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Bachelor of Software Engineering - 560AA

Course Code: 560AA
Course Version: 7
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Technology
UAC Code: 366103
CRICOS Code: 054017M
Selection Rank: 54.3
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Secure yourself a future in software engineering

If the idea of exploring a career working as a highly qualified and in demand software engineer inspires you, then the UC Bachelor of Software Engineering is your key to developing the skills needed to open industry doors and progress naturally into life long career as a software engineer.

This course has been designed to develop and strengthen your communication skills and teach you how to critically analyse and construct systems in order to gain a clear and wholistic understanding of the software engineering spectrum. 

As part of your studies you will go on to become proficient in a range of areas including design, coding and software specification which will give you a solid foundation in computer science and give you the necessary skills to be able to develop your own cutting-edge creations.

With the ability to tailor your course to focus on a range of areas, including robotics and AI, computer security, network computing, games development, digital forensics and intelligent systems, this course offers the perfect platform from which to explore and discover the career pathway that best suits your personal and professional objectives.

This course is accredited with the Australian Computer Society and has been designed to impart you with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to work as a qualified IT professional, in whichever area of the industry you choose to launch your career in.

This course offers the chance to specialise in Cloud Computing and Internet of Things, Cybersecurity and System Administration, Data Science or Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.

Study a Bachelor of Software Engineering at UC and you will:

 

  • discover how to read, interpret, design and write code.
  • learn how to analyse and critique complex, large-scale software systems.
  • gain high-level awareness of professional ethics, responsibilities, values and standards.
  • achieve comprehensive insight into engineering aspects of computer science
  • study the current programming languages at an intensive level
  • understand the methodology of software systems engineering using analysis and specification methods such as UML, XML, structured and soft systems methodologies
  • learn to design and build systems and software using specialist engineering tools
  • work within modern development environments that include Windows, Linux, mobile and cloud computing.
  • earn a globally recognised degree.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

Work-integrated learning (WIL) is an integral component of the UC Bachelor of Software Engineering course as it offers students the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience and build professional relationships through real work, or work-like placements.

To help encourage on the job learning, UC works hard to foster close industry connections with professional organisations - and as a result can offer unrivalled access to industry partners with the both the knowledge and resources to provide top level work placement positions and training opportunities.

Previous internments have taken placement at professional organisations such as: Intelledox, Omni Executive, Pursuit Technology, Qirx, Fujitsu Australia, Birdsnest, Agsafe, ThoughtPatterns Consulting, ESKAPEE, HydroAlgorithmics, ALLBIDS, VerveEd.com, Emanate Technology, Xero Australia and the Australian Taxation Office.

In your final year, you will also get to complete a real-world industry capstone project, working in teams producing and implementing a real-world software solution for a local business, government or community organisation.

Career opportunities

The UC Bachelor of Software of Engineering is an industry respected and globally recognised degree. UC’s unique connections within the industry also means that students tend to establish strong professional relationships long before they graduate. This often means that students stand out from the competition and have a higher chance of successfully transitioning into any of the following careers:

  • Software engineer
  • Cloud computing architect
  • Software and games developer
  • ICT project manager
  • ICT security specialist
  • Chief Information Officer
  • IoT engineer, developer or designer
  • Cybersecurity specialist
  • Service desk manager
  • System administrator
  • Cybersecurity operations manager
  • Big data engineer
  • Big data architect
  • Data scientist
  • Business intelligence specialist
  • Artificial intelligence engineer
  • Machine learning engineer
  • Robotics specialist.

Course-specific information

This course is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) at the Professional level. High-achieving students may be eligible to enroll in Honours in Information Sciences, and there are clear pathways from this course to the Master of Information Sciences (Research) and other postgraduate degrees.

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students
E study@canberra.edu.au P 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226) W www.canberra.edu.au/future-students
Prospective International Students
E international@canberra.edu.au P +61 2 6201 5342 F +61 2 6201 5040 W www.canberra.edu.au/future-students
Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the University Student Centre by Email student.centre@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1300 301 727

Admission Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.
More information is available on our Alternative Entry page: http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/applications/apply-now/alternative-entry

Assumed Knowledge

Basic knowledge and skills in ICT (Information and Communication Technology);
Basic numeracy and literacy skills.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2019 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 2
Semester 2
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Winter Term
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Winter Term
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Winter Term
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Credit Arrangements

Credit arrangements (if available) for this course can be found on the University's Credit Search website.

Course Requirements

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If your course contains an open elective component of 12 credit points or more you may like to complete a breadth major or minor. For a list of breadth majors and minors follow this link. Other majors may also be available so seek course advice if you want more information.

Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Software Engineering BSE

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2020 CSP $28,700
2019 CSP $27,900

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Professional Accreditation

This course is accredited by the professional body, the Australian Computer Society, at the Professional level.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Explain and practice ICT profession, including professional ethics, professional expectations, team work skills, communication skills, societal issues, legal issues, and privacy issues etc. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Be self-aware; and adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.
Formulate, appraise, and implement ICT solutions under the context of social and economic constraints, legal and ethical issues, risk and benefit balance, technology availability and stakeholders' acceptance, and the professional standards of the industry etc. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; be self-aware; adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Demonstrate a good command of in-depth ICT Knowledge (information and communication technology) prescribed in ACS CBOK (Australian Computer Society, Core Body of Knowledge), with a focus on Technology Building, ranging from the business side to the technical side of ICT. UC graduates are professional: Work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
Apply a broad and coherent knowledge of computer science and software engineering in diverse contexts and domains using critical thinking and judgment. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; and display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Propose, formulate and invent appropriate strategies and contemporary tools to the scoping, analysis, design, construction, verification and operation of software systems. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; and display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; and make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and evaluate and adopt new technology.

Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Honours

Students may be eligible to enroll in a one-year honours program after completion of their Bachelor of Software Engineering degree, based on their GPA, within ITS program in the Faculty of Science and Technology.

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

View the number of student enrolments for this course for the previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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