Computing and Software Systems

    Where will this take me?


    Career outcomes

    After completing this major you might pursue career paths in software development around the world, in a range of industries including telecommunications and manufacturing through to airlines and specialised software industries. Roles you could consider include designer and developer, project manager, database manager, systems analyst, business systems consultant, web producer, network systems engineer, programmer and infrastructure architect. Employment for software and applications programmers is expected to grow strongly to 2019, and earnings for this occupation are high.

    The Bachelor of Science (Computing and Software Systems) is professionally accredited by the Australian Computer Society.

    Graduate degree pathways from this major


    Completing the Computing and Software systems major means you are very well placed for further study in honours and graduate research in a range of science and technology areas. Research training preparation within the honours year, a postgraduate diploma or a masters degree will be required as preparation for graduate research.

    Graduate degree PATHWAYS

    This major can lead to the Master of Engineering (Software), Master of Engineering (Software with Business) or Master of Information Technology,  Master of Science (Computer Science). Graduates with a management orientation will also consider the Master of Information Systems.

    This major also leads to a range of other graduate degree pathways:

    • Science and technology-focused graduate study in degrees including biotechnology, environmental systems, informatics and nanotechnology
    • Graduate degree pathways that will prepare you for a wide range of professions including engineering, law, teaching, medicine and other health sciences
    • Further graduate study to develop your skills outside of science and technology in areas such as humanities, business, government.