Program Overview

Building on your existing relevant qualifications, you will develop advanced competencies in a range of areas critical to the rapidly changing disciplines of computer science and information technology.

You will expand your theoretical knowledge and practical experience, and hone your problem solving and analytical skills to future proof your career in today’s fast-paced ICT environment.

By choosing UNE, you are choosing an industry leader in the provision of online lifelong learning. Year after year, students award UNE the maximum 5-star ratings in The Good Universities Guide for Overall Experience and Student Support.



  Course Duration

18 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 31,600



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Rule A Core Units

42 credit points

Complete the following units:

  • Software Project Management (COSC510) – 6 credit points

  • Parallel and Distributed Computing (COSC530) – 6 credit points

  • Computer Networks and Information Security (COSC540) – 6 credit points

  • Artificial Intelligence (COSC550) – 6 credit points

  • Advanced Web Programming (COSC560) – 6 credit points

  • User Experience and Interaction Design (COSC570) – 6 credit points

  • Algorithms in Machine Learning (COSC580) – 6 credit points

A candidate shall:

  • hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification in a relevant discipline*; or

  • hold an AQF Level 8 Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma or Bachelor with Honours qualification in a relevant discipline*.


*Relevant disciplines include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Computing Science

  • Data Science

  • Information Systems

  • Information Technology

  • Mathematics

  • Software Engineering

  • Statistics


English Language Requirements

All applicants must meet a minimum of one of the following criteria:

  • English is the applicant's first language; or

  • Satisfactory completion, within five years of the date of application for admission to UNE, of at least one year of full-time or equivalent full-time study at senior secondary, post-secondary or tertiary level in a country in which English is the primary official language or co-official language and in which English was the sole medium of instruction and assessment for the particular period of study claimed; or

  • A pass grade or better in an English language subject at Australian Year 12 level or overseas equivalent; or

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic overall score of at least 6.0 with no sub-band less than 5.5*; or

  • Equivalent Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 213 in the computer-based test or at least 79 in the internet-based test with no less than 22 in the written component*; or

  • A Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50*

International Fees


Computer science professionals are in high demand and career options include a wide variety of positions in the IT industry. You will have the skills and knowledge needed to consider roles such as:  

  • research team leader 

  • software developer 

  • IT project manager 

  • software architect 

  • software quality/testing specialist 

  • systems analyst. 

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