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Viewing 2015: Bachelor of Arts with a major in Software Technology

ATAR/Course cut-off
75.00
This information is for domestic students.
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Overview

Software technology is about:

  • building and using systems for productive and leisure activities, and
  • understanding the principles that underlie such systems.

You will focus on algorithms, data structures and the principles of engineering quality software.

Information technology areas range from business and management skills, to studies and experience in software or electronic and communication engineering.

Key features

  • Increased job opportunities through an emphasis on practical work, using modern programming languages and commercial database software.
  • Opportunities to study exciting contemporary fields such as artificial intelligence, databases, computer graphics, security technologies, game theory and web technology.

Degrees offering Software Technology

Minimum course duration

3 years full-time

Location

North Ryde (Sydney)

Suitable for

Students wanting to develop computer skills to build and use systems, and understand the principles that underlie these systems.

Entry requirements

English Language Requirements

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements.

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:

  • senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
  • one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

What you will study

Degree requirements Credit Points
Minimum number of credit points for the degree 69
Minimum number of credit points at 200 level or above 39
Minimum number of credit points at 300 level or above 18
Completion of a Qualifying Major for the Bachelor of Arts
Completion of a designated People unit
Completion of a designated Planet unit

Specific minimum requirements:

The following outlines the units (subjects) to be studied within this major

100 level Credit Points
Required COMP115 Introduction to Computer Science 3
Required COMP125 Fundamentals of Computer Science 3
Required DMTH137 Discrete Mathematics I 3
Required ISYS114 Introduction to Systems Design and Data Management 3
200 level Credit Points
Required COMP255 Software Engineering 3
Required DMTH237 Discrete Mathematics II 3
Required 6cp from COMP202 Systems Programming
COMP225 Algorithms and Data Structures
COMP229 Object-Oriented Programming Practices 6
300 level Credit Points
Required COMP355 C/P Information Technology Project 3
Required 9cp from COMP units at 300 level
ISYS326 Advanced Databases and Enterprise Systems 9
Total credit points required to satisfy this major 36

Notes

  • Units marked with a C are Capstone units.
  • Units marked with a P are PACE units.
  • The course information contained on this page is applicable for 2015 ONLY.
    It is meant as a guide only, to plan your enrolment or study please see the official Handbook.
    For more information please read the courses disclaimer.

Careers

Career Opportunities

  • communication systems analysis and analysis design
  • database administrator
  • end-user support and training
  • IT or management consultant
  • IT sales or marketing
  • programmer
  • project leader
  • systems analyst
  • systems development manager
  • systems engineer

Employers

  • Apple
  • AT&T Bell Labs
  • Compaq
  • Computer Associates
  • EDS
  • Google
  • government departments
  • IBM
  • Macquarie Bank
  • Microsoft
  • Optus
  • small business
  • Sybase
  • Westpac

Average starting salary

$48,038 for a computing and IT graduate (source: The Good Universities Guide, 2010).

Profiles

Our Expertise

Bernard Mans – Transforming Technology

Why choose Macquarie?

Why choose Macquarie?

Macquarie offers an outstanding learning experience. We are recognised across the country and around the globe for our innovative curriculum and unique campus environment.

Education is about far more than classroom learning. At Macquarie, you'll graduate with outstanding technical skills as well as the ability to think critically and develop personal views. We prepare you for the world beyond university.

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Macquarie makes it easy to balance work, study, family and social commitments while benefiting from a quality education.

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Apply

The major in Software Technology (SOT02) is available in more than one degree.

1. Select your UAC Code for your preferred degree:

300143

Bachelor of Archaeology

300107 - North Ryde Campus
300817 - City Campus (major in Media, Culture and Communications only)

Bachelor of Arts

300517

Bachelor of Science

300410

Bachelor of Science with the degree of Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

300543

Bachelor of Advanced Science

300503

Bachelor of Information Technology

300340

Bachelor of Information Technology with the degree of Bachelor of Laws

300305

Bachelor of Science with the degree of Bachelor of Laws

300276

Bachelor of Actuarial Studies with the degree of Bachelor of Science

300304

Bachelor of Arts with the degree of Bachelor of Laws

300253

Bachelor of Business Administration with the degree of Bachelor of Arts

300287

Bachelor of Arts with the degree of Bachelor of Commerce

300405

Bachelor of Arts with the degree of Bachelor of Education (Primary)

300408

Bachelor of Arts with the degree of Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

300145

Bachelor of Arts with the degree of Bachelor of Science

300288

Bachelor of Commerce with the degree of Bachelor of Science

300760

Bachelor of Engineering with the degree of Bachelor of Arts

300758

Bachelor of Engineering with the degree of Bachelor of Science

2. Go to the UAC website and select “Apply". This link will open in a new window.

Applications for Session 1, 2015 will open on 6 August 2014.

Re-admission

Students wishing to return to study at Macquarie University should visit the Previous Macquarie Students webpage, for further information and application procedures. 



Degrees offering Software Technology

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