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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: n/a
  • Foreign: $ 29.4k / Year
  • Deadline:
  • 30 January
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 756pts.
  • Duration:
  • 2 years

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    From the evolving internet to the growth of mobile, handheld and embedded devices, the critical need for engineers who can build our virtual world gets greater by the day. 
    Software engineering addresses all aspects of software production, from strategy and design to coding, quality and management.

    Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

    Master of Engineering majoring in Software Engineering

    To qualify for the award of the Master of Engineering in this specialisation, a candidate must complete 72 credit points, including core and elective units of study as listed below.
    Candidates with a Bachelor of Engineering Honours or equivalent in the relevant discipline, and who have reached the required level of academic achievement in their prior degree, may be eligible for a reduction of volume in learning of up to 24 credit points.

    Core units

    Candidates must complete 24 credit points of Core units.
    Where Reduced Volume Learning has been granted candidates must complete a minimum of 12 credit points of Core units.
    ENGG5102
    Entrepreneurship for Engineers
    6    A Some limited industry experience is preferred but not essential.
    N ELEC5701 
    Semester 1
    ENGG5202
    Sustainable Design, Eng and Mgt
    6    A General knowledge in science and calculus and understanding of basic principles of chemistry, physics and mechanics  Semester 1
    ENGG5103
    Safety Systems and Risk Analysis
    6      Semester 2
    PMGT5871
    Project Process Planning and Control
    6      Intensive December
    Intensive July
    Semester 1
    Semester 2

    Specialist units

    Candidates must complete 24 credit points of Specialist units, but may take additional units as Electives.
    Where Reduced Volume Learning has been granted candidates must complete a minimum of 24 credit points of Specialist units.
    Exchange units may be taken as Specialist units with the approval of the Program Director.
    COMP5047
    Pervasive Computing
    6    A Background in programming and operating systems that is sufficient for the student to independently learn new programming tools from standard online technical materials. Ability to conduct a literature search. Ability to write reports of work done.

    Note: Department permission required for enrolment
     
    Semester 2
    COMP5416
    Advanced Network Technologies
    6    A ELEC3506 OR ELEC9506 OR ELEC5740 OR COMP5116  Semester 2
    COMP5424
    Information Technology in Biomedicine
    6      Semester 1
    ELEC5614
    Real Time Computing 
    This unit of study is not available in 2017
     
    6    A SOFT2130 Software Construction (or SOFT2004 Software Development Methods 1) and ELEC3607 Embedded Computing (or ELEC2601 Microprocessor Systems) 
    N MECH5701 
    Semester 1
    ELEC5618
    Software Quality Engineering
    6    A You are capable of writing programs with multiple functions or methods in multiple files. You are capable of design complex data structures and combine them in non trivial algorithms. You know how to use an integrated development environment. You are familiar and have worked previously with software version control systems. You know how to distribute the workload derived from the unit of study effectively throughout the week and make sure that time is truly productive. Semester 1
    ELEC5619
    Object Oriented Application Frameworks
    6    A Java programming, and some web development experience are essential. Databases strongly recommended  Semester 2
    ELEC5620
    Model Based Software Engineering
    6    A A programming language, basic maths. Semester 2
    ELEC5622
    Signals, Software and Health
    6      Semester 2

    Research units

    All candidates are required to complete a minimum of 12 credit points from the following units:
    ELEC5020
    Capstone Project A
    6    P 96 cp from MPE degree program or 24 cp from the ME program (including any credit for previous study)  Semester 1
    Semester 2
    ELEC5021
    Capstone Project B
    6    C ELEC5020 

    Note: Department permission required for enrolment
     
    Semester 1
    Semester 2
    ELEC5022
    Capstone Project B Extended
    12    P 42 credit points in the Master of Engineering and WAM >70, or 66 credit points in the Master of Professional Engineering and WAM >70 or exemption 

    Note: Department permission required for enrolment
     
    Semester 1
    Semester 2
    ELEC5222
    Dissertation A
    12    N ELEC8902, ENGG5222, ENGG5223, ELEC8901 

    Note: Department permission required for enrolment
    In order to enrol in a project, students must first secure an academic supervisor in an area that they are interested. The topic of your project must be determined in discussion with the supervisor. The supervisor can come from any of the Engineering Departments, however, they need to send confirmation of their supervision approval to the Postgraduate Administrator.
    Semester 1
    Semester 2
    ELEC5223
    Dissertation B
    12    N ELEC8901, ENGG5223, ENGG5222, ELEC8902 

    Note: Department permission required for enrolment
    In order to enrol in a project, students must first secure an academic supervisor in an area that they are interested. The topic of your project must be determined in discussion with the supervisor. The supervisor can come from any of the Engineering Departments, however, they need to send confirmation of their supervision approval to the Postgraduate Administrator.
    Semester 1
    Semester 2
    With permission from the Head of Department candidates progressing with distinction (75%) average or higher results may replace ELEC5020, ELEC5021 and 12 credit points of electives with ELEC5222 & ELEC5223 Dissertation A & B.
    A candidate who has been granted RVL and who is eligible to undertake the extended capstone project or dissertation may be granted exemption of up to 12 credit points of specialist units.

