1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
- An undergraduate degree with a weighted average mark of at least H3 (65%) or equivalent; and
- At least 25 points of any tertiary-level Mathematics; and
- At least 25 points of any tertiary-level Computer Programming
Applicants who are completing prerequisite subjects as single subject study in order to meet the Mathematics and/or Computer Programming entry requirements will be required to achieve a grade of at least H3 (65%) or equivalent in each individual prerequisite subject to satisfy this entry requirement.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider;
- Prior academic performance; and if relevant
- Professional experience
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
4. Applicants are required to satisfy the University’s English language requirements for graduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 6.5 is required.
Applicants with the following may be awarded up to 100 points of credit:
- Graduates of Melbourne Model BSc undergraduate degree who complete the Computing and Software Systems majors with a weighted average mark of at least H3 (65%) or equivalent;
- A Bachelor of Engineering, or equivalent as recognised by the Melbourne School of Engineering, in a cognate discipline appropriate to the stream of the Master of Engineering into which entry is sought with a weighted average mark of at least H3 (65%) or equivalent.
Available credit for other University of Melbourne graduates and graduates of other universities is normally evaluated on a case-by-case basis, but the Academic Board may approve standard credit arrangements for specified entry pathways.
Graduate Degree Packages for School Leavers
The University of Melbourne offers Graduate Degree Packages to high achieving school leavers, allowing them to secure places (Commonwealth Supported Places for domestic students or International fee places) in the Master of Engineering provided that they meet certain requirements.
For a Commonwealth Supported Place or an International Fee Place, the applicant must:
- Complete an Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate (IB) in 2018 or later either:
- In Australia; or
- Outside Australia and be an Australian citizen;
- Achieve an ATAR (or notional ATAR) of at least 96.00;
- Apply for a University of Melbourne Graduate Degree Packages for commencement in the year following completion of Year 12 or IB via VTAC;
- Enrol immediately or be granted deferral in the year following Year 12;
- Successfully complete a Bachelor of Biomedicine, Commerce, Design or Science at the University of Melbourne including all the specified prerequisite subjects; and
- Commence the Master of Engineering within 18 months of completing the undergraduate degree.
Applicants should refer to the University handbook for the additional entry requirements for the undergraduate degrees in the Graduate Degree Packages.
Inherent requirements (core participation requirements)
The Master of Software Engineering welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and degree policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the degree.
The Master of Software Engineering requires all students to enrol in subjects where they will require:
- The ability to comprehend complex science, technology and engineering related information;
- The ability to clearly and independently communicate a knowledge and application of science, technology and engineering principles and practices during assessment tasks; and,
- The ability to actively and safely contribute to computer laboratory base project activities in team settings.
Students must possess behavioural and social attributes that enable them to participate in a complex learning environment. Students are required to take responsibility for their own participation and learning. They also contribute to the learning of other students in collaborative learning environments, demonstrating interpersonal skills and an understanding of the needs of other students. Assessment may include the outcomes of tasks completed in collaboration with other students.
There may be additional inherent academic requirements for some subjects, and these requirements are listed within the description of the requirements for each of these subjects.
Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the relevant Subject Coordinator and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Last updated: 30 September 2023