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Software Engineering

Bachelor of Computing (Software Engineering)

Location SLIIT
Study Method Full-time
Study Mode On-Campus
Intake February
Duration 3 Years

This course provides a coverage of aspects modern computing, depending on the major chosen. It covers fundamental programming and theoretical knowledge followed by an opportunity to specialise in one of the three key computing streams: Computer Science, Cyber Security and Software Engineering. Curtin's Computing course teaches C and Java in the first year as the tools for learning core concepts such as object orientation and algorithms. Linux skills are taught throughout the course and emphasis is placed on learning the basics before moving onto advanced topics. The graduates from the course will have a high level of knowledge of computer systems and processes involved in software development and maintenance. The aim of this major is to prepare the students for the areas of ICT stated to be most in demand and for positions that are most difficult to fill.

On completion of the three year degree, students who have performed well will be eligible to complete an extra year of study to obtain an honours qualification, BH-SCNCE Bachelor of Science (Honours). The research focus of an Honours degree provides a pathway for career advancement at a higher level than the base degree. Students who perform well in the first year of this course can apply for transfer to the Bachelor of Advanced Science (Computing) course, although acceptance is not automatic.

Pre-Tertiary Education

Successful completion of Sri LankanGeneralCertificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level with at least 8 points from the best three subjects (excluding General English). Points are assigned on the basis that: A=5, B=4, C=3, S=1.

Separate evidence of English competency as specified in Table 1 is required.

Essential course prerequisites: S (Ordinary Pass) grade in Applied Mathematics OR Pure Mathematics OR Combined Mathematics.


Successful completion of Curtin University-SLIIT Academy Foundation Program (IT Stream).


Successful completion of any other test/examination/program recognized by Curtin University

Tertiary Education 

Successful completionof one-year full-time study of a Bachelor degree at a recognized university, separate evidence of English competency is required.

English Entry Requirement 

All Students are required to satisfy Curtin’s English language requirements for undergraduate admission. Curtin accepts a minimum of any one of the accepted English proficiency tests as detailed in Table 1 below.


Table 1 

IELTS (International English Language Test System) 
Writing and Speaking 


Reading and Listening 




TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) iBT (Internet Based Test) 
Reading and Listening 








PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) 
Listening and Reading


Speaking and Writing


Overall Score


Sri Lankan GCE Ordinary (‘O’) Level English

Grade C

Sri Lankan GCE Advanced (‘A’) Level General English

Grade C

Graduates can apply for accreditation from the Australian Computer Society.

If you are seeking a career in computing, this course is designed for you.

Graduates will be qualified to work as programmers and a range of specialist technical roles based on their chosen major.


  • Computer programmer
  • IT professional
  • Computer security professional
  • Software engineer/developer


  • Applications and software development
  • Game design and development
  • Cyber security
  • IT analysis

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer. Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

This course is designed so that you gain high-level knowledge of computer systems and processes involved in software development and maintenance. Curtin works closely with industry partners both to optimise course content and provide final-year student placement opportunities.

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