Software Engineering

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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market size of Australian software industry


median salary for software engineers in australia


IT jobs available in Australia right now


projected job growth to 2024

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.

Student work

Check out our student Harold Torres Marino’s final project, built using ReactJS: a fun to play game app called ‘Pokemon Matching Cards’.

Curious to learn how this was built into fruition? Read more of Harold’s Software Engineering journey as well as key learnings from his studies.

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.

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