The Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) requires completion of 192 units, of which:
A maximum of 60 units may come from completion of 1000-level courses
The 192 units must include:
96 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:
COMP1100 Introduction to Programming & Algorithms
COMP1510 Introduction to Software Engineering
COMP2130 Software Analysis and Design
COMP2300 Introduction to Computer Systems
COMP2310 Concurrent and Distributed Systems
COMP2400 Relational Databases
COMP2500 Software Construction for Software Engineers
COMP2600 Formal Methods in Software Engineering
COMP3120 Managing Software Development
COMP3500 Software Engineering Project (12 units)
COMP3530 System Engineering for Software Engineers
COMP4130 Managing Software Quality and Process
COMP4800 Industrial Experience (0 unit)
ENGN1211 Discovering Engineering
ENGN3230 Engineering Innovation
6 units from completion of a core course from the following list:
MATH1013 Mathematics and Applications 1
MATH1115 Mathematics and Applications 1 Honours
6 units from completion of a core course from the following list:
MATH1014 Mathematics and Applications 2
MATH1116 Mathematics and Applications 2 Honours
24 units from either:
12 units from completion of COMP4500 Software Engineering Practice, and
12 units of 3000 or 4000 level COMP courses
24 units from completion of COMP4540 Software Engineering Research Project
12 units from ENGN courses in the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science or
any courses in the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment or ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
12 units from the completion of courses from the following list:
3000-level COMP courses
4000-level COMP courses
VCUG3001 Unravelling Complexity
36 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU
HONS4700 Final Honours Grade will be used to record the Class of Honours and the Mark. The Honours Mark will be a weighted average percentage mark (APM) calculated by first calculating the average mark for 1000,2000, 3000 and 4000 level courses. We denote these averages: A1, A2, A3, and A4 respectively. The averages are computed based on all units counted towards satisfaction of degree requirements, excluding non-COMP electives. Finally these averages are combined using the formula APM = (0.1 X A1) + (0.2 X A2) + (0.3 X A3) + (0.4 X A4).
The APM will then be used to determine the final grade according to the ANU Honours grading scale, found at http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/assessments-exams/grading-scale.
|Year 1 48 units||COMP1100 Introduction to Programming and Algorithms 6 units||ENGN1211 Discovering Engineering 6 units||MATH1013 Mathematics and Applications 1 6 units||Elective Course Engn/Sc 6 units|
|COMP1510 Introduction to Software Engineering 6 units||COMP2400 Relational Databases 6 units||MATH1014 Mathematics and Applications 2 6 units||Elective Course Engn/Sc 6 units|
|Year 2 48 units||COMP2300 Introduction to Computer Systems 6 units||COMP2500 Software Construction for Software Engineers 6 units||Elective Course 6 units||Elective Course 6 units|
|COMP2130 Software Analysis and Design 6 units||COMP2310 Concurrent and Distributed Systems 6 units||COMP2600 Formal Methods in Software Engineering 6 units||Elective Course 6 units|
|Year 3 48 units||COMP3120 Managing Software Development 6 units||COMP3500 Software Engineering Project 6 units||COMP3530 Systems Engineering for Software Engineers 6 units||Core Course 3000/4000 level 6 units|
|COMP3500 Software Engineering Project 6 units||COMP3600 Algorithms 6 units||ENGN3230 Engineering Innovation 6 units||Core Course 3000/4000 level 6 units|
|Year 4 48 units||COMP4130 Managing Software Quality and Process 6 units||COMP4500 Software Engineering Practice 6 units||Core Course 3000/4000 level 6 units||Elective Course 6 units|
|COMP4500 Software Engineering Practice 6 units||Core Course 3000/4000 level 6 units||Elective Course 6 units||Elective Course 6 units|
The College has introduced a ‘Special Admission Scheme (SAS)’ for students interested in the Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) degree. This scheme caters for domestic students who achieve a minimum ATAR of 80 but do not achieve the require ATAR of 87 for direct admission. Further information can be found at:
- QLD Band:
- International Baccalaureate:
ACT: Maths Methods major OR Specialist Maths (recommended)
SA/NT: Mathematics 1 (Single)
TAS: Mathematics Stage 2
VIC: Mathematical Methods 3 & 4 or Specialist Mathematics
QLD: Mathematics B or Mathematics C
WA: Applicable Mathematics and Calculus
IB: Mathematics (SL) or Mathematics (HL)
The National Access Scheme 2014
ANU offers bonus points for nationally strategic senior secondary subjects, and in recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies.
Bonus points are applied to all applicants with an ATAR at or above 70. Points are awarded in accordance with the approved schedule, and no more than 10 points (maximum 5 academic points and maximum 5 equity points) will be awarded.
Bonus points do not apply to programs with an ATAR cutoff of 98 or higher.
Bonus Points are only awarded to domestic applicants applying for admission through UAC who have not previously attempted tertiary study.
How to apply
Academic Bonus Points: senior secondary students do not need to apply for ANU academic bonus points. They are automatically added in accordance with the schedule.
