Bachelor of Engineering (Software) and Bachelor of Laws

Course 365-SE (2009)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook

Year and Campus: 2009
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Undergraduate


Engineering Student Centre

Ground Floor, Old Engineering Building
The University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010 AUSTRALIA

Tel: +61 3 8344 6703
Fax: +61 3 9349 2182


Course Overview: The combined LLB/BE(IT) and LLB/BE course in computer, electrical or software engineering and law, must satisfy the following requirements:
  • All requirements of the chosen stream of the BE(IT) or BE course must be satisfied, except that the requirement for physics is waived. For the software engineering stream the requirement for 431-202 Engineering Analysis B is also waived. However, students in the computer and electrical streams are strongly encouraged to complete 640-142 Physics B as an additional elective, as a number of the 300-level and 400-level elective subjects in electrical engineering require physics as a prerequisite. Students must complete a total of 300 engineering points.The remaining elective subjects to make up 400 points for the award of the engineering degree, including the non-technical requirements of the computer and electrical engineering streams, are credited from the law subjects undertaken.
  • A total of 300 law points must be completed, including a number of compulsory subjects. Please refer to the Faculty of Law website for further information.

Typical course plans for the three engineering streams of this combined degree appear below.

Objectives: -
Subject Options: Note: The course structure outlined below is provided for students who commenced the Bachelor of Engineering prior to 2008. Students who commenced the program in 2008 or 2009 should refer to the revised Bachelor of Engineering (355-AA) course description available here.

Third year
Semester 1

431-204 Digital Systems 2: System Design 12.5
433-252 Software Engineering Principles & Tools 12.5
433-253 Algorithms and Data Structures 12.5
Subject from other degree as required 12.5
Semester 2
431-201 Engineering Analysis A 12.5
433-254 Software Design 12.5
433-255 Logic and Computation 12.5
Subject from other degree as required 12.5

Fourth year

433-340 Software Engineering Project 25
Semester 1
433-341 Software Engineering Process & Practice 12.5
CSSE 300-level elective 12.5
Subject from other degree as required 12.5
Semester 2
433-342 Software Engineering Methods 12.5
433-343 Professional Issues in Computing 12.5
Subject from other degree as required 12.5

Fifth year

433-440 Advanced Software Engineering Project 25
Semester 1
CSSE 300-level or 400-level elective 25
Subject from other degree as required 12.5
Semester 2
CSSE 300-level and 400-level electives 25
Subject from other degree as required 12.5

Sixth year (LLB/BE(IT) or LLB/BE with computer, electrical and software engineering)
Law subjects to complete the requirements of the LLB degree. (100 points)

The 62.5 points labelled CSSE electives must be selected, subject to prerequisites being satisfied, from the 300-level, 400-level and (with the approval of the Department) masters- level subjects
offered by the Department and must include at least 37.5 points selected from: 433-332 Operating Systems, 433-351 Database Systems, 433-353 Networks and Communications, 433-371 Interactive System Design and 433-441 System Modelling and Analysis. 433-643 IT Project Management is strongly recommended. 12.5 points of other elective subjects may be used for additional computer science or electical engineering subjects. The selection of elective subjects may be restricted by timetable and prerequisite requirements.

Note that in 2005 the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering introduced restrictions to the computing subjects offered by other departments which can be taken as electives in the BCS, BE (Software), BE (Eng Mgt) Software and BE (Biomedical) Bioinformatics programs. Students are advised to visit the Engineering Student Centre Community in LMS for details when choosing their subjects.

Entry Requirements: -
Core Participation Requirements: -
Further Study: -
Graduate Attributes: None

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