Software Engineering is not (yet) Engineering
SWEBOK, the IEEE Computer Society's Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge, is available as a public draft for trial. It is written to be the basis for licensing software engineering professionals.
I do not think that "Software Engineering" is mature enough that it is an actual engineering discipline, and I do not think that "Software Engineers" should be licensed, although I would not be upset if governments refuse to allow computer programmers to be called "Software Engineers" because they aren't licensed engineers.
Cem Kaner's thoughts on SWEBOK are interesting.