This course is a major in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree course.
Software engineers create the computer-based systems that underpin the function of devices, machines and operations used in everyday life and across diverse industries, from mobile apps to electric vehicles, medical robotics to warehouse logistics.
In this course you will learn how to develop software-based systems through understanding the principles of software systems design, measurement and analysis and the application of current and emerging technologies.
You'll gain a strong foundation in the related disciplines of computer science and electrical and computer engineering, with emphasis on subjects relating to software requirements, design, implementation, industrial and embedded systems, and software testing.
You'll also explore the professional responsibilities of software engineers – including operational security, social and ethical aspects – and develop your skills in technical communication, teamwork and time management.
In your final year you'll apply your knowledge to a significant research project, providing an innovative solution to a software-systems engineering challenge.
How this course will make you industry ready
During the course you'll apply your new knowledge to a significant research project, providing an innovative solution to a software-systems engineering challenge.
What jobs can the Software Systems Engineering lead to?
- Software engineer
- Software developer
- Systems architect
- Banking and finance
- Research and development
What you'll learn
- Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of fundamental science, mathematics, data analytics, information science, and computing underpinning the broad field of engineering, GC1
- Make decisions related to the design and implementation of solutions to engineering problems in a safe, ethical and climate-responsible manner adhering to legal and professional standards and through respectful partnerships with local First Peoples and other diverse cultures as globally responsible citizens, GC4, GC5
- Select and use current and emerging technologies to develop and communicate effective and innovative engineering solutions to complex problems, GC3
- Demonstrate lifelong learning habits, teamwork and leadership abilities, and project management skills and the ability to identify opportunities for career-wide professional growth, necessary for advancing a career in engineering and beyond, GC6
- Solve complex software systems engineering problems of industrial and societal significance through the application of discipline-specific and integrated bodies of knowledge, design and sustainability principles, GC1
- Apply systems thinking for innovative solutions to global software systems engineering challenges, discern knowledge and undertake applied research in a discipline of software systems engineering, GC2