The School of Software of South China Normal University is located at Nanhai Campus. Approved by the Department of Education of Guangdong Province, the school was established in 2004, being one of the eight provincial-level demonstrative software colleges in Guangdong province. School of Software shares and co-develops discipline resources with the School of Computer Science. It has now become a secondary school that embraces a complete system for talents cultivation from bachelor, master, to doctoral level and has a total of more than 1000 students. The school has 3 undergraduate majors: Software Engineering, Computer Science and Technology (international cooperation innovation program) and Network Engineering (international cooperation innovation program). It is authorized to award the doctoral degree of the first-grade discipline in Software Engineering, master’s degree of the first-grade discipline in Computer Science and Technology, and master’s degree in Software Engineering. 

The disciplines offered by the school cover computer software and theory, data science and big data, artificial intelligence, network and information security, software engineering, cloud computing and other leading discipline majors. In the school, Software engineering is the key construction program in Guangdong Province, computer science and technology is regarded as one of the first batch of famous brand IT programs in Guangdong Province.

School of Software shares the platforms of the School of Computer Science. Besides, there are a host of institutes and labs in School of Software, including Guangdong Service Computing Engineering Technology Research and Development Center, Guangdong Mobile Internet Application and Security Engineering Technology Research Center, Guangdong Intelligent Science Engineering Technology Research Center, Guangdong Computer Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center, Guangdong Postgraduate Joint Cultivation Base, Guangdong Postdoctoral Innovation Base, South China Normal University Information Engineering Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center, South China Normal University Information Service Software Research Center and other teaching and research institutions. It also has a software engineering integrated experimental training room, large database system laboratory, embedded software system laboratory and college students' innovative practice platform, as well as a number of off-campus joint research and teaching innovation bases.

The school has always adhered to the concept of  "engineering , high-quality, internationalization" in running school, collaborating with the computer industry, meeting with the social needs, pushing forward the positive interaction among industry, academics and research, creating good environment for polishing students' professional practical ability and innovative ability. It has by far cultivated more than 5000 professional specialized in Computer and Software Engineering.