What is Software Engineering?
The connected world of today means that technology is everywhere – helping you track your morning run, listen to your favourite playlist and even auto-park your car.
This technology is made possible by two main components – the physical computing device, called hardware, and the set of instructions that tells the computer what to do, or software. In the example above, your mobile phone is the hardware, and the music app is software.
A Software Engineer designs, develops and maintains software systems from small applications to massive online platforms with millions of lines of code.
Why study Software Engineering?
With massive industry demand and an acute shortage^ of IT talent, Software Engineers are highly sought after in Australia. Full stack developers in particular have been cited as one of the most in-demand and well-paid IT roles.
Software Engineers are typically highly skilled, with some form of training a must to enter the industry. Today’s career changers are increasingly looking to upskill via intensive programming short courses or bootcamps, as opposed to traditional 4-year degrees.
At Academy Xi, we teach a variety of job-focussed software development courses designed to take to you from beginner to employed, with plenty of hands-on coding practice.
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Explore our Software Engineering courses
Our Software Engineering courses come in two online formats. No matter your learning preferences, work or life commitments, or support levels you require – we’ve got you covered.
To choose the right course format, pick your desired career outcomes:
- Are you studying to start a new career in a different field? Our TRANSFORM courses will equip you with the latest industry skills and have you graduating job-ready.
- Are you after a practical course to complement your existing skillset? Our ELEVATE courses will expand your expertise in a social and supported environment.
Earn a digital credential
We partner with Credly to deliver digital credentials for our graduates. Digital credentials are a graphical representation of your skills, combined with a description of the knowledge and activities it took to earn them.
Digital badges can be used in email signatures or digital resumes, and on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
Our students’ success stories
Academy Xi has a 4.2 score out of 5, rated by 2549 students.
“I highly recommend this course to anyone who has decided to be job-ready in this field”
Harold Torres Marino
I’ve deeply enjoyed the Software Engineering Transform course. I highly recommend this course to anyone who has decided to be job-ready in this field. My mentor has been an immense help throughout my learning process, as he’s always been willing to help, even after long live sessions or weekends when there’s no need to. The staff frequently asks for feedback, which makes me think they’re always looking for improvements, and that’s a good sign.
“That's what really sets this course apart - having that high level of support.”
My Software Engineering qualification with Academy Xi has left me feeling less at risk - upskilling is one of the best ways to keep your tech contribution valuable.
My mentor sessions with Albert helped me fix problems before they grew... This training is distinguished from other courses through its immediate feedback.
That's what really sets this course apart - having that high level of support.
“I am very happy with the progress I made throughout the course and the cohort lead was a fantastic help throughout”
The outcome I couldn’t be happier with. It certainly exceeded my expectations. I was able to find work relatively quickly after the course ended, and the pay grade was more than I had anticipated. The highlight of the course for me was that Academy Xi assigned me a mentor. She is fantastic and we’ve remained in contact after the course finished. She has been so helpful and has so much industry knowledge and contacts. The course itself was one of the hardest things I’ve had to do, but rewarding all the same. I am very happy with the progress I made throughout the course and the cohort lead was a fantastic help throughout.