Deakin University

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Create the smart software and systems of the future by studying Deakin’s Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours). The course arms you with the skills needed to build disruptive technologies that create change, making you a sought-after expert ready to solve tomorrow’s business problems through creative computing solutions. Explore a broad range of exciting study areas, including robotics, algorithms, programming and software architecture, and apply your skills in world-class facilities. You’ll have access to Deakin’s $1.2 million dollar Robotics and Internet of Things (RIoT) Studio where you’ll acquire specialist skills in robotics, cyber-physical systems and the Internet of Things. Gain practical experience and learn how to work successfully in a team with project-based learning activities and contribute to real-world projects alongside professional engineers during 450 hours of industry placement.


32 credit points


  • Minors: Artificial Intelligence
  • Cloud Technologies
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science
  • Game Design
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality

Standard entry requirements

VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or 20 in English other than EAL, and a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.This course uses the ATAR and your entire academic record as part of its selection considerations. Selection is competitive, meeting these minimum requirements or their equivalents does not guarantee selection into this course. All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please refer to this course entry on the Deakin University website to read about ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement. Refer to the Deakin University website for more detailed information about additional course requirements for all applicant groups, or equivalent minimum requirements for applicants with a higher education study, VET study or work and life experience.Personal statement. Applicants who wish their work and volunteer/other experience to be considered as part of their application for entry are required to submit a personal statement with details of their work and volunteer/other experience, motivation to study and any other factors relevant to their application for the course.


Deakin University is currently in the process of seeking professional accreditation from Engineers Australia (EA) and the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Cloud(online) Yes
  • Online/Off-campus : 4 years
Melbourne Burwood
  • ATAR: 64
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

Further information

Students will undertake professional practice through a compulsory internship unit.

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