Software Engineering

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Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Master of Engineering majoring in Software Engineering

To qualify for the award of the Master of Engineering in this specialisation, a candidate must complete 72 credit points, including:
1. 24 credit points of Core units
2. 24 credit points of Specialist units
3. A minimum of 12 credit points of Research units
4. A maximum of 12 credit points of Elective units
Candidates who have been granted 24 credit points of Reduced Volume Learning (RVL), must complete 48 credit points including:
1. A minimum of 12 credit points of Core units
2. A minimum of 24 credit points of Specialist units
3. A minimum of 12 credit points of Research units
– Elective units are not available for candidates with RVL

Core units

ENGG5102
Entrepreneurship for Engineers
6    A Some limited industry experience is preferred but not essential.
N ELEC5701
Semester 1
ENGG5202
Sustainable Design, Eng and Mgt
6    A General knowledge in science and calculus and understanding of basic principles of chemistry, physics and mechanics
Semester 1
ENGG5103
Safety Systems and Risk Analysis
6      Semester 2
PMGT5871
Project Process Planning and Control
6    N PMGT6871
Intensive February
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2

Specialist units

COMP5047
Pervasive Computing

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    A ELEC1601 AND (COMP2129 OR COMP2017). Background in programming and operating systems that is sufficient for the student to independently learn new programming tools from standard online technical materials.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
COMP5416
Advanced Network Technologies
6    A ELEC3506 OR ELEC9506 OR ELEC5740 OR COMP5116
Semester 2
COMP5424
Information Technology in Biomedicine
6    A Experience with software development as covered in SOFT2412 or COMP9103 (or equivalent UoS from different institutions).
Semester 1
ELEC5618
Software Quality Engineering
6    A Writing programs with multiple functions or methods in multiple files; design of complex data structures and combination in non trivial algorithms; use of an integrated development environment; software version control systems.
Semester 1
ELEC5619
Object Oriented Application Frameworks
6    A Java programming, and some web development experience are essential. Databases strongly recommended
Semester 2
ELEC5620
Model Based Software Engineering
6    A A programming language, basic maths.
Semester 2
ELEC5622
Signals, Software and Health
6    A Mathematics (linear algebra and probabilities) and basic programming skills (python/matlab/C++/java)
Semester 2
Exchange units may be taken as Specialist units with the approval of the Program Director.

Research units

ELEC5020
Capstone Project A
6    P 96 cp from MPE degree program or 48 cp from the MPE(Accel) program or 24 cp from the ME program (including any credit for previous study).
Semester 1
Semester 2
ELEC5021
Capstone Project B
6    C ELEC5020
N ELEC5022 OR ELEC5222 OR ELEC5223

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
ELEC5022
Capstone Project B Extended
12    P 24 credit points in the Master of Engineering and WAM >=70 or 96 credit points in the Master of Professional Engineering and WAM >=70 or 48cp from MPE(Accel) program and WAM >=70
N ELEC5021 OR ELEC5222 OR ELEC5223

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
ELEC5222
Dissertation A
12    N ELEC8901 or ENGG5223 or ENGG5222 or ELEC8902

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
In order to enrol in a project, students must first secure an academic supervisor in an area that they are interested. The topic of your project must be determined in discussion with the supervisor. The supervisor can come from any of the Engineering Departments, however, they need to send confirmation of their supervision approval to the Postgraduate Administrator.
Semester 1
Semester 2
ELEC5223
Dissertation B
12    N ELEC8901 or ELEC8902 or ENGG5222 or ENGG5223

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
In order to enrol in a project, students must first secure an academic supervisor in an area that they are interested. The topic of your project must be determined in discussion with the supervisor. The supervisor can come from any of the Engineering Departments, however, they need to send confirmation of their supervision approval to the Postgraduate Administrator.
Semester 1
Semester 2
With permission from the Program Director candidates progressing with distinction (75%) average or higher results may replace ELEC5020, ELEC5021 and 12 credit points of electives with ELEC5222 & ELEC5223 Dissertation A & B.
A candidate who has been granted RVL and who is eligible to undertake the extended capstone project or dissertation may be granted exemption of up to 12 credit points of specialist units.

Elective units

Specialist units may also be taken as Elective units.
COMP5347
Web Application Development
6    A Experience with software development as covered in SOFT2412 or COMP9103 (or equivalent UoS from different institutions).
P INFO1103 or INFO1113 or COMP9103 or COMP9220 or COMP5028
Semester 1
COMP5348
Enterprise Scale Software Architecture
6    A Experience with software development as covered in SOFT2412 or COMP9103 and also COMP2123 OR COMP2823 OR INFO1105 OR INFO1905 (or equivalent UoS from different institutions).
Semester 1
COMP5426
Parallel and Distributed Computing
6    A Experience with algorithm design and software development as covered in (COMP2017 or COMP9017) and COMP3027 (or equivalent UoS from different institutions).
Semester 1
ELEC5206
Sustainable Energy Systems
6    A A background in power electronics converters and control theory such as that covered in ELEC3204/9204 and ELEC3304/9304 is assumed.
Semester 2
ELEC5208
Intelligent Electricity Networks
6    A Fundamentals of Electricity Networks, Control Systems and Telecommunications
Semester 1
ELEC5304
Intelligent Visual Signal Understanding
6    A Mathematics (e.g. probability and linear algebra) and programming skills (e.g. Matlab/Java/Python/C++)
Semester 1
ELEC5306
Video Intelligence and Compression
6    A Basic understanding of digital signal processing (filtering, DFT) and programming skills (e.g. Matlab/Java/Python/C++)
Semester 1
ELEC5307
Advanced Signal Processing with Deep Learning
6    A Mathematics (e.g., probability and linear algebra) and programming skills (e.g. Matlab/Java/Python/C++)
Semester 2
ELEC5508
Wireless Engineering
6    A Basic knowledge in probability and statistics, analog and digital communications, error probability calculation in communications channels, and telecommunications network.
Semester 2
ELEC5509
Mobile Networks
6    A ELEC3505 AND ELEC3506. Basically, students need to know the concepts of data communications and mobile communications, which could be gained in one the following units of study: ELEC3505 Communications, ELEC3506 Data Communications and the Internet, or similar units. If you are not sure, please contact the instructor.
Semester 1
ELEC5510
Satellite Communication Systems
6    A Knowledge of error probabilities, analog and digital modulation techniques and error performance evaluation studied in ELEC3505 Communications and ELEC4505 Digital Communication Systems, is assumed.
Semester 2
ELEC5514
Networked Embedded Systems
6    A ELEC3305 AND ELEC3506 AND ELEC3607 AND ELEC5508
Semester 2
ELEC5517
Software Defined Networks
6    A ELEC3506 OR ELEC9506
Semester 2
ELEC5616
Computer and Network Security
6    A A programming language, basic maths.
Semester 1
ELEC5701
Technology Venture Creation

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    N ENGG5102
Semester 2
INFO5010
IT Advanced Topic A

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO5011
IT Advanced Topic B

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO6010
Advanced Topics in IT Project Management
6    A Students are assumed to understand the role of IT projects.
P INFO6007 OR 3-5 years working experience in IT Project Management
Semester 2
INFS6004
Digital Business Transformation
6    A Understanding the major functions of a business and how those business functions interact internally and externally so the company can be competitive in a changing market. How Information Systems can be used and managed in a business. How to critically analyse a business and determine its options for transformation. Desirable Experience as a member of a project team.
C INFS5002 or COMP5206


Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Semester 1