• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
If you’re dreaming of a career developing innovative software solutions to solve complex problems, then the Bachelor of Engineering in Network and Software Engineering (Honours) from University of Canberra is the perfect chance to learn the necessary skills to design and build your perfect career from the ground up.


Integrating the fields of network engineering, software engineering, electronics and information technology, this four-year honours degree will see you explore a wide range of specialised subject areas and teach you coding strategies and secrets enabling you to become proficient in reading, writing and developing code at all levels.

Packed with Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities, this course also offers you the chance to complete both an industry-oriented engineering project and a professional internship which means you will have the opportunity to gain practical experience and implement theoretical ideas in real world situations.

Combined these experiences will give you a thorough, accurate appreciation of the information and telecommunications industry, while teaching you skills to confidently secure a future in an ever-developing industry.

Study a Bachelor of Engineering in Network and Software Engineering (Honours) from University of Canberra and you will:

  • acquire in-depth knowledge and skills on the design, development and implementation of a range of software-based systems over a variety of communication network infrastructures
  • be able to read, write and engineer innovative software solutions at all levels
  • work on individual and team-based projects
  • learn the professional skills to work within a corporate business environment
  • gain technical skills in data communications and networking, mobile and wireless communications, network security, and the networked applications and services relating to cloud computing, big data and multimedia
  • design, implement and operate communication networks and their associated services and applications
  • apply cross-cutting skills to the design and management of networked projects in a wide range of sectors
  • graduate with a globally recognised qualification.


This course is also accredited by both Engineers Australia and the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      Standard eight semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty four semesters.

  • Credits
    96 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Software Technology
  • Computer and Network Security 
  • Wireless Networks 
  • Introduction to Network Engineering 
  • Network Architecture
  • Technology and Engineering Management 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:

  • Year 12 ATAR
  • other Australian Qualification
  • work experience
  • overseas qualification
CRICOS Code: 089802G

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34400 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Domestic: Commonwealth Support Place (CSP)

Living costs for Canberra

  • 1425 - 2510 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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