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This major provides you with a thorough background in understanding how software is controlled on one or many computers, including security, networking and operating systems.

It's a highly technical major, requiring strong conceptual and programming skills – you'll graduate ready to meet the evolving demands of an increasingly complex technological landscape.

Graduates can look forward to careers in security, designing advanced new computer systems, and integrating large-scale systems based on networked machines.

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)


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
  • Information security analyst
  • System administrator
  • Cyber security specialist

Graduate salary

Computing and information systems (undergraduate)


What you'll study

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

  • Programming in the Large
  • Algorithms & Data Structures
  • Operating Systems Architecture
  • Computer Systems Principles and Programming

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