Master of Software Engineering
Drive software solutions
From South Australia to Silicon Valley, software engineers are using a combination of problem solving and creativity to develop new technologies that change the world.
Our Master of Software Engineering is a two-year intensive degree, offering a competitive edge in the industry. Our software engineering graduates are highly sought after by top companies around the globe.
What will you do?
- Develop advanced technical skills.
- Connect with industry professionals.
- Explore mobile and wireless networks and their impact on software development.
- Learn about distributed databases and data mining.
- Undertake a year-long research project with a team of peers.
If you plan to pursue further research study, your year-long project must be undertaken individually. Interested students should consult the program coordinator in first year.
Where could it take you?
You’ll graduate ready to define, design, construct, test and maintain software systems. As an accredited engineer, you might develop software for mobile robots and driverless cars. You could create and test video gaming experiences. Perhaps you’ll design apps or entirely new smart technologies.
For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.
For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2020 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:
SATAC Code 3CM099 Deferment Yes - 2 year Intake February and July Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
Higher Education Study A completed Bachelor degree with major in computer science or equivalent, or a Graduate Diploma in Computer Science.SATAC Code: 3CM099
CRICOS 023447A Intake February and July
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearson Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 C1 Advanced Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry RequirementsMore Information
Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
Fees and Scholarships
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I am a:
Indicative annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $32,000
Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $44,000
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Graduates of this program can seek advanced technical careers in the information technology industry including the financial, business, scientific, entertainment, networking and defence sectors.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
The Master of Software Engineering is accredited by the Australian Computer Society. It is designed to provide a professional qualification in computing and information technology and also provides the necessary academic requirements for membership of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the Association for Computing Machinery.
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Degree StructureThis 48-unit program is designed for graduates with a strong background in computer science, including courses such as Software Engineering and Project. It includes a year-long project and graduate courses in computer science, providing in-depth technical information to its graduates.
This degree includes significant programming assignments that are usually written in JAVA or C++. Students are assumed to have foundational programming skills and be familiar with at least one object-oriented programming language prior to the commencement of the program.
The availability of all courses is conditional on the availability of staff, facilities and sufficient enrolments.
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Example Study PlanStudy plans are available on the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences website.
Assessment includes a research project, written assignments, practical work and examinations.
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Last updated: Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020