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Software Engineering

Unit of study table

Master of Engineering (Software Engineering)

To qualify for the award of the Master of Engineering in this stream, 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

 

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

Core units

ENGG5102
Entrepreneurship for Engineers
6    Some limited industry experience is preferred but not essential
ELEC5701
ENGG5202
Sustainable Design, Eng and Mgt
6    General knowledge in science and calculus and understanding of basic principles of chemistry, physics and mechanics
ENGG5103
Safety Systems and Risk Analysis
6     
PMGT5871
Project Planning
6   

P ENGG5205 OR PMGT5205
N PMGT6871

Specialist units

COMP5047
Pervasive Computing
6    ELEC1601 and (COMP2129 or COMP2017 or COMP9017). Background in programming and operating systems that is sufficient for the student to independently learn new programming tools from standard online technical materials
N COMP4447
COMP5416
Advanced Network Technologies
6    A COMP3221 OR ELEC3506 OR ELEC9506 OR ELEC5740 OR COMP5116 OR COMP9121
N COMP4416
COMP5424
Information Technology in Biomedicine
6    Experience with software development as covered in SOFT2412 or COMP9103 or COMP9003 (or equivalent UoS from different institutions)
N COMP4424
ELEC5618
Software Quality Engineering
6    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
ELEC5619
Object Oriented Application Frameworks
6    Java programming, and some web development experience are essential. Databases strongly recommended
ELEC5620
Model Based Software Engineering
6    A programming language, basic maths
ELEC5622
Signals, Software and Health
6    Mathematics (linear algebra and probabilities) and basic programming skills (python/matlab/C++/java)
Exchange units may be taken as Specialist units with the approval of the Program Director.

Research units

ELEC5020
Capstone Project A
6    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)
ELEC5021
Capstone Project B
6    ELEC5020
ELEC5022 OR ELEC5222 OR ELEC5223
ELEC5022
Capstone Project B Extended
12    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
ELEC5021 OR ELEC5222 OR ELEC5223
ELEC5222
Dissertation A
12    ELEC8901 or ENGG5223 or ENGG5222 or ELEC8902
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.
ELEC5223
Dissertation B
12    ELEC8901 or ELEC8902 or ENGG5222 or ENGG5223
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.
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 COMP9003 (or equivalent UoS from different institutions)
P INFO1103 or INFO1113 or COMP9103 or COMP9003 or COMP9220 or COMP5028
N COMP4347

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).
COMP5426
Parallel and Distributed Computing
6    Experience with algorithm design and software development as covered in (COMP2017 or COMP9017) and COMP3027 (or equivalent UoS from different institutions)
N COMP4426 OR OCMP5426
ELEC5206
Sustainable Energy Systems
6    A background in power electronics converters and control theory such as that covered in ELEC3204/9204 and ELEC3304/9304 is assumed
ELEC5208
Intelligent Electricity Networks
6    Fundamentals of Electricity Networks, Control Systems and Telecommunications
ELEC5304
Intelligent Visual Signal Understanding
6    Mathematics (e.g. probability and linear algebra) and programming skills (e.g. Matlab/Java/Python/C++)
ELEC5306
Video Intelligence and Compression
6    Basic understanding of digital signal processing (filtering, DFT) and programming skills (e.g. Matlab/Java/Python/C++)
ELEC5307
Advanced Signal Processing with Deep Learning
6    Mathematics (e.g., probability and linear algebra) and programming skills (e.g. Matlab/Java/Python/C++)
ELEC5508
Wireless Engineering
6    Basic knowledge in probability and statistics, analog and digital communications, error probability calculation in communications channels, and telecommunications network
ELEC5509
Mobile Networks
6   

A ELEC3505 or ELEC9505 AND ELEC3506 or ELEC9506. Basically, students need to know the concepts of data communications and mobile communications. If you are not sure, please contact the instructor

P ELEC3505 (Communications) and ELEC3506 (Data Communications and the Internet) or similar units that covers these topics

ELEC5510
Satellite Communication Systems
6    Knowledge of error probabilities, analog and digital modulation techniques and error performance evaluation studied in ELEC3505 Communications and ELEC4505 Digital Communication Systems, is assumed
ELEC5514
IoT Wireless Sensing and Networking
6    ELEC3305 AND ELEC3506 AND ELEC3607 AND ELEC5508
ELEC5517
Software Defined Networks
6    ELEC3506 OR ELEC9506
ELEC5616
Computer and Network Security
6    A programming language, basic maths
INFO5010
IT Advanced Topic A

6     
INFO5011
IT Advanced Topic B

6     
INFO6010
Advanced Topics in IT Project Management
6    Students are assumed to understand the role of IT projects
INFO6007 OR 3-5 years working experience in IT Project Management
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 digital technologies can be used and managed in a business. How to critically analyse a business and determine its options for digital transformation. Desirable Assumed Knowledge: Experience as a member of a project team
INFS5002 or COMP5206