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Video: Want to be a software engineer? Choose these school subjects

School subjects for software engineering

Did you know you can set yourself up for STEM career success while still in high school?

If you’re interested in becoming a software engineer, there are subjects you can choose in Year 11 and 12 that’ll help prepare you for future study and your future career. Watch the video below to find school subjects for software engineering that’ll lay a great foundation for your path ahead.

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School subjects for software engineering

If you want to be a software engineer, choose these electives at school to give yourself a headstart:

  1. Maths
  2. Software Design and Development
  3. Design and Technology
  4. Physics
  5. English

Need more inspo? Check out this epic list of all the high school STEM electives we could think of!

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Subject selection

Now that you’ve got your school subjects for software engineering sorted, you might want to take a look at what other electives can help you out in a STEM career. Explore our subject selection hub and check out the following highlights:

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