Educational Access Scheme: senior secondary students do not need to apply if their school is part of the Priority School Funding Program or Country Areas Program. All other applicants should refer to http://www.uac.edu.au/eas/ for more information.
Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)
For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees
- Annual indicative fee for international students
For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees
ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.
Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.
For further information see the Scholarships website.
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The ANU Bachelor of Software Engineering will keep you ahead of the pack with exceptional computing knowledge, business management and leadership skills. You will write programs, develop software, work for real-world clients, manage teams, design innovative solutions and implement them.
This education experience covers computer systems, programming and software development. Our degree ensures that you will soon be a desired professional engineer with problem-solving, product-development and project management skills.
Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.
The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.
Graduates work as accredited, professional software engineers and are highly sought after by both large international organisations and local firms.
They are employed in a variety of roles, including but not limited to:
- Software Engineer
- Software Developer
- Software Consultant
- Software Architect
- System Analyst
- Project Manager
- Product Manager
- Application Developer
- Database Analyst
- Network Architect
Our graduates work in many organisations including:
- Price Waterhouse Coopers
- Accenture Australia
- National Australia Bank
- Australian Government (Australian Taxation Office, Reserve Bank of Australia, Department of Broadband, Communication and the Digital Economy, etc.)
The Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) (BSEng) is a four year single degree accredited by Engineers Australia. The degree allows you to focus your study on Software Engineering
whilst exploring other interests in computing, engineering, science or any
discipline offered at ANU. You
will learn how to write programs, develop software, work for real-world
clients, manage teams, design innovative solutions and implement them.
The BSEng can be studied as a double degree.
- This degree requires 192 units (each course is typically 6 units)
- Typically you will study four courses per semester (total of 24 units)
- You can study an Engineering or Science major (48 units) or any minor (24 units) but it is not a compulsory requirement of this degree
- 36 units of electives (six courses). These courses are used to study an Engineering or Science major or a range of courses from any ANU College.
- This degree requires 144 units (each course is typically 6 units)
- There is an additional 12 units counting towards both Software Engineering and the other half of your degree. The Software Engineering double degree program requirements outline which courses are double counted.
- Majors and minors are not compulsory in the BSEng
- There are no university electives in the double degree.
- You can find your double degree with BSEng from Program and Courses
About this degree
- Typically you will study 4 courses per semester (total of 24 units) as a full time student giving you a total of 32 courses as a single BSEng degree
- The degree is made of up compulsory requirements, additional computing electives and 36 units (six courses) of electives
- You can study either an Engineering or Science major in the single degree
- In the double degree, you have no electives - your other degree requirements use up all of these
While it’s possible to enrol in fewer courses per
semester, which is called studying part-time, it will take you longer to finish
your program and get your degree. If you are an international student you must
always be full-time.
Important things to keep in mind when choosing your 1000-level courses
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- When you enrol for the first time you will study '1000-level' courses. These courses have '1' as the first number in their course code, such as COMP1100. The exception to this is COMP2400 which you will take in first year.
- You need to enrol in courses for both First Semester and Second Semester
- You can’t study more than four courses (24 units) per semester, eight for the year
- You may take 1000-level courses later in your program. But remember you can’t count more than ten 1000-level courses (60 units) towards your single degree or six 1000-level courses (36 units) towards your BSEng half of the double degree.
Majors and Minors
minors are not compulsory in the BSEng. You can study a Computing (except
Software Development) or Engineering or Science major (48 units) or
specialisation or minor in a single BSEng or double degree if your other degree
is a Bachelor of Science. Computing specialisations and minors in any
discipline are possible in a single BSEng.
If you are in the single degree then in your first year you have two electives to choose. These will normally be Science or Engineering electives. If you choose non science/engineering electives, you will need to do the science / engineering electives later in your degree.
To find 1000-level elective courses, use the catalogue search. Suggested electives in your first year:Semester 1 - PHYS1001 or PHYS1101 or other Science/Engineering course
Semester 2 – ENGN1218 or other Science/Engineering course
Other science/engineering options in Semester 1 include MATH1003(see note about maths in 'important things to keep in mind' section above), PSYC1003, STAT1003, BIOL1003. Other options in Semester 2 include PSYC1004, STAT1008
Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) single degree
|Year 1 48 units||COMP1100 Introduction to Programming and Algorithms 6 units||ENGN1211 Discovering Engineering 6 units||MATH1013 Mathematics and Applications 1 6 units||Engineering/Science elective 6 units|
|COMP1510 Introduction to Software Engineering 6 units||COMP2400 Relational Databases 6 units||MATH1014 Mathematics and Applications 2 6 units||Engineering/Science elective 6 units|
Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) double degree
|Year 1 48 units||COMP1100 Introduction to Programming and Algorithms 6 units||ENGN1211 Discovering Engineering 6 units||MATH1013 Mathematics and Applications 1 6 units||Other Degree course|
|COMP1510 Introduction to Software Engineering 6 units||COMP2400 Relational Databases 6 units||MATH1014 Mathematics and Applications 2 6 units||Other Degree course|
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