Master of Computer Science

University of Wollongong

The Master of Computer Science will provide you with the skills and ability to solve complex real-world problems by integrating computer science methods with effective management strategies, and by developing and deploying computer applications. During this degree, you will be able to put theory into practice with an individual capstone project. As a graduate of this program, you will be able to solve complex real-world problems by integrating computer science methods with effective management strategies. Through developing and using computer applications, you will be able to apply key information and expert judgement in computer software design to communicate knowledge, ideas and procedures to IT staff and external stakeholders. You will develop independent learning strategies to keep abreast of innovations in technology and computer science, industry trends and standards.

Course Fee:

Australian: $64,224
International: $67,296

Entry Requirements:

Recognised Bachelor degree with an equivalent average mark of 60% in any area. Applicants with other qualifications and substantial relevant professional experience may be considered.


You will study subjects in IT project management, advanced programming, algorithms and data structures. You can choose to complete subjects from the below four areas: computational intelligence, and reasoning and learning machine learning algorithms and big data advanced network security and computer security software requirements and specifications, and service-oriented software engineering You have the opportunity to specialise in one of the following majors offered at the Wollongong campus: Intelligent Systems Machine Learning and Big Data Network and Information Security Software Engineering

Subjects you can Study:

Intelligent Systems; Machine Learning and Big Data; Network and Information Security; Software Engineering

Study Pathways:

Applicants with a Bachelor degree in Computer Science may apply for credit for 24 credit points (1 session).

Further information:

The University of Wollongong has experts encompassing the entire breadth of the underlying sciences, IT, engineering and mathematical methodologies in the ICT industry. As one of the strongest schools for building, deploying and managing the latest computing technologies and business computing systems we work closely with industry partners to ensure all programs remain relevant to industry trends and developments. UOW ensures students study real-world projects and interact with and learn from industry professionals to ensure their job-readiness upon graduation.


Australian Computer Society

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Wollongong No info No Full time 2 years
UOW South Western Sydney No info No Part time 4 years
UOW South Western Sydney No info No Full time 2 years
Wollongong No info No Part time 4 years
The University of Wollongong (UOW) has earned a place among the top 20 modern universities in the world through world-class research and teaching. With an international network of campuses and regional learning centres, UOW consistently rates among the top Australian universities in key areas, including graduate satisfaction and starting salaries.par par UOW offers 450 degree programs across all levels of study (undergraduate and postgraduate coursework and research), as well as English language and academic bridging programs through UOW College. The University currently has 36,180 students enrolled in its onshore and offshore campuses, including 15,820 international students.

The University's commitment to students is evident in UOW graduates, who are recognised for their capability, quality and success in the global workplace. UOW continues to focus on offering personalised experiences and outstanding learning environments.

The city of Wollongong is located just 90 minutes south of Sydney - close enough to be within the daily reach of the Sydney central business district, but without the rush and expense of a big city. Wollongong is the primary city of the Illawarra region of New South Wales, and is Australia's ninth-largest city. More than 295,500 people live in the region. There are very strong support networks for international students and their families to help settle into life in Wollongong.

The UOW Wollongong campus lies between tree-covered mountains and the broad, blue waters of the Pacific Ocean offering students the perfect Australian lifestyle. It's an ideal learning environment that helps students get the most out of their studies. With its parkland setting and extensive learning and recreational facilities, the campus is arguably the most beautiful university campus in Australia. And the UOW Innovation Campus - an award winning, world-class research and commercial precinct developed by UOW - is located less than 10 minutes away.

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