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Software engineering

Design, write and test the next generation of software and games

All computer systems run on software. Software engineers play a vital role by improving the efficiencies of computers and other electronic devices through design, writing and testing software and systems. 

What is software engineering?

‘Software’ refers to all the information processed by computer systems, including web browsers, computer programs, mobile applications and digital media programs. Software engineering delves deeper and involves the design and maintenance of software systems that are reliable and efficient, cost-effective to develop, and that meet the specific needs of the user.

Software engineering careers

  • Apply your computer coding skills to develop the latest mobile phone application, video game or web browser used across the world.
  • Use your analytical skills to make existing software more streamlined and user compliant.
  • Work for a multinational company, government sector or launch your own startup.
  • You’ll have a multitude of career options: you could be an information security specialist, database programmer, system test engineer, web developer or software analyst, and many more.
  • Choose from global work opportunities within defence, security, finance, telecommunications, consumer goods, healthcare and electronics industries.
  • Software engineering is ideal for creative and analytical thinkers who enjoy coding and teamwork.
  • Graduate salaries for both men and women start at $53-57K per annum (Graduate Careers Australia).

Why study software engineering with us?

There are many reasons to choose our Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Software) as your first preference.

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Justin Dang

Justin Dang
Engineering Honours (Software)
“The Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Software) degree combines analytical thinking with my passion to create real-world products that will benefit society. It’s more than just learning about coding – you gain valuable project management, communication and teamwork skills that will assist you in the workplace.”
Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Software)

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