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Take your place in the fast-paced world of software engineering

Software engineers design and implement the software systems our society depends on—from biotechnology to sports to submarines. You'll learn about software engineering theory and software development and program construction.

You'll study mathematics, computer systems, engineering principles and information systems. You'll learn through group project work, developing software for external clients, and gain skills in teamwork, project management and quality management. You'll also learn about international standards and industry best practice techniques.

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Study software engineering at Griffith

Strong professional capabilities

Upon graduation you’ll be ready to make your mark in the rapidly changing software industry, able to apply industry best practice to developing and commercialising new software products. Your skills and knowledge will be in demand by employers in a wide range of industries.

Essential industry experience

Our programs have a strong practical focus - our industry placements provide you with the opportunity to develop work-ready skills. Our teaching focuses on ‘learning by doing’ and you’ll complete project work developing software for real clients.

Study your way

You can create your course timetable to fit in with your job or your travel plans, just ask us how. With the flexibility of studying part-time or full-time, and over two or three trimesters each year, you have choices.

5-Star Rated

Engineering at Griffith has rated 5-stars for Skills Development, Educational Experience, Teaching Quality and Student Support by the Good Universities Guide 2018, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.

Thomas Ireland

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

As part of his degree, Thomas did a work placement at Gilmour Space Technologies—an aerospace start-up based on Queensland's Gold Coast—which turned into a full‑time role. He's now a software engineer and part of a team designing and building a rocket set to deploy commercial payloads by 2022. 'I was drawn to the possibility of using my knowledge to better the world in one way or another, so decided to apply for the Bachelor of Engineering at Griffith.'

Thomas Ireland

Classrooms that reflect the workplace

Creating new ways to enhance student learning

Our new Engineering, Technology and Aviation building at Nathan is a space for innovation and collaboration. With the latest in hands-on technology, the building offers engineering, IT and aviation students the opportunity to learn in spaces designed to reflect the workplace.

Career outcomes

75% of the fastest growing occupations now require science, technology, engineering or math skills*

You'll be prepared for a career in software development and be equipped to meet the demands of the rapidly changing software industry. You'll find employment as a software architect, software developer, software engineer, software tester, IT project manager, systems analyst, security specialist, computational scientist, programmer, networking and communications specialist, and in research and development.

* Office of Australia's Chief Scientist, September 2014.

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Monday 8 March — Saturday 19 June

Trimester 1

Our first teaching trimester starts on Monday 8 March 2021 . Trimester 1 examinations run from Thursday 10 to Saturday 19 June.

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Thursday 6 May — Saturday 8 May

Gold Coast Careers and Employment Festival

Tuesday 18 May — Tuesday 18 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Online

Wednesday 19 May — Wednesday 19 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus

Thursday 20 May — Thursday 20 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus

Friday 21 May — Saturday 22 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

Saturday 17 July — Sunday 18 July

TSXPO

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Monday 19 July — Saturday 30 October

Trimester 2

Our second teaching trimester starts on Monday 19 July. Trimester 2 examinations run from Saturday 21 to Saturday 30 October.

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Tuesday 20 July — Tuesday 20 July

Sunshine Coast Careers and Employment Expo

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Friday 23 July — Sunday 25 July

Melbourne Careers and Employment Expo

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Sunday 8 August — Sunday 8 August

Open Day

Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses

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Monday 13 September — Monday 13 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Online

Wednesday 15 September — Wednesday 15 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus

Thursday 16 September — Thursday 16 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus

Friday 17 December — Thursday 23 December

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