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Diploma of Software Engineering

CRICOS 102264E
Diploma of Software Engineering

What is a Diploma of Software Engineering?

A Diploma of Software Engineering provides the technical and theoretical foundations to start out in the industry. These include the fundamentals of algorithm and data structure design, software engineering project management and ethical development and research practices. 

This course offers fundamentals in software engineer knowledge and skills with two specialisations available: Game Programming and Artificial Intelligence. You will explore the field of software engineering, developing the fundamentals of algorithm and data structure design, software engineering project management, and ethical development and research practices. The structure of this diploma in software development consists of a common software engineering core, specialisation and elective subjects, allowing you to sharpen your technical skills, industry knowledge and proficiency in developing functioning applications.

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Learning outcomes

  • Master the fundamentals of C++ and C# programming languages.
  • Construct mathematical solutions to common software engineering problems.
  • Understand data structure design and implementation.
  • Uphold ethical software engineering practices.
  • Explore the algorithms of software engineering solutions.
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IBM Academic Initiative Partner

Our courses are developed in collaboration with IBM, providing access to select software, courseware and key student resources.

Study mode
Online, On campus, Blended
Campus locations*
Sydney, Melbourne, Online
Student
Domestic
International
Course duration
1 year full time, 2 years part time, 6 months accelerated
Start date
19 Feb 2024
3 June 2024
16 Sep 2024
Fees & scholarships

This is an AQF Level 5 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd.

*For more details on international student study options.

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With the option to study full or part time and all your course materials online, you can tailor your study to suit your lifestyle.

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Multiple study pathway options
Successful completion will guarantee entry into our Bachelor of Software Engineering specialising in AI or Game Programming.
Learn more about our information technology courses and find out what a study experience with Torrens University could be like for you.
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Career opportunities

From here, you can move directly into a specialised bachelor’s degree or get straight to work in the industry.

Potential career paths

  • Junior Software Engineer
    Average salary: $77,867 0 $101,500
  • App Developer
    Average salary: $77,313 - $177,525
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Subjects and units

This course comprises of five core subjects and three elective subjects.

Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising three hours of facilitated study and seven hours self-directed study.

  • Core
  • Electives

Requirements

Complete five core subjects. Additionally, you’re required to select three electives from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Maths 1 | MAT101
  • Introduction to Software Engineering | ISE102
  • Algorithms and Data Structures (Pre-requisite ISE102) | ADS103
  • Microservices Architecture (Pre-requisite ISE102) | MSA106
  • Computer Architecture and Operating Systems (Pre-requisite MAT101 & ISE102) | CAO107

Requirements

Choose three electives.

Elective subjects

  • 2D Game Programming | GPR103
  • Introduction to Programming | ITP122
  • Maths 2 | MAT102
  • Game Design Principles | GDP102
  • Concepts in Artificial Intelligence | CAI104
  • Introduction to Cloud Computing | ICC104
  • Game Production Foundation | GPF104
  • Probabilities and Statistics | PST107
  • Foundations of Information Systems | MIS100

Technology

Learn with industry standard technologies

International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course, and must study at least one face-to-face subject each study period. For more information, visit Study in Australia.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time (i.e. must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year). For the latest information on study locations, please check the entry requirements flyer.

Study pathways

Torrens University offers undergraduate and postgraduate students with flexible entry options and study pathways. Whether you prefer a full program or a modular approach, we can tailor your studies to your needs. Start your journey with an undergraduate diploma or bachelor degree, or grow your career with a postgraduate qualification.

Need more help?

Let us customise a study plan and pathway for you.

Undergraduate

  • Diploma of Software Engineering

    CRICOS 102264E

    8 core subjects
    Online | On campus | Blended
    1 year full time, 2 years part time, 6 months accelerated

    Start with a Diploma to explore a new career area, or gain guaranteed entry into our Bachelor program.

  • Bachelor courses ( 2 options )
    • Bachelor of Software Engineering Artificial Intelligence

      CRICOS 099352B

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    • Bachelor of Software Engineering Game Programming

      CRICOS 093341J

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Postgraduate

  • Graduate Certificate of Software Engineering

    Domestic students only

    4 core subjects
    Online | On campus | Blended
    6 months full time, 12 months part time, 12 weeks accelerated

    Complete just four subjects to expand your knowledge in a specific area, or take the first step towards your Masters.

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  • Master courses ( 4 options )
    • Master of Information Technology

      CRICOS 107046H

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    • Master of Information Technology Advanced

      CRICOS 107045J

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    • Master of Software Engineering Artificial Intelligence
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    • Master of Software Engineering Artificial Intelligence Advanced

      CRICOS 099353A

      View course

Industry partners and work placements

The big difference at Torrens University Australia is that you’ll start working in the design industry from day one – gaining valuable experience, learning from industry professionals and making industry connections.
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Entry details

  • Domestic
  • International

Fees

Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.

FEE-HELP

Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP

Scholarships

If you are truly passionate about Design and Creative Technology, we want to hear from you. We have a variety of Design and Creative Technology scholarships on offer to assist you in becoming a key part of the Design and Creative Technology industry:

Admission criteria

Before you begin your course application, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Year 12 (Australian secondary school certificate) or equivalent

OR

Successful completion of a Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4), or above

OR

Successful completion of a Higher Education qualification

OR

Work life experience demonstrating the ability to undertake study at the required level.

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Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

Fees

Check the international course fee schedule for the cost of your course. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended options.

Fee payment

Course fees can be paid across three study periods. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.

Scholarships

We want you to have the best possible chance to succeed, which is why we offer a range of financial scholarships to support our international students during their study journey.

Admission criteria

Before you begin your course application to study as an international student, check that you meet the requirements below.

Australian Year 12 or equivalent and
Academic IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent
OR alternative entry requirement may be available. Contact the International Admissions team for more information.

View full course admission information

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?
  • What if  I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?
  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?
  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?

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