Unit of study table

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

Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Software)

To qualify for the award of the Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) in this specialisation, a candidate must complete 96 credit points, including core and elective units of study as listed below.

Core units

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
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
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
Semester 2
COMP9202
Software Construction and Design 2
6    N SOFT3202
Semester 1
ELEC9609
Internet Software Platforms
6    N ELEC5742
Semester 2
INFO5990
Professional Practice in IT
6    A Students enrolled in INFO5990 are assumed to have previously completed a Bachelors 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.


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.
Semester 1
Semester 2
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
ENGG5217
Practical Experience
   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.
Intensive April
Intensive August
Intensive December
Intensive February
Intensive January
Intensive July
Intensive June
Intensive March
Intensive May
Intensive November
Intensive October
Intensive September

Specialist Elective units

Candidates must complete 18 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).
Semester 2
COMP5426
Parallel and Distributed Computing
6      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
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
ELEC5622
Signals, Software and Health
6      Semester 2

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
Semester 2
ENGG5214
Management of Technology
6    A Sound competence in all aspects of engineering, and some understanding of issues of engineering management
Semester 2
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
Semester 2
ENGG5216
Management of Engineering Innovation
6    A Sound competence in all aspects of engineering, and some understanding of issues of engineering management
Semester 1
INFO6007
Project Management in IT
6    A Students enrolled in INFO6007 are assumed to have previously completed a Bachelors 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
Semester 1
Semester 2

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 over 48 credit points of units of study 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 cp 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).
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

Research pathway

Candidates achieving an average mark of 75% or higher over 48 credit points of units of study or equivalent 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 cp of elective units.
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

Exchange units

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

For more information on degree program requirements visit CUSP (https://cusp.sydney.edu.au).