their final individual project.

Possible Career Paths

Full Stack Developer

Average Salary: $104,803*

Full Stack Developers (also called Full Stack Engineers) use front-end and back-end programming languages to design, develop, and maintain full-fledged platforms with databases and servers.

*ZipRecruiter (May 2023)

Web Developer

Average Salary: $87,739*

Web Developers design and build websites while ensuring that the UX and UI meet expectations. They monitor technical issues and are responsible for assuring that websites are running smoothly.

*ZipRecruiter (May 2023)

Software Engineer

Average Salary: $102,726*

Software Engineers (also known as Software Developers) leverage their knowledge in programming languages, frameworks, databases, servers, and other technologies to turn an idea into a final product.

*ZipRecruiter (May 2023)

Front End Developer

Average Salary: $97,313*

Front End Developers are responsible for developing new user-facing features while building reusable code and optimizing page load times within web/mobile applications.

*ZipRecruiter (May 2023)

Your Life Won’t Wait For A Career Change


You’re ready to commit to a full-time course load. You’ll graduate in 15 weeks thanks to a rigorous schedule: 8 hours a day, Monday to Friday.

  • 15 weeks long
  • In-person or online
  • Synchronous learning with your cohort 
  • Course highlights: 
    • Group work with instructor help
    • Paired with design sessions
    • Lab time with instructional staff


Our part-time course is designed for busy people. If you don’t have 8 free hours to dedicate a day (same), then our part-time course is for you.

  • Paced to complete at 40 weeks
  • Online only
  • Asynchronous learning at your own pace
  • Course highlights:
    • Pre-recorded lessons 
    • Optional live lectures and office hours
    • Chat with classmates and instructors via Slack

What is Software Engineering?

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Software Engineering Career Paths

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Meet our Experienced Software Engineering Instructors

Our curriculum is created and taught by Software Engineers with years of real-world industry experience. When you join Flatiron’s Software Engineering bootcamp, you’ll be trained by experienced professionals.

Nancy Noyes

After almost 20 years on a Wall Street trading floor, Nancy took some time off to raise a son. In 2017 she entered the Flatiron School software engineering program, and upon graduation signed on to be an instructor.

Enoch Griffith

Enoch was one of the first graduates of Flatiron School’s online program. After working with other students, he found that his passion is to teach. He helped create the Structured Program, where he is now a senior instructor.

Chett Tiller

Following a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and a culinary career, Chett pivoted into Software Engineering and is now the Lead Instructor for the Software Engineering course.

Emiley Palmquie

“My favorite project was for a web app that allows a user to pick a mood and get the closest restaurants to them. It was empowering to be able to create something that could solve a problem I faced.”

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We have 3 easy ways to pay:

  • Pay upfront
  • Pay in 12 monthly installments with 0% interest
  • Pay with a loan from Climb as low as $263 a month

Frequently Asked Questions

On-campus programs are 15-weeks long, and are held full-time and you are expected to be on campus for each day of class from 9am – 6pm local time. The Live program is also 15 weeks, but rather than going to a campus, you’ll be logged on and learning remotely full-time. Both on-campus and Live programs monitor attendance daily. The Flex program gives students up to 60 weeks to complete the curriculum, and offers the most flexibility day to day. Students enrolled in Flex programs must attend 10 check-ins in order to be eligible for graduation but are not otherwise required to attend live instructional activities.

Coding bootcamps offer a lot of things. They offer an opportunity to learn the skills you need to launch a career at a relatively affordable and fast pace.

What’s required of you is to find the right bootcamp. Find a place that teaches in a way that fits your learning style, meets your price point and schedule, and focuses on the languages and skills that align with your career ambitions. If you do your research and find the right place for you, then attending the right bootcamp is definitely the right choice.

Employers value people who can do the job and who can learn and adapt quickly on the job. By successfully completing a bootcamp, you’re demonstrating that you can “do” as evidenced by your projects, and that you can “learn” as evidenced by completing the program. 

At Flatiron School, you’ll be able to demonstrate both. You’ll learn how to learn because new technologies, programming languages, and tools appear on the market everyday. Our approach enables graduates to learn and apply new tools when needed. In other words, it’s not just the skills themselves that are important to hiring managers, but how you go about acquiring skills to complete a job that sets you apart. 

In many ways, coding bootcamps definitely do work, and there’s a lot of proof behind that statement.

But it’s better to first ask yourself, “What do I want to get out of attending a coding bootcamp?” Asking yourself what your goals and ambitions are is how you’ll know if a bootcamp would work for you.

Some people want to just become acquainted with code, which is great, but a full-time bootcamp might not be the best route if you’re looking for a basic understanding of coding.

If your goal is to learn to become a software engineer, then yes, coding bootcamps do work.

While they vary with each course and each school, online coding bootcamps are short-term and often rigorous training programs to help students learn the programming languages and development skills they need to become professional software engineers.

We don’t require you to have prior coding experience to apply for the Software Engineering program. Our admissions requirements are being at least 18 years old, having a high school diploma, a GED or equivalent credential, having a native or highly proficient fluency in English, and completing the admissions process.

Before joining your cohort on Day 1, you will have to complete around 40 hours of coursework called Prep to learn the basics of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript so you are prepared to get started straight away.

Our Software Engineering program offers a full stack web development experience. This means that you’ll learn to think and build like a software engineer by engaging with both front end and back end programming languages. The core languages taught at Flatiron School’s Software Engineering program are JavaScript, React, Python, and Flask.

The first step is to fill out a written application. Once submitted, you will receive prompts from the admissions team to schedule an interview and take a 15 min aptitude assessment. During the interview a member of the admissions team will learn about your learning needs, career goals, and help you decide whether the program is the right fit for you. If you passed your assessment, we will give you the admissions decision after your interview. 

The Flatiron School Career Services team exists to help get you hired. You’ll receive guidance on how to:

  • Build and Optimize your LinkedIn Profile and Resume
  • Ace your behavioral and technical interviews
  • Grow your network of tech professionals
  • Connect with Flatiron School employer partners 
  • Negotiate your salary
  • Optimize your job search using AI
  • Track job search activity using Huntr

You’ll partner with a dedicated Career Coach regularly to make forward progress each week, with up to six months of one-on-one support after graduation.

No, Flatiron School does not guarantee employment upon completion of any of our programs. However, our technical curriculum combined with hands-on, one-on-one career coaching support have helped launch 7,000+ grads into new careers. While launching a new career is hard work, it is absolutely possible with consistency and commitment.

Our graduates have and continue to make lasting impact in a range of companies from small startups to Fortune 500 companies. 

Companies who have hired our grads include:

  • Google
  • Apple
  • Microsoft
  • IBM
  • Facebook
  • Shopify
  • VOX
  • BuzzFeed
  • Spotify
  • Accenture
  • Intel
  • Kickstarter
  • The New York Times
  • Thought Works
  • Goldman Sachs
  • PWC
  • Citi Bank
  • Dow Jones
  • Akamai

You have a few options in terms of financing your enrollment in one of Flatiron School’s courses. See all of your options on our Tuition & Financing page.

We also offer initiatives that can help to offset the cost of tuition on our Scholarships and Diversity Initiatives page.

If you would like to connect with a member of our team, please simply schedule a chat with one of our Admissions representatives.

You can view our latest job placement rates in our Jobs Report.

We’ve issued a third-party examined Jobs Report each year since 2014 and remain committed to honesty and transparency with student outcomes.