Future Students - Undergraduate Careers

As the world gets increasingly digital, we need more software engineers to create and support this new economy, so it's no surprise that a quick search on any job database reveals literally thousands of career opportunities throughout Australia and the world, with salaries ranging from $75,000 to $150,000 a year and beyond for positions such as:

  • Senior software engineer
  • Internet/multimedia developer
  • Web applications developer
  • Technical software specialist
  • Software implementation consultant

Companies demand well-rounded professionals who can be not just technical experts, but also strategic professionals, advanced communicators and higly adaptive lifelong learners that can keep pace with an industry evolving at light speed.

At the University of Sydney, we train you for this multifaceted role, and give you the flexibility to design your own career path by choosing from electives in telecommunications, artificial intelligence, real time systems, web engineering, embedded systems and much more.

What you will learn

The program is hands-on, giving you the opportunity to engage in real development projects, and build small to large software applications in a supportive environment. Project-based learning means you’ll be able to show teamwork experience, project management skills and real-life solutions to future employers when you move into the workplace.

As an undergraduate student you’ll take core subjects in programming, data structures, computer systems, discrete math, operating systems, systems analysis, security, object-oriented design, human-computer interaction, software development, internet software, software quality engineering, enterprise-scale software as well as various electives every semester that allow you to tailor your expertise to your particular specialist interests.

You’ll also gain valuable project-based research and development experience through the practical experience and thesis project components in the final year.

For a current list of subjects, see sydney.edu.au/eie