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.

    How to study Software Engineering

    1. Undergraduate study: Bachelor of Science

    Complete a Computing and Software Systems major within the Bachelor of Science.

    For more information, visit the Bachelor of Science website.

    2. Graduate study: Master of Engineering

    To graduate as a Software Engineer with professional accreditation, you must complete either:

    Other professional accredited graduate study options for students completing this major are:

    Career outcomes

    The IT industry is experiencing a critical skills shortage in Australia and highly-trained graduates are in strong demand. Career opportunities exist in a wide variety of roles, including as software designers and developers, project managers, database managers, programmers, web producers, analysts, gaming software authors and consultants to the private sector or government.

    Our graduates work for companies such as AMP, Google, IBM, Microsoft, NAB, Fujitsu, GE, KPMG, BHP Billiton and Deloitte.

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    Software Engineering Career Pathways [PDF]
  • 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.

    How to study Mechatronic Engineering

    1. Undergraduate study: Bachelor of Science

    Complete any of:

    For more information, visit the Bachelor of Science website.

    2. Graduate study: Master of Engineering

    To graduate as a Mechatronic Engineer with professional accreditation, you must complete the Master of Engineering (Mechatronics).

    Career outcomes

    Mechatronics can lead to a wide variety of interesting careers, such as developing ‘smart’ products and systems in various industries. Job opportunities exist with companies that use advanced automation equipment and computer integrated manufacturing systems, in fields such as aerospace, advanced manufacturing, product development, computing and electronics, software systems, mining, renewable energy and biomedical engineering for companies like Bosch, Honeywell, CNC Design, Ford, ResMed, Siemens, BAE Systems and Invetech Australia.

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    Mechatronic Engineering Career Pathways [PDF]

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