• 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.
  • Students must complete the program requirements for the Academic Year that they commenced their degree.


  • Electives  must be at postgraduate level (6000 or higher) and can be found by searching postgraduate courses on Programs and Courses.
  • You should read the Study tab 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


Please refer to the enrolment pattern in the Study tab. 

Academic Advice

Important things to keep in mind when planning your enrolment


  • Students must complete a specialisation and should follow specialisation lists as specified in the Academic Year that they commenced their degree.  
  • Please select the year of your MCOMP enrolment 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.' 
  • Check the pre-requisites for the courses in your chosen specialisation, 8000-level courses normally require specific 6000-level courses to have been completed.  Many courses only run once per year. 

Credit/Exemption Options

  • Students with a Bachelor degree or Graduate Diploma that includes programming or maths can apply for an exemption or credit for some of the introductory courses included in the core.
  • Applying for credit 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. Applications must be submitted by listed deadlines. 

Approved Credits/Exemptions

  • Where a student has received credit for courses, a maximum of one credited course (6 units) may be counted towards a specialisation.
  • A maximum of 6 units of credited 8000-level courses can count towards the minimum 24 unit of 8000-level courses program requirement.
  • 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. 
  • Exempted courses CANNOT 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. 



Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling or have your study plan reviewed? 

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

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