This program is a two year full-time (or equivalent part-time) degree that provides students with exposure to best practice in computing, cutting edge courses in areas of relevance to computing practitioners, an opportunity to specialise in a computing sub-discipline, professional development for practising computing professionals including the development of excellent English written and oral communication skills in the ICT context and the opportunity to undertake research of personal or professional relevance.

Course Fee:

Australian: $69,120
International: $91,200

Entry Requirements:

Either: A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a GPA of 5 Or: A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a GPA of 4 with three years relevant work experience.


96 units of approved courses, including a minimum of 36 units from completion of 8000-level courses.

Subjects you can Study:

Artificial intelligence; Computational foundations; Computer systems; Software engineering; Information and human centred computing

Study Pathways:

Students with a computing or information technology Bachelor degree or Graduate Diploma may receive up to 48 units of credit. On completion of 48 units, students may exit with a Graduate Diploma of Computing. Students completing the Master of Computing with a GPA greater than 6 may transfer to the Master of Computing (Advanced) with up to 48 units of credit.


Australian Computer Society (Provisional)

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra No info Yes Part time 4 years
Canberra No info Yes Full time 2 years
ANU was set up in 1946 as the national research institution by the Australian Parliament to enhance the economic, social cultural and intellectual development of the nation. Part of the Group of Eight, ANU is recognised as one of Australia's leading universities for education and is the only Australian member of the International Alliance of Research Universities.

Students at ANU engage with leading minds and learn from world-class researchers, with six Nobel Prize winners and two Australian prime ministers among its staff and Alumni. With over 170 partner universities across 37 countries, students have the opportunity to make global connections by going on an exchange, undertaking an internship or participating in fieldwork.

ANU has a mix of undergraduate, postgraduate and research students, many of whom live in University residences. International students come mainly from Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Singapore and the USA, with significant numbers also coming from Europe, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Thailand.

The campus is located in the centre of the nation's capital, Canberra. Canberra is a university city and home to many national institutions. Offering a cosmopolitan lifestyle, the city has a high concentration of national museums and galleries, as well as cafes and restaurants. For the active, the capital is etched with bike paths and walking trails, and is surrounded by stunning Australian landscape. Facilities on campus include a wide range of student accommodation, modern laboratories and teaching facilities, five main libraries, medical services, sporting fields, gym, food vans and cafes.

The University provides specialised services to assist students, including a tailored orientation program, Counselling and Health Service, Academic Skills and Learning Centre, Disability Services and the Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre. There are also many student clubs and societies for a diverse range of sporting, social and other interests.

Provider CRICOS: 00120C

Is the information on this page correct? Request update

Request Information
Enquire about this course

Related courses