Master of Computing Technology

University of Southern Queensland USQ

This program aims to produce graduates coming from any discipline who can work as web information professionals, system and network administrators, database administrators, database designers, IT managers or software engineers. In addition to one of the coursework specialisations, students can choose one of the following: Applied Research - Learn about research practice and ethics, data science and visualisation within research training courses, preparing students to research thoroughly and effectively. Advanced Research - Students will undertake an exciting research project under the guidance of an available supervisor. Students will learn how to gather, organise and analyse information and ideas, to review, research and report on your chosen project area.

Course Fee:

Australian: $40,490
International: $51,200

Entry Requirements:

Completion of an Australian university three year Bachelor degree in any area, or equivalent Or equivalent professional work experience, as determined through the Credit and Exemption Procedure. And in either case: Demonstrated introductory knowledge of computing, consistent with that found in MAT1101 Discrete Mathematics for Computing and CSC1401 Foundation Programming and CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts . English Language Proficiency requirements for Category 2.


16 units; 1 coursework specialisation (12 units); 1 research specialisation (4 units)

Subjects you can Study:

Software and the Web; Networking and System Security; Unspecified

Study Pathways:

Articulate from: Graduate Diploma of Information Technology; Graduate Certificate of Science. Articulate to: Doctor of Philosophy.

Further information:

Applied Research - Upon graduation with the Applied Research Specialisation, students will not be eligible for enrolment in USQ's Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program. Advanced Research - Upon graduation with the Advanced Research Specialistion, students will be eligible to apply for USQ's Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program.


This program is accredited at professional level by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and, through the Seoul Accord, is recognised in other countries. The Seoul Accord is a multi-lateral agreement that allows ACS accreditation to be recognised globally. This means that graduates from this program will have their degree recognised by the other countries who are members of the Accord.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Toowoomba No info Yes Part time 4 years
Toowoomba No info Yes Full time 2 years
Toowoomba No info Yes Online 2 years

Why study with us

Redefining flexible and online study, we are determined to prepare you for today’s competitive workforce. We make it easier for you to fit study into your life and will support you through the challenges that life and study bring. 

Study options

Studying on-campus at one of our three locations (Toowoomba, Springfield and Ipswich) is a rewarding way to undertake a university degree in an innovative and friendly environment. Or, you can join more than 70 per cent of our students who choose to study online with us. There is also the option to fast-track most degrees by studying over summer.

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