What is Computer Science & Engineering?

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Computer Science and Engineering is an interdisciplinary area spanning a broad range of science and engineering programmes and research areas.  Our discipline is most accurately described in terms of the degrees we offer, in addition to the formalised research groups in place across the school, and the research areas which make up those groups and feed into our programs.

Bioinformatics Program

Bioinformatics is a discipline at the convergence of computing and the life sciences aimed at the development of technologies for storing, extracting, organising, analysing, interpreting and utilising the incredible amount of information being generated by new biological technologies (for example genes, proteins and whole genomes). Not only have advances in computing helped accelerate the process of data generation, but the need to process and analyse this vast amount of information has led to advances in... Find out more...

Computer Engineering Program

Computer Engineering encompasses the structured and integrated design of the hardware and software components of computerised systems. Not only do personal computer systems, such as desktops and laptops fall into this category, but so do embedded systems for gaming, cars and PDAs, supercomputers used in climate modelling and gene analysis, and prosthetic systems such as ocular implants intended to improve quality of life. The challenge for the engineer is to design these systems with maximal impact... Find out more...

Computer Science Program

Computer Science is the most flexible computing program at UNSW.  Students study the common computing core, but are then free to choose other courses to specialise in their own way.  The choices can be within Computing or in fields outside of Computing, like Engineering, Science, Arts or Business.  Psychology, Philosophy, Information Systems and Japanese are popular, but there are many more.  Even though this is a Science degree, at UNSW it is taught with strong... Find out more...

Software Engineering Program

Software Engineering is an Engineering profession concerned with the processes, methods, and tools for the design and development of high quality, reliable software systems. This involves the study and application of software specification, design, implementation, testing, and documentation of software. Target systems may range from simple software applications to mission-critical real-time systems. The software industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world... Find out more...

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Information Technology (MIT)

This is a 2 year full-time degree for graduates with a background in Science or Engineering who have limited computing experience, or graduates who have a backgorund in Computing who wish to specialise and complete in 1 year.

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***This program is no longer accepting new admissions ***  This is a 1.5 year full-time specialist degree for graduates in Computer Science and Engineering.  Students who complete the MEngSc may be eligible for the MEngSc (extension) 2 year full-time program.

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