Information Technology and Computer Information

Transform the future of business, health and communication with an IT degree at Melbourne.

Study at Australia’s top university for computer science and information systems, ranked 14th worldwide.* Be guided by world leading academics in cybersecurity, data mining and machine learning, business information systems, computational health, human computer interaction, distributed computing and cybersecurity.

Benefit from an industry-aligned curriculum, with access to internships at multinational firms and start-ups, industry projects and guest lectures presented by industry thought-leaders.

Maximise your career opportunities around the world with international accreditation through bodies such as Engineers Australia, the Australian Computer Society, Euro-Inf® and EUR-ACE®.**

Whether your passion is machine learning and artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, software engineering or information systems, we have a range of world-class courses to choose from.

At Melbourne we will help you will build the advanced technical expertise and teamwork skills to keep agile in a rapidly evolving industry.

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Your study options

IT study at Melbourne is flexible, enabling you to develop technical expertise at both the bachelor and masters study level.

You can study an IT major through your undergraduate (bachelor) degree, and follow this with more advanced technical knowledge and international accreditation with our masters level degrees.

I want to develop expertise in… Undergraduate degree Graduate degree (for further study and accreditation)
Coding, programming and solving computing problems
  • Bachelor of Science (Computing and Software Systems major), or
  • Bachelor of Design (Computing major)
  • Master of Engineering (Software) or (Software with Business)
Accredited by Engineers Australia and Euro-Info®^
Software engineering, artificial intelligence, computer science and cloud computing
  • Bachelor of Science (Computing and Software Systems major)
  • Master of Engineering (Software) or (Software with Business)
Accredited by Engineers Australia and Euro-Inf®^
Cybersecurity, software development, programming languages, artificial intelligence
  • Bachelor of Science (Computing and Software Systems major)
  • Master of Information Technology (Computing)
Accredited by Australian Computer Society (ACS)
Human-computer interaction, internet of things, user experience, social computing
  • Bachelor of Design (Digital Technologies major)
  • Master of Information Technology (Human Computer Interaction)
Accredited by Australian Computer Society (ACS)
Cloud computing, mobile computer systems programming, distributed algorithms
  • Bachelor of Science (Computing and Software Systems major)
  • Master of Information Technology (Distributed Computing)
Accredited by Australian Computer Society (ACS)
Digital business, improving business processes through ICT
  • Bachelor of Design (Digital Technologies major)
  • Master of Information Systems
Accredited by Australian Computer Society (ACS)
  • Master of Information Systems (Executive)
Online offering for senior IT executives seeking to advance their careers.
Mapping and spatial services, GIS, remote sensing
  • Bachelor of Science (Spatial Systems major), or
  • Bachelor of Design (Spatial Systems major)
  • Master of Engineering (Spatial)

Accredited by Engineers Australia, EUR-ACE, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Surveyors Registration Board, Victoria®^

  • Master of Information Technology (Spatial)

Accredited by Australian Computer Society (ACS) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Analysing and managing big data
  • Bachelor of Science (Data Science major)
  • Master of Data Science
Automation and robotics
  • Bachelor of Science (Mechatronics major)
  • Master of Engineering (Mechatronics)
Accredited by Engineers Australia and EUR-ACE®
Computer science, statistics, programming languages and research
  • Bachelor of Science (Computing and Software Systems), or  
  • Bachelor of Design (Computing major)
  • Master of Science (Computer Science)

Your career opportunities

As the digital economy continues to grow and evolve, qualified IT graduates are highly sought after in Australia and around the world. From cybersecurity to gaming and entertainment, business and technology, our graduates are working across a range of industries. Some examples include:

Master of Engineering (Software)

Industries Companies Job roles
  • Games and Entertainment
  • Cybersecurity
  • Disaster Management
  • Energy and Commodities
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Telecommunications
  • Traffic and Transport
  • Accenture
  • Adelphi Digital Consulting Group
  • Airservices Australia
  • ANZ
  • Deloitte
  • Google
  • Leidos
  • Microsoft
  • Planet Innovation
  • Telstra
  • Software Engineer
  • IT Manager
  • UX Designer
  • Web Application Developer
  • Consultant
  • Android/iOS Developer
  • Software Developer
  • Front-end Developer

Master of Information Technology

Industries Companies Job roles
  • Business
  • Financial Services
  • Games and Entertainment
  • Health
  • Media and Social Media
  • Technology R&D
  • Telecommunications
  • Accenture
  • Apollo Medical Imaging Technology
  • Bitcoin Group
  • Blockchain Global Ltd
  • Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA)
  • Data Solutions Group
  • National Australia Bank
  • Networked Society Institute
  • Sina Com Technology
  • Suncorp Group
  • Telstra
  • Python Developer
  • Data Infrastructure Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Software Engineer/Developer
  • Android/iOS Developer
  • Quantitative Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Front-end Developer
  • Algorithm Engineer
  • Web Developer
  • Virtual Reality Developer
  • Big Data Engineer
  • Programmer
  • IT Consultant
  • Business Intelligence Consultant

Master of Information Systems

Industries Companies Job roles
  • Business
  • Financial Services
  • Games and Entertainment
  • Health
  • Media and Social Media
  • Technology R&D
  • Telecommunications
  • Accenture
  • AGL Energy
  • Amazon
  • ANZ
  • Deloitte
  • Didi Chuxing
  • EY
  • KPMG
  • National Australia Bank
  • Nielsen
  • Protitvi
  • PwC
  • Qantas
  • Zanity
  • Financial Services Manager
  • Business Systems Analyst
  • IT Solution Lead
  • Front-end Developer
  • Agile Delivery Manager
  • Analyst
  • Data Engineer
  • Consultant
  • Technology Specialist
  • Data & Analytics Manager
  • Solution Architect
  • Application Developer
  • Project Manager
  • Software Development Engineer

Master of Data Science

With a degree in Data Science, you could work as a data scientist, business analyst, data engineer, data analyst and climate or weather forecaster.  Our graduates are working in organisations such as Microsoft, Bureau of Meteorology, ANZ Bank, BHP Billiton, Boeing, and more.

Master of Science (Computer Science)

As a Master of Science graduate, you could work in high-profile research groups, medical research institutes, government departments, academic institutions, research infrastructure initiatives and research-focused companies. Some examples of roles include data scientists, applications programmers, information architects and computational research experts.

Master of Engineering (Mechatronics)

As a mechanical or mechatronics engineer, you will have a skillset that is sought after in a range of dynamic industries, from robotics to software systems, product development, manufacturing and more. Our graduates are working in roles such as mechatronics engineers, software engineers, design engineers and control engineers for a diverse range of organisations and start-ups.

Master of Engineering (Spatial)

With a spatial engineering qualification, you could work in a diverse range of industries and organisations, from private companies and consultancies to government departments. Our graduates are working as geospatial analysts, consultants, GIS specialists, engineering surveyors, and more.  

** QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018
**For more information about each course’s accreditation details, please visit the course page

^ The Master of Engineering (Software) is fully accredited by Engineers Australia and Euro-Inf®.
The Master of Engineering (Spatial) is fully accredited by EUR-ACE®. The Master of Engineering (Software with Business) and (Spatial) is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia until sufficient students have graduated from the program. Changes to accreditation status will be backdated, so all graduates receive full accreditation when it is granted.