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Bachelor of Software Engineering/Bachelor of Business Informatics - 838AA

Course Code: 838AA
Course Version: 3
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Technology
UAC Code: 366123
CRICOS Code: 056138G
Lowest Selection Rank: 60
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Design intelligent business systems from the ground up

Explore the design and construction of software systems alongside the latest business information systems when you choose UC’s Bachelor of Software Engineering/Bachelor of Business Informatics double degree.

You’ll get to pursue your interests while completing an industry-accredited qualification. Recognised by the Australian Computer Society, this cutting-edge course offers the ability to choose subjects from a range of specialty areas, such as computer security, network computing, games development, cloud computing, digital  skills, data science and intelligence systems.

Helping you to become an exceptional software engineer will be work placement opportunities with UC’s industry partners, and the final year research project that will see you produce and implement a real-world engineering solution for a real business. 

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

  • 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
  • gain knowledge in business processes and associated work practices, requirements and information needs
  • acquire theoretical knowledge to reflect critically on professional practice in the areas of business analysis, change management and implementation, project management and business strategy, and the planning of information systems
  • analyse and evaluate complex problems in a range of different information systems situations
  • acquire a range of software engineering and business informatics research frameworks and skills.

Career opportunities

  • ICT consultant
  • data scientist
  • cyber security specialist/forensics
  • system architect/technical architect
  • user interface designer
  • artificial intelligence/machine learning engineer
  • web/mobile app developer
  • software engineer
  • games developer
  • IT test engineer
  • robotics specialist
  • business analyst
  • web developer
  • IT systems test engineer
  • information systems manager
  • IT auditor
  • project manager

Admission Requirements

Normal UC admission requirements to an undergraduate course.

Additional Admission Requirements

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Assumed Knowledge

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Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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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
Bachelor of Business Informatics B BusInformatics

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Software Engineering Bachelor of Business Informatics

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

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Flexible: The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.
      Placement: The unit involves an internship, practicum or other work place experience program. Some on-campus, face to face activity may also be required.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.
      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit


Professional Accreditation

This course is accredited with the Australian Computer Society at the professional level.

Graduate Employment

Primary roles for graduates will include business analyst, information analysts, system architect, and system builders of both manual and IT systems to meet business needs.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Knowledge and skills of the cutting edge development in the information technology (IT) industry and application of the knowledge and skills to real life IT systems and their business environments, policies, and management, independently and/or work in a team. Analysis and enquiry; Working independently and with others.
Solid foundation of the relevant theories and the basic principles in IT fields, including business, information systems, system analysis and modelling, system administration, security, networking, software development, and artificial intelligence etc.; from the foundation to acquire up-to-date knowledge and skills in the future. Analysis and enquiry; Personal attributes: critical thinking, reflective practice, thriving in an environment of change.
Knowledge, skills, understanding and application of the investigation, analysis, and synthesis to IT systems and their business environments, policies, and management with a high level of professional ethics, responsibilities, values and standards. Analysis and enquiry; Problem solving; Professionalism and social responsibility; Personal attributes: critical thinking, reflective practice, thriving in an environment of change.
Communication skills in listening, reading, speaking, explaining, teaching, and writing from and to audiences of different backgrounds and papers of different scopes and levels. Professionalism and social responsibility; Communication; Problem solving; Working independently and with others.
Expertise and skills to critique, synthesise and apply new development, skills, knowledge, and standards in the IT fields to real world IT systems, with respect to their business environments, policies, and management. Analysis and enquiry; Problem solving; Personal attributes: critical thinking, reflective practice, thriving in an environment of change.
Expertise and skills in research to test established theories against a body of knowledge in IT fields; expertise and skills in designing and testing hypothesis for problem solving and conducting research; expertise and skills in contributing new knowledge and skills to the IT fields. Analysis and enquiry; Problem solving; Personal attributes: critical thinking, reflective practice, thriving in an environment of change.
Skills: Graduates who complete the Bachelor of Business Informatics will have developed: - cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice in the areas of business analysis, business change management and implementation, project management and business strategy and planning of information systems. Graduates will have the ability to analyse and evaluate complex problems in a range of different information systems situations. - communication skills to transmit and interpret information systems work to technical and business stakeholders. Communication; Analysis and inquiry; Problem solving; Working independently and with others; Professionalism and social responsibility.
Application of knowledge and skills: Graduates who complete the Bachelor of Business Informatics will be self-directed in applying the knowledge and skills obtained to new situations in information systems practice and their ongoing professional development. They will also demonstrate a personal autonomy in their future work in planning and executing a substantial informatics project connecting information systems theory with practice. Communication; Analysis and inquiry; Problem solving; Working independently and with others; Professionalism and social responsibility.

Course Duration

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

Honours

Refer to individual courses.

Internships

Internships are offered in this course.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

Bachelor of Software Engineering Bachelor of Business Informatics

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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