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Master of Computing (MCOP)
  • CRICOS: 066847G

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • Online

  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Number of Units
  • 12 units

  • 1.5 year/s or part-time equivalent

  • Toowoomba

This program is currently being re-accredited and is as a consequence likely to undergo some changes.
View USQ Handbook

Enhance your computing skills

If you have already studied a computing degree and you want to enhance your professional skills then this is the degree for you. The Master of Computing is designed to add to your current knowledge and skills. You can choose to study computing in a different area or higher level than your undergraduate degree.

You will also have the opportunity to study a four-unit research project - if you choose to do further research; this will qualify you for PhD studies. 

Problem-solvers and innovative thinkers

USQ’s computing degrees are flexible and relevant to a workforce that thrives on science and technology. As a graduate, you will become a better problem-solver and innovative thinker. You will possess high-level skills in computing theory, practice and research, giving you a competitive advantage in a career that is dynamic, global and in demand.

Courses to be studied Units
Coursework courses 8
plus 2 x research project courses 4
Total 12
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this program:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online AUD 23600
On-campus AUD 28240

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

One of the following:

  • 3-year bachelor degree from a recognised university in the field of computing or equivalent
  • USQ Graduate Diploma of Information Technology/Graduate Diploma of Professional Computing/Graduate Diploma of Advanced Computing or equivalent

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Admission pathways

Pathway programs are also available if you don't meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.

How to apply

CRICOS: 066847G

Closing dates

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2020 - Monday 24 February 2020.
  • Semester 2, 2020 - Monday 13 July 2020.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

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