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Bachelor of Software Engineering for 2014

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Why study Bachelor of Software Engineering?

Want to work in what US-based employment website CareerCast described as 2012's number one job? Want to work for major companies, governments and other organisations, who depend on properly designed and implemented software?

This four-year degree, designed in response to industry demand, will develop your ability to solve problems and develop, analyse and improve software.

You'll be able to work in a range of contexts - including development, programming and testing - to ensure that software runs effectively, safely and securely.

You could become a forensic and fraud consultant for global audit company PwC, like graduate Bevan Forbes, who says he loves seeing the impact his work has on the world. He first worked for PwC under our Industry-Based Learning (IBL) program, which offers high achievers a 22-week industry placement in third year and a scholarship of up to $19,000.

Another graduate, Fraser Perkins says the IBL program gave him an edge over the competition. He was placed with major software developer Readify, who allowed him to use advanced technology to develop and maintain new systems for a range of clients.

The course highlight for honours student Jonathan Mullins was making an Android application for the ANZ bank, which overlayed ATM and branch information onto Google Maps as part of the compulsory fourth-year project to build software for a real client. In his spare time, Jonathan also set up the mykileaks.org website to help users of Melbourne's troubled public-transport ticketing system analyse their statements, which were wrong in about a third of cases, according to his site.

If you need more incentive, why not aim for our fourth-year honours stream to qualify for our Monash Undergraduate Research Projects Abroad program? You could study over the summer semester at such pioneering institutions as the University of California in San Diego, the University of Illinois' National Center for Supercomputing Applications or the Technion at the Israel Institute of Technology.

See where this course took one of our graduates

Professional recognitions

Australian

This program is accredited for the purpose of admission to Engineers Australia at the level of professional engineer. You are also eligible for professional-level membership of the Australian Computer Society.

Domestic

Entry requirements

Clearly in ATAR score (2014):

  • 85.55 (Clayton)

View entry requirements and applications for domestic students

Duration

4 years full-time
8 years part-time

Fees for 2014

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Average annual student contribution
$ 8,850 AUD
Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Intakes

First Semester (March), Second Semester (July)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Clayton: full-time, part-time

Faculty

Faculty of Information Technology

Course code: 2770

CRICOS code: 079338K

International

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for international students

Duration

4 years full-time

Fees for 2014

Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee per 48 credit points
48 credit points represents a standard full-time course load for a year
$ 30,700 AUD

Intakes

First Semester (March), Second Semester (July)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Clayton: full-time

Faculty

Faculty of Information Technology

Course code: 2770

CRICOS code: 079338K

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Contact

Telephone: +61 3 9903 4788
Online Enquiry: Enquire Now

Admissions information for domestic students

Entry requirements

Minimum entrance requirements

Equivalent Australian Year 12.

Minimum entrance requirements for non-school-leavers

All applicants must meet the University's English requirements, as well as any other minimum entry requirements and listed course prerequisites. In cases where an applicant has completed studies higher than at secondary level, the applicant's entire academic record can be taken into consideration in order to meet the Faculty's entry requirements for the course.

TAFE

A completed Certificate IV with at least a Distinction (70%) grade average and year 12 maths or equivalent, or a completed Diploma with at least a Credit (60%) grade average and year 12 maths or equivalent, is sufficient to meet eligibility requirements.

Certificate IVs and Diplomas can be from any field of study.

Transcripts must provide with graded results. Transcripts listing only competency-based grades will not be considered.

Diplomas that are IT-related can receive up to a maximum of 48 points of first year level credit.

UNIVERSITY

An approved pathway program of at least two approved information technology-related units can be undertaken.

A credit average is required to be competitive for selection.

COURSE TRANSFER

Applicants currently studying at other universities are advised to undertake information technology-related units in their current degree.

  • Applicants who meet entry requirements of the course with their previous Year 12 (or equivalent) qualification, require a minimum of two completed university units to be considered for admission.
  • Applicants who do not meet entry requirements with their previous Year 12 (or equivalent) qualification, must complete at least one semester (four units) of university study, with a Credit (60%) average.
  • Applicants without Year 12 level mathematics requirements must have completed a maths unit at University.

Special Tertiary Entry Admissions Test (STAT) (Available to domestic students only)

The STAT, as a pathway for admission into this course, is available to applicants who do not meet the normal entry requirements (ie, Year 12, TAFE). Information available at: http://www.acer.edu.au/tests/stat

All applicants, except those currently completing Year 12, are eligible to sit the STAT.

Note: the overall score required from STAT needs to equate to the clearly-in ATAR of the course for that intake year.

VCE prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics or 35 in Maths: Further Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate subject prerequisites

  • A score of at least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL, and
  • A score of at least 4 in mathematics SL or 4 in further mathematics SL or 3 in mathematics HL or at least 6 in maths studies SL.

Extra requirements

INDUSTRY BASED LEARNING APPLICATIONS

Applicants who wish to apply for the Industry Based Learning (IBL) Program and IBL Entry Scholarship must submit an online application by 2 December 2013.

