Master of Computer Science

  • CRICOS code: 0100884

Where will this take me?


Career outcomes

Our graduates go on to work as:

  • Software developers and engineers
  • Systems and cybersecurity analysts
  • Data scientists and analysts
  • Digital policy advisors
  • Project managers.

Employers in this field include:

  • IT companies such as IBM, Microsoft and Google
  • Consulting firms including Deloitte and Accenture
  • Major banks and financial services firms such as ANZ and NAB
  • Academic and public research institutions such as universities.

Technical and professional skills

On graduating from the course you’ll have a broad grounding across the breadth of advanced computer science.

Additionally, you’ll have strong professional skills in:

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving
  • Research planning and execution
  • Scientific communication.

Further study

At the end of the course, you’ll be well-placed to begin a PhD in computer science.

Spotlight on collaboration

Industry collaborations are essential for researchers in computer science and related fields.

One of our researchers worked with a US-based clothing company to introduce augmented reality 'storytelling' to the in-store customer experience, while another has teamed up with Microsoft Research to develop software that can predict a person's destination, based on real-time path of travel tracked on a smartphone.

Supporting your next step in your career:

If you’ve completed your undergraduate studies at an Australian university, you’ll be automatically considered for a Melbourne Graduate Scholarship to support you starting the next chapter in your career.  There’s no need to apply, because we’ll assess your application and you could be eligible for A$5,000.

If you’re an international student, whether you're a new or current student, you could be eligible for a merit-based scholarships of A$10,000 or more, wherever you are in the world. Learn more about undergraduate study options or graduate study options.