Software engineering is a systematic and disciplined approach to developing software. It applies both computer science and engineering principles and practices to the creation, operation, and maintenance of software systems.
The Bachelor of Software Engineering (BSE) is intended to produce quality, world-class graduates in this rapidly developing discipline. The degree has been specially designed in response to industry demand to produce graduate software engineers with software systems project capability. Graduates who can offer skills in these areas are in demand by business and government organizations concerned with software development. Graduates will be prepared for careers across all industries as Software Engineers, Applications Developers, Programming Specialists, and Systems Analyst. USP offers the degree Bachelor of Software Engineering. This is a four-year professional degree.
Bachelor of Net-Centric Computing and Bachelor of Software Engineering are provisionally accredited by the Australian Computer Society. Graduates of these programmes will be eligible to become members of the Australian Computer Society and be granted the Certified Technologist (CT) post-nominal. They will be eligible to apply for recognition as Certified Professional (CP) after five years of suitable professional ICT experience.
The Bachelor of Net-Centric Computing and Bachelor of Software Engineering degrees are
Four-year programmes comprising twenty-four courses, eight at 100-level, eight at 200-level, six at 300-level, followed by an additional year which consists of two 400-level courses and an industrial placement project.
Special Admission Requirements:
To be admitted to a Bachelor of Net-Centric Computing and Bachelor of Software Engineering a person shall:
a) from a Senate-recognised Form 7 or equivalent examination, have passed English and Mathematics; or
b) completed the USP Foundation Programme with at least C+ in courses MAF11, MAF12, a pass in CSF12, and at least C in LLF11.
Students must successfully complete the requirements of the first three years before proceeding to the 4th year of the BNC and BSE programmes.