Software Engineering

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 core and elective units of study as listed below.
Candidates with a Bachelor of Engineering Honours or equivalent in the relevant discipline, and who have reached the required level of academic achievement in their prior degree, may be eligible for a reduction of volume in learning of up to 24 credit points.

Core units

Candidates must complete 24 credit points of Core units.
Where Reduced Volume Learning has been granted candidates must complete a minimum of 12 credit points of 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      Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main

Specialist units

Candidates must complete 24 credit points of Specialist units, but may take additional units as Electives.
Where Reduced Volume Learning has been granted candidates must complete a minimum of 24 credit points of Specialist units.
Exchange units may be taken as Specialist units with the approval of the Program Director.
COMP5047
Pervasive Computing
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      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      Semester 2

Research units

All candidates are required to complete a minimum of 12 credit points from the following 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

Candidates may complete a maximum of 12 credit points from the following units:
Specialist units may also be taken as Elective units. Other Postgraduate units in the Faculty may be taken as Elective units with the approval of the Program Director.
Electives may be approved for candidates who have been granted RVL with the approval of the Program Director.
COMP5347
Web Application Development
6    A COMP9220 or COMP5028. The course assumes basic knowledge on OO design and proficiency in a programming language
P INFO1103 or INFO1113 or COMP9103 or COMP9220 or COMP5028
Semester 1
COMP5348
Enterprise Scale Software Architecture

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    A Programming competence in Java or similar OO language. Capacity to master novel technologies (especially to program against novel APIs) using manuals, tutorial examples, etc.
Semester 1
COMP5426
Parallel and Distributed Computing
6      Semester 1
ELEC5206
Sustainable Energy Systems
6    A Following concepts are assumed knowledge for this unit of study: familiarity with transformers, ac power, capacitors and inductors, electric circuits such as three-phase circuits and circuits with switches, and basic electronic circuit theory.
Semester 2
ELEC5208
Intelligent Electricity Networks
6    A Fundamentals of Electricity Networks, Control Systems and Telecommunications
Semester 1
ELEC5304
Multidimensional Signal Processing
6    A Mathematics (e.g. probability and linear algebra) and programming skills (e.g. Matlab/Java/Python/C++)
Semester 1
ELEC5306
Advanced Signal Processing: Video 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
P ELEC5509
Semester 2
ELEC5517
Software Defined Networks
6    P ELEC3506 OR ELEC9506
Semester 2
ELEC5616
Computer and Network Security
6    A A programming language, basic maths.
Semester 1
ELEC5701
Technology Venture Creation
6    N ENGG5102
Semester 2
ELEC6901
Electrical Exchange Unit 1A
6      Intensive January
Intensive July
Semester 1
ELEC6902
Electrical Exchange Unit 1B
12      Intensive January
Intensive July
Semester 1
ELEC6903
Electrical Exchange Unit 1C
24      Semester 1
ELEC6904
Electrical Exchange Unit 2A
6      Intensive January
Intensive July
Semester 2
ELEC6905
Electrical Exchange Unit 2B
12      Intensive January
Intensive July
Semester 2
ELEC6906
Electrical Exchange Unit 2C
24      Semester 2
INFO5010
IT Advanced Topic A
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO5011
IT Advanced Topic B
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
Business Transformation Projects
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.
Semester 1

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