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Undergraduate

Bachelor of Software Engineering Honours

2020

Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina Campus (CSP)
104741
590120
Online (CSP)
104741
590120
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Location
CRICOS Code
Casuarina Campus
0101376
Course Duration
Full-time
4 year/s
Part-time
8 year/s
Annual Fee
$29,616.00
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Semester
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Semester
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
Yes
Can offers be deferred?
Yes
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

VSENH1

Award
Bachelor of Software Engineering Honours
Faculty/College
College of Engineering, IT and Environment
Sector
HE
Area of study
Engineering and IT

The Bachelor of Software Engineering Honours will allow you to develop your understanding of the underlying principles and applications of software engineering. Additionally, you will gain professional knowledge and skills that will allow you to stand out from the crowd in the digital world.

Study opportunities are also provided to assist students to undertake sought-after industry modules, including Cisco and Microsoft certification.

Career opportunities

Your broad skill set prepares you to move into both small and large organisations, consultancy, startups, government and private companies.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Software Engineering Honours is accredited by Australia Computer Society at the level of professional practice in ICT and therefore recognised internationally under the Seoul Accord.

Assumed knowledge

Stage 2 Mathematical Methods or equivalent.

International applications

English Language Requirements for International Students

For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.

How to Apply

International applicants apply directly to CDU and should refer to the information provided for International future students Apply.

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  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

The core of this program prepares students with the necessary software engineering skills so that they are well prepared for work when graduated.

The program stresses both the importance of theory and the application of theory into practice through projects and practical exercises.


A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 320 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Common Units
(2 units)
20cp Common units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.

CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability (compulsory)
Plus, either:
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology or
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability 

Select Common Units to find out more about individual units and advanced standing options.

Core Units
(24 units)
250cp Compulsory Core units totalling 250 credit points as detailed below.

HIT137 Software Now
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals
HIT172 Operating Systems and Applications
STA101 Statistics
HIT234 Database Concepts
HIT220 Algorithms and Complexity
HIT226 Mobile Web Structures
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer Architecture
HIT237 Building Interactive Software
HIT238 The Mobile Paradigm
HIT274 Network Engineering Applications
PMO201 Project Management
HIT333 Cyber Security
HIT372 Organisation Network Infrastructure
HIT374 Enterprise Network Engineering
HIT326 Database-driven Web Applications
HIT365 C Programming
HIT339 Distributed Development
HIT381 Human Computer Interaction Design
PRT580 Discrete Structures
PRT581 Principles of Software Systems
PRT582 Software Engineering: Process and Tools 
PRT583 Process Development Methodologies
PRT585 Software Engineering Practice (20cp)

Research Units (2 units)  40cp Units totalling 40 credit points selected from research units offered by the University.

ENG720 Honours Thesis (20cp) (repeatable unit x 2) 

Electives Units 
(1 units)
10cp Elective units totalling 10 credit points selected from undergraduate units offered by the University.
  320cp Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
No more than 20 credit points may be counted with a grade of "PC" in a Bachelor AQF Level 8 embedded honours course award. A "PC" may only be awarded for units at 100, 200 or 300 level and no more than 10 credit points at "PC" may be received at the highest level of the program of learning.
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:

  • ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
  • maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
  • check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the unit area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.
Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit E = Elective R = Research

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology or
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability
CU
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals CO HIT137 Software Now CO
HIT172 Operating Systems and Applications CO STA101 Statistics CO
Elective E PMO201 Project Management CO
Year 2
HIT226 Mobile Web Structures CO HIT220 Algorithms and Complexity CO
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer Architecture CO HIT238 The Mobile Paradigm  CO
HIT237 Building Interactive Software CO HIT274 Network engineering Applications  CO
HIT234 Database Concepts  CO HIT372 Organisation Network Infrastructure CO
Year 3
HIT374 Enterprise Network Engineering  CO HIT339 Distributed Development  CO
HIT381 Human Computer Interaction Design CO PRT582 Software Engineering: Process and Tools CO
HIT326 Database-Driven Web Applications CO HIT333 Cyber Security  CO
PRT581 Principles of Software Systems  CO PRT580 Discrete Structures CO
Year 4  
ENG720 Honours Thesis (repeatable) (20CP) R ENG720 Honours Thesis (repeatable) (20CP) R
PRT583 Process Development Methodologies CO PRT585 Software Engineering Practice (20CP) CO
HIT365 C Programming  CO    

 

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Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:

  • ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
  • maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
  • check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the unit area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.

