Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Computer and Software Systems)

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Course details

CRICOS course code: 084921G

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Highlights

  • Combines principles of computer science with the rigour and problem-solving skills of engineering to create and modify software programs.
  • Graduate with an internationally recognised qualification.

Why choose this course?

This unique course will provide you with a background in electrical engineering with an embedded systems specialisation, along with software design and implementation skills. You will learn about the central role of software in the modern world—in banking and finance, government, education, transportation, entertainment, science, medicine and law. You will also learn about the many applications of software that are safety critical or involve large and expensive systems that have major impact on people's lives, livelihoods and the economy, and that the effectiveness of these applications depends on the skills of software engineers.

Our engineering courses, whether a single or double degree, now include honours-level content integrated throughout the course. A bachelor honours degree is a higher-level qualification than a bachelor degree; and along with the advanced knowledge and skills, it will benefit you in your professional career, or future research and study. The duration of the degree remains unchanged: a single engineering honours degree is a four-year program, and a double degree is five years.

Professional recognition

This course has professional accreditation from Engineers Australia (EA). EA is a signatory to the Washington Accord, which permits graduates to work in various countries across the world. This course is recognised internationally in the engineering profession, giving QUT graduates more career opportunities overseas. Full professional accreditation from Engineers Australia has been given for this course.

The Computer Systems and Software Major is Australian Computer Society (ACS) accredited, giving graduates eligibility for ACS membership, recognition by ACS for certification and migration skills assessment, and international recognition by signatories of the Seoul Accord.

Possible careers

  • Computer Systems Engineer
  • Software Engineer

What to expect

Computer and software engineers create and modify software programs such as operating systems, applications software, communications software, and software embedded in devices ranging from mobile phones to GPSs, satellites and aircraft flight systems. The discipline combines principles of computer science with the rigour and problem-solving skills of engineering.

If you are interested in computer programming, technical design and solving complex problems, then software engineering may be for you.

Explore your options

Your engineering degree features common units in the first year that combine broad foundation principles with a wide range of major choices, giving you flexibility and options before you choose your career specialisation.

Work Integrated Learning

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is embedded in the curriculum and it is a core component for all engineering students. WIL allows you to graduate with a portfolio of professional skills that provides evidence of your professional competencies.

You are required to undertake 60 days of approved work experience in the engineering environment as part of your work integrated learning.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 41,500 Per Year
Start date: 24 February 2020
20 July 2020
Duration: 4 years
Study mode: Full time
Address

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Gardens Point Campus
2 George Street Brisbane Queensland 4000
Australia

Entry criteria

  • Foundation Program Year completed at an Australian University with a final overall grade average of 4.5 (on a 7 point scale) and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Intensive Program with a grade average of at least 4.4 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Foundation Program with a grade average of at least 4.4 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Diploma program with a grade point average of at least 4.0 out of 7; and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).

Subject prerequisites

Maths B

You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies. Recommended study: Chemistry, Maths C and Physics.

IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 6; TOEFL iBT score of 79 with Listening, Reading score of 16, Writing score of 21 and Speaking score of 18; Pearson PTE (Academic) score of 58 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 50; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) score of 176 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 169.

Address

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Gardens Point Campus
2 George Street Brisbane Queensland 4000
Australia