Software Engineering – Curtin

Curtin-University

Bachelor of Computing (Software Engineering)

Curtin-University

Bachelor of Computing (Software Engineering)

About

The Programme

In this major you will learn to design, measure, and analyze software-based systems. You’ll receive a strong foundation in computer science with emphasis on the gathering, design, implementation and testing of software requirements. You will also advance your communication and collaboration skills. 

This course provides coverage of aspects of modern computing depending on the major chosen. It covers fundamental program mining and theoretical knowledge followed by an opportunity to specialize in one of the three key computing areas: Computer Science, Cyber Security and Software Engineering. 

The course teaches C and Java in the first year as the tools for learning core concepts such as objects  orientation and algorithms. Linux skills are taught throughout the course, and emphasis is placed on learning the basics before moving onto advanced topics. Graduates from the course will have a high level of knowledge of computer systems and processes involved in software development and maintenance. 

COURSE OVERVIEW

Bachelor Degrees prepare students to develop broad and coherent knowledge and skills in a discipline for professional work and further learning corresponding to AQF level 7 qualifications. This course provides a coverage of aspects modern computing, depending on the major chosen. It covers fundamental programming and theoretical knowledge followed by an opportunity to specialise in one of the three key computing streams: Computer Science, Cyber Security and Software Engineering. Curtin's Computing course teaches C and Java in the first year as the tools for learning core concepts such as object orientation and algorithms. Linux skills are taught throughout the course and emphasis is placed on learning the basics before moving onto advanced topics. The graduates from the course will have a high level of knowledge of computer systems and processes involved in software development and maintenance. The aim of this major is to prepare the students for the areas of ICT stated to be most in demand and for positions that are most difficult to fill. On completion of the three year degree, students who have performed well will be eligible to complete an extra year of study to obtain an honours qualification, BH-SCNCE Bachelor of Science (Honours). The research focus of an Honours degree provides a pathway for career advancement at a higher level than the base degree. Students who perform well in the first year of this course can apply for transfer to the Bachelor of Advanced Science (Computing) course, although acceptance is not automatic.

Professional recognition

This course is pending accreditation.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Australian Computer Society. The Cyber Security major meets the data and security standards of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers; Association for Computing Machinery; and Australian Computer Society.

Career opportunities

Graduates will be qualified to work as programmers and a range of specialist technical roles based on their chosen major.

Entry and completion details

Applicants for a Bachelor Degree are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://study.curtin.edu.au/ and include flexible entry pathways. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met. All Curtin courses have compulsory and other core capabilities that are essential for demonstrating the achievement of course learning outcomes and graduation. Students who are unable to meet or demonstrate those requirements, now or in later stages during their studies, may seek reasonable adjustments by the University wherever possible to facilitate alternative ways of achieving those requirements. If reasonable adjustments cannot be accommodated, Curtin will discuss study options to find an alternative course of study or an exit degree. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.

Specifically, applicants require a minimum of 80 ATAR.

  • To course switch into Bachelor of Computing (Computer Science major and Cyber Security major only), applicants need to complete 200 credits in Bachelor of Information Technology with a CWA of at least 65 and attained a mark of at least 65 in MATH1015 (Linear Algebra 1).
  • To course switch into Bachelor of Computing (Software Engineering), applicants need to complete 200 credits in Bachelor of Information Technology with a cwa of at least 65 and passed MATH1015 (Linear Algebra 1).
  • Applicants who completed 200 credits in Bachelor of Information Technology with a CWA of at least 60 but below 65, will be assessed by school.
  • Applicants who are not studying/ didn’t study Bachelor of Information Technology and met Mathematics Prerequisite for the major they are applying for will be assessed by school.

Credit for recognised learning

Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at https://www.curtin.edu.au/study/applying/credit-recognised-learning/

Duration and availability

The course has a duration of three years. Since this course is offered in several different international campuses, intakes vary by study location.

