Bachelor of Arts with a major in Software Technology
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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.
- 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.
Minimum course duration
3 years full-time
North Ryde (Sydney)
Students wanting to develop computer skills to build and use systems, and understand the principles that underlie these systems.
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 Database Design and Management||3|
|200 level||Credit Points|
|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|
- 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.
- communication systems analysis and analysis design
- database administrator
- end-user support and training
- IT or management consultant
- IT sales or marketing
- project leader
- systems analyst
- systems development manager
- systems engineer
- AT&T Bell Labs
- Computer Associates
- government departments
- Macquarie Bank
- small business
Average starting salary
$48,038 for a computing and IT graduate (source: The Good Universities Guide, 2010).