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Single Major

Computer Systems and Networks

Bachelors of Commerce/Information Technology

The Computer Systems and Networks major will teach you how software is controlled on one or many computers, including security, networking and operating systems.

It's a very technical major and you'll need strong conceptual and programming skills to do well. Courses focus on programming, computer architecture, computer networks, operating systems, distributed computing and systems security, as well as a variety of distributed software applications (internet applications, mobile computing, embedded computing and ubiquitous computing).

Graduates of the Computer Systems and Networks major typically work in software development companies, business enterprises, government departments, and research organisations.

Join a growing industry

  • The digital technology sector is one of the fastest growing parts of Australia’s economy.
  • Study systems security, an area of significant growth. Cyber security specialist was the #2 emerging job of 2020 (LinkedIn 2020 Emerging Jobs Report)
  • 6 of the 10 most valuable brands in the world are tech companies. (Forbes, 2019)

Highlights

1 in Queensland for computer science and information systems

QS World University Rankings 2020

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • System architect
  • Network analyst
  • Solution designer
  • Information security analyst
  • System administrator
  • Cyber security specialist

Mid-career salary

Cyber Secuity Analyst

$76K–$130K

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Mid-career salary

Senior Systems Engineer (Computer Networking)

$65K–$139K

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How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Seminars

What you'll study