    Elective units

    Candidates may complete a maximum of 12 credit points from the following units:
    Specialist units may also be taken as Elective units. Other Postgraduate units in the Faculty may be taken as Elective units with the approval of the Program Director.
    Electives may be approved for candidates who have been granted RVL with the approval of the Program Director.
    COMP5116
    Design of Networks & Distributed Systems 
    This unit of study is not available in 2017
     
    6      Semester 2
    COMP5347
    Web Application Development
    6    A INFO9220 or COMP5028. The course assumes basic knowledge on OO design and UML diagrams. Semester 1
    COMP5348
    Enterprise Scale Software Architecture
    6    A Programming competence in Java or similar OO language. Capacity to master novel technologies (especially to program against novel APIs) using manuals, tutorial examples, etc. Semester 1
    COMP5426
    Parallel and Distributed Computing
    6      Semester 1
    COMP5456
    Introduction to Bioinformatics
    6    A Some experience with basic programming (coding) in Java, C, C++ or Perl; Some proven ability in mathematical or information sciences (as evinced in the prerequisites);Some knowledge of molecular biology either through first year BIOL papers or MBLG1001.
    N COMP3456 

    Note: Department permission required for enrolment
     
    Semester 2
    COMP9007
    Algorithms
    6    A This unit of study assumes that students have general knowledge of mathematics (especially Discrete Math) and problem solving. Having moderate knowledge about Data structure can also help students to better understand the concepts of Algorithms will be taught in this course.
    N COMP5211 
    Semester 1
    Semester 2
    COMP9103
    Software Development in Java
    6    N COMP5214  Semester 1
    Semester 2
    ELEC5206
    Sustainable Energy Systems
    6    A Following concepts are assumed knowledge for this unit of study: familiarity with transformers, ac power, capacitors and inductors, electric circuits such as three-phase circuits and circuits with switches, and basic electronic circuit theory. Semester 2
    ELEC5208
    Intelligent Electricity Networks
    6    A Fundamentals of Electricity Networks, Control Systems and Telecommunications  Semester 1
    ELEC5303
    Computer Control System Design 
    This unit of study is not available in 2017
     
    6    A This unit assumes a basic knowledge of calculus, functions of real variables, Laplace transform, matrix theory and control theory.

    Note: Department permission required for enrolment
     
    Semester 1
    ELEC5508
    Wireless Engineering
    6    A Basic knowledge in probability and statistics, analog and digital communications, error probability calculation in communications channels, and telecommunications network. Semester 2
    ELEC5509
    Mobile Networks
    6    A Basically, students need to know the concepts of data communications and mobile communications, which could be gained in one the following units of study: ELEC3505 Communications, ELEC3506 Data Communications and the Internet, or similar units. If you are not sure, please contact the instructor. Semester 1
    ELEC5510
    Satellite Communication Systems
    6    A Knowledge of error probabilities, analog and digital modulation techniques and error performance evaluation studied in ELEC3505 Communications and ELEC4505 Digital Communication Systems, is assumed. Semester 2
    ELEC5514
    Networked Embedded Systems
    6    A ELEC3305, ELEC3506, ELEC3607 and ELEC5508  Semester 2
    ELEC5616
    Computer and Network Security
    6    A A programming language, basic maths. Semester 1
    ELEC5701
    Technology Venture Creation
    6    N ENGG5102  Semester 2
    ENGG5231
    Engineering Graduate Exchange A
    6      Intensive January
    Intensive July
    ENGG5232
    Engineering Graduate Exchange B
    6      Intensive January
    Intensive July
    INFO5010
    IT Advanced Topic A
    6   
    Note: Department permission required for enrolment
     
    Semester 1
    Semester 2
    INFO5011
    IT Advanced Topic B
    6   
    Note: Department permission required for enrolment
     
    Semester 1
    Semester 2
    INFO6010
    Advanced Topics in IT Project Management
    6    A Students are assumed to understand the role of IT projects.
    P INFO6007, OR 3-5 years working experience in IT Project Management 
    Semester 2
    INFS6004
    Business Transformation Projects
    6    A Understanding the major functions of a business and how those business functions interact internally and externally so the company can be competitive in a changing market. How Information Systems can be used and managed in a business. How to critically analyse a business and determine its options for transformation. Desirable Experience as a member of a project team.

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    University requirements


    Program requirements

    • IELTS: A minimum result of 6.5 overall and a minimum result of 6.0 in each band
    • TOEFL paper-based: A minimum result of 565 overall including a minimum result of 4.5 in Writing TOEFL IBT: A minimum result of 85 overall including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing
    • The equivalent of an Australian bachelor’s degree

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