Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Software) Mid-Year Entry
Thrive in the golden age of software
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. They are involved in the whole life cycle of computer software. They strategise, design, build, test, code and collaborate.
Studying software engineering will prepare you to drive software solutions to enhance our future for generations to come.
What will you do?
Our Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Software) combines the underlying principles of software engineering with strong technical and leadership skills. You will:
- tackle real-world, open-ended and complex programming problems
- take new and refreshed courses that emphasise divergent thinking, collaborative learning and teamwork
- work with industry mentors
- pursue work experience and internship opportunities with some of the world’s best-known companies
- complete an eight-week practical experience.
Majors are available in:
A Minor is available in:
Where could it take you?
Our software engineering graduates are highly sought after by top companies around the globe. As an accredited engineer, you could develop software for mobile robots and driverless cars. You might create and test video gaming experiences. Perhaps you’ll design apps or entirely new smart technologies. In the software engineering landscape, you can code your own adventure.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:
SATAC Code 334891 2018 CSP ATAR 80.1 2018 Guaranteed Entry Score 80 Deferment Yes - 2 year Intake February and July. Students commencing in July may have a slightly limited selection of courses. Enquiries Future Students team
Alternative entry pathways
SATAC Code: 334891
- Higher Education applicants
You must have completed at least six months full time equivalent higher education study (the number of courses and units will vary depending on your prior institution however at the University of Adelaide, this equates to 4 courses / 12 units). A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA.
- VET applicants
You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation. Your application will be ranked according to the level of the award.
- Special Entry applicants
You must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2019. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2019 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2018 or 2017), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2017). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
- Other Entry Pathways
CRICOS 082124J Intake February and July. Students commencing in July may have a slightly limited selection of courses.
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 Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 Cambridge 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 Requirements
Secondary School Qualifications Selection Rank (International) 80 International Baccalaureate (IB) 29 Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 19 United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 15 General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 9 Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 75 British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Canada) 5.2 Alberta High School Diploma (Canada) 82 ISC & CBSE [India] 75% ISBE [India] 85% SAT [US] 1270 Abitur 3.1 Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education 2.7 Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 8.0 STPM or Matrikulasi 3.00 Kuwait General School Secondary Certificate 77 The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 77 Eynesbury Foundation Program 380 ANU Foundation Studies 69 Monash Foundation Year 72.5 Trinity College Foundation Studies Program 75 UNSW Foundation Year 7.5 University of Sydney Foundation Studies Program 6.9 Western Australia University Foundation Studies Program 62 University of Queensland Foundation Studies Program 4.6 Non-Go8 Foundation Score 77 Other Qualifications Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Philippines or Taiwan may be eligible to apply for a Pre-University Pathway to prepare for or gain entry into the University's undergraduate academic programs. For additional information see Pathway Programs
Australian Year 12 SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods (if studied from 2017 onwards. If studied year 12 prior to 2017, the equivalent subject was called Mathematical Studies) & Physics.
IB: Mathematics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3) & Physics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3).
International Qualifications Mathematics and Physics
- Higher Education applicants
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
Annual tuition feesCommonwealth-supported place: $9,325
More information on Student Contribution Amounts.
Annual tuition fees International student place: $42,000
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Career ReadinessDemand for software engineers is extremely strong. There are currently not enough graduates to meet industry demand, so there is no better time than now to study for a software engineering career.
Our graduates are employed across a diverse range of industries including: DSTG, Saab Australia, Google Australia, Atlassain, BAE systems, Raytheon, Microsoft, Maptek, ElmTek, and with government agencies.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Industry PlacementStudents are required to complete eight weeks of approved practical experience.
Professional AccreditationGraduates qualify for professional membership of Engineers Australia.
The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Software) is also accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). The program is designed to provide a professional qualification in computing and software engineering.
It also provides the necessary academic requirements for membership of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the American-based Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
A Study Overseas Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via Study Overseas, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.
To find Study Overseas opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.
Study Overseas ExperienceTo discuss your options further, please contact the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences.
Areas of SpecialisationMajors
South Australia is Australia's defence state and home to many important defence investments and industries, including shipbuilding and the over-the-horizon radar project. Software engineers are criticalto defence capabilities, and this major is ideal for launching a career in the field.
The cross-disciplinary Smart Technologies major prepares students for careers in the fascinating field of artificial intelligence, and provides a broader perspective than direct artificial intelligence or electronics majors. Courses cover physical electronic devices and virtual sensor signal analysis, algorithms, and artificial intelligence systems.
Completion of a minor introduces students to an aligned fields in which their technical knowledge can be applied, and enables them to explore career opportunities in the area.
The following minor is available:
Example Study PlanStudy plans are available on the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences website.
AssessmentAssessment can vary from course to course and can include a combination of class work, tutorials, assignments, laboratory work, quizzes, project work and exams.
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Last updated: Thursday, 23 May 2019