• Length 2 years full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan VCOMP
  • CRICOS code 085934F
Master of Computing (Advanced)

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.  

  • Before selecting electives, please read the enrolment pattern mentioned below to see how many electives you may choose and where they fit in your program. A minimum of 54 units must come from completion of 8000-level or Advanced 6000-level courses, which are either COMP courses, or non-COMP courses listed under the VCOMP Specializations. 

  • 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. 

Academic Advice

Important things to keep in mind when planning your enrolment

  • You need to enrol in courses in both the 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.  

  • When selecting what courses to enrol in, you should read the following depending on when you commenced your programme:? 

  • Students are required to complete a specialisation  

  • 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 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.
  • Instructions on how to apply for credit/exemptions can be found here. Please note the additional requirements that apply to the VCOMP 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 should be replaced by elective COMP courses.  You need to seek permission to replace exempted courses with non-COMP courses. 
  • If you enrolled from 2021 onwards, you need to ensure that you take the Professional Computing specialisation to ensure that your degree meets 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. 
  • 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. 

 Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling? 

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

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