• Length 2 years full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan 7706XMCOMP
  • CRICOS code 078940M

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 by searching Postgraduate courses on Programs and Courses.
  • You should read the appropriate enrolment patterns mentioned below to see how many electives you may choose and where they fit in your program. A minimum of 36 units in your program must come from completion of 8000-level or Advanced 6000-level COMP courses or non-COMP courses that appear in the specialisations.  
  • 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


Please refer to the enrolment pattern in the Study tab. 

Academic Advice

Important things to keep in mind when planning your enrolment

  • You need to enrol in courses in both First and Second Semester (you can change your Semester 2 courses all the way until July.)
  • Before selecting what courses to enrol in, you should read the CECC advice on enrolling.  

  • Students should follow specialisation lists as specified in their starting year of the degree.  

  • Please select the appropriate year from the drop down box at the top right of the page to see specialisation lists and details that apply to you on the 'Study Tab.' 

  • 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.
  • Applying for status involves a rigorous evidence-based check to determine whether we have sufficient confidence that you have achieved the learning outcomes of the course to a sufficient level.
  • 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 your specialisation.  
  • Courses for which you receive an exemption should be replaced by elective COMP courses. You need to seek permission to replace exempted courses with non-COMP courses. 
  • Any awarded course credit counts towards the unit requirements of your program and may shorten the length of your degree. If the duration of your degree is shortened, international students electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (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. 
  • If you enrolled from 2021 onwards, you need to ensure that you take the Professional Computing specialisation to ensure that your degree meet accreditation requirements. You should seek advice from the Australian Computer Society if you are not taking that specialisation and want to ensure your degree is accredited. 

    Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling? 

    Contact Student Enquiries at studentadmin.cecs@anu.edu.au

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