Design, construct and test complex software projects using engineering principles.
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Gain at least 12 weeks of exposure to professional practice.
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The course is not suitable for graduates of a four-year undergraduate degree, with Engineers Australia accreditation in the same discipline. Those holding an EA accredited qualification and seeking a masters level qualification in the same discipline are encouraged to consider applying for entry to the Master of Philosophy or Master of Engineering Management.
Applicants seeking entry who do not hold a four year Engineering degree are required to first complete the one-year Graduate Diploma in Professional Engineering.
Software engineering is the process of analysing user requirements and designing, constructing, and testing complex software projects through the application of engineering principles.
This major prepares you to work as part of a team undertaking large-scale software projects, to bring collaboration, rigour, creativity and advanced technical skills to work on complex and diverse software challenges.
During the course, you will gain at least 12 weeks of exposure to engineering professional practice and keep a formal log book to record your experience. In your final year, you will complete a major research project that will draw upon and integrate the knowledge and skills you attained through the course.
This major sits within the Master of Professional Engineering degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Master of Professional Engineering.
- Software engineer
- Software developer
- Software architect
- IT and communications
What you'll learn
- Refer to Master of Professional Engineering for Course Learning Outcomes
At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.
You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.
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Please view the Master of Professional Engineering degree for indicative fees.
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