• Length 2 years full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
Admission requirements
  • Mode of delivery
    • Internal

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The Master of Computing degree is two years duration and will expose students to best practice in computing. The degree is accredited  with the Australian Computer Society.  Cutting edge courses, professional development courses including developing excellent English written and oral communitation skills in the ICT context, together with specialised computing skills and research projects make this a dynamic and exciting discipline to study.

Single degree

  • This degree requires the completion of 96 units
  • 18 units are compulsory courses
  • 12 units of research project or 24 units of research project for students with outstanding results
  • 36 units of a specialistation of your choice
  • 24 units of additional COMP courses
  • 6 units of elective

Double degree

This degree is not available as a double degree. 
Students who have completed a Graduate Diploma of Computing with 70% Distinction average may articulate into the Master of Computing with up to  48 units of advanced standing.

About this degree

  • Typically students will enrol in 24 units per semester (four courses).

Enrolment Status

  • Domestic students are able to enrol in fewer courses each semester which is called studying part time. It will extend the duration of the degree and there are limitations to how long you can take to complete the degree
  • If you are an international student you must always study  full time.

Important things to keep in mind when choosing your 1000-level courses

  • You should read the  ATTACHED for information about course availability and suggested enrolment patterns.
  • Students may take ENGN8150 in place of ESEN6101. ENGN8150 caters more specifically for technical degrees whereas ESEN6101 is a a more general course.
  • COMP8705 should not be taken in SEmester 1 without permission. Please contact the College to discuss this.
  • You need to enrol in courses for both First Semester and Second Semester
  • You can’t study more than four courses (24 units) per semester, eight for the year.
  • If you have not studied computing before, you should choose the followng courses: Semester 1: COMP6700

Majors and Minors

See available majors and minors for this program

  • You must complete one specialisation from the following list:
Artificial Intelligence
Computational Foundations
Computer Systems
Software Engineering

If you are seeking professional accreditation with the Australian Computer Society, you should complete a 24 unit minor/specialisation in Professional Computing. Courses from this minor/specialisation are indicated on the attachment in the section above "Importnat things..."


  • You should read the information found at the link below including the study plan which outlines the courses you need to complete:
  • You should read the attached for information about computing electives that you can choose from:
  • With approval from the program convenor you may be able to study a course from another ANU College.

Study Options

Master of Computing

Study Options

Year 1 48 units COMP6442 Software Construction 6 units ESEN6101 Extended University English 6 units Computing Specialisation 6000-level course 6 units Computing Elective course 6 units
COMP8705 Communication for Computing Professionals II 6 units Computing Specialisation 6000-level course 6 units Computing Specialisation 6000-level course 6 units Elective course 6 units

Academic Advice

You should be able to find all the information you need to enrol by accessing online information. If you need to see an adviser,you can attend an Enrolment Advice Session in Melville Hall Bldg 12 as follows:
Monday 10 February 11am-2pm
Tuesday 11 February 11am-2pm
Thursday 13 February 11am-1pm
Friday 14 February 11am-2pm

For further information please contact: studentadmin.cecs@anu.edu.au

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