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Field of Study

Software Engineering

Master of Engineering Science

In a digital future, the opportunities for software are as limitless as the human imagination.

The Master of Engineering Science (Software Engineering) provides a comprehensive and in-depth knowledge in software systems and applications. As our society becomes increasingly reliant on technology, there is great demand for skilled professionals to create the necessary software and information systems to transform the way we live and work.

In this field, you will use the principles of computer design, engineering, management, psychology and sociology in small or large multinational companies.


Accredited software engineers establish their own companies or work with large corporations in the areas of software design, development and advancement. Diverse roles are available, ranging from information security analysts, computer and multimedia programmers, through to software developers and information systems managers. Graduates also find employment as network managers with oversight of all company data including databases and storage.

Software engineers are employed by leading organisations such as SAP, Oracle, IBM, eBay, LinkedIn, Google and Canon.


1 in Queensland for computer science and information systems

QS World University Rankings 2021

85 in the world for engineering and technology

QS World University Rankings 2021

Mid-career salary

Software Engineer


Late-career salary

Software Developer


How you'll learn

In 2022, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork

What you'll study

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