Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)

University of Newcastle

Software engineers focus on analysing a client's needs. They design the best software architecture solution, coordinate the implementation, integration and testing of software and document and provide long-term maintenance. Software engineering is behind much of the everyday technology we take for granted - from ipads, computer software and mobile phones through to digital televisions, computer games and online banking. UON train engineers capable of solving the greatest global challenges. Students may develop software for digital forensics analysis to help fight crime, or work in defence and combat cyber attacks. They could design wearable health management devices or write the software that powers robotically assisted surgery. Or they might create sophisticated apps that support waste minimisation processes.

Course Fee:


International: $135,260

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent. Alternative entry pathways may include approved TAFE studies, preparatory programs such as Newstep, Open Foundation or Tertiary Preparation Certificate. Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics (Band 5 or above) or equivalent. One science-related subject would also be an advantage (Physics or Chemistry preferred). Applicants who have achieved less than Mathematics Band 5 may be admitted to the program but may need to complete additional study to successfully complete the requirements of the program. Students who have completed HSC Mathematics General 2 may be admitted to the program but can expect to undertake additional studies to successfully complete the requirements of the program.

Structure:

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Software) program is a 4-year program comprising 320 units, of which 270 units are core courses, 10 units are directed courses and 40 units are elective pathway courses. An elective pathway gives students the opportunity to broaden their skills and knowledge in their own or another engineering discipline; or specialise in areas such as business, maths or science; or undertake study overseas. Students will have the opportunity to undertake an industry related project in their final year and must also complete 12 weeks of industrial experience throughout the program. A graded Honours classification is awarded on the basis of superior performance throughout the program.

Subjects you can Study:

Database management systems; Enterprise software architectures; Formal languages and automata; Programming languages and paradigms; Software architecture and quality management; Software development

Study Pathways:

Credit transfer agreements with TAFE NSW and other education providers are under continuous negotiation.

Recognition:

This degree program is accredited by Engineers Australia and other affiliated international organisations

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00109J

Related Careers:

Computer Engineer,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Callaghan 67.7 Yes Part time 8 years
Callaghan 67.7 Yes Full time 4 years

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