Engage with us

Engage with us

The Department of Computing is committed to furthering our collective success by welcoming new students, researchers and stakeholders into our community. 

As an immensely popular field, we open our doors to high school students looking to learn more about the many opportunities available at Macquarie University. We have also established a training program for high school teachers to grasp an understanding of our teaching methods, expertise and capabilities. 

The department continues to enjoy our unique initiative as a purpose-built hub that brings industry partners, students of all levels and academics of various backgrounds together. 

If you’d like to find out more about events, seminars, and other ways we can engage with you, please contact us.

2017 Department of Computing Professional Development for Computing/TAS Teachers 28th to 29th September 2017

This is a two-day course (free registration), providing 10 hours of NESA approved professional development, for high school TAS/Computing teachers that covers the syllabus topics of Databases, Artificial Intelligence, Software Development and Digital Media. It is ideal for teachers of the 7 – 10 Information and Software Technology course as these make up four of the optional topics in this course. It is also highly relevant to the Stage 6 courses: Software Design and Development, Information Processes and Technology and Industrial Technology - Multimedia. Teachers learn practical skills in these areas and ideas on how to incorporate them in their classrooms. In addition, they learn about current research in each of these ICT areas. Materials created for this course were funded by the Google CS4HS 2017 Award.

Registration is now closed.

Program of the Professional Development for Computing/TAS Teachers on 28th and 29th September 2017

Day 1Thursday 28th September
9am - 10am


 Careers in IT presentation by Google and discussion in E6A102 (9 Wallys Walk)

Robert Lev - Software Engineer Google Sydney

10am– 10.30am

morning tea in E6A302

10.30am – 12.30pmWorkshop 1 System Development and Programming with Processing in E6A114
Dr Sarah Boyd and A/Prof Tony Sloane
10.30am - 12.30pm

Workshop 2 Database Design and Development in E6A127

Dr Peter Busch and Meredith Taylor

12.30pm – 1.30pm


1.30pm – 3.30pmWorkshops continued
3.30 pm– 4pmafternoon tea in E6A302
4pm – 5pmWorkshops completion and review
5pm - 6pmNetworking social event in E6A302
Day 2Friday 29th September
9am - 10amVirtual Reality Lab visit in Y3A
Prof Deborah Richards
10am– 10.30am

morning tea in E6A302

10.30am – 12.30pmWorkshop 3 Artificial Intelligence -- Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning in E6A114
Dr Sarah Boyd and Sonit Singh
10.30am - 12.30pmWorkshop 4 Digital Media - Animation/Games Programming in E6A127
Dr Malcolm Ryan and Annabelle McIver
12.30pm – 1.30pmLunch
1.30pm – 3.30pmSession 3 and 4 Workshops continued
3.30 pm– 4pmafternoon tea in E6A302
4pm – 5pmSession 3 and 4 Workshops completion and review
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