Why study the Master of Computer Science

The Master of Computer Science (MCompSc) focuses on preparing ICT professionals with a Bachelor degree in Computer Science/Information Technology for the challenges of rapidly advancing ICT technologies. It can be used as a general upgrade of skills or as a skill upgrade in a specific area, such as information systems, software engineering, distributed systems, networks, security of computing systems and other ICT areas. It can also prepare ICT professionals for entry into research degrees: MPhil and PhD. MCompSc is a #16 or #24 program depending on the student background


Entry requirements


To enrol, a student must
(a) hold an approved 4-year degree in Computer Science or Information Technology; or a field related to computer science or information technology; and
(b) satisfy the Executive Dean that, based on the student's academic record the student is suitably qualified for admission.

Program structure


The courses offered in the Master of Computer Science are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Computer Science. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Early exit points

Depending on your choice of courses, it might be possible to withdraw from the Master of Computer Science at an early exit point and graduate with one of the following awards:

Courses and Programs

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