• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Electronic Commerce, Information Technology, Software Engineering More...
  • Major code SOFT-MAJ

The Software Development major integrates the conceptual and practical skills related to the technology of computer systems used in the creation of high-quality software. Students develop the knowledge and skills needed to build software based solutions to complex problems in Information and Communications Technology (ICT), as well as understanding the systems context within which software is developed and operated, preparing them for a professional career in the ICT industry.

The Bachelor of Computing with a Software Development major is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Learning Outcomes

  1. Formulate and evaluate solutions to software engineering problems by selecting and applying theoretical principles and methods from the underpinning mathematical, information, and computer sciences.
  2. Proficiently apply advanced technical knowledge and appropriate tools in software engineering practices.
  3. Identify and critically evaluate current developments and emerging trends in the software engineering discipline.
  4. Communicate effectively with colleagues, other professionals and the broader community by employing a range of communication media and tools.
  5. Apply theoretical frameworks and research techniques to evaluate and critique human-centred and creative computing systems.

Areas of Interest

  • Bioinformatics
  • Computer Science
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Information Technology
  • Software Engineering
  • Advanced Computing
  • Information Systems
  • Human Centred Computing
  • Information - Intensive Computing
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Software Development
  • Algorithms and Data
  • Computer Systems
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computational Foundations
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Advice to Students

Not available to BSEng(AENSE/ASENG) or BAC(AACOM) or BACR&D(AACRD) students.

A maximum of 12 units can be counted towards another CECC Major 

A maximum of 6 units can be counted towards another CECC Minor or Specialisation. 

This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must include a minimum of 18 units of 3000-level courses

The 48 units must consist of:

12 units from the completion of either the Computing list or Engineering List:


COMP2100 Software Construction (6 units) 

COMP2120 Software Engineering (6 units) 



ENGN1211 Engineering Design 1: Discovering Engineering (6 units)

ENGN2300 Engineering Design 2: Systems Approaches for Design (6 units)


18 units from the completion of the following compulsory courses

COMP3500 Software Engineering Project (6+6 units)

COMP4130 Managing Software Quality and Process (6 units)


A minimum of 6 units from the following list:

COMP3600 Algorithms (6 units)

COMP3610 Principles of Programming Languages (6 units)

COMP3900 Human-Computer Interaction (6 units)

INFS3024 Information Systems Management (6 units)

INFS3059 Project Management and Information Systems (6 units)


A maximum of 12 units from the following list:

ASIA3032 Digital Asia: Technology and Society (6 units)

COMP2400 Relational Databases (6 units)

COMP2700 Cyber Security Foundations (6 units) 

INFS3002 Enterprise Systems in Business (6 units)

MGMT2009 Design Thinking: Human-Centred Innovation (6 units)

SCOM3029 Cross Cultural Perspectives in Science Communication (6 units)

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