IBL applicants will be invited to attend an interview conducted by industry partners of the course at Clayton campus on 2 December 2013.

Further IBL places will be made available at the completion of the first year of the course.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Entry scores

Qualification Clayton
2014 ATAR clearly in for CSP 85.55

Applications

Semester one (March)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Current Monash students should apply for an internal transfer directly to the Faculty.

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash

Current Monash students should apply for an internal transfer directly to the Faculty.

Admissions information for international students

Entry requirements

International entry requirements

2014 international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course are available from the Undergraduate Qualifications Database.

English and higher mathematics (Australian equivalent Year 12)

Minimum entrance requirements for non-school-leavers

All applicants must meet the University's English requirements, as well as any other minimum entry requirements and listed course prerequisites. In cases where an applicant has completed studies higher than at secondary level, the applicant's entire academic record can be taken into consideration in order to meet the Faculty's entry requirements for the course.

TAFE

A completed Certificate IV with at least a Distinction (70%) grade average and year 12 maths or equivalent, or a completed Diploma with at least a Credit (60%) grade average and year 12 maths or equivalent, is sufficient to meet eligibility requirements.

Certificate IVs and Diplomas can be from any field of study.

Transcripts must provide with graded results. Transcripts listing only competency-based grades will not be considered.

Diplomas that are IT-related can receive up to a maximum of 48 points of first year level credit.

UNIVERSITY

An approved pathway program of at least two approved information technology-related units can be undertaken.

A credit average is required to be competitive for selection.

COURSE TRANSFER

Applicants currently studying at other universities are advised to undertake information technology-related units in their current degree.

  • Applicants who meet entry requirements of the course with their previous Year 12 (or equivalent) qualification, require a minimum of two completed university units to be considered for admission.
  • Applicants who do not meet entry requirements with their previous Year 12 (or equivalent) qualification, must complete at least one semester (four units) of university study, with a Credit (60%) average.
  • Applicants without Year 12 level mathematics requirements must have completed a maths unit at University.

Special Tertiary Entry Admissions Test (STAT) (Available to domestic students only)

The STAT, as a pathway for admission into this course, is available to applicants who do not meet the normal entry requirements (ie, Year 12, TAFE). Information available at: http://www.acer.edu.au/tests/stat

All applicants, except those currently completing Year 12, are eligible to sit the STAT.

Note: the overall score required from STAT needs to equate to the clearly-in ATAR of the course for that intake year.

VCE prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics or 35 in Maths: Further Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate subject prerequisites

  • A score of at least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL, and
  • A score of at least 4 in mathematics SL or 4 in further mathematics SL or 3 in mathematics HL or at least 6 in maths studies SL.

English requirements for international students

IELTS 6.5 overall with no band lower than 6.0; TOEFL 550 with a TWE of 4.5; or an Internet-based TOEFL score of 79 with 21 in Writing; Speaking 18; Reading 13 and Listening 12.

More information on English requirements.

Special entry requirements

INDUSTRY BASED LEARNING APPLICATIONS

Applicants who wish to apply for the Industry Based Learning (IBL) Program and IBL Entry Scholarship must submit an online application by 2 December 2013.

IBL applicants will be invited to attend an interview conducted by industry partners of the course at Clayton campus on 2 December 2013.

Further IBL places will be made available at the completion of the first year of the course.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Entry scores

2014 international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course are available from the Undergraduate Qualifications Database.

Qualification Clayton
International Baccalaureate 28
A Level GCE (Click on the Undergraduate Qualifications Database link above for details on how the A-Level score is calculated.) 9
China, Gaokao 70% (eg 525 out of 750)

Applications

Semester one (March)

Current VCE or IB students studying in Victoria should apply online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

Apply directly to Monash

Current Monash students should apply for an internal transfer directly to the Faculty.

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash

Current Monash students should apply for an internal transfer directly to the Faculty.

Enrolment obligation

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than 25% of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students cannot enrol exclusively in distance and/or online learning study in any compulsory study period. See standard 9.4 of The National Code 2007.

Study areas

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

The study of software engineering involves computer science, problem-solving, mathematical foundations of software engineering, programming, software development methodologies, software processes and lifecycles, software quality, testing and technical documentation.

It is concerned with the analysis, design, development and maintenance of software systems for a variety of applications, including large scale projects. Software engineers with these skills are highly valued by business and government organisations involved with large or small software systems.

  • Career opportunities

    We designed this degree in response to industry demand for graduate software engineers who can work on large-scale software systems projects.

    You'll gain the skills needed to work for government organisations and corporations who undertake major software development.

    These skills are equally important to small operators and large enterprises that provide software engineering and integration services to governments and businesses.

    You'll be qualified to work in a range of roles around the world, including as an applications developer, internet developer, programming specialist, systems programmer, software designer, engineer, architect, consultant or developer.

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