In the Software Development major in the Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences you develop the skills to design and develop new and existing software solutions using common development tools.
Demand for new technology is constantly increasing. Technological solutions could lead to advances in areas as diverse as biomedicine, communications, business and entertainment. Software developers play a role in those advances. This major prepares you for these diverse and exciting roles.
You design and develop secure software and use the latest technologies including modern programming languages, operating systems, networks, distributed computing systems, databases and modelling. You also carry out quality assurance tasks.
This is part of the Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences.
Start date: 2021
Most papers last one semester and are worth 15 points. If you're a full-time student, you normally complete 120 points each year (360 points for the entire degree).
All students take seven core papers that are compulsory for all majors. You also choose one other mathematics paper.
And choose 30 points from elective papers below or other Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences papers (subject to meeting prerequisites).
And choose 45 points from elective papers below or other Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences papers (subject to meeting prerequisites).
The Research and Development Project paper brings together the skills you’ve developed throughout your degree. You apply what you’ve learnt in a project for an industry client or research centre, under the guidance of an experienced supervisor.
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Enrolment in papers is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of papers.
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