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What will I learn?

Creative…collaborative…future proof. Software engineering.

When you study a Bachelor of Software Engineering at UON your degree will develop your capability to solve global challenges. You may develop software for digital forensics analysis to help fight crime, or work in defence and combat cyber attacks. You could design wearable health management devices or write the software that powers robotically assisted surgery. Or you might create sophisticated apps that support waste minimisation processes.

What is software engineering? Software engineers focus on analysing a client’s needs. You will learn to design the best software architecture solutions, as well as to coordinate the implementation, integration and testing. Through a unique coursework program you will learn to document the results of your research and how to provide long-term maintenance. Software engineering is behind much of the everyday technology we take for granted - from our ipads, computer software and mobile phones through to digital televisions, computer games and online banking.

What you will study

Learn critical technical and software engineering skills by studying courses in:

  • algorithmics
  • computer engineering
  • database management systems
  • discrete mathematics
  • enterprise software architectures
  • formal languages and automata
  • internet communication
  • network and distributed computing
  • operating systems
  • programming languages and paradigms
  • software architecture and quality management
  • software development
  • web engineering

Connect with industry through guest lectures and interdisciplinary projects solving real world problems with software engineering solutions. Gain invaluable practical experience through your industry placement.

Become job-ready through our professional practice courses. You'll learn to tackle ‘wicked problems’ and develop essential workplace skills in finance, project management, sustainability, communication and entrepreneurism.

Career opportunities

Software engineers play a vital role in a wide range of industries, as well as in government and commerce. They may work in:

  • mining and manufacturing
  • banking and finance
  • defence and security
  • aerospace
  • power generation and distribution

computer games and other entertainment-related industries

Average starting salaries for engineers are great – more than $80,000 per annum.

Software engineering is flexible and diverse. You may prefer hands-on fieldwork, design and development, or a leadership role managing people and projects. Typical positions include:

  • internet and web engineer
  • telecommunications engineer
  • software development manager
  • control systems engineer
  • product manager
  • applications software developer

Remarkably, engineering is the most commonly held degree among the highest performing Fortune 500 CEOs – the CEOs of companies such as Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Tesla Motors are all engineers.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

CRICOS

021335C

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$38,235.00 (21,03,135) per year
The University of Newcastle is pleased to announce a new Study from Home Fee Waiver for commencing international students who cannot study in Australia due to border closures. Do not delay your study plans – start studying online and complete your studies in Australia when borders open. For students who commence studies online and offshore, we are offering a discount of up to 20%.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 July 2022

Venue

University of Newcastle

Callaghan Campus,

University Drive,

CALLAGHAN,

New South Wales,

2308, NEWCASTLE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC). TOEFL paper-based test score of 500; TOEFL internet based score of 60; IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0; PTE GSE score of 50; Cambridge English: Advanced score of 52.

For international students

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC).

TOEFL paper-based test score of 500; TOEFL internet based score of 60; IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0; PTE GSE score of 50; Cambridge English: Advanced score of 52.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Newcastle

The University of Newcastle is ranked in the top 200 universities in the world.

  • 15 of its subjects are placed in the world’s top 200
  • Ranked 8th in Australia by Excellence in Research Australia
  • At AUD 113M it’s 9th in Australia for research income (HERDC)
  • 39,000+ students from 105 nations