What will I learn?

Software Engineering is about building effective software systems that address complex problems in a broad range of domains including transport, communications, finance, medicine, science, entertainment and the arts.

The Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) is a four-year program accredited by Engineers Australia and the Australian Computer Society. Graduates will obtain skills and capabilities for professional software engineering practice, innovation and research. We adopt a systems approach to software engineering that not only covers the technical aspects of professional practice, innovation and research, but also the complex socio-technical context in which these activities occur. This includes approaches to dealing with uncertainty and risk, design, modern management practices, ethics and communication.

BSEng students develop these skills and capabilities through a balance of theoretical study, practice in team projects with industry partners, and work experience. Students also have the opportunity to develop their innovation and entrepreneurial capabilities by working on their own start-ups with industry entrepreneurs as part of their degree.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates work as accredited, professional software engineers and are highly sought after by both large international organizations and local firms.

They are employed in a variety of roles, including but not limited to:

  • Software Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Software Consultant
  • Software Architect
  • Programmer
  • System Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Application Developer
  • Database Analyst
  • Network Architect
  • Our graduates work in many organizations including:
  • IBM
  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • Yahoo
  • Intel
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • Accenture Australia
  • Bloomberg
  • National Australia Bank
  • Citigroup
  • Deloitte
  • Unisys

Australian Government (Australian Taxation Office, Reserve Bank of Australia, Department of Broadband, Communication and the Digital Economy, etc.)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

1. Define and analyze complex problems, and design, implement and evaluate solutions that demonstrate an understanding of the systems context in which software is developed and operated including economic, social, historical, sustainability and ethical aspects.

2. Recognize connections and recurring themes, including abstraction and complexity, across the discipline

3. Adapt to new environments and technologies, and to innovate

4. Demonstrate an operational understanding of systems engineering and the foundations of computer science including programming, algorithms, logic, architectures and data structures

5. Apply an advanced understanding of software engineering practices in requirements engineering, system level architecture, data management, security, design, construction, evaluation, and project management.

6. Communicate complex concepts effectively with diverse audiences using a range of modalities

7. Lead and work effectively within multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural and distributed teams in order to achieve a common goal

8. Demonstrate commitment to professional conduct and development that recognizes the social, legal and ethical implications of their work, to work independently, and self- and peer-assess performance.

Which department am I in?

ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science

CRICOS

077948M

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$46,080.00 (US$ 32,053) per year

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

Start date

27 July 2020, 22 February 2021

Venue

The Australian National University

Acton Campus,

ACTON,

Australian Capital Territory,

2601, CANBERRA, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to undergraduate programs at ANU, the following qualifications from an approved institution will be considered when assessing applicant’s eligibility: Australian Year 12 or international equivalent. Completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level 5 or higher. Minimum 1 year of full-time enrolment (1.0 FTE) in a single bachelor program study. English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS: An overall score of 6.5 with at least 6 in each component of the test; a score of 570 with TWE score of 4.5 in TOEFL (paper based test); A score of 80, with a minimum of 20 in Reading and Writing and 18 in Speaking and Listening in TOEFL (internet based test); Cambridge CAE (Pre and Post): 58 overall with all sub skills at borderline or higher; 176 overall with at least 169 in all sub skills. PTE Academic an overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 55 in each of the communicative skills.

For international students

Applicants who complete a recognised secondary/senior secondary/post-secondary/tertiary sequence of study will be assessed based on an equivalent selection rank that is calculated upon application.

Academic IELTS overall score of 6.5 with at least 6 in each component of the test; TOEFL internet based test score of 80, with a minimum of 20 in Reading and Writing and 18 in Speaking and Listening; TOEFL paper based test score of 570 with TWE score of 4.5; Cambridge CAE Advanced score of 176 overall with at least 169 in all sub skills; PTE Academic score of Overall 64, minimum score of 55 in each section.

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The Australia National University is a member of International Alliance of Research Universities, with Universities like Oxford, Cambridge and Yale.

  • No. 1 in Australia and 7th in the world for global outlook
  • 95% of research at ANU is recognised as that of world standard
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  • No.1 in Australia and 21 worldwide for graduate employability