Applicants must normally hold one of the following appropriate qualifications:
- an engineering degree
- a science degree
- an Australian TAFE diploma or advanced diploma (AQF Level 5) in an appropriate field plus seven years relevant work experience
- an equivalent overseas qualification.
In addition, whatever qualification is held, students are expected to be able to demonstrate previous study or recognised prior learning in communication and planning skills, mathematics (equivalent to first year university mathematics), and science (equivalent to university undergraduate topics in chemistry and physics). Some basic knowledge of other relevant sciences will be assumed.
Software engineering assumes previous study in programming and computing fundamentals.