Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)

Software Engineering
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Software Engineering is about building effective software systems that address complex problems in a broad range of domains including transport, communications, finance, medicine, science, entertainment and the arts.

The Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) is a four-year program accredited by Engineers Australia and the Australian Computer Society.  Graduates will obtain skills and capabilities for professional software engineering practice, innovation and research. We adopt a systems approach to software engineering that not only covers the technical aspects of professional practice, innovation and research, but also the complex socio-technical context in which these activities occur. This includes approaches to dealing with uncertainty and risk, design, modern management practices, ethics and communication.

Software engineering students develop these skills and capabilities through a balance of theoretical study, practice in team projects with industry partners, and work experience. Students also have the opportunity to develop their innovation and entrepreneurial capabilities by working on their own start-ups with industry entrepreneurs as part of their degree.


This degree is accredited by the Australian Computer Society and Engineers Australia.


Majors and specialisations are not compulsory in the Bachelor of Software Engineering (Hounours) and are only possible in a single degree. You can study any of the three Advanced Computing specialisation listed below, the Information Systems major, or any other major/minor from across the university using your university electives.

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