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

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This degree is professionally accredited by the Australian Computer Society. 

About this degree

Study options

  • Typically students will enrol in 24 units per semester (four courses): a full-time load.
  • Domestic students may enrol in fewer courses each semester, known as part-time study. Part-time study will extend the duration of the degree and there are limitations to how long you can take to complete the degree.
  • International students must always study full-time.


  • Elective COMP courses can be found on the School Masters course page.
  • You should read the appropriate enrolment patterns mentioned below to see how many electives you may choose and where they fit in your program.
  • When choosing elective courses, check the course listing on Programs and Courses to ensure that you have the required and assumed knowledge before enrolling. If you don't, consider changing your planned enrolment to make sure you take the pre-requisite course.

Study Options

Please refer to the enrolment pattern in the Study tab

Academic Advice

Important things to keep in mind when planning your enrolment


  • Students with a Bachelor degree or Graduate Diploma that includes programming or maths may be able to obtain exemption or credit for some of the introductory courses included in the core. Note: applying for status is essentially a statement that if you were to take the ANU exam for that introductory course, you would achieve 60% or greater.
  • Students who have completed the Graduate Diploma of Computing with a GPA of 5 or above may articulate into the MCOMP with up to 48 units of advanced standing.
  • Instructions on how to apply for credit/exemptions can be found here. Please note the additional requirements that apply to the MCOMP located at the bottom of that page.
  • Where a student has received credit for courses, a maximum of one credited course may be counted towards a specialisation. Exempted courses do not count towards a specialisation.
  • Courses for which you receive an exemption are replaced by elective COMP courses. 
  • Course credit awarded count towards the unit requirements of your program and as a result may shorten the length of your degree. If the duration of your degree is shortened, your eCoE will be revised to reflect the new end date of the degree. This may have implications on your visa conditions. Students are advised to contact the Department of Home affairs for more information .

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