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Bachelor in Computer Engineering


4 Years

Key Dates

September 2020

Transfer Option

Enrol in B.E. in Computer Engineering at Chitkara University and an option to transfer after two years of study in India to Deakin University, Australia and graduate with a degree in Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) from Deakin in Australia after 4 years (2+2) of total study

Academic Mentorship in Software Engineering



In the first two years, the course will be co-taught by faculty from both Universities through blended mode which may include face-to-face classes, video conferences and short intensives. On successful completion of the first two years at Chitkara University, students will have an option to articulate and transfer (based on conditions) into the 4 year Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) for on-campus studies at Deakin University in Australia.

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Program Framework at Chitkara University

Year 1


Introduction to Programming
Algorithms and Computing Systems
Engineering Physics
Discrete Mathematics
Academic Integrity
Safety Induction Program
Introduction to Safety and Project Oriented Learning
Career Tools for Employability


Data Capture Technologies
Software Engineering 1: Robotics Project
Object-Oriented Development
Data and Information Management

Year 2


Design Fundamentals
Embedded Systems Development
Data Structures and Algorithms


Software Engineering 2: Developing Internet-of-Things Applications
Networks and Communications
Programming Paradigms

Students who opt to take the pathway to Deakin University’s Melbourne campus (subject to meeting transfer conditions ) will take the following courses in the subsequent semesters in Australia to get the 4-year degree in Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) from Deakin University.

Program Framework at Deakin University

Year 3


Robotics Application Development
Team Project (A) – Project Management and Practices
Plus two elective units


Software Engineering 3: Designing User-Centric Internet-of-Things Application
Software Architecture and Scalability for Internet-of-Things
Team Project (B) – Execution and Delivery

Year 4


Honours Research Project A
Developing Secure Internet-of-Things Applications
Plus one elective unit


Honours Research Project B
Professional Engineering Practice
Plus one elective unit

Students who opt to stay at Chitkara University will enter in the 3rd year of  BE in Computer Engineering and will take the courses in the 3rd and 4th year to successfully graduate from Chitkara University in the discipline of 4 year Computer Engineering degree.

*Chitkara University and Deakin University are continually striving to improve their programs and  delivery. The information contained in this framework is subject to change without notice.

Program Highlights at Chitkara University

  • This program is jointly developed by mapping Chitkara University B.E. in Computer Engineering to the curriculum of the Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) degree at Deakin University, Australia so that students can seamlessly transfer with Credit for Recognition of Prior Learning and receive the same learning outcomes and a globally recognized degree i.e. Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) from Deakin University in Australia.
  • Study and apply your education in superlative infrastructure at both Chitkara University in India and Deakin University in Australia
  • Apart from saving hugely on international tuition fee when you study 2 years at Chitkara University, a high school student will also learn an applied Australian pedagogy when they start closer to home before opting to transfer after two years to Deakin in Australia. Besides tuition fees, a student will also save on boarding and lodging costs when they stay in their home country for the first two years
  • Conditional letter of offer from Deakin University is issued to all students at the start of the course that lays down the conditions to transfer to Deakin University in Australia after successfully completing two years of their study at Chitkara University.
  • Students would be coached for the English Language Proficiency requirement (IELTS) during the first two years of your studies at Chitkara University

Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities Develop a broad, coherent knowledge of the software engineering discipline, with detailed knowledge of the application of software engineering principles and approaches. Use knowledge, skills, tools and methodologies for professional software engineering practice. Design software components, systems and computing processes to meet application requirements, within realistic economic, environmental, social, political, legal and ethical constraints.

Communication Communicate in a professional context to inform, motivate and effect change, and to drive sustainable innovation, utilising a range of verbal, graphical and written methods, recognising the needs of diverse audiences.

Digital literacy Utilise a range of digital technologies and information sources to discover, analyse, evaluate, select, process and disseminate both technical and non-technical information.

Critical thinking Evaluate information and evidence, applying critical and analytical thinking and reasoning, technical skills, personal judgement and values, in decision processes.

Problem solving Apply theoretical constructs,  skills and critical analysis to real-world and ill-defined problems and develop innovative computing solutions.

Self-management Apply knowledge and skills to new situations in professional practice and/or further learning in the field of software engineering with adaptability, autonomy, responsibility and personal accountability for actions as a practitioner and a learner. Apply understanding of reflective practice and self-critique skills within broad parameters to plan for their own future continuing professional development.

Teamwork Contribute effectively as a skilled and knowledgeable individual to the processes and output of a work unit or team. Work collaboratively in multi-disciplinary teams, employing effective communication, self- and team-management skills to achieve shared goals.

Global citizenship Apply professional and ethical standards and accountability for own learning in the development, design, construction and management of localised computing solutions.

