Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Software)

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Software) will prepare you for a role as a senior software engineer, development manager, applications programmer, analyst, consultant or software innovator. You will learn about all aspects of software production, from strategy and design to coding, quality and management.

Software engineers design and develop computer games, business applications, operating systems and network control systems. They must be experts in the theory of computing systems, the structure of software, and the nature and limitations of hardware to ensure that the underlying systems will work properly. The tasks performed by software engineers evolve quickly, reflecting changes in technology and new areas of specialisation, as well as the changing practices of employers and industry.

Course Requirements

To meet requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Software), a candidate must successfully complete 192 credit points, comprising:

  1. A minimum of 36 credit points from the Engineering Core Table, including all required units;
  2. The Professional Engagement Program (PEP). Details of the requirements of PEP can be found on the FEIT Student Portal;
  3. A minimum of 108 credit points from the Software Stream Core Table pertaining to the specialist stream being undertaken, including all required units; and
  4. A minimum of 48 credit points of additional units from the Software Stream Specialist Table pertaining to the specialist stream being undertaken, including satisfying any additional requirements specified for the Specialist Table.
  5. A maximum of 12 credit points of general electives may be taken.

The completion of a major is not necessary. If a student chooses to do a major, aligned majors can be completed within the 192 credit points described above.

The best aligned majors with the Software Stream are:

  • Computer Engineering
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Intelligent Information Engineering (available from 2020)

For a standard enrolment plan for Software Engineering visit CUSP (