UAC Undergraduate Course Description

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B Engineering (Software)

University of Newcastle

CampusType of
place
UAC codePattern of attendance 2013 cut-offStart dateMajor offer round
Newcastle – Callaghan CSP  480550  4F/EqP 85.00 3 Mar 2014
28 Jul 2014
16 Jan 2014
11 Jun 2014

For information about when you'll need to apply to be considered in each offer round refer to UAC applications and offer round dates. Check the course search for the most recent final closing date.

Note: Also read information in shaded box in the Engineering section below.

Assumed knowledge: Mathematics (Band 5 or above) or equivalent. Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage. Applicants who have achieved less than Band 5 or have not completed a science-related subject may be admitted but may need additional study and/or assistance to successfully complete the mathematics requirement of the program.

Recommended studies: HSC Mathematics Extension 1 or higher and any two units of science.

Major studies: Fundamentals of computing, object-oriented technologies, programming languages, software development methodology, software system analysis, design and implementation. Minor studies: Computer architecture, computer network, data security, distributed processing, engineering management, real-time systems, system software, user interface design, web engineering.

Career opportunities: Examples include research and development, games design and programming, software development, web engineering and communications technology, banking and finance, defence and security, industrial systems, telecommunications, marketing and consulting, and customer support.

Additional information: From a sound theoretical base students learn to apply the most modern techniques of software development, such as object-oriented analysis and design, software process improvement, web engineering, design patterns and software architecture. The program culminates with a full-year software engineering project with research component. This program is highly regarded in the software industry. Some employers offer scholarships or cadetships for trainees to attract excellent students. For more information, visit www.newcastle.edu.au/school/elec-eng-comp-sci/

For all engineering programs

Industrial experience: You will complete a minimum of 12 weeks' industrial experience during the program and have the opportunity to undertake an industry-related project in your final year of study.

Honours: Awarded on the basis of superior performance in the program.

Professional recognition: Engineering degree programs offered by the University of Newcastle are accredited by Engineers Australia, and through the Washington Accord by reciprocating bodies in the United Kingdom, USA and other countries. Software, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering programs are also accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Additional information: For further information call (02) 4921 5000, email EnquiryCentre@newcastle.edu.au or visit www.newcastle.edu.au/faculty/engineering/

Scholarships: For the latest information on the range of scholarships and cadetships available, call the University on (02) 4921 6539 or fax (02) 4960 5759. Several scholarships are available, including the University of Newcastle Industry Scholarship Scheme (UNISS), which provides financial support of between $25,000 and $75,000 for the duration of an undergraduate degree, combined with industry experience while you study. For details, visit www.newcastle.edu.au/uniss or read 'Scholarships'.

Employment: The employment rates of graduates from these degree programs are currently above national averages. The accreditation of these degrees ensures portability of qualifications.

Recognition of prior learning: There are extensive credit transfer arrangements for students who have completed a TAFE certificate, Associate diploma or Diploma, or other university/formal study in related and associated fields. Read 'Academic credit'.

Review of programs
The academic content of all programs is subject to routine review. For up-to-date details, visit www.newcastle.edu.au/program/

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