Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)

COURSE (INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS)

Overview

Deakin’s Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) is an innovative course focusing on software engineering, cyber-physical systems and robotics applications, producing sought-after graduates who will create the technologies of the future.

The rapid advancement of sensing and computing hardware supporting smart, connected devices is driving growing demand for software engineers who can move beyond traditional technologies such as web and database systems.

As a software engineer you will operate at the junction of software development and systems engineering, applying your specialised robotics and cyber-physical computing skills alongside hardware designers and application developers. You will drive the design and development of computing solutions that operate within and interact with people, environments, and other technologies.

During the course you will extend your skills beyond web and database technologies and desktop software patterns to acquire niche skills in robotics and cyber-physical computing in preparation for careers as innovative software engineers capable of developing the cyber-physical systems of the future.

As a graduate you will be well-equipped to find work developing and implementing state-of-the-art smart systems or frameworks into various existing industries such as health, fitness and travel.

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

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Key facts

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org

Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Campuses

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne) Cloud (online)

Trimester 1

  • Start date: March
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)
    • Cloud Campus

Trimester 2

  • Start date: July
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)
    • Cloud Campus

Deakin splits the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters. Most students usually undertake two trimesters each year (March-June, July-November).

Key information

Award granted

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)

Year

2017 course information

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

VTAC code

1400510341 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400610341 - Cloud (online), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)

Deakin code

S464

CRICOS code

092212D

Level

Undergraduate

Approval status

This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.

Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition

The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Entry requirements

General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table.
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.

Career outcomes

You may pursue a career as a software engineer, software developer, programmer, embedded systems developer, robotics programmer or systems architect. Software engineers also work in specialist research roles; with experience, your career can move into project management and business development, in roles such as CIO and CTO, from start-ups to multinational corporations.

Course learning outcomes

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes (DGLOs)

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

1. Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities: appropriate to the level of study related to a discipline or profession.

  • Develop a broad, coherent knowledge of the software engineering discipline, with detailed knowledge of the application of software engineering principles and approaches.
  • Use knowledge, skills, tools and methodologies for professional software engineering practice.
  • Design software components, systems and computing processes to meet application requirements, within realistic economic, environmental, social, political, legal and ethical constraints.

2. Communication: using oral, written and interpersonal communication to inform, motivate and effect change.

  • Communicate in a professional context to inform, motivate and effect change, and to drive sustainable innovation, utilising a range of verbal, graphical and written methods, recognising the needs of diverse audiences.

3. Digital literacy: using technologies to find, use and disseminate information.

  • Utilise a range of digital technologies and information sources to discover, analyse, evaluate, select, process and disseminate both technical and non-technical information.

4. Critical thinking: evaluating information using critical and analytical thinking and judgment.

  • Evaluate information and evidence, applying critical and analytical thinking and reasoning, technical skills, personal judgement and values, in decision processes.

5. Problem solving: creating solutions to authentic (real world and ill-defined) problems.

  • Apply theoretical constructs and skills and critical analysis to real-world and ill-defined problems and develop innovative computing solutions.

6. Self-management: working and learning independently, and taking responsibility for personal actions.

  • Apply knowledge and skills to new situations in professional practice and/or further learning in the field of software engineering with adaptability, autonomy, responsibility and personal accountability for actions as a practitioner and a learner.
  • Apply understanding of reflective practice and self-critique skills within broad parameters to plan for their own future continuing professional development.

7. Teamwork: working and learning with others from different disciplines and backgrounds.

  • Contribute effectively as a skilled and knowledgeable individual to the processes and output of a work unit or team.
  • Work collaboratively in multi-disciplinary teams, employing effective communication, self- and team-management skills to achieve shared goals.

8. Global citizenship: engaging ethically and productively in the professional and with diverse communities and cultures in a global context.

  • Apply professional and ethical standards and accountability for own learning to in the development, design, construction and management of localised computing solutions.

 Approved by Faculty Board 14 July 2016

Course Structure

To complete the Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours), students must attain 32 credit points. Most units (think of units as ‘subjects’) are equal to 1 credit point.  Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake two trimesters each year.

