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University of Canberra

Suburb , ACT ,Australia

Bachelor of Software Engineering - 560AA

If the idea of exploring a career working as a highly qualified and in demand software engineer inspires you, then the UC Bachelor of Software Engineering is your key to developing the skills needed to open industry doors and progress naturally into life long career as a software engineer.

This course has been designed to develop and strengthen your communication skills and teach you how to critically analyse and construct systems in order to gain a clear and wholistic understanding of the software engineering spectrum. 

As part of your studies you will go on to become proficient in a range of areas including design, coding and software specification which will give you a solid foundation in computer science and give you the necessary skills to be able to develop your own cutting-edge creations.

With the ability to tailor your course to focus on a range of areas, including robotics and AI, computer security, network computing, games development, digital forensics and intelligent systems, this course offers the perfect platform from which to explore and discover the career pathway that best suits your personal and professional objectives.

This course is accredited with the Australian Computer Society and has been designed to impart you with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to work as a qualified IT professional, in whichever area of the industry you choose to launch your career in.

This course offers the chance to specialise in Cloud Computing and Internet of Things, Cybersecurity and System Administration, Data Science or Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.

Campus Information

Canberra, Bruce

The University of Canberra is located in the suburb of Bruce in the Australian Capital Territory. Surrounded by Lake Ginnindera, the new suburb of Lawson, Radford college and residential housing, regular public buses can drop you right on campus. Open space, natural calm, tall trees and wildlife. Close to the city. Convenient to shopping. Great food, cool cafes, events and markets; a buzzing social hub with something for everyone. Student accommodation, an on-campus medical and counselling centre, the Australian Institute of Sport, Calvary Public Hospital, Belconnen Shopping Mall and a variety of restaurants are all within walking distance.


  • Feb
  • Aug

Application Processing Time in Days: 14

Application Process

More Information required
10 Days
Possible interview call from institution
10 Days
Provisional/ unconditional offer
20 Days
Visa process
30 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

The UC Bachelor of Software of Engineering is an industry respected and globally recognised degree. UC’s unique connections within the industry also means that students tend to establish strong professional relationships long before they graduate. This often means that students stand out from the competition and have a higher chance of successfully transitioning into any of the following careers:

  • Software engineer
  • Cloud computing architect
  • Software and games developer
  • ICT project manager
  • ICT security specialist
  • Chief Information Officer
  • IoT engineer, developer or designer
  • Cybersecurity specialist
  • Service desk manager
  • System administrator
  • Cybersecurity operations manager
  • Big data engineer
  • Big data architect
  • Data scientist
  • Business intelligence specialist
  • Artificial intelligence engineer
  • Machine learning engineer
  • Robotics specialist.

PSW Opportunity

Major Cities

  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane

Regular 2 years post study work visa for international students completing Bachelors and Masters degrees (minimum 92 weeks), 3 years for Masters by Research and 4 years for PhD. graduates

Cities and major regional centres

  • Perth
  • Adelaide
  • Gold Coast
  • Sunshine Coast Canberra Newcastle/Lake Macquarie
  • Wollongong/Illawarra Geelong
  • Hobart

International students studying at regional universities will be eligible to access an 
additional year in Australia on a post-study work visa
(Which means a Bachelors or Masters graduate can get up to 3 years of PSW visa)

Regional centres and other regional areas

All other locations 
(list of cities)

International students studying at regional universities will be eligible to access an additional 
2 years in Australia on a post-study work visa 
(Which means a Bachelors or Masters graduate can get up to 4 years of PSW visa)

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.

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