The University of Adelaide

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Software)

The University of Adelaide

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00123M

Students of this program study both the theory and practice of engineering principles and have a choice of electives enabling them to follow special interests in computing hardware and software. There is a focus on student understanding and mastering of the underlying principles and techniques of software engineering. Software engineering is a systematic and disciplined approach to developing software. It concerns the application of computer science and engineering principles and practices to the development and maintenance of high quality software, delivered on time and within budget. Consequently, graduates are able to learn and apply new technologies as they emerge in the future.


In the early years of the program students build a scientific and engineering foundation of computing, mathematics and digital electronics, in preparation for the more specialised software engineering courses. The third and fourth years have a strong focus on group software development projects with close industrial connections. Students are required to complete six weeks of approved practical experience.


  • Defence systems, Smart technologies.

Standard entry requirements

  • Prerequisites: SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Methods and Physics
  • International Baccalaureate: Mathematics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3) and Physics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3). If Stage 2 studies were undertaken prior to 2017, the equivalent subject was known as Mathematical Studies.


Graduates qualify for professional membership of Engineers Australia. This program is also accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and provides the necessary academic requirements for membership of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the American-based Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
North Terrace International: $178,000
  • ATAR: 80
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

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