 

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit E = Elective R = Research

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology or
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability
CU
    HIT137 Software Now CO
    STA101 Statistics CO
    PMO201 Project Management CO
Year 2
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU HIT220 Algorithms and Complexity CO
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals CO HIT339 Distributed Development (replaces HIT337 from 2019) CO
HIT172 Operating Systems and Applications CO HIT274 Network Engineering Applications (replaces HIT174 from 2020) CO
HIT237 Building Interactive Software CO HIT372 Organisation Network Infrastructure CO
Year 3
HIT234 Database Concepts (replaces BIS234 from 2019) CO HIT238 The Mobile Paradigm  CO
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer Architecture CO HIT333 Cyber Security (replaces BIS243 from 2019) CO
HIT226 Mobile Web Structures CO PRT582 Software Engineering: Process and Tools CO
Elective E PRT580 Discrete Structures CO
Year 4
HIT374 Enterprise Network Engineering  CO ENG720 Honours Thesis (repeatable) (20CP) R
HIT381 Human Computer Interaction Design CO PRT585 Software Engineering Practice (20CP) CO
HIT326 Database-Driven Web Applications CO    
PRT581 Principles of Software Systems  CO    
Year 5  
ENG720 Honours Thesis (repeatable) (20CP) R    
PRT583 Process Development Methodologies CO    
HIT365 C Programming CO    

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Students Commencing in Summer Semester

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in Summer Semester and enrolling in a standard full time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦   ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
♦   maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦   check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200 i.e. SBI261.
 

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit E = Elective R = Research

 

Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Semester
Year 1
        CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
        HIT137 Software Now CO
        HIT234 Database Concepts (replaces BIS234 from 2019) CO
        STA101 Statistics CO
Year 2
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology or
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability
CU HIT220 Algorithms and Complexity CO    
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals CO HIT274 Network Engineering Applications (replaces HIT174 from 2020) CO    
HIT172 Operating Systems and Applications CO HIT372 Organisation Network Infrastructure CO    
Elective E PMO201 Project Management CO    
Year 3
HIT226 Mobile Web Structures CO HIT238 The Mobile Paradigm  CO    
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer Architecture CO HIT339 Distributed Development (replaces HIT337 from 2019) CO    
HIT237 Building Interactive Software CO  HIT333 Cyber Security (replaces BIS243 from 2019) CO     
HIT374 Enterprise Network Engineering  CO PRT580 Discrete Structures CO    
Year 4
HIT381 Human Computer Interaction Design CO PRT582 Software Engineering: Process and Tools CO    
HIT326 Database-Driven Web Applications CO ENG720 Honours Thesis (repeatable) (20cp) R    
HIT365 C Programming CO        
PRT581 Principles of Software Systems  CO        
Year 5
ENG720 Honours Thesis (repeatable) (20cp) R PRT585 Software Engineering Practice (20cp) CO    
PRT583 Process Development Methodologies CO        

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Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:

(a) Australian Citizenship; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.

2020: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

2021: Information about fees and charges for 2021 are not yet available however will be published prior to 1 December 2020.

International tuition fees

The annual course tuition fee for full time study of 80 credit points for commencing students in 2020 is AUD $29,616.00.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

Domestic students - undergraduate studies

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UAC

MyNextCourse

Direct applications are for those students who have previously completed one of the following courses at CDU:

  • Certificate IV
  • Diploma
  • Tertiary Enabling Program (TEP)
  • Preparation for Tertiary Success (PTS)
  • Undergraduate Degree

MyNextCourse

If you do not meet any of the criteria above please visit Pathways to study to view the options available to you.

International students

How to apply direct to CDU

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

You will need a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner to help you apply

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from theAustralian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.

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