What will I learn?

The Master of Computing is a 2-year full-time (or equivalent part-time) degree with two target audiences: graduates without a computing background who wish to acquire a solid knowledge of computing, and graduates with a computing or information technology background who wish to broaden and deepen or refresh their knowledge. The program is professionally accredited by the Australian Computer Society.

Master of Computing graduates will develop a deep knowledge and understanding of professional software development and computing practices. Students have the opportunity to participate in many cutting edge courses and, depending upon their background and interests, may choose to specialize in artificial intelligence, human centered design and software development, or data science. The program culminates in a capstone project: either working in small groups with industry partners, with researchers, or in start-ups; or by undertaking a small research project supervised by an academic.

Students with a computing or information technology Bachelor degree or Graduate Diploma may receive up to 48 units of credit allowing them to complete the program in less than the usual 2-year time frame.

On completion of 48 units, students may exit with a Graduate Diploma of Computing.

Students completing the Master of Computing with a GPA greater than 6 may transfer to the Master of Computing (Advanced) with up to 48 units of credit.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Employment Opportunities

Computing jobs are currently projected to be amongst the fastest growing occupations of our time - so there is no shortage of jobs. This degree can be utilized to access wider a corporate career, as well as a path to further academic undertakings.

Graduates are ideally positioned to take on challenging roles in their chosen sectors and become leaders in the ICT industry. They can work across a range of industries in a variety of roles, including Data Mining Specialist, Big Data Analyst, and Human-Computer Interaction Specialist, Software Developer, and Embedded systems developer, Network Architect, Systems Analyst, Computer Engineer, Advanced Software Solutions Engineer and Software Architect.

Learning Outcomes

upon successful completion, students will be able to:

professionally apply systematic computing approaches to address complex, multi-disciplinary real-world computing problems in a variety of domains.

Synthesize and proficiently apply advanced, integrated technical knowledge from their specialization and other elective areas of study and the underpinning sciences and computational methods.

Identify and critically evaluate current developments and emerging trends within their specialization and other elective areas of study.

Understand the contextual factors that influence professional computing practice, and identify the potential societal, ethical, and environmental impact of computing activities.

Communicate effectively with colleagues, other computing professionals and the broader community employing a range of communication media and tools.

Which department am I in?

ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science

CRICOS

078940M

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$46,910.00 (US$ 33,918) per year
Start date

21 February 2022

Venue

The Australian National University

Acton Campus,

ACTON,

Australian Capital Territory,

2601, CANBERRA, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the first 72 units of courses attempted in order to remain enrolled in the Master of Strategic Studies (Advanced).

For international students

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0

Or a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a GPA of 4.0/7.0, with at least 3 years of relevant work experience.

Academic IELTS overall score of 6.5 with at least 6 in each component of the test; TOEFL internet based test score of 80, with a minimum of 20 in Reading and Writing and 18 in Speaking and Listening; TOEFL paper based test score of 570 with TWE score of 4.5; Cambridge CAE Advanced score of 176 overall with at least 169 in all sub skills; PTE Academic score of Overall 64, minimum score of 55 in each section.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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