Master of Engineering (Software)

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) leads to a formal qualification in software engineering at the Masters level.

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 is professionally recognised under two major accreditation frameworks — EUR-Inf® and the Washington Accord (through Engineers Australia). Graduates can work as professional engineers throughout Europe, and as professional engineers in the 13 countries of the Washington Accord.

Accreditation Recognised in


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

Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Malaysia, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, UK, USA

(Through the Washington Accord)

The Australian Computer Society

International through IP3

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