Learning outcomes

Course learning outcomes

  • Implement secure processes based on best practice when developing software and dealing with computer systems.
  • Evaluate standard algorithms, techniques, and software technologies in a manner that is appropriate for a given problem and think critically and creatively to generate innovative and optimum theoretical and practical solutions.
  • Identify, evaluate and synthesise information from a range of computing sources to optimise the process of software design and implementation.
  • Document software development activities and artefacts and communicate them in written and oral form to both technical and non-technical audiences and communicate effectively in ways appropriate to the audience and purpose.
  • Effectively use new and existing technologies, recognising their advantages and limitations.
  • Sustain intellectual curiosity by updating their knowledge, engage in continuous training and research, and take control of their own learning and development.
  • Recognise and apply IEEE/ACM/ACS standards in the process of software design and development.
  • Contribute to society using technology in an ethical, legal, and socially responsible manner.
  • Demonstrate initiative, leadership and ethical practice when working independently and collaboratively.

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Additional course expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other essential study materials.

Course structure

 
Code Title Credits
Alternate Core
Complete 400 credit points from the following
MJRU-COMPS Computer Science Major (B Comp) 25
MJRU-CYBSE Cyber Security Major (B Comp) 25
MJRU-SFTEN Software Engineering Major (B Comp) 25
The content of this section will change based on your previous selection

MATH1019 is for all students with Maths Methods or higher 

MATH1015 is for all students with Maths Applications 

COMP1006 is for all students who wish to undertake Computer Science Major 

ISEC1000 is for all students who wish to undertake Cyber Security Major 

CMPE2002 is for all students who wish to undertake Software Engineering Major

Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within a normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.

Entry Requirements

  • 12 TH Pass with minimum 60%
  • Preferrable IELTS Score of minimum 6.0.

Computing Course Fee (AUD) – February 2024 Intake

Sri Lanka Australia
Year 1 $7,702
Year 2 $7,834
Year 3 $8,282
Total $23,818

Information for international students

If you are an international student studying on a student visa, you must undertake a full-time load in each study period. There may be additional admission criteria that must be met. For more information, you can refer to the International Students’ website. If you do not hold a student visa or are studying outside of Australia, you have the option to study full-time, part-time and/or fully online depending on course and unit availabilities as well as your in-country visa requirements.

Acknowledgement of inherent requirements

I understand that all Curtin courses have compulsory and other core capabilities that are essential for demonstrating the achievement of course learning outcomes and graduation. If I am unable to meet or demonstrate those requirements, now or in later during my studies, reasonable adjustments will be sought by the University wherever possible to facilitate alternative ways of achieving of those requirements. If reasonable adjustments cannot be accommodated, Curtin will discuss study options to find an alternative course of study or an exit degree.

Student rights and responsibilities

As a Curtin University student, you are part of the Curtin community and as such, you have rights and responsibilities. Some relate to your work as a student, such as academic integrity and copyright. Others relate to your use of resources and the way you behave around other students. Students are expected to abide by the University’s statutes, rules, by-laws, policies and procedures as amended from time to time. You can find further information about your rights and responsibilities on the Student Essentials website.

Disclaimer of liability

You can access the full disclaimer of liability on the Study website.

LOCATION

Northern UNI, Jaffna

DURATION

3 Years

Award code

BComp(Curtin)

CRICOS Code

0100817

How to Apply In Six Steps

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IDENTIFY YOUR PREFERRED COURSE

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CHECK YOUR ENTRY ELIGIBILITY

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APPLY ONLINE

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REGISTRATION PROCESS

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RECEIVE YOUR OFFER LETTER

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ACCEPT YOUR OFFER

How to Apply In Six Steps

01

IDENTIFY YOUR PREFERRED COURSE

You can find out all the details regarding your preferred course through our website and handbook available, and make your selection of the degree program you wish to follow
02

CHECK YOUR ENTRY ELIGIBILITY

View the entry requirements for your preferred course and verify your eligibility to join the program.
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APPLY ONLINE

Click the link and fill out the online form and submit it for review. REGISTRATION FEB 2024 INTAKE
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REGISTRATION PROCESS

Once your initial application is received, out admissions team will contact you on how to proceed.
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RECEIVE YOUR OFFER LETTER

Once Curtin has accepted your application you will be mailed the offer letter for the degree program
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ACCEPT YOUR OFFER

Accept the offer from Curtin, meet your conditions and make the relevant semester payments.
Documents Required in the Registration Process
  • Birth Certificate/ NIC/ Passport in English,
  • Academic transcripts (10th, 12th etc.),
  • Passport size profile photo.

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Hotline

+94771471471

Northern UNI, 239, Arasady Road, Kantharmadam, Jaffna

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