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Software Engineering

Unit of study table

Master of Professional Engineering (Software)

To qualify for the award of the Master of Professional Engineering in this specialisation, a candidate must complete 144 credit points, including:
(a) 96 credit points of Core units as listed below
(b) ENGG5217 Practical Experience
(c) 24 credit points of Specialist Elective units
(d) 12 credit points of Management Elective units
(e) A minimum of 12 credit points of Project or Research Pathway units as detailed below
(f) Candidates undertaking the Research Pathway, replace 12 credit points of elective units with Research Pathway units

 

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

Core units

Year one
COMP9001
Introduction to Programming
6 N INFO1110 OR INFO1910 OR INFO1103 OR INFO1903 OR INFO1105 OR INFO1905 OR ENGG1810
COMP9003
Object-Oriented Programming
6 A COMP9001 OR INFO1110 OR INFO1910
N INFO1113 or INFO1103 or COMP9103
COMP9110
System Analysis and Modelling
6 A Experience with a data model as in COMP9129 or COMP9103 or COMP9003 or COMP9220 or COMP9120 or COMP5212 or COMP5214 or COMP5028 or COMP5138
N ELEC3610 OR ELEC5743 OR INFO2110 OR INFO5001 OR ISYS2110
COMP9120
Database Management Systems
6 A Some exposure to programming and some familiarity with data model concepts
N INFO2120 OR INFO2820 OR INFO2005 OR INFO2905 OR COMP5138 OR ISYS2120. Students who have previously studied an introductory database subject as part of their undergraduate degree should not enrol in this foundational unit, as it covers the same foundational content
COMP9123
Data Structures and Algorithms
6 N INFO1105 OR INFO1905 OR COMP2123 OR COMP2823
COMP9201
Software Construction and Design 1
6 A COMP9103 or COMP9003 (or equivalent UoS at a different institution)
N INFO3220 OR SOFT2201
COMP9412
Agile Software Development Practices
6 A COMP9103 or COMP9003 (or equivalent UoS at a different institution)
N SOFT2412
ELEC9601
Computer Systems
6 A HSC Mathematics extension 1 or 2
N ELEC5711
Year two
COMP5047
Pervasive Computing
6 A 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
COMP5615
Software Engineering Project
6 A INFO6007 or equivalent project management knowledge
N COMP3615 OR INFO3600 OR SOFT3413 OR COMP3600 OR COMP3888 OR COMP3988 OR SOFT3888
COMP9202
Software Construction and Design 2
6 A COMP9201 (or equivalent UoS from a different institution)
N SOFT3202
ELEC9609
Internet Software Platforms
6 N ELEC5742
INFO5990
Professional Practice in IT
6 A Students enrolled in INFO5990 are assumed to have previously completed a Bachelor's degree in some area of IT, or have completed a Graduate Diploma in some area of IT, or have many years experience as a practising IT professional
N OINF5990

The main focus of the subject is to provide students with the necessary tools, basic skills, experience and adequate knowledge so they develop an awareness and an understanding of the responsibilities and issues associated with professional conduct and practice in the information technology sector. This unit is for MIT, MITM, MIT/MITM students only.
Year three
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
ELEC5619
Object Oriented Application Frameworks
6 A Java programming, and some web development experience are essential. Databases strongly recommended
ELEC5620
Model Based Software Engineering
6 A A programming language, basic maths
ENGG5217
Practical Experience
0 N ENGP1000 OR ENGP2000 OR ENGP3000 OR ENGG4000 OR CHNG5205 OR AMME5010

Students should have completed one year of their MPE program before enrolling in this unit.

Specialist elective units

Candidates must complete 24 credit points from the following table of Specialist Elective units of study.
COMP5338
Advanced Data Models
6 A This unit of study assumes foundational knowledge of relational database systems as taught in COMP5138/COMP9120 (Database Management Systems) or INFO2120/INFO2820/ISYS2120 (Database Systems 1)
N COMP4338 OR OCMP5338
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 A 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
ELEC5304
Intelligent Visual Signal Understanding
6 A Mathematics (e.g. probability and linear algebra) and programming skills (e.g. Matlab/Java/Python/C++)
ELEC5305
Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing
6 A (ELEC2302 OR ELEC9302) AND (ELEC3305 OR ELEC9305). Linear algebra, fundamental concepts of signals and systems as covered in ELEC2302/ELEC9302, fundamental concepts of digital signal processing as covered in ELEC3305/9305. It would be unwise to attempt this unit without the assumed knowledge- if you are not sure, please contact the instructor
ELEC5306
Video Intelligence and Compression
6 A 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 A Mathematics (e.g., probability and linear algebra) and programming skills (e.g. Matlab/Java/Python/C++)
ELEC5517
Software Defined Networks
6 A ELEC3506 OR ELEC9506
ELEC5616
Computer and Network Security
6 A A programming language, basic maths
ELEC5622
Signals, Software and Health
6 A Mathematics (linear algebra and probabilities) and basic programming skills (python/matlab/C++/java)
ELEC9607
Embedded Systems
6 A Logic operations, theorems and Boolean algebra, data representation, number operations (binary, hex, integers and floating point), combinational logic analysis and synthesis, sequential logic, registers, counters, bus systems, state machines, simple CAD tools for logic design, basic computer organisation, the CPU, peripheral devices, software organisation, machine language, assembly language, operating systems, data communications and computer networks
N ELEC5741

Management elective units

Candidates must complete 12 credit points from the following Management Elective units of study.
ENGG5203
Quality Engineering and Management
6 A First degree in Engineering or a related discipline
ENGG5214
Management of Technology
6 A Sound competence in all aspects of engineering, and some understanding of issues of engineering management
ENGG5215
International Eng Strategy and Operations
6 A Sound competence in all aspects of engineering, and some understanding of issues of engineering management and globalisation
INFO6007
Project Management in IT
6 A Students enrolled in INFO6007 are assumed to have previously completed a Bachelor's degree in some area of IT, or have completed a Graduate Diploma in some area of IT, or have three years experience as a practising IT professional. Recent work experience, or recent postgraduate education, in software project management, software process improvement, or software quality assurance is an advantage
N PMGT5871

Project units

All candidates are required to complete a minimum of 12 credit points of Project or Research units during the final year of study.
Candidates achieving an average mark of 70% or higher are eligible for the Extended Capstone Project.
Extended Capstone Project candidates take Capstone Project units ELEC5020 and ELEC5022 (total 18 cp) in place of Capstone Project ELEC5021 and 6 credit points of elective 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)
ELEC5021
Capstone Project B
6 C ELEC5020
N ELEC5022 OR ELEC5222 OR ELEC5223
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

Research pathway

Candidates achieving an average mark of 75% or higher are eligible for the Research Pathway.
Research pathway candidates take Dissertation units ELEC5222 and ELEC5223 (total 24 cp) in place of Capstone Project units and 12 credit points of elective units.
ELEC5222
Dissertation A
12 N 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 N 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.

Exchange units

With approval of the Program Director, up to 12 credit points of Exchange units may taken in place of other units, towards the requirements of the degree.