Study Computing at ANU

Chris Chow

Get industry experience and launch your career at ANU

Computing degrees at ANU are structured so you'll have the ability to adapt to advances in the field, changes in business practice and the arrival of new technologies throughout your career.

During your third and fourth year of study you'll work on real-world projects with industry and you might even lead a student team. An industry mentor is assigned to some of our programs and you'll be encouraged to participate in initiatives that could see you start your own tech company for course credit.

ANU offers a wide range of unique degrees to suit your interests in computing. Your degree can be offered as a flexible double degree combined with engineering, business, law, science, arts, and much more.

Meet Yaya

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Hons)

With a Google internship under her belt, Yaya is excited about what she can expect as an ANU graduate.

Read more about Yaya's ANU experience here.

Where will a computing degree
take you?

Watch to learn about the exciting career opportunities available to you.


Australian National University graduates among the world's most employable.

Graduates from ANU have been ranked Australia's most employable graduates and are listed among the world's most sought after employees.

For the fifth consecutive year, ANU was rated number one in Australia in the Times Higher Education, Global University Employability Ranking.

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Launch an idea with ANU TechLauncher

With this unique ANU initiative you can develop the research and professional skills required to use technology to bring great ideas to life and have a positive impact on society.

Students from across the University can get together to create start-up software companies or work with industry professionals on real-world projects, all whilst being guided by experienced industry mentors. 

Learn more about how TechLauncher allows you to work closely with professionals, technology experts and entrepreneurs along the way.

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Bachelor of Advanced Computing (Honours) or Bachelor of Advanced Computing (R&D) (Honours)

Data Science

Information Systems

Software Development

Cyber Security

Bachelor of Information Technology

Intelligent Systems

Systems and Architecture

Theoretical Computer Science

Cyber Security

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)

Majors and specialisations are not compulsory in the Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) and are only possible in the single degree. You can study any of the three Advanced Computing specialisation listed above, or any other major/minor from across the university using your university electives.

Bachelor of Applied Data Analytics

Once you have met the program requirements of your degree, you may have enough electives to complete a major, minor or specialisation.

Career Outcomes

There is high demand for skilled computing graduates like those from ANU. With new challenges constantly arising and technology advancing at exponential rates, the ICT field provides exciting and varied career opportunities to embark upon. A career in computing could see you working all over the world. Opportunities exist in high-tech industries, software start-up companies, computing research and development organisations as well as specialist computing companies.

Many graduates go on to work in the areas of insurance, banking, health, defence and automotive. Graduates of our computing degrees have the opportunity to work in a variety of roles and have gone on to work for some of the biggest companies in the industry including Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, IBM, Deloitte and Pricewaterhouse Coopers.

With a computing degree from ANU, you will graduate with knowledge wider than computing alone, and will be ideally positioned to shape your chosen sector, now and into the future.


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