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The Department of Computing is committed to excellence in research and teaching. We offer a broad range of programs from cyber security to web design for the modern IT type, but we also get students out there, in the real world, for the training that really matters. Our degrees are designed alongside industry with a major project during student’s final year in our Professional and Community Engagement (PACE) unit which gets them into the modern workplace for the real-world training.

Undergraduate courses

Bachelor of Digital Business

This interdisciplinary course qualifies students for a wide range of careers in digital business and you will gain skills in both information technology and business.

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Bachelor of Information Technology

Students will develop IT skills to build and use information systems, build client-server web applications, or manage data.

Students can also choose one of five majors:  

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Bachelor of Information Technology - Games Design and Development

Provides thorough grounding in software design and development, equivalent to the Software Technology major of the standard Bachelor of Information Technology. It includes specialist units in video games. Some of these cover practical applications of information technology development skills to game development projects whilst others provide a critical approach to video games as designs and cultural media products students.

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Postgraduate courses

Master of Information Technology

This degree provides the opportunity to strengthen students understanding of underlying principles by applying them to practical, industry-focused problems. The knowledge and skill students gain in the coursework units is consolidated through a capstone project in a leading-edge topic.

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Higher degree research

For students interested in progressing into higher degree research study, the Department of Computing offers Master of Research and PhD programs in a wide range of Information Technology fields. You will work with world-class researchers and be supported through the Department’s HDR program with resources and professional training.

The MRes program consists of 32 credit points in Year 1 and an individual research project with one-on-one academic supervision (equivalent to 32 credit points) in Year 2. Students have access to a range of units from a variety of subject areas across the University. This allows the construction of a program relevant to your specific interests and skills, subject to academic approval.

A PhD in information technology at Macquarie University involves extensive research alongside some the world’s best scholars in state of the art research facilities.

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