Taught course

Computer Science

University of New England · Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law

Entry requirements

A candidate shall:

  • hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification in a relevant discipline*; or
  • hold an AQF Level 8 Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Bachelor with Honours qualification in a relevant discipline*.

*Relevant disciplines - include but are not limited to the following:

  • Computing Science
  • Data Science
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Software Engineering
  • Statistics

Months of entry

March, July

Course content

Information and computing technology affects all aspects of modern life and there is a worldwide shortage of ICT professionals. Its applications now include, not only commerce and science, but also health, education, engineering, transport, government, entertainment, sport, and social networking. It has become so complex that only well-educated professionals are capable of developing and applying ICT systems in modern organisations. Even professionals in other disciplines need a sound understanding of ICT to perform their own jobs efficiently and effectively.

Emphasis is placed upon the structured design of algorithms for computer-based implementations of real-life tasks. The interactive execution, analysis and use of programs are discussed together with advanced algorithmic designs and programming techniques; informal notions of program specification and verification; a high-level description of the abstract architecture of the von Neumann machine; numerical and non-numerical applications; and social issues.

This course provides a comprehensive, modern postgraduate education in the principles and practice of ICT together with the opportunity to gain enhanced knowledge and skills in research.

Master of Computer Science graduates are eligible to apply for admission to PhD candidature, upon successful completion of the thesis.

Career opportunities

ICT graduates are in high demand and career options include a wide variety of positions in the IT industry, including business intelligence expert, e-business development, information systems manager, IT project manager, software architect, software quality/testing specialist and systems analyst.

Information for international students

With over 900 international students currently studying at UNE from over 80 countries worldwide, Armidale is a culturally diverse and accepting community, offering all the benefits of a small, thriving city and the friendliness of a country town.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

UNE offers international students an affordable, quality living and learning experience in the regional Australian city of Armidale.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MCompSci
    part time
    24-72 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    18-24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

UNE International Admissions
+61 2 6773 2135