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Deakin University

Burwood, Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)

Create smart software and systems of the future by studying Deakin’s Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours). Graduate as an industry-ready software engineer, ready to solve tomorrow’s business problems through creative computing solutions.

Want to be at the forefront of robotics, computing, and smart technologies?

Rapid advancement in sensing hardware, computers, and smart devices has created a growing demand for software engineers who can develop complex software systems for the modern world. The Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) arms you with the skills needed to build disruptive technologies that create change, making you a sought-after expert in this evolving field.

You’ll develop specialised skills in robotics, cyber-physical systems, and the internet-of-things (IoT), all while getting hands-on with the latest software engineering tools that allow you to push beyond the limitations of traditional technologies. From Mars rovers to smart homes and cities, robotic surgery, and precision agriculture, software engineers combine software systems and embedded hardware to create solutions for the future that fills a vital role in the development of smart and innovative technologies.

Work experience

The course includes a compulsory work placement that requires you to undertake at least 60 working days (450 hours) hours of suitable practical experience.

Campus Information

Burwood

The Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin’s largest. A short trip from Melbourne’s central business district, Burwood offers the perfect balance between city lifestyle and suburban comfort. On campus you will find impressive buildings and world-class facilities, a wide range of learning and social spaces, and a relaxed atmosphere. If you enjoy getting outdoors between classes, the Melbourne Burwood Campus also sits alongside parkland, which is great for walking, jogging and cycling.

Intakes

  • March
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 5

Application Process

Application Outcome
7 Days
Visa processing time
35 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Graduates will be equipped to find employment in diverse areas of software engineering. You’ll be able to develop and implement state-of-the-art smart devices, systems, and application frameworks for industries including health, agriculture, manufacturing, and transport.

This can lead to employment in roles such as:

  • business analyst
  • data engineer
  • DevOps engineer
  • embedded systems developer
  • IoT system engineer
  • machine-learning engineer
  • mobile applications developer
  • project manager
  • software engineer
  • software developer
  • systems architect
  • web applications developer.

PSW Opportunity

  • Melbourne Campus - 2 years of Post Study Work Permit

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

India
  • (standard class XII):- 65%

Entry for applicants with recent secondary education (previous three years) will be based on their performance in the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, with pre-requisite units 3 and 4; a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or 20 in English other than EAL and a study score of at least 20 in one of the maths: mathematical methods (any) or maths: specialist mathematics. Applicants will be selected in accordance with the published Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) for that year.

Entry for applicants with previous Tertiary, VET, life or work experience: Prerequisites of English and mathematics as for year 12 school leavers (or equivalent). Entry will be based on their performance in:

  • a Certificate IV in a related discipline OR
  • a Diploma in any discipline OR
  • successful completion of relevant study at an accredited higher education institution equivalent to at least two Deakin University units OR
  • other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent for example relevant work or life experience

Maths Eligibility Assessment: Deakin University offers prospective students an opportunity to sit an online Maths Eligibility Assessment. Applicants who have successfully met English and all other course entry requirements for admission into relevant Engineering and IT courses, but do not have evidence of meeting the required mathematics prerequisite may be eligible to take the Maths Eligibility Assessment.

Supporting documents

When you apply to Deakin, it’s important to attach all requested supporting documentation, otherwise, your application could be delayed or disallowed.

Remember, most documents need to be certified before you upload them, so give yourself plenty of time to get organized.

Examples of certified copies you’ll need to include:

  • award certificates
  • academic transcripts
  • formal identity papers (e.g. your passport).

Documents in languages other than English will need to be translated. If you’re applying for a scholarship, please also check the specific supporting documents for that application.