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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Master of Computer Science (MCompSc)

Change is the only constant in the world of computing. If you're a computing professional looking to upgrade, update or deepen your knowledge of rapidly evolving technologies – this program is for you.

The Master of Computer Science is designed for applicants with a bachelor's degree in computer science or information technology (or a related field). There are other ways to meet admission requirements – see Entry Requirements. 

You can focus on one or several areas of interest when choosing from the range of computer science courses, including an advanced research project at masters level.

You will be taught by a mix of internationally renowned lecturers, industry professionals and leading researchers. Our learning spaces are some of the most innovative in the world, allowing students to share ideas, help each other and socialise.

Join a growing industry

  • Demand for technology workers will grow by 100,000 between 2018 and 2024 (ACS Australia’s Digital Pulse 2019, Deloitte)
  • Computer science research jobs will grow 19% by 2026 (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Program highlights

  • Complete your choice of courses that cover topics from advanced computer science, software engineering, information systems, communication systems, interaction design, research and more. In total, there are nearly 50 courses to choose from.
  • Undertake a research project that addresses a specific topic or problem from the broad fields of electrical, computer systems or software engineering.
  • Benefit from a program that offers a flexible study plan. Because the Master of Computer Science 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.

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.

Intakes

  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process

Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career possibilities
Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Business analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Digital analyst
  • Market analyst
  • Big data architect
  • Data migration specialist
  • Social media data strategist
  • Information architect
  • Cloud architect
  • Database administrator

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Postgraduate.

 

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

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.