Learning Outcomes

Career Opportunities

Deakin University's Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) has been designed in response to industry demand for innovative software engineers capable of designing and developing complex software systems for the modern world; where software not only needs to interact with other software systems and users, but also with the environment itself.

As a graduate of this course you will be well-equipped to find employment in diverse areas of software systems engineering that are increasing in both complexity and interaction with the physical world. You will be able to develop and implement state-of-the-art smart devices, systems and application frameworks for industries such as smart infrastructure, health, agriculture, manufacturing and transport.

  • Business Analyst
  • Data Engineer
  • DevOps Engineer
  • Embedded Systems Developer
  • IoT System Engineer
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Mobile Applications Developer
  • Project Manager
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • System Architect
  • Web Applications Developer

Work experience

This course includes a professional experience unit, where you will be required to undertake at least 60 working days of industry experience during your degree once you move to Australia in the 3rd/4th year. You will also have an opportunity to use your elective units to apply for an industry-based learning position or alternatively a short-term career or STEM Placement to work on industry projects, gaining experience in entrepreneurship and business skills.
  • Deakin University’s software engineering course has been designed in accordance to Engineers Australia’s and the Australian Computer Society’s professional accreditation requirements.
  • The award conferred upon completion of undergarduate software engineering degree from Deakin University in Australia is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Fee Structure at Chitkara University

A student will save significantly on International tuition fee during their two years of study at Chitkara university in India. The international fee will only be applicable when the student transfers to Australia in the third year at Deakin University


B.E. Computer Engineering


Rs. 1,70,000/-

  • Students need to pay Rs.15,000/- towards ERP /Career Advancement Services (CAS) at the time of admission.
  • Students who will continue in the 3rd Year of the program at Chitkara University will be required to pay a nominal examination fee of Rs.25,000/- (per semester) for the 3rd & 4th Year respectively and will graduate with B.E degree in Computer Engineering from Chitkara University.

Fee Structure upon transfer in the 3rd year to Deakin University in Australia


Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)

Appx. Fees per year in 2020 (AUD)


* The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, and the length of your course.

The course fee shown is indicative only and actual fees may vary.

The estimated course fee is based on the tuition fee costs of undertaking 8 credit points of study in the course within the specified year (i.e. the number of credit points that equates to full-time study) but:

  • Does not include non-tuition costs that may apply, such as Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF).
  • Assumes that no exceptional, or non-typical, circumstances apply to the proposed course of study.
  • Assumes that the options that the user selects are appropriate for the course of study that they intend to undertake.
  • Where fees are estimated for future years those fees will be subject to annual increases in accordance with increases in the cost of course delivery.

How to Apply at Chitkara University

You can visit our website or download application form or visit us at our admission office in Chandigarh or speak to our representative. Once you meet the eligibility conditions below, you can deposit application form with required documents and application fee to receive your letter of admission. The eligibility conditions are :

  • Successful completion of Class XII in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics with a minimum of 60% aggregate overall (CBSE, ISC, IB Diploma, State Boards, Cambridge) and 60% in Mathematics and 65% in English, respectively.
  • Or
  • Achievement of a minimum score of 6.0 bands on the IELTS English proficiency test with no band less than 6
  • Or
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) – score of at least 570 (or 230 if computer-based score), plus a minimum TWE (essay) score of 4.0, or IBT score of 88 with no section below 20.

Mandatory personal Interview with our Academic Team.


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Transfer to Australia

You can apply for transfer to Deakin University in Australia after studying and demonstrating academic success (with a requisite GPA of 6.5 on 10.0 scale) at Chitkara University’s B.E. in Computer Engineering. You will be eligible to transfer into the third year of Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) degree at Deakin University, Burwood Campus in Melbourne, Australia with  prior learning credits from the first two years of your study at Chitkara University. You will apply at Deakin University in Australia for transfer into the third year of Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) program and based on approval of study permit from the concerned authorities and other conditions, you can graduate with a four year Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) Degree.
You will also be eligible to apply and receive a two years of Post Study Work Permit after successful Graduation/Completion of the program. However, apart from academic success, you have to secure a study permit from the Department of Home Affairs at the Australian High Commission in New Delhi, the only Australian Government visa granting Authority.

Additional Requirements

  • Valid IELTS Score of 6.0 Cumulative with no band less than 6.0
  • No Prior refusal of any visa for Australia
  • Meeting the GTE requirements at the time of admission to Deakin University, Australia
  • Successful completion of Class XII with Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics with a minimum 60% aggregate and 65% in English and 60% in Mathematics.
  • Have demonstrated the academic success while studying first two years of your Computer Engineering at Chitkara University and secured minimum required GPA without any re-appears

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Work in Australia

Permanent Residence Application:
You can only start working in Australia when you start your study program. You cannot work before your studies begin. You can work as an international student in Australia if your study permit lists a condition that you are allowed to work on-or off campus.