Bachelor of Science (Computing & Software Systems Major)

3 years full-time, Parkville — Domestic and International students. CRICOS code: 002153M

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Course Description

When completing a Computing and Software Systems major you may choose between a graduate pathway to Software Engineering or Mechatronic Engineering.

  • What is Software Engineering?

    Software engineering is the application of engineering principles to the development and maintenance of high quality software.

    Software engineers use an understanding of computer science, design, engineering, management, mathematics and psychology to enable team production of large software systems.

    What you study

    The Bachelor of Science requires completion of a total of 300 points of study over three years full time, usually comprising four subjects per semester. Alternatively, the course can be completed part time.

    The Computing and Software Systems major is designed for technically focused students who want to develop strong professional capabilities in programming and software development.

    Core engineering studies include mathematics. Software Engineering study areas include software processes and management, and modelling complex software systems.

    You will:

    • develop high-level technical expertise
    • build proficiency and expertise with a variety of programming platforms
    • understand the systematic processes underpinning software development
    • appreciate the principles of computing.

    Completing a Computing & Software Systems major within the Bachelor of Science qualifies you to graduate as a Software Engineer with professional accreditation, after completing one of these graduate courses:

    Other professional accredited graduate study options are:

    Career outcomes

    You will be able to find jobs in a wide variety of industries, applying your understanding of computer science, design, engineering, management, mathematics and psychology as part of a team producing large software systems.

  • What is Mechatronic Engineering?

    Mechatronics is the discipline concerned with the integration of mechanical, electronic and software engineering.

    Mechatronics is an exciting field because it combines the knowledge and skills of these three engineering disciplines. A detailed understanding of how mechanical, electronic and software engineering areas interact enables the development of ‘smart’ products and systems such as computer-controlled robots, washing machines, automotive equipment, medical imaging systems, wind and wave generators, advanced CNC machines and hybrid and electric vehicles. Mechatronics has applications in a range of fields, including robotics, medical and assistive technology, human-machine interaction, manufacturing, unmanned aerial vehicles and education.

    What you study

    To graduate as a Mechatronic Engineer with professional accreditation, you must complete a Computing & Software Systems major within the Bachelor of Science, before progressing to the Master of Engineering (Mechatronics).

    The Bachelor of Science requires completion of a total of 300 points of study over three years full time, usually comprising four subjects per semester. Alternatively, the course can be completed part time.

    Core engineering studies include mathematics, systems design and engineering computation. Mechatronic Engineering study areas include control systems, programming, dynamics of machines, and electrical network analysis and design.

    Alternative study options

    You may also complete:

    Career outcomes

    Graduates have advanced skills and knowledge that can be used in a variety of interesting careers, such as developing ‘smart’ products and systems in the manufacturing or robotics industries. A wealth of job opportunities are available with companies that use advanced automation equipment and computer integrated manufacturing systems, in fields such as aerospace and advanced manufacturing. Graduates can participate in and lead multidisciplinary teams in areas such as product development, manufacturing, computing and electronics, hardware and software, mining engineering and robotics.

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