Course Description

If you are a software engineer looking to advance your career, this program will help you develop management expertise, specialize and deepen your technical skills and be equipped to lead projects and move into more senior roles. Professionals Australia reports that engineers with postgraduate qualifications attract a 16% wage premium.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $28,965 per year full-time, $86,895 total course cost
International Students: $37,580 per year full-time


3 years full time, 6 - 8 years part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Computing & Information Systems postgraduate courses at University of Newcastle rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 72.4% (national average 68.9%)
Improved skills: 89.7% (national average 80.9%)
Overall satisfaction: 86.2% (national average 79.4%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of Newcastle. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Computing & Information Systems postgraduate courses at University of Newcastle had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: (national average 82.9%)
Studying full time: 4.0% (national average 5.8%)
Median full time salary: (national average $87,600)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 098286D
University of Newcastle Code: 40186

Entry Requirements

Applicants with a non-engineering Bachelor Degree with at least 20 units of study in Mathematics (especially calculus and linear algebra), and Science, as related to software engineering will, if admitted into the program, be required to complete the 240 unit or 3 year program (Pathway A).

For applicants with a Bachelor Degree in a different engineering discipline area entry and program duration will be assessed by the Faculty on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree equivalent to the Sydney Accord standard in the same engineering discipline area: i.e. Bachelor of Software Engineering with a UoN determined GPA of 4.

Median ATAR to receive an offer: 0
Guaranteed entry ATAR: 0