Software Engineering Program

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The Software Engineering Program is designed for IT and non-IT professionals who are interested to transition their career into programming, software, web and UI development. The program includes practical training, industry certification and job placement support to help professionals secure a job in the software industry.


The software engineering program is delivered in a 24 week part time and 12 week full time format and is designed for career-driven professionals to transition into the software industry. The program includes pre-work, intensive practical training, industry certification and a job outcomes program in collaboration with industry partners. The course content has been tailored to give you the skills that are demanded by businesses in today’s rapidly evolving job market.


Remote learning is available for this program. The interactive remote format enabled by video conferencing technology is a rich and connected experience featuring virtual break-out rooms, shared screens, digital whiteboards, peer to peer collaboration and instructor support.

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Practical Software Engineering Training at the Institute

The Institute of Data welcomes you to Australia’s most practical software engineering training program.


Learn how to create interactive web pages with HTML, CSS and JavaScript, connect them with backend databases and develop best practices in software engineering from dedicated software industry professionals.


The Software Engineering Program is a structured training program designed to help you develop the practical skills you will need as a software developer. After completing your Software Engineering Program, you will receive the recognition as a Certified Software Engineering Professional (CSEP)™️ from the Institute of Data.


Hundreds of professionals choose the Institute of Data every year to prepare them for their future career after careful consideration of their desired career progression and to attain maximum return on investment for their education. Leading the future of the profession, the Institute of Data offers a collaborative and successful program, designed to ensure you have the technical and interpersonal skills required to accelerate your career in the software industry.

Why TheInstitute Of Data?

You Will:

Be ready to practice software development

The Institute of Data’s courses are designed to prepare students for real commercial work in the area of data science, cybersecurity and software engineering. Our program is focused on practical in-class training, labs and real-life projects to prepare you for the industry.

Receive the best training and the latest curriculum

The Institute of Data trainers are actively working in the industry and will teach you how to practice software engineering. The curriculum is developed by the Institute of Data Academic Board with decades of experience working in data, automation and software engineering.

Be more attractive to employers

The Institute of Data’s Software Engineering Program results in the CSEP™️ Industry Certification which signals to employers that you are ready to join the industry. Your resume and profile will be reviewed by your Job Outcomes team to give you the best possible chance of success.

Get more support and guidance

The member network offers support and guidance from mentors and direct connections to the industry.

Meet great people and become an Alumni of the Institute

Beyond a healthy discipline of practical education and learning, you will meet great friends in your virtual or real classroom and become a member of the Institute of Data. Many graduates continue to keep in touch with their fellow students and the community becomes a strong network as you enter the industry.

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Program Structure


Students complete curated online pre-work designed to prepare every student with the foundational skills required to complete all coursework and training.

Remote or In Class Training

Students undertake a professional in-classroom course from a team of expert industry trainers from leading consultancies and enterprises to acquire the most sought-after practical training in the country.

Job Outcomes

You will undergo a Job Outcomes Program through the Institute of Data which will help position you for the best chance of a new job opportunity and/or internal promotion. Land a job in one of the most sought after fields in tech with the guidance of Professional Career Coaches and access to our hiring network.

How Will I Be Assessed?

The Institute of Data - Software Engineering Program is assessed through completion of labs and a final capstone project. There is no formal exam. The capstone project is a real-life project and is assessed against the Institute of Data Certification Standards set by the Academic Board and Examination Board.

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We'll help you transition into the software industry. We have a 93% job outcome success rate within 180 days of graduation for active job seekers.

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Syllabus Breakdown

  • Creating a Basic Web Page
  • Version Control
  • Gathering Requirements and Wireframe Design
  • Test Driven Development
  • Industry Best Practices
  • Web Browsers and the Internet
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Fluid Layout
  • Fundamentals
  • Intermediate JavaScript
  • Advanced JavaScript
  • Mini-project 1
  • JavaScript Frameworks
  • Figma
  • Bootstrap
  • Working with Data
  • App Enhancements
  • Web Services and JavaScript Applications
  • Developing the MVC Structure
  • Designing a Back-End Service
  • Object-Oriented Development
  • Swagger
  • JSX
  • Components and Props
  • Thinking in React
  • Code Splitting
  • Hooks
  • Routing
  • Integration with Libraries
  • Mini-project 2
  • Database Design
  • MongoDB
  • MySQL
  • Redis
  • Sockets
  • Model View Controller
  • Mini-project 3
  • Docker
  • CI/CD with GitHub Actions
  • EC2
  • Beanstalk
  • Additional Topics: determined by students and Lead Trainer
  • Job Outcomes Program
  • Consultation and Presentation training
  • Software Engineering Practice
  • Capstone Project

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Fees & Payment

Pre-payment deposit of $500 is required to enrol. Current fees are $16,500 for the full time and part time program. Interest free financing options available.

Course Entry Requirements

Completion of a bachelor degree in any field of studies

Completion of any previous qualification undertaken in English or obtained IELTS 5.5

Completion of assigned online pre-work provided to you when you enrol

Time Commitment: Part Time Program

24 weeks intensive remote or in-class training | 2 night classes per week + 1 fortnightly Saturday class

Time Commitment: Full Time Program

12 weeks intensive remote or in-class training | Monday-Friday


Sydney, Melbourne & Remote

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