Are you an ICT professional with an interest in leadership and new technologies? The Master of Computer Science (Management) will expand your knowledge of computing and sharpen your business acumen, so you can better create and manage great ideas.

  • The Master of Computer Science (Management) is designed for applicants with a bachelor's degree in computer science or IT (or a related field). There are other ways to meet admission requirements – see Program Details.
  • Study courses from ICT and business. Courses cover topics including programming, information systems, interaction design, accounting, finance, marketing, and more. In total, there are nearly 60 courses to choose from.
  • Undertake a research project that addresses a specific topic or problem from electrical, computer systems or software engineering. You'll be involved in all aspects of research, from defining a topic and methodology to presenting your results.
  • Benefit from a program that offers a flexible study plan. Because the Master of Computer Science (Management) has such a large number of courses to choose from, you can tailor your studies to suit your interests, your industry, or your career goals.

The Master of Computer Science (Management) will prepare you to become a leading ICT professional who improves the quality of software, services and systems from a position of influence.

  • Teaching staff

    Our teachers are tops

    Our research and teaching work in Computer Science and Information Systems was ranked 60th in the world by subject in the 2017 QS World University Rankings. This puts our academics as the best ranked in Queensland and in the top five in Australia.

  • Campus Life

    State-of-the-art facilities

    The school is home to facilities including more than 400 Windows, Unix and Apple workstations; more than 20 specialist computer labs (including 10 with 24-hour access); a university-wide 802.11ac Wi-Fi network; and dedicated IT and engineering support staff.

  • Research

    Keep up-to-date and know more

    UQ is home to the Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology and also has a dedicated Centre for Discrete Mathematics and Computing, which means our teaching is informed by the very best and very latest research.

  • Beyond the classroom

    Turn your idea into something big

    The Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology has pioneered the development of the Idea Hub – a startup pre-incubator for aspiring student entrepreneurs. The hub gives students access to workshops, experienced mentors, a network of local and global innovators, and more.

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Computer Science (Management) are typically interested in becoming managers or entrepreneurs in the technology sector.

Graduates work across a diversity of fields and professions.

Many graduates pursue business roles in areas including strategy, digital marketing, product management, or consulting.

Other graduates work in industry – as analysts, engineers, administrators, developers, project managers and in specialist roles – with an increasing number of graduates employed in banking, finance, and insurance.

Because the program has a strong emphasis on research and research skills, other students work in research or advisory positions, or choose to enrol in a Master of Philosophy or PhD program.

Summary

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree in Information Technology or Computer Science with a GPA of at least 5.0 on a 7 point scale. View additional entry requirements for applicants with overseas qualifications.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Master of Computer Science (Management) 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 (Management). 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 (Management) at an early exit point and graduate with one of the following awards:

Courses and Programs

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