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Diploma of Software Engineering

Torrens University Australia
Program overview
1 year
Full time/part time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
Start dates
31 May 2021

31 May 2021

Melbourne (Australia)
31 May 2021

31 May 2021

Program description

Diploma of Software Engineering

The Diploma of Software Engineering is the perfect way to gain the technical and theoretical foundations you need to start out in the industry. This is your chance to understand the fundamentals of software engineering and to specialise in either Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing or Game Programming. Graduates will understand the fundamentals of algorithm and data structure design, software engineering project management and ethical development and research practices. From here, you can move directly into a specialised bachelor or get straight to work in the industry.

The Diploma of Software Engineering qualification is embedded within a suite of courses offering fundamentals in software engineering knowledge and skills with three specialisations available: Game Programming, Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing. The structure of these courses consist of a common Software Engineering Core, Specialisation and Elective subjects. This diploma is comprised of software engineering core and elective subjects from the three respective undergraduate software engineering specialisations. Careers in Information Technology and Design have evolved significantly in the past decade to include new and emerging fields and specialisations that reflect the digital world that we now live in. This diploma offers students an opportunity to explore the field of software engineering, development of fundamental skills for entry level industry, and pursue further higher education study in specialised software engineering disciplines.

Admission requirements

Those wanting to gain the technical and theoretical foundations you need to start out in the industry.

Domestic students Admission Criteria

Australian Year 12 certificate (or equivalent) OR

Demonstrated ability to undertake study at this level:

  • Relevant work experience, and/or other formal, informal or non-formal study attempted and/or completed, written submission to demonstrate reasonable prospects of success OR
  • Design portfolio (6-10 pieces of original creative work)

International Students Admission Criteria

  • Australian Year 12 or equivalent; and
  • Academic IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5) or equivalent.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Core Units

  • Introduction of Software Engineering
  • Microservices Architecture
  • Maths 1
  • Algorithms and Data Structures

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

10 hours per subject, per week. International students on a student visa are required to study full time, i.e. the student must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year.

You control your workload, choose to study full-time, part-time, or accelerate your study to graduate sooner. You will always be supported.

Tuition fees

For more about tuition fees, please request information.


Learning Outcomes

  • Master the fundamentals of C++ and C# programming languages
  • Learn how to construct mathematical solutions to common software engineering problems
  • Understand data structure design and implementation
  • Know the ethical implications of software engineering practices
  • Explore the algorithms of software engineering solutions

Career opportunities

As a graduate you’ll have a wealth of career opportunities available to you:

  • App Developer
  • Junior Software Developer
  • Junior Software Engineer

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About this institute

Torrens University Australia

Torrens University Australia brings a fresh, modern, careers-focused and global perspective to higher education. Our courses are aimed at providing graduates with a globally oriented skill-set that will make them a valuable contribution to any employer. Torrens University’s ensures that...

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Why study at Torrens University Australia

  • Industry Placements
  • One-on-One Success Coaches
  • Flexible Online Learning
  • Small Class Sizes
  • Globally Focused curriculum
  • High-End Technology
  • Hundreds of Partner Companies around the Globe
  • Over 90% Alumini Employability
  • Actual industry professionals teaching
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