Master of Engineering (Software with Business)

3 years full-time, Parkville — Domestic and International students. CRICOS code: 069275C

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Course Description

Information Technology is revolutionising our society, from business and health, to manufacturing and entertainment. IT underlies scientific discoveries and medical breakthroughs, helps develop innovative new products and services, and is central to many aspects of modern life.

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

You will combine mathematical, scientific and technical knowledge with creativity to tackle large-scale software design and development projects. You will have the opportunity to work closely with IT professionals in a year-long industry project, as well as building the essential teamwork skills required to implement and operate software engineering solutions in industry.

The Master of Engineering (Software with Business) leads to a formal qualification in software engineering at the Masters level.

Master of Engineering (with Business)

The Master of Engineering (with Business) is designed to provide students with a formal qualification in engineering at the masters level, with a business specialisation that recognises the need for engineers to understand the management and workings of modern professional organisations.

Students who undertake the Master of Engineering (with Business) replace five advanced technical electives with five business subjects that have been tailored specifically for engineering students and co-developed with Melbourne Business School.

Graduates will have a grounding in financial, marketing and economic principles enabling them to work efficiently in any organisation, as well as the ability to apply the technical knowledge, creativity and team work skills learnt in their engineering training. This combination of knowledge and skills will be a powerful asset in the workplace.

Key features

  • Combine a technical specialisation with exposure to the business and management skills that can help fast-track your career.
  • Benefit from subjects co-developed by Melbourne Business School and tailored specifically for engineering students.
  • Tight integration of subjects ensures that you understand the business side of engineering applications.
  • Be empowered with strong technical skills, as well as the business skills to understand how organisations work.

Career outcomes

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Software Engineering Career Pathways [PDF]

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.

Professional accreditation

The Master of Engineering (Software with Business) degree is professionally recognised under EUR-Inf®. Graduates can work throughout Europe.

The Master of Engineering (Software with Business) degree is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia. In line with Engineers Australia policy on granting accreditation to new courses, full accreditation cannot be granted until sufficient students have graduated from the program. Once full accreditation has been granted, it will be back-dated to include all graduates from the start of the program.

Accreditation Recognised in

EUR-Inf®

European Union

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Engineers Australia

(Provisional)

Australia, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Turkey, UK, USA

(Through the Washington Accord)

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