With the transformation of the industry and the development of information technology in China, the software industry has become a national strategic industry. Talent cultivation plays an important role in the software industry in China. The College of Software at HEU takes "High starting position, Internationalization, Industry-oriented, Educational strengthening" as its educational ethos and is dedicated to cultivating comprehensive software talent with innovation consciousness and international competence.
There are 2 undergraduate programs including Software Engineering and Digital New Media Technology, and 1 master and doctorate program of Software Engineering.
The College of Software at HEU has established its talent cultivating plan which pays great attention to consolidating the educational foundation, stressing innovation and internationalization. To establish a solid foundation for students, the College of Software cooperates with many famous enterprises at home and abroad and develops various exchange and collaboration opportunities with software enterprises and institutes in Japan, Korea, Europe and America. In 2009, the college was honored as a "Talent Training Base of Software Outsourcing" by the Education Department of Heilongjiang Province.