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Software

Specialisation (formal)Year: 2019

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Overview

Software engineers combine an understanding of computer science, design, engineering management, mathematics and psychology to manage the development, maintenance and production of large scale software systems.

This specialisation focuses on team-based projects, in which students must conceive, design, implement and operate software engineering solutions. Students develop technical skills and the ability to apply engineering principles to solving real-world problems.

A year-long industry project provides the opportunity to work closely with ICT professionals, and many graduates find roles in this field, in addition to those in other service-oriented and software development areas.

Intended learning outcomes

To produce graduates who are skilled in software engineering principles and have the ability to apply them to complex, open-ended engineering tasks and problems.

Structure

300 credit points

The Software specialisation of the Master of Engineering consists of 300 points of study - 200 points core plus 100 points elective subjects as listed below.

Advanced standing will be awarded for equivalent subjects taken in prior study to applicants on the following basis:

Credit, Advanced Standing and Accelerated Entry Policy (MPF1293) https://policy.unimelb.edu.au/MPF1293

Subject Options

Total 300 points – 200 points core (compulsory) and 100 points elective subjects from the list below. Students must complete all 300 points of subjects, including all core subjects, or have advanced standing or exemption.

The core and elective subjects are those listed below. The order of subjects below is one way of progressing through the course – students who meet subject requisites may tailor their individual study plan to take into account advanced standing and their study load. Students plan their study online and can seek further advice from Stop 1 on individual study plans.

Students must complete the following in the Master of Engineering (Software), according to the lists below:

  • 200 credit points of core subjects (175 credit points compulsory subjects, 25 credit points selective subjects)
  • 12.5 credit points of science electives
  • 12.5 credit points of engineering electives
  • 12.5 credit points of Computing and Information Systems (CIS) electives
  • 62.5 credit points of Computing and Information Systems (CIS) advanced electives

Suggested first 100 points:

Suggested study plan for the first 100 points:

  • 62.5 points Compulsory

Code Name Study period Credit Points
INFO20003 Database Systems
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
COMP30026 Models of Computation
Semester 2
12.5
SWEN30006 Software Modelling and Design
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
SWEN20003 Object Oriented Software Development
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
COMP30023 Computer Systems
Semester 1
12.5

  • 12.5 points Selective (choose one) - University of Melbourne pathway students are recommended to take ENGR90034

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ENGR90021 Engineering Practice and Communication
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ENGR90034 Creating Innovative Engineering
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

  • 12.5 points Selective (choose one)

Code Name Study period Credit Points
COMP20003 Algorithms and Data Structures
Semester 2
12.5
COMP20007 Design of Algorithms
Semester 1
12.5
COMP90038 Algorithms and Complexity
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

  • AND 12.5 points of any Level 2 or 3 Science elective.

Suggested second 100 points:

Suggested study plan for the second 100 points:

  • 50 points Core
  • 37.5 points Computing and Information Systems Advanced Electives
  • 12.5 points Computing and Information Systems Electives

Core (50 points)

Code Name Study period Credit Points
SWEN90014 Masters Software Engineering Project
Semester 2
12.5
SWEN90006 Security & Software Testing
Semester 2
12.5
SWEN90009 Software Requirements Analysis
Semester 1
12.5
SWEN90016 Software Processes and Management
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

Suggested third 100 points:

Suggested study plan for the third 100 points:

  • 62.5 points Core
  • 25 points Computing and Information Systems Advanced Electives
  • 12.5 points engineering electives (any Level 2, 3 or 9 subject from COMP, ENGR, ISYS or SWEN)

Core (62.5 points)

Code Name Study period Credit Points
SWEN90013 Masters Advanced Software Project
Year Long
25
SWEN90007 Software Design and Architecture
Semester 2
12.5
SWEN90010 High Integrity Systems Engineering
Semester 1
12.5
SWEN90004 Modelling Complex Software Systems
Semester 1
12.5

Computing and Information Systems Electives

Total 12.5 points

Code Name Study period Credit Points
COMP30020 Declarative Programming
Semester 2
12.5
COMP30019 Graphics and Interaction
Semester 2
12.5
COMP30022 IT Project
Semester 2
12.5
COMP30023 Computer Systems
Semester 1
12.5
COMP30024 Artificial Intelligence
Semester 1
12.5
COMP30027 Machine Learning
Semester 1
12.5

Computing and Information Systems Advanced Electives

Total 62.5 points

Code Name Study period Credit Points
COMP90015 Distributed Systems
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
COMP90016 Computational Genomics
Semester 1
12.5
COMP90050 Advanced Database Systems
Semester 1
12.5
COMP90053 Program Analysis and Transformation Not available in 2019 12.5
COMP90042 Web Search and Text Analysis
Semester 1
12.5
COMP90024 Cluster and Cloud Computing
Semester 1
12.5
COMP90049 Knowledge Technologies
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
COMP90046 Constraint Programming Not available in 2019 12.5
COMP90044 Research Methods
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
COMP90014 Algorithms for Functional Genomics
Semester 2
12.5
COMP90018 Mobile Computing Systems Programming
Semester 2
12.5
COMP90017 Sensor Networks and Applications Not available in 2019 12.5
COMP90020 Distributed Algorithms
Semester 1
12.5
COMP90025 Parallel and Multicore Computing
Semester 2
12.5
COMP90048 Declarative Programming
Semester 1
12.5
COMP90043 Cryptography and Security
Semester 2
12.5
COMP90045 Programming Language Implementation
Semester 1
12.5
COMP90057 Advanced Theoretical Computer Science
Semester 2
12.5
COMP90054 AI Planning for Autonomy
Semester 2
12.5
COMP90056 Stream Computing and Applications
Semester 2
12.5
ENGR90033 Internship
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
25
ENGR90036 Leadership for Innovation
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

Links

http://www.eng.unimelb.edu.au/study/degrees/master-engineering-software/overview

Last updated: 12 September 2019