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Graduate Certificate in Software Engineering

Billy Blue College of Design

Our world is rapidly changing with Software Engineers amoung the most in-demand skillsets in the world. If you're looking to upskill fast and develop your knowledge all while future-proofing your career, our Graduate Certificate in Software Engineering is the perfect starting point. With accelerated and flexible study options, our online Graduate Certificate can be completed in as little as 12 weeks with the opportunity to pathway into a 12 month Master of Software Engineering specialising in Artificial Intelligence or Cloud Computing. This course is part of our Creative Technology suite, combining the worlds of design and technology to empower graduates with the technical software skills and traditional design concepts to give them an edge in the industry.

Key Information

where CAN I STUDY?

  • Sydney, Melbourne
  • Available as blended
  • Available online

start dates


  • 10 hours per subject, per week, comprising 3 hours of facilitated study and 7 hours self-directed.

course duration

  • Full-time: 2 trimesters
  • Part-time: Available

Why Study at Billy Blue

The big difference at Billy Blue is that you’ll start working in your industry from day one – getting real experience, learning from real industry professionals and making real industry connections. Plus, we have university accreditation and a commercially focused educational philosophy.

What can you expect when you graduate?

The average salary earned by a Software Engineer.

$78 000*


You’ll have a variety of career options, including:

  • Associate Software Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Data Analyst

Innovative Learning

We want you to feel, see and be heard. We think that students learn faster and progress through material quicker in smaller classes. Our ‘Blended’ study options mean that you can also study on campus and online during your course.



The Graduate Certificate of Software Engineering provides opportunities for individuals wishing to professionally upskill to acquire new technology skills. This course consists of four subjects totalling 40 credit points forming the foundation for all postgraduate Software Engineering specialisations such as Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Networking & Cybersecurity.


  • Demonstrate an awareness of the software engineering body of knowledge with a view towards ethics of practice in a global and sustainable context.

What you’ll study

You'll need to complete 4 core subjects.

How you’ll study

Fit everything in with our flexible course options. You can study when it suits you online or on campus.

How Much

Find out more about course fees and financial support – and for personalised advice, just ask.

How can I pay?

Can I apply

Before you get started with your course application, check you meet all the requirements listed below.

The standard entry requirement is a completed qualification at AQF Level 7 (Bachelor degree) or above from an Australian University in a relevant field of study or an equivalent overseas higher education qualification or equivalent.

Students without an undergraduate degree, may be admitted on the basis of

  • At least 3 years professional experience in software development (documented e.g. CV), demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; AND
  • A discipline specific portfolio; AND
  • A recommendation letter from 2 most recent employers (applicable to international students, and in addition to academic or special entry requirements noted above)

This course is not yet available for international students.

Ready to apply

Applying to Billy Blue is easy. Pick your start date, decide how you’d like to study, then apply online or give us a call and we’ll do it for you.

International students

We prepare international students with the skills and knowledge to be employment-ready, communicate and collaborate with diverse cultures and graduate with a perspective to gain global learning experiences.

More Information

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Yes, all Billy Blue qualifications are accredited by Torrens University Australia and nationally recognised. In addition, Billy Blue’s close industry links ensure that your Billy Blue qualification is highly respected within the design industry.

Yes, course credit is available upon application and academic approval. This credit can take the form of credit transfer, block credit, or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). For further information, consult our friendly Course and Careers Advisor, or visit the website.

Billy Blue Bachelor Degree courses are eligible for FEE HELP (Australian students only). FEE-HELP is Australian Government’s loan scheme for higher education degree courses. It can assist you in paying for all, or part of, your course fees. Repayments commence via the tax system once your income rises above a minimum threshold. Just like with any other debt, a FEE-HELP debt is a real debt that impacts your credit rating.

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