Bachelor of Engineering (Software) (Honours)

Fast facts

Course type: Honours
Course length: 4 years
Location: On campus

2015 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 75.00
Guaranteed entry ATAR:
Diploma or above
Bonus points: Yes

International students:
FISC Foundation: 6.4, A Levels: 8, IB Diploma: 25, Gao Kao: Tier Two
English requirements

Course overview

The Bachelor of Engineering (Software) (Honours) is a future-oriented course that enables you to choose a course of study with either an electronics or computer science focus.

It provides you with a solid foundation in the technical and professional skills and knowledge required to pursue a successful career and recognises that in a fast-moving modern world, you need to be professionally mobile and flexible.

The Bachelor of Engineering (Software) at Flinders was the first software engineering degree in South Australia specifically created for students looking to work as professional software engineers and the first to be accredited with Engineers Australia.

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule.

What is Software Engineering?

Software engineering is a dynamic emerging engineering discipline that is concerned with all aspects of software use, from design and development to maintenance and management.

Combining the art and skill of engineering with the power of computer technology, software engineering develops programs and products that meet the demands of the modern economy.

Why study Software Engineering at Flinders?

The Bachelor of Engineering (Software) (Honours) at Flinders:

  • combines the science and skill of engineering with the power of computer technology
  • is accredited by both Engineers Australia and the Australian Computer Society and is recognised internationally
  • lets your participate in Flinders University’s nationally recognised 20-week industry placement program
  • prepares you to meet the academic requirements for attaining chartered professional engineer status upon graduation.

Professional Recognition/Membership

This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia at the level of professional engineer. 

Professional engineering courses accredited by Engineers Australia are recognised internationally under the Washington Accord.

Graduates meet the academic requirements for attaining chartered professional engineering status.

This course is also accredited by the Australian Computer Society at the professional level. Courses accredited by the Australian Computer Society are recognised internationally under the Seoul Accord.

Career Opportunities

What can I do with my Bachelor of Engineering (Software) (Honours) degree?

Combined degree options

You can combine this degree with any other bachelor degree within the Faculty of Science and Engineering, subject to meeting entry requirements.

Combine with the Bachelor of Letters

The Bachelor of Letters is available to all students studying a degree at Flinders and is available in languages, English and creative writing. It enables you to follow your interests and aspirations and enhance your career prospects by undertaking a second area of study in addition to your primary degree. You will graduate with two qualifications, expanding your employment opportunities.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites: SACE Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics, Mathematical Methods, Mathematical Studies or equivalent. Knowledge of SACE Stage 2 Physics or equivalent is assumed.

International students are expected to have completed senior secondary mathematical methods/mathematical studies or equivalent.

Domestic students: You can qualify for undergraduate courses through: year 12 qualifications, adult entry (STAT/Bridging Program), TAFE/VET qualification, higher education transfers. Flinders also offers a range of special access schemes. Refer to undergraduate study applications.

International students: Entry and English requirements

Applications and annual fees

Domestic students
SATAC code: 224851
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth-supported

2016: $8,912

International students
CRICOS code: 083450J
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: How to apply 
Annual fees:

2015: $26,600




  • 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.


Credit transfer

Refer to credit transfer for further information.

Related courses

Further study options

Course brochures

Domestic students

Engineering and design (PDF 4MB)

International students

eBrochure: Undergraduate international prospectus


Related links

Engineer Your Life

School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics  

Engineers Australia

Technology Industry Association

Further information

Discipline of Information Technology and Software Engineering

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