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This major is aimed at students who wish to follow a career in the creation and management of software applications.

Courses in this major focus on programming, software engineering, project management, requirements analysis, specification, and the software process, as well as software applications involving Internet design, human-computer interaction, algorithms, data structures, and concurrency.

Software Design major graduates typically work in a broad range of roles from software engineers, software developers, to software development managers.

Join a growing industry

  • Join a thriving sector of the global IT industry that develops applications such as games, apps for mobile devices, or tools and systems used by individuals, government and companies.
  • The digital technology sector is one of the fastest growing parts of Australia’s economy.
  • 6 of the 10 most valuable brands in the world are tech companies. (Forbes, 2019)


1 in Queensland for computer science and information systems

QS World University Rankings 2020

55 in the world for business and economics

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Software developer
  • Test manager
  • Quality assurance engineer
  • Software architect
  • Systems consultant
  • Software engineer

Graduate salary

Business and management (undergraduate)


Graduate salary

Computing and information systems (undergraduate)


What you'll study