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Master of Computer Science with a specialisation in Software Engineering

100% online for students in India

Study load

20-24 hours per week



Start dates

January 2024

Earn a globally recognised online master’s degree.

Develop human-centric software that meets the diverse needs of society – and shapes its future.

Progressive software solutions are inseparable from the efficiency, productivity and success of organisations. As a result, software engineering specialists are integral to growth.

Industry-focused and designed by world-leading experts in the discipline, the software engineering specialisation in Monash’s online Master of Computer Science prepares you to deliver powerful, reliable software on time, on budget – and truly fit for purpose.

The course blends foundational learning, specialist study and practical application of leading technologies. Our career-focused curriculum is designed by internationally recognised, award-winning academics from our Faculty of Information Technology.

What you will learn 
  • Software in the changing world
    Discover how to undertake advanced software engineering and adapt software to the needs of our dynamic digital world.
  • Computer science fundamentals
    Gain skills in Java programming, algorithms, systems architecture, artificial intelligence, information and computer security and more.
  • Specialised software engineering skills to get ahead
    Master web applications development, mobile and distributed computing systems, user interface design and software testing standards.
For more details about the program’s structure and learning outcomes, get in touch with an adviser.

Course code: C6013

The program begins by providing a core understanding of theoretical and practical aspects of computer science. This includes:

• Java programming
• Algorithms and databases
• Architecture and networks
• Fundamentals of artificial intelligence
• Software engineering
• Information and computer security

You must complete the following units:

• Web applications development
• Mobile and distributed computing systems
• User interface design and usability
• Software testing, quality and standards

During the applied practice units, you will conduct professional or scholarly work to contribute to a portfolio of professional development.

Applied practice 1: Explore what being a modern IT professional means, including professional practice in the workplace and navigating the ethical and legal challenges of technology.

Applied practice 2: Apply the skills you’ve gained by researching contemporary approaches to developing a project. Research a specific problem or question relevant to the IT sector then develop a solution according to standards used by industry or community.

An Australian bachelor’s degree in a cognate discipline with at least a credit (60 per cent) average, or equivalent qualification approved by the faculty.

To undertake the artificial intelligence specialisation, you must have knowledge of calculus and linear algebra at the level of undergraduate physical science or engineering.

*Cognate disciplines include: IT, Computer Science, Data Science, science, economics and econometrics.

University entry requirements

To be considered for a course at Monash University, you must meet the minimum entry requirements.

Applicants with overseas tertiary qualifications are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Your undergraduate university or college qualifications will be evaluated based on the NOOSR categorizations.

English language requirements

For entry to Monash University, you must meet the minimum English language requirements. You can do this by completing one of the qualifications listed.


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If you need help understanding the above entry requirements, one of our dedicated academic advisers will be happy to assist you. Contact us at +91 892 970 0398 or email .

Monash University believes in eliminating barriers to receiving top-quality international education. That’s why we strive to offer all of the benefits of a Monash degree to online learners in India at affordable rates and with various payment options to meet your budget and needs.

For more details on the cost of your program of interest and your payment options, please reach out to an adviser for a 1:1 consultation or call on +91 892 970 0398.

Industry insights

An online Master of Computer Science with a specialisation in Software Engineering will prepare you for a wide range of roles, including:

  • application developer
  • IT project manager
  • IT support engineer
  • software developer
  • software engineer
  • systems database manager.

You may also choose to specialise in Artificial Intelligence or Cybersecurity.


30% job growth is expected for software engineers over the next 5 years.

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₹646,000 is the average salary for software developers in India.

I am currently in a career transition phase, working to become a full-time software engineer; all this made possible by the excellent pathways Monash has created.


Rashid Elhouli

Graduate of Computer Science

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Now accepting applications for the January 2024 term