At the UNSW School of Computer Science and Engineering, we’re committed to making an impact with our research. You’ll investigate subject areas such as:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Bioinformatics
  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer Systems
  • Cybersecurity
  • Computer Vision
  • Database Systems
  • Networks & Software Engineering

You’ll have the chance to complete a research thesis as part of your masters degree. All while working at world-renowned research facilities under the guidance of some of the best minds in your field.

As the leading information technology research school in Australia, we offer innovative courses delivered by globally recognised academics. You'll find yourself immersed in an active and exciting research environment, where the next generation of IT is being developed.

Experts from Data61, the research institute funded by Australia's Federal Government, also teach a number of advanced courses.


The Master of Information Technology allows you to specialise in up to two research areas. You’ll focus on areas such as networking and robotics to develop applications, products and services relevant to the field. This flexible degree is designed for graduates with a wide range of computing experience who want to broaden or update their knowledge

Our Graduate Diploma in Information Technology is one of our most flexible programs. It aims to provide students with a broad-based IT education and more specialised knowledge in up to two areas, enabling them to work in a range of positions in the IT industry.

The Graduate Certificate in Computing is an excellent introduction for those new to computing and a great way to update your existing computing qualifications. Providing both introductory and advanced classes, this program is fast and flexible to suit students and professionals.

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Postgraduate Research

UNSW School of Computer Science and Engineering offers a range of diverse research programs, such as artificial intelligence, bioinformatics and data science. If you want to make your mark and contribute new ideas to lead innovation in your field, consider postgraduate study by research.

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The School of Computer Science and Engineering is a leader in technological change, through our research on the diffusion of information, and ways of social interaction. Find out more about our research projects.

Expand your student experience by exploring our diverse range of extracurricular societies, clubs and student support resources. Whether you’re a local or international student undertaking undergraduate or postgraduate study, we have activities and resources to enhance your time with us.

UNSW School of Computer Science and Engineering has a range of scholarships, awards and prizes for both local and international students. Whether it’s rewarding hard work or making your university experience a little easier, we’re committed to supporting our students achieve outstanding educational and professional outcomes.