Graduate Diploma of Technology (Software Engineering)

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Course Information
Course Name Graduate Diploma of Technology (Software Engineering)
Duration (Part Time) N/A
Duration (Full Time) 1.5 Years
2020 Course Fees 25,500
Intake Dates March, July, November
University Federation University Australia
Campus Sydney
Faculty Faculty of Science & Technology

English Language Requirement
Overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0 or equivalent.

Academic Entry Requirements
Successful completion of Australian Bachelor Degree or Overseas Equivalent.

Program Outline

Graduates of the Software Engineering stream will also have the specialist knowledge required to understand and implement advanced software engineering techniques - design, implement and maintain IT systems using a well-informed software engineering approach and create high quality software in a systematic and efficient manner. Graduates will gain employment in a wide range of industries including security and defence, education, aerospace, health, business and finance.

Career Opportunities

As a software engineer you will create, maintain and modify computer software as well as analyse current software products. You will also evaluate new programming tools and techniques. Graduates may find employment in a variety of industries with the production of medium to large scale software. Career opportunities include: Software Engineer, Systems Administrator, Systems Designer and Tester, Software Analysis, and Programmer.

Graduates will:

  • Understand the entire life cycle of software development
  • Understand software engineering standards and why they are needed
  • Appreciate the need for software engineering methodologies
  • Understand the methods and techniques involved in designing, implementing and maintaining an information system, in particular using anobject-oriented approach
  • Analyse the causes of failure in information systems’
Sample Study Program
Year Semester 1 Semester 2
  Database Management Systems Software Engineering: Analysis & Design
  Foundations of Programming Comparative Programming Languages
  Information Security Enterprise Programming
  Professional Research & Communication Leadership in IT Project Management
  Professional IT Culture  
  Project 1  
  Software Testing  


*As they are subject to staff availability, there is no guarantee that every unit will be offered in any particular semester.
*All units are subject to change through the processes of regular course revision.

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