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Introduction to Software development

Find an online software development course so you can launch your career as a problem solver.

Here at Open Universities Australia, you can compare IT and computer science courses that allow you to major in software development. These courses will give you the core technical skills you need to thrive in the IT industry.

Then, you’ll learn how to become an expert programmer who can build, deploy and modify the software applications that we rely on.

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University of New England


Software Development Studio 1

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 26 Feb 2024

Enrolments open until 4 Mar

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University of Southern Queensland
Torrens University Australia


Diploma of Software Engineering

Design and create strategic software solutions

Build technical skills in this IT course, co-developed with IBM. You’ll explore the fundamentals of algorithm and data structure design. Get to know software engineering project management. Work with ethical research practices.

100% online

1 year full time or part time equivalent

Southern Cross University

A double degree in IT and business

Combine tech and business skills to unlock careers from software development to international business. You’ll learn how technology is crucial for business success. Focus your double degree with majors including cybersecurity, UX, and marketing.

Online & on-campus

4 years full time or part time equivalent

La Trobe University


Bachelor of Information Technology

Features IT industry collaboration, certification, and projects

Graduate with industry relevant knowledge and experience—and work across almost any sector. You’ll develop your core IT skills in programming, networking and databases. Sharpen your competitive edge with AI and cloud tech to get you job-ready.

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Available majors

  • Software Engineering,  
  • Cloud Analytics,  

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What do you learn in a software development course?

As a software developer, you’ll collaborate with a range of people, from clients to fellow IT colleagues. That’s why you’ll learn both technical skills and relationship-building skills in your online software development course.

Depending on the study path you choose, you can explore:

  • Core IT areas that will support your work, including computer systems, data structures and internet technologies
  • Software, mobile, web and database development
  • How to write code in key programming languages including Python and Java
  • The agile approach to planning and executing software development projects
  • How to collaborate with clients and teammates during the six stages of the software development lifecycle

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