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In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

This course component will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the course component may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely.

About this specialisation

From the evolving internet and web, to the growth of mobile, handheld and embedded devices, the critical need for engineers who can build a wide range of software systems and applications has become more acute, over the years. A postgraduate specialisation in software engineering will address all aspects of software production, from strategy, analysis, design, implementation and maintenance. You may engage in areas of study including object-oriented design, enterprise scale software architecture, software quality engineering and enterprise scale software architecture, supplemented with related areas of usability engineering and security.

Graduate opportunities

Software engineering graduates will find employment opportunities in:

  • information technology
  • database management
  • multimedia and telecommunication software systems
  • language compilers
  • internet programming
  • real-time software engineering
  • control systems¬†
  • biomedical systems
  • artificial intelligence
Career pathways
Courses that offer this specialisation

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Units of study in this specialisation

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