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Bachelor of Engineering in Network and Software Engineering - 106JA

Course Code: 106JA
Course Version: 5
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Technology
CRICOS Code: 066903D
English Language Requirements:

Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 5.5

Charge your IT future and keep the world connected

Do you want a degree in network and software engineering that offers plenty of choice in your career? Do you want to become an accredited professional engineer?

With our Bachelor of Engineering in Network and Software Engineering you will be in demand internationally across the rapidly growing IT and telecommunications industries.

Study our Bachelor of Engineering in Network and Software Engineering at UC and you will:

  • study core areas of network and software engineering
  • acquire in-depth knowledge and skills for a range of software based systems in communication network infrastructures
  • cover data networking, mobile and wireless communications, network security, cloud computing, big data and multimedia
  • be able to design, implement and operate communication networks, as well as associated services and applications.

Work Integrated Learning

Every student completes an exciting industry-oriented engineering project during their degree. You will also have the opportunity to undertake professional internships for valuable workplace experience.

Career Opportunities

  • Communications
  • Audio-visual
  • Recreational
  • Automobile telematics
  • Industrial control
  • Home automation

Course specific information

It is assumed that applicants have completed the following subjects as part of their high school studies:

  • ACT: Mathematical Methods
  • NSW: Mathematics.


Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the University Student Centre by Email or Phone 1300 301 727
Prospective International Students
Email or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Prospective Domestic Students
Email or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet normal University requirements for admission to an undergraduate course or hold qualifications deemed to be equivalent by the University?s Admissions Committee.

Assumed Knowledge

Specialist Maths (Recommended) (T) or Mathematical Methods (T) and English (T)

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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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


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Engineering in Network and Software Engineering BE Network&SE

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.

This course is closed to new admissions from Semester 2 2016.

Professional Accreditation

This course is fully accredited by Engineers Australia at Professional Engineer level and also by the Australian Computer Society at Professional level.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Demonstrate detailed understanding of telecommunications and software engineering principles to architect, develop and operate communication networks and the associated services and applications assuring the appropriate security and quality mechanisms; Knowledge: knowledge and underlying principles and concepts in the engineering discipline, which are the basis for independent lifelong learning.
Demonstrate knowledge of the underpinning mathematics, computer and information fundaments applicable to the engineering discipline; Knowledge: comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning sciences and engineering fundamentals.
Develop a functional specification from an initial brief, evaluate the various design options available to meet a given set of technical requirements, formulate a final design specification, and demonstrate how to implement and test the preferred option; Analysis and inquiry: ability to gather information, analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.
Determine which engineering principles are appropriate to use in the solution of complex technological problems in the field of information engineering; Problem solving: ability to apply problem?solving processes in novel situations; identify, analyse problems then formulate, implement solutions.
Demonstrate an understanding of the professional engineering environment including appropriate team working skills, leadership, professional communication, and engineering workplace ethics, responsibilities and sustainability; Professionalism and social responsibility: capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment.
Apply systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects; Working independently and with others: ability to plan own work, be self?directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively.
Communicate effectively in oral and written form to professional and wider audiences; Communication: ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries.
Design, implement and maintain software and network communication systems, following contemporary engineering practices; Skills: technical skills for the design, implementation and maintenance of software and network communication systems.
Participate in the processes of business analysis of systems, and appreciate entrepreneurial approaches in engineering practice; Skills: professional skills for the development of the engineering activity within a broad business context.
Apply relevant theories and techniques of data communication networks and software engineering to the analysis and solution of technological problems in the merging software and telecommunication industry, such as those encountered in the Commonwealth Public Service, major telecommunications companies and national and international software and networking industry companies; Application of Knowledge and skills: ability to apply relevant theories, techniques and engineering strengths to the analysis, design, construction and maintenance of systems in network communications and software engineering.
Demonstrate the ability to transfer and enhance the knowledge and skills acquired during the course to new or complementary areas of engineering and technology through the establishment of continuing professional development plans and career goal planning, key for lifelong learning; Application of Knowledge and skills: Lifelong learning and personal attributes applicable to the evolving technological world.

Course Duration

Standard eight semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty four semesters.


Honours degree programs are available to students who achieve good results [Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.00/7 or better) in the third year of their studies. Honours students then complete additional work (an extension to the project) in their fourth year of study to qualify to graduate with the degree with Honours. The degree with Honours will be awarded in the following classes depending on the Grade Point Average obtained and other conditions as follows: ? First Class ? GPA>6 in fourth-year subjects, High Distinction for the Engineering project, outstanding work in the Honours extension; ? Second Class Division 1 ? GPA>5.5 in fourth-year subjects, Distinction for the project, excellent work in the extension; and ? Third Class ? Not awarded. Student takes out the pass degree.


  • Past Offerings
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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