Department of Computing

Department of Computing

Department of Computing

The Department of Computing is a vibrant hub committed to redefining the boundaries of computer sciences.

Be inspired by the creative and deeply innovative efforts the department delivers year in, year out. Our line of work continues to make its mark on industry as our teachers, researchers and graduating students establish excellence throughout the IT fields.

Offering exceptional facilities at our own campus in Sydney’s ‘Silicon Valley’, our advanced resources allow our students to excel on a cross-disciplinary basis. With virtual reality and cyber security labs readily accessible, we consider our environment to be a unique initiative that brings academics of all backgrounds together.

The department has grown its programs to extend across business information systems, cyber security, data science, programming and software development, web design and development, as well as game design and development. For those with wider interests, we also offer innovation and entrepreneurship subjects, further demonstrating our versatility as a distinct point-of-difference study program.

Most notably, we continue to see research initiatives throughout our department support the wider IT community in establishing industry advancements. Such achievements have seen our Centre of Advanced Computing, Algorithms and Cryptography fulfil significantly important results in cryptography, particularly between 2001 and 2014. This has been one of the bigger highlights for our community, and we look forward to seeing our hub contribute even more towards the discoveries and research that support industry advancements.

Our department is reflective of our active and thriving broader community that covers interests across a diverse selection of computing areas. From language technology, cryptography, security, programming languages, advanced systems engineering, knowledge systems and category theory, our focus remains fixated on achieving teaching excellence to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Supported by our many inter-departmental collaborations and industry engagements, the Department of Computing is committed to continue to provide endless opportunities for all involved.

Macquarie University and Optus have established the Optus Macquarie University Cyber Security Hub. Taking a holistic approach to cyber security, the hub will focus on how cyber crime is perpetrated, how it affects the economy, and how it can be effectively addressed.

Call for Expression of interest for sessional teaching - 2017 S2


The Department of Computing offers a range of undergraduate units and employs casual academic staff to support the teaching of these units. The Department has, each session, employment opportunities for casual academic staff to tutor in its units. Please consider this opportunity if you feel you have the ability to help prepare the next generation of IT practitioners.

Expressions of Interest are invited from appropriately qualified professional people to take tutorial/practical classes during day and/or evening sessions. Appointed casual academic staff are expected to assist with student consultation and the marking of unit assessments and examinations.

Details of units offered by the Departments can be found here.

Selection Criteria

Essential Criteria

To be considered for tutor/prac demonstrator positions, applicants must possess the following:

  • An undergraduate degree (3 years +) or equivalent post graduate qualification relevant to their desired teaching discipline(s);
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with others; and,
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with students.

Desired Criteria

Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate:

  • Tertiary level teaching experience
  • Recent relevant industry experience

Application Process

  • Applicants must fill in the following online application form and upload the supporting documents. Please ensure you complete all sections of the application form. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Where possible, please upload a copy of your academic transcript for your highest coursework degree.
  • Expressions of Interest (EOI) may be submitted at any time until 12 June 2017. Applicants will receive a response notifying them of the outcome before start of Session 2, 31 July 2017. Successful EOIs will be kept on file, and may be considered by the department when a vacancy arises that is an appropriate match to their skill base, disciplinary background and availability. If you are being considered, you will be contacted by the department. Neither having an EOI on file, or being considered for a vacancy, imply that employment is guaranteed. Please note that by providing an EOI for these positions, you agree that your details may be placed on file for a period of 6 months.
  • Appointment type: Casual
  • Remuneration: Remuneration is in line with the current Macquarie University Academic Staff Enterprise Agreement.

Please submit your application here.

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