Handbook

Master of Engineering (Software)

Year and Campus: 2017

Coordinator

Associate Professor Shanika Karunasekera

Email: karus@unimelb.edu.au

Contact

Melbourne School of Engineering

Currently enrolled students:

Future students:

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.

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 & Available Subjects:

The Master of Engineering (Software) consists of 300 points of study - 212.5 points core plus 87.5 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 – 212.5 points core (compulsory) and 87.5 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:

  • 212.5 credit points of core subjects
  • 25 credit points of Computing and Information Systems electives
  • 50 credit points of Computing and Information Systems advanced electives
  • 12.5 points of approved electives

Suggested first 100 points:

Suggested study plan for the first 100 points:

  • 100 points Core (including 12.5 pt selective)

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Semester 2
12.50
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.5
  • Selective (choose one) - University of Melbourne pathway students are recommended to take ENGR90034
Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.5

Suggested second 100 points:

Suggested study plan for the second 100 points:

  • 50 points Core
  • 25 points Computing and Information Systems Advanced Electives
  • 25 points Computing and Information Systems Electives

Core (50 points)

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
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 approved electives from the lists below

Core (62.5 points)

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

Computing and Information Systems Electives

Total 25 points

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 2
12.50
Semester 1
12.50

Computing and Information Systems Advanced Electives

Total 50 points

Approved Electives

Total 12.5 points

Approved electives are any Computing and Information Systems Advanced Elective from the above lists or the subject listed below. Other subjects may be added with approval from the course coordinator.

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Links to further information: http://www.eng.unimelb.edu.au/study/degrees/master-engineering-software/overview
Related Course(s): Master of Engineering

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