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We offer the only Computer Science degree in Queensland

You will have the choice of studying topics that are shaping our digital future such as Programming Languages, Distributed Computing, Computer Architectures, Algorithms and Operating Systems, Machine Learning, Intelligent Systems, Robotics, Programming for Web, Mobile and Embedded Applications, Scientific Computing, Visualisation and Big Data Mining, and Data Analytics.

With internationally recognised qualifications you will be able develop your career in Australia or overseas.

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Study computer science at Griffith

The Computer Science program is Queensland's premiere degree for individuals focused on careers in the dynamic software development and software engineering sector. It is designed to prepare you to work on the cutting edge of technology, creating the future rather than just applying existing information technology solutions to business needs or building websites.

As a student, you will learn the fundamental principles underpinning computer science and gain practical problem solving and market relevant software development skills for many different platforms and applications. You will learn about computer hardware and computer architecture, at least five of widely used programming languages, software design and architecture, intelligent systems and machine learning, operating systems, distributed computing, data management and web and mobile technologies. You will be able to do one or both of the two available majors; Software Engineering and Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. In addition to this students will be able to take elective courses from the bachelor of Information Technology.

In the final year of your degree, you will complete a practical project for industry or research placement providing first-hand experience of the knowledge, skills and attributes required to succeed in full-time employment.

5-Star Rated

Information Technology at Griffith has rated 5-stars for Student Support by the Good Universities Guide 2018, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.

Elliot Nash

Griffith Information Technology graduate

An IT degree from Griffith was the start of an amazing journey for Elliot Nash. Soon after graduating, Elliot landed a programmer analyst role with a Gold Coast tourism operator with a focus on online tourism. This role led him to the realisation that his interest lay in combining his technical skills with business strategy. Elliot returned to Griffith to study an MBA.

Following his further studies, Elliot's qualifications and technical skills brought his profile to the attention of Amazon recruiters. It was not long before he was on his way to Seattle to take on the role of Technical Program Manager and embracing a new life in the US.

'My time at Griffith was extremely valuable in getting me where I am today. At Griffith, they teach the importance of leadership, vision, lifelong learning and mission, and at Amazon they really live and breathe those principles'.

Elliot Nash

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Career outcomes

75% of the fastest growing occupations now require science, technology, engineering or math skills*

As a graduate, you'll be prepared for jobs such as a software developer, computer programmer, web and mobile applications developer, data scientist, software engineer, systems analyst, games developer, software systems architect and computer science researcher.

Membership is currently being sought for the Australian Computer Society. You may also be eligible for membership in international professional bodies such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society and the Association for Computing Machinery.

* Office of Australia's Chief Scientist, September 2014.

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Life at Griffith

You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Monday 30 October — Saturday 17 February

Trimester 3

Our third trimester starts on Monday 30 October. Trimester 3 examinations run from Saturday 10 to Saturday 17 February 2018.

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Wednesday 15 November — Sunday 22 October

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Wednesday 22 November — Sunday 22 October

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Saturday 16 December — Friday 22 December

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