• Offered by School of Computing
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering Computing & Cybernetics
  • Course subject Computer Science
  • Areas of interest Software Engineering
  • Work Integrated Learning Placements
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Alex Potanin
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2024
    Second Semester 2024
    See Future Offerings
  • STEM Course

The Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) degree at the ANU is accredited by the Engineers Australia. A requirement of Engineers Australia, as part of the degree accreditation, is that ALL students MUST complete the equivalent of 12 weeks of full-time work experience outside the University during their studies. This is implemented in the Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) degree at the ANU as this course. Students are required to submit a report upon completion of their work experience.

For more information on Work Experience see : https://cecc.anu.edu.au/students/student-employability/work/

Industrial experience report

•At the time you submit your work experience report, you must complete the 420 working hours requirement. Of those 420 hours, 140 hours must be in a software engineering context, 140 hours must be a computer science related context, and the remaining 140 hours may be in any professional context.

•The report should discuss and reflect the work completed during your placement and how it is connected to the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

•Can be organized by each placement or by each reflection point

•Reports are expected to be 3-5 pages, excluding the employment letter(s) and feedback form(s) (if any) from the employers

•Submit your work experience report via Wattle, including a copy of your letter of employment (for each placement).

•Overseas placements should provide the evidence such as passport entry and leaving or actual flight tickets

Students must fulfill the requirements during the course of their degree; they normally enroll in COMP4800 in their final year and need to have satisfied the requirements by October in order to graduate at the ceremony the following December.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. describe and interpret a basic range of industrial workplace issues,
  2. demonstrate insight into the main responsibilities of a software engineer and
  3. reflect on the main working modes of a software engineer, such as client focus, communication skills, and teamwork practices

Work Integrated Learning


Industrial Experience.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Written Industrial Experience Report submitted via Wattle (assessed as pass or fail) (100) [LO 1,2,3]

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The Industrial Experience Course requires undertaking a suitable work placement and the report that allows the validation of the placement meeting the learning and accreditation requirements.

Inherent Requirements

To enrol in this course students must be currently enrolled in Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed COMP3500.

Prescribed Texts



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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4202 19 Feb 2024 26 Feb 2024 05 Apr 2024 24 May 2024 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9207 22 Jul 2024 29 Jul 2024 31 Aug 2024 25 Oct 2024 In Person N/A

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