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Engineering Science (Software)

The Master of Engineering Science (Software) equips you to combine 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. Software engineering is a dynamic engineering discipline that is concerned with all aspects of software use, from design and development to maintenance and management.

The degree provides a two-year, unaccredited engineering qualification through which you can transition to the accredited Master of Engineering after completing at least one year of study with an average grade of credit (5.0) or greater. You can also choose to complete this degree and graduate with a Master of Engineering Science (Software).

Quick Facts

Duration: 2 years
Start Date: March, July
Tuition Fee: $39,500
Location: Adelaide Campus, Australia
CRICOS code: 094010J
Delivery mode: On campus

You will be provided with study in both the theoretical and practical aspects of engineering, and the course builds on your previous experience and knowledge.

Flinders University’s postgraduate programs in engineering are multidisciplinary in approach and provide you with access to the latest technical resources.

What you will study

The Master of Engineering Science (Software) consists of 72 units.

You will complete core topics including a research project and have the choice of a number of option topics. These topics will provide you with the opportunity to gain knowledge in a specialised program of study.

The degree includes an option for an 18-unit thesis, allowing transition to a PhD for high-performing students.

Topics cover areas such as:

  • software engineering
  • computer programming
  • electronics
  • microprocessors
  • database and conceptual modelling
  • web-based systems development
  • automation and industrial control
  • analysis of engineering systems
  • mathematics
  • sensors and actuators
  • enterprise information security and cloud systems
  • interactive computer systems
  • computer networks and operating systems.


“I had a nice relationship with all my lecturers. They were committed to helping you out with everything, especially if you showed that you cared about your work. Uni organised for me to go to Flinders Partners to work on software for innovation management. I was so pleased when they offered me a full-time position.”

Nadine Saadi // Flinders University student


Graduates will be equipped to work as software designers in areas as diverse as smart cards, mobile commerce and communications, simulators, medical and imaging equipment, internet computing and defence systems.