Master of Software Engineering (MSoftE)

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Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


The Master of Software Engineering aims to provide graduates with the knowledge, tools, and methods for defining software requirements and performing software design, construction, testing and maintenance tasks. Graduates should have the ability to design and construct large software systems and are well placed to secure rewarding technical careers within the software engineering industry.
The Master of Software Engineering is an AQF Level 9 Masters Extension qualification with a standard full-time duration of 2 years.


Condition of Enrolment

1.     Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Master of Software Engineering

There shall be a Master of Software Engineering.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Master of Software Engineering, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 48 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 12 units
  2. Elective courses to the value of 21 units
  3. Research equivalent courses to the value of 15 units in the form of a research project
  4. Unless exempted international students are required to take ELEC ENG 7057 Engineering Communication and Critical Thinking in lieu of an elective