The 32 credit points include 20 core units (these are compulsory) and 4 elective units (you can choose which ones to study).

20

Core units (equalling 28 credit points)

4

Elective units

32

Total

Core

Year 1 - Trimester 1

  • Safety Induction Program SIT010 (0 credit point unit)
  • Introduction to Safety and Project Oriented Learning SEJ010 (0 credit point unit)
  • Design Fundamentals SEJ101 (2 credit points)
  • Engineering Fundamentals SEB101
  • Applied Algebra and Statistics SIT199
  • Year 1 - Trimester 2

  • Cyber-Physical Computing Design Project SIT107 (2 credit points)
  • Introduction to Mathematical Modelling SIT194
  • Programming for Engineers SIT172

  • Year 2 - Trimester 1

  • Introduction to Work Placements STP010 (0 credit point unit)
  • Robotics Studio SIT122
  • Object-Oriented Development SIT232
  • Embedded Device Development SIT210 ^
  • Plus one elective unit

    Year 2 - Trimester 2

  • Software Engineering Practice 1 SIT209 ^ (2 credit points)
  • Computer Networks SIT202
  • Cyber-Physical Security SIT214 ^

  • Year 3 - Trimester 1

  • Software Engineering Methods SIT321
  • Robotics Application Development SIT310 *
  • Cloud-Scale Cyber Physical Systems SIT314 *
  • Plus one elective unit

    Year 3 - Trimester 2

  • Software Engineering Practice 2 SIT311 * (2 credit points)
  • System Design and Prototyping SIT312
  • Plus one elective unit


    Year 4 - Trimester 1

  • IT Internship SIT306
  • Introduction to Information Technology Research SIT420 (2 credit point unit)
  • Plus one elective unit

    Year 4 - Trimester 2

  • Software Engineering Professional Practice SIT400 ** (4 credit point unit)
  • ^ offered from 2018

    * offered from 2019

    ** offered from 2020

    Electives

    Select from a range of elective units offered across many courses. In some cases you may even be able to choose elective units from a completely different discipline area (subject to meeting unit requirements).

    How to apply

    Apply through VTAC

    Applications for study for Trimester 1 must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC

    Apply Through VTAC

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Apply through Deakin

    Deakin International office or Deakin representative

    Fill out the application form and submit to a Deakin International office or take your application form to a Deakin representative for assistance

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    Need more information on how to apply?

    For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage.
    If you’re still having problems, please contact Deakin International for assistance.

    Course pathways

    Course pathways to obtain Bachelors degree include: 1. Through a Deakin Learning Centre – Study first year at DLC then transfer to online/campus study; 2. Through Deakin College – Complete one-year diploma then enter Deakin as 2nd year student; 3. Through Tafe – Complete one-year diploma, then start your Deakin Course; 4. Through the workforce – Experience in a related field?  Get credit for prior learning; 5. Through Deakin – Start a related course, then transfer to this course.

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    Disclaimers:
    Through a DLC: Some courses are only available for first year and students must transfer to online or campus based study.
    Through Deakin College and TAFE: Completion of diploma and minimum academic requirements apply to enter Deakin University.
    Through Deakin: Transfers within Deakin are subject to availability and meeting minimum academic requirements.

    Credit for Prior Learning

    Am I eligible to receive credit for prior learning?

    If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
    Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

    You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

    Workload

    You can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.

    Work experience

    You will have an opportunity to undertake a discipline-specific Industry-Based Learning placement as part of your course. This will provide you with the opportunity to apply and consolidate what you are learning in your course, experience workplace culture and workplace practices, explore career options and develop a professional network before you graduate. deakin.edu.au/sebe/wil.

    Fee information

    The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.

    The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

    Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

    Offered campuses

    Burwood

    Just 30 minutes from the city centre, the Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin's thriving metropolitan campus.


    Study online at Cloud Campus

    Students are able to study all or part of this course online. You can study anywhere, anytime through Deakin's Cloud Campus.

    Learn more about studying online and the Cloud Campus

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