Skip to menu Skip to content Skip to footer

You're viewing this site as a domestic an international student

You're a domestic student if you are:

  • a citizen of Australia or New Zealand,
  • an Australian permanent resident, or
  • a holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa.

You're an international student if you are:

  • intending to study on a student visa,
  • not a citizen of Australia or New Zealand,
  • not an Australian permanent resident, or
  • a temporary resident (visa status) of Australia.
You're viewing this site as a domestic an international student
Change
Beautifully shaped steel building

Specialisation

Software Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

In a digital future, the opportunities for software are as limitless as the human imagination.

The software engineering specialisation focuses on designing high-quality computer software and offers focused studies in computer programming, databases, web-based computing, cloud computing and cyber security. It also explores formal software engineering including how to design programs and systems that are free from errors, reliable, safe, efficient and manageable.

You will learn how to use computers to provide solutions and deliver high-quality code on time that can be integrated into existing operating environments. You will also use the principles of computer design, engineering, management, psychology and sociology in small or large multinational companies.

Tailor your specialisation in software engineering with majors or minors that meet your interests and career goals. Software engineering offers these options:

Majors

Minors

Highlights

1 in Queensland for engineering and technology

QS World University Rankings 2023

Watch What's it really like to study Software Engineering at UQ? on YouTube.

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Software engineer
  • Software developer
  • Application developer
  • Embedded software engineer
  • Web developer
  • Web designer
  • Game development coordinator
  • Multimedia designer

Average annual salary range

Software Engineer

$110–$130K

seek.com.au

Meet the expert: exploring computer science with Dr Paul Vrbik
Computer science expert Dr Paul Vbrik

UQ people

Meet the expert: exploring computer science with Dr Paul Vrbik

3-minute read

3-minute read

What’s it like to study data, analytics and cyber security as a postgraduate?
Sandra Micallef, UQ Master of Business Analytics student

Uni life

What’s it like to study data, analytics and cyber security as a postgraduate?

5-minute read

5-minute read

What’s it like to study agriculture, environment and sustainability as a postgraduate?
Hamish Litt, UQ Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Sciences student

Uni life

What’s it like to study agriculture, environment and sustainability as a postgraduate?

6-minute read

6-minute read

Meet the expert: exploring computer science with Dr Paul Vrbik
Computer science expert Dr Paul Vbrik

UQ people

Meet the expert: exploring computer science with Dr Paul Vrbik

3-minute read

3-minute read

What’s it like to study data, analytics and cyber security as a postgraduate?
Sandra Micallef, UQ Master of Business Analytics student

Uni life

What’s it like to study data, analytics and cyber security as a postgraduate?

5-minute read

5-minute read

What’s it like to study agriculture, environment and sustainability as a postgraduate?
Hamish Litt, UQ Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Sciences student

Uni life

What’s it like to study agriculture, environment and sustainability as a postgraduate?

6-minute read

6-minute read

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Overseas study
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Programming in the Large
  • Computer Systems Principles and Programming
  • Human‐Computer Interaction
  • Project Design Testing and Evaluation

Keep up to date

Sign up to get information about applying and studying at UQ.

Select your country and then enter your mobile phone number.

We will use your information to keep you informed about UQ programs, news, events and scholarships. By submitting this form, you consent to the terms of UQ's Marketing consent and privacy notice.