single degree

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)

A single four year undergraduate degree offered by the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science

BSENG(H)
  • Length 4 year full-time
  • Minimum 192 Units
Admission requirements
  • Field of Education
    • Information Technology
  • Length 4 year full-time
  • Minimum 192 Units
Admission requirements
  • Field of Education
    • Information Technology

Have you got a good app idea for your iPad? Want to work on computer games? Get ready to learn how it all comes together.

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.

Career Options

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.

Employment Opportunities

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
  • Programmer
  • System Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Application Developer
  • Database Analyst
  • Network Architect

Our graduates work in many organisations including:

  • IBM
  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • Yahoo
  • Intel
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • Accenture Australia
  • Bloomberg
  • National Australia Bank
  • Citigroup
  • Deloitte
  • Unisys
  • Australian Government (Australian Taxation Office, Reserve Bank of Australia, Department of Broadband, Communication and the Digital Economy, etc.)

Admission Requirements

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:

http://cecs.anu.edu.au/future_students/sas

ATAR:
87
QLD Band:
7
International Baccalaureate:
32

Prerequisites

ACT: Maths Methods major OR Specialist Maths (recommended)
NSW:Mathematics
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)

Adjustment Factors

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
$37,104.00

Scholarships

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.

Program Requirements

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

COMP3600 Algorithms

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

Or:

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.

Majors

Specialisations

Elective Study

Once you have met the program requirements of your degree, you may have enough electives to complete an additional elective majorminor or specialisation.

Study Options

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

Back to the Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) page

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.






Single 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.




Double degree

  • 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

Enrolment Status

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

  • IF YOU ARE COMMENCING IN JULY YOU SHOULD SEND AN EMAIL TO <studentadmin.cecs@anu.edu.au> FOR ADVICE ABOUT YOUR ENROLMENT OR YOU SHOULD ATTEND AN ENROLMENT ADVICE SESSION AT THE UNIVERSITY IN THE WEEK BEFORE SEMESTER COMMENCES.

  • If you studied ACT Maths Methods, or are not confident in your Maths ability, please  FOLLOW THE ADVICE HERE

  • Students who excel in maths and have done the highest level of maths available to them at school should read the following:

    • You may choose to enrol in MATH1115 and MATH1116 (honours maths) in place of MATH1013 and MATH1014. There is no particular advantage to doing this, and there is additional workload, but students who are passionate and talented may like to choose this option.
  • 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

See available majors and minors for this program

Majors and 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.

Electives

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





Study Options

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) single degree

Study Options

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

Study Options

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

Academic Advice

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