Software engineers develop, operate, maintain and retire software.
As our society becomes increasing technologised, and computers become integrated into machines and products from fridges to cars, one of our biggest challenges is how to create the necessary software to make computers useful.
Software engineers use principles of computer science, engineering, design, management, psychology, sociology and other disciplines to design and manage large software systems.
Team and individual projects are a focus of this major, which is an approach valued by our industry partners – and your future employers.
Employment for graduates can be found in large multi-national companies, state and federal government departments and agencies, and in many small, specialised and emerging companies.
Join a growing industry
- Digital information is everywhere and has the capacity to revolutionise the way that we live. In a digital future, the opportunities for software are as limitless as the human imagination.
- Accredited software engineers establish their own companies or work with large corporations in the areas of software design, development, and advancement.
- Software engineers are employed by leading organisations such as SAP, Oracle, IBM, eBay, LinkedIn, Google and Canon.