Software engineering



Create the smart systems of the future. You will acquire specialised skills in computing, robotics and cyberphysical systems, in preparation for a career as an innovative software engineer capable of developing the smart devices and systems of the future.

Many of my past students' projects are linked to industry projects and have led to employment opportunities or ongoing postgraduate studies.

Tim Wilkin

Senior lecturer, School of Information Technology

Industry experience in every IT course

Undertake a discipline-specific industry-based learning placement as part of your course, and you can apply what you learn in your course, experience workplace culture and practices, explore career options and develop a professional network.

Specialised facilities

Experiential learning and practical hands-on exposure to current and emerging technology is a key feature of our IT courses. The specialised IT labs are well-equipped with modern facilities, state-of-the-art software and enthusiastic and experienced staff.

Software engineering courses

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The School of Information Technology aims to benefit society by generating new fundamental knowledge, training tomorrow's technology leaders and advancing industry technologies to maintain a competitive edge. Our research develops your skills and, with our expert staff supervising you, you'll be on the right path to a successful career.

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Career opportunities

The Deakin Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) has been designed in response to industry demand for innovative software engineers capable of designing and developing complex software systems for the modern world – where software not only needs to interact with other software systems and users, but also with the environment itself.

As a graduate of this course you will be well-equipped to find employment in diverse areas of software systems engineering that are increasing in both complexity and the interaction with the physical world. You will be able to develop and implement state-of-the-art smart devices, systems and application frameworks for industries such as smart infrastructure, health, agriculture, manufacturing and transport.

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.

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