Bachelor of Engineering (Software Engineering)/Bachelor of Science

Course 985SE (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Year and Campus: 2012
CRICOS Code: 009725A
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Undergraduate
Duration & Credit Points: 500 credit points taken over 60 months


Dr Shanika Karunasekera


Melbourne School of Engineering
Ground Floor, Old Engineering (Building 173)

Current Students:
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
+61 3 9035 5511

Prospective Students:
Phone: + 61 3 8344 6944

Course Overview:

Please See objectives


On completion of this course graduates should:

  • Have a sound fundamental understanding of the scientific principles underlying technologyHave acquired the educational and professional standards of the professional institutions with which the school's courses are accredited
  • Possess a broad knowledge base of their chosen discipline and of other disciplines to facilitate effective communication with those other professionals with whom engineers routinely communicate
  • Be able to apply the basic principles underlying the management of physical, human and financial resources
  • Have acquired the mathematical and computational skills necessary for the solution of theoretical and practical problems Possess analytical, problem-solving and design skills, including those appropriate for sustainable developmentHave verbal and written communication skills that enable them to contribute substantially to society
  • Have acquired lifelong learning skills for further development professionally and for meeting future changes in technology Have acquired a sense of professional ethics and responsibility towards the profession and the communityHave developed the interpersonal and management skills required by engineers in undertaking professional activities; and
  • Be able to enact the social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities of the professional engineer, and the need for sustainable development
Course Structure & Available Subjects:


The double degree, Bachelor of Engineering (Software )/Bachelor of Science requires the completion of 500 points, including a total of 300 engineering points, usually over five years. Student who have not yet completed the requirements of the Bachelor of Engineering degree should see a course advisor.


Final Year

Subject Options:

NOTE: Students who have not yet completed the requirements of the Bachelor of Computer Science degree should see a course advisor.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

Computing and Information Systems (CIS) level-3 or Advanced-level elective(s), 50 points in total

Elective(s) (25 points in total)

The 62.5 points labelled CIS electives must be selected, subject to prerequisites being satisfied. Those points can be from the level-3, level-4 and, with the approval of the Department, masters-level subjects
SWEN90003 IT Project Management is strongly recommended. 12.5 points. Current students are strongly recommend to see a course advisor for subject selection.

The selection of elective subjects may be restricted by timetable and prerequisite requirements.

Computing and Information Systems Electives Including but not limited to:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 2

Electrical Engineering Electives

For Electrical Engineering Electives please refer to355EE Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)

Entry Requirements:


Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:

Graduate Attributes:

Graduate Attributes:

  • Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation, and solution
  • Ability to utilise a systems approach to complex problems and to design and operational performance
  • Capacity for creativity and innovationAbility to manage information and documentation
Generic Skills:

An Engineering graduate has a unique skill set comprising a blend of technical, business and interpersonal skills. Upon completion of the Bachelor of Engineering at the University of Melbourne, students will have strong analytical skills, the ability to lead teams and projects and the creativity to look at problems in a way that provides innovative solutions. Our graduates are known for their high standards and professionalism, their understanding of global issues and their outstanding communication skills. For details, see "Objectives".

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