Degree Programs

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Why Choose CSE?

The School of CSE has been at the forefront of research into new and exciting innovations, many of which are described elsewhere in this website. We have achieved this by attracting the brightest students and challenging them to ensure that they reach their greatest potential by putting them through some of the most rigorous computing courses.

The field of computer science and engineering has made many exciting advances recently that few people could have envisioned only a few years ago. The rise of the internet has heralded computer applications that have become part of our daily lives. New products have been developed that allow each of us to carry a computing device in our pockets that has as much power as room-sized computers a few decades ago.  These innovations have not only introduced technological change but also social change and new ways of social interaction and the diffusion of information. 

We don't train students to be computer programmers. We teach Engineering, which is a discipline about design. While Science focuses on theory and research, Engineering focuses on practice and development. We educate students to be the designers of new technology.

That is why at UNSW, the School of Computer Science and Engineering is a part of the Faculty of Engineering.  Engineering is all about designing and creating new things for society and this is especially exciting when applied to the world of computing.  There are few other careers where people can design and build a product from scratch or where a product is routinely used by millions of people around the world daily.  Our students have worked on an incredibly diverse range of projects, from a better search-engine algorithm, to animating the lead character in an Academy Award winning movie, to the bionic eye, to an operating system used on hundreds-of-millions of new mobile phones.

Join us at UNSW to take part in developing the future computing technologies.

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We offer undergraduate bachelor degree programs in the areas of bioinformatics, computer engineering, software engineering, and computer science. Several dual award programs are available, which allow students to combine their major program of study with other awards such as science, arts, commerce, and biomedical engineering.

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Postgraduate Research

Research programs leading to the award of degrees of Master or Doctor may be undertaken in the School of CSE. The degree programs provide opportunities for qualified students to undertake courses of advanced study.  Each degree requires the submission of a thesis embodying the results of an original investigation or design.

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Postgraduate Coursework

As the top IT research school in Australia we offer leading-edge courses delivered by top-class academics. You will find yourself immersed in an active and exciting research environment, where the next generation of IT is being developed.

There is opportunity for high quality postgraduates to complete a research thesis as part of their masters program.

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UNSW International

Our University is globally recognised for cutting-edge teaching, research, state-of-the-art facilities and quality of student life. This means our graduates are highly sought after by employers and amongst the highest paid in Australia.

See how UNSW compares to universities in Australia and around the world.