A postgraduate program

Fast facts

Course type: Postgraduate (coursework)
Availability (full-time or part-time): Full-time / Part-time 
On campus


Course name: Master of Engineering Science (Software)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 2 years 
SATAC code: 2CM242
CRICOS code: 094010J


The Master of Engineering Science (Software) provides students with the foundations that will underpin ongoing professional development, preparing graduates for further study or for a career in an engineering related field or in related areas where these range of skills and knowledge are required.

Students complete eleven core topics including a research project and five option topics. These topics provide students with the opportunity to gain knowledge in computer programming, engineering mathematics, human physiology, engineering mechanics and project management and innovation.

What will I study?

Refer to the course rule:

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a bachelor degree or equivalent qualification in the discipline of engineering, or science or medical science, or computer science.

In addition, all applicants must have previous study in communication and planning skills, mathematics (equivalent to first-year university mathematics) and science (equivalent to university undergraduate topic in chemistry and physics). Some basic knowledge of biology and human physiology is assumed.

Applicants who hold an Australian TAFE Diploma or Advanced Diploma (AQF Level 5) qualification in an appropriate field and have 7 years' full-time equivalent relevant work experience (eg as an Engineer, Engineering Officer, Scientist, Technical Officer etc) will also be considered.

International students: Entry and English language requirements


Domestic students
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC
Application closing dates:

Check SATAC.



International students
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: How to apply
Application closing dates: Semester 1 - 30 November of the year preceding admission 
Semester 2 - 31 May of that year.


Annual fees

CourseDomestic studentsInternational students
Master of Engineering (Software)

Place type: Full fee paying

2018: $27,639

2018: $33,600
2019: $36,000


  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.