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Programming languages are the building blocks of software in computer science.

Covering the different paradigms of programming, this major focuses on the design of computer languages that can be easily used to create programs.

You will study the craft and science of programming, and graduate with the skills to enable the construction of effective programming languages and reliable software.

Programming opens doors beyond tech

  • Programmers write software that can be used to create websites, build computer networks, help doctors treat patients, or even drive a car.
  • Half of all programming roles are in finance, manufacturing, health care, and other sectors outside of the technology industry.
  • Coding skills can take you places: Data analytics, scientists, engineers and designers all use coding.


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:

  • Software engineer
  • Senior modeller
  • Integration developer
  • Cloud engineer
  • Application developer
  • Business intelligence analyst
  • Web developer

Graduate salary

Engineering (undergraduate)


What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Functional and Logic Programming
  • Operating Systems Architecture
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Principles of Program Analysis

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