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Engineering re-imagined

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

You’ll graduate highly skilled in cutting edge software engineering and equipped to meet the demands of a rapidly changing software industry. You will develop strong professional capabilities in programming and software development as well as program construction with the multidisciplinary IT and electronic background. You’ll complete project work developing software for real clients, ensuring that as a graduate you’ll have practical skills in teamwork, project management and quality management.

Upon graduation you’ll be able to help move the industry to best practice, to emphasise a constructive focus on quality and productivity and to provide an understanding of the innovation process as it applies to developing and commercialising new software products. Employees with these skills are highly regarded worldwide.

We are ranked #1 in South East Queensland for student satisfaction and teaching quality for Engineering. You will graduate fully equipped to work in local, national and international sectors. Our programs have a strong practical focus - our industry placements provide you with the opportunity to develop work-ready skills and our teaching focuses on ‘learning by doing’.

This is an extended major, which allows you to study electives but does not offer any minors.

Elliot Nash

Griffith Information Technology graduate

An IT degree from Griffith was the start of an amazing journey for Elliot Nash. Soon after graduating, Elliot landed a programmer analyst role with a Gold Coast tourism operator with a focus on online tourism. This role led him to the realisation that his interest lay in combining his technical skills with business strategy. Elliot returned to Griffith to study an MBA.

Following his further studies, Elliot's qualifications and technical skills brought his profile to the attention of Amazon recruiters. It was not long before he was on his way to Seattle to take on the role of Technical Program Manager and embracing a new life in the US.

'My time at Griffith was extremely valuable in getting me where I am today. At Griffith, they teach the importance of leadership, vision, lifelong learning and mission, and at Amazon they really live and breathe those principles'.

Elliot Nash

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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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