Computer Science & IT

Career information for your major

Discipline overview

Computer scientists focus on the theoretical foundations and practical approaches to computation and its applications. They design methods and tools and write programs for computer applications. Artificial Intelligence (AI) aims to develop computer software and hardware to enable machines to learn from experience, adapt to new information and undertake tasks that require human-like thinking.

AI is being integrated into major technological systems globally including healthcare, legal and financial services, manufacturing, education, mining, transport, agriculture, and across all industries where automation and robotics can enhance production and improve safety. These developments are creating a demand for highly skilled AI specialists, and will create a workforce capable of developing and maintaining complex systems and applications.

Key employability skills

Graduates can use their skills across a range of careers. It is vital for you to not only become more aware of the skills you will gain through your course and other experiences, and also to learn to effectively articulate these skills to prospective employers.

The following is a sample list of key skills adapted from the QAA UK subject benchmark statement for this discipline. The full skills list can be found at QAA UK.

  • Ability to critically evaluate and analyse complex problems, and devise appropriate solutions
  • Ability to deploy tools and methodology for specification, design, construction, evaluation and testing of computer based systems to solve practical problems
  • Ability to plan and manage projects to deliver computing systems within constraints of requirements, timescale and budget
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with a range of audiences including the ability to succinctly present rational and reasoned arguments that address a given problem or opportunity.
  • Ability to work both unsupervised and as part of a team to plan effectively and meet deadlines, and respond readily to changing situations and priorities.

Related occupations

Whether you are considering a number of career possibilities, are starting to think deeply about your career future or have a clear career idea in mind, it’s useful to explore the range of career possibilities available.

The following list is of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).  Note that some of these graduates have undertaken further study:

  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Data Mining Engineer
  • Database Coordinator
  • User Experience Researcher
  • Research Associate
  • Academic Researcher
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Investment Analyst
  • Quantitative Trader
  • Machine Learning Engineer

Employers

Explore the type of organisations you would like to work for by looking at some of the employers in your field.

The following list of employers of UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).

  • Amazon
  • Australian Banks and Financial Institutions
  • Capital Numbers
  • Cyber Infrastructure
  • MobiDev
  • Sigma Data Systems
  • SPEC INDIA
  • Unicsoft
  • Universities worldwide
  • Quytech

Key industry job websites

Many industries have job websites dedicated to careers within their industry. These also often have links to other career resources. Also be aware that LinkedIn Jobs is increasingly used by employers to target graduates.

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies. Here are some of the organisations that take graduates of this discipline.

  • Deloitte
  • IBM
  • Accenture
  • Banks and Financial Institutions
  • Quantium
  • Optiver
  • Bloomberg
  • CSIRO Data61
  • AfterPay
  • TechnologyOne
  • ANSTO
  • Australian Government

Details of relevant graduate recruitment programs can be found on websites such as GradConnection.

Career research and networks

When researching possible careers, obtaining relevant information from a range of sources helps inform your career decisions.

Interactive ICT Career Wheel from the Australian Computer Society Foundation. Click on a role you are interested in to hear from someone working in that role

Careers with STEM – information, stories and videos about people working in STEM roles

Job Outlook – Australian government website with salaries, industry growth and required skills for a wide range of jobs

Your career – Australian government website with a range of careers information

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association:

Postgraduate study and research

Computer Science is a constantly evolving field. Continuing professional development and learning on the job including Microcredentials and Certifications will likely be required.

You can specialise through academic coursework or pursue further research studies. Explore UOW's postgraduate coursework degrees and Higher Degrees by Research or postgraduate courses from other institutions for specific careers of interest.

Some Computer Science graduates undertake postgraduate study outside of the discipline, within the industry area that they are working to broaden their knowledge and skills.

Developing industry experience

Graduate employers increasingly value industry experience as an addition to formal qualifications to demonstrate your employability skills. This work related experience can be obtained through university internship subjects, co-curricular activities, student exchange or volunteering.

In the final stages of your degree, you may be required to complete a capstone Project CSIT321.

You may elect to undertake an 8 week Industry Placement ISIT200.

Personal computer science projects for friends, family and for fun are highly regarded by employers. You will benefit from being able to showcase a portfolio of projects you have contributed to. Consider GitHub, GitLab and BitBucket, as possible platforms for your portfolio.

ACS Foundation provide scholarships and work integrated learning opportunities.

Forage – virtual work experience programs within top companies.

Australian Defence Force Cyber Gap Program

UOWx – A range of co-curricular activities available for UOW students

Many small businesses and community organisations lack the time and computer science skills to manage their networks, software, websites, databases and digital security. These can be good organisations to approach as a student seeking part time work while you study. Learn more about how to access the Hidden Job Market.

Course information

The relevant undergraduate degree options available at UOW for this discipline are listed below. You may also wish to explore available courses more broadly to see if you might be interested in pursuing a double major or a double degree.

Discipline overview

Computer scientists focus on the theoretical foundations and practical approaches to computation and its applications. They design methods and tools and write programs for computer applications. These applications can be in areas such as computer systems to control machinery, information management and big data, applications for mobile devices, stock market trend analysis, game design, visualisation of chemical reactions, neural network design, computational geometry for robot navigation, patient monitoring in hospitals, and much more.


Big Data can solve problems in science, society and business including population growth, transport, security, medical technology, trade, and commerce. There is increasing demand for people who can look for strategic insights in massive data sets, using techniques in data mining, data visualisation, data analysis, data manipulation and data discovery.

Key employability skills

Graduates can use their skills across a range of careers. It is vital for you to not only become more aware of the skills you will gain through your course and other experiences, and also to learn to effectively articulate these skills to prospective employers.

The following is a sample list of key skills adapted from the QAA UK subject benchmark statement for this discipline. The full skills list can be found at QAA UK.

  • Ability to critically evaluate and analyse complex problems, and devise appropriate solutions
  • Ability to deploy tools and methodology for specification, design, construction, evaluation and testing of computer based systems to solve practical problems
  • Ability to plan and manage projects to deliver computing systems within constraints of requirements, timescale and budget
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with a range of audiences including the ability to succinctly present rational and reasoned arguments that address a given problem or opportunity.
  • Ability to work both unsupervised and as part of a team to plan effectively and meet deadlines, and respond readily to changing situations and priorities.

Related occupations

Whether you are considering a number of career possibilities, are starting to think deeply about your career future or have a clear career idea in mind, it’s useful to explore the range of career possibilities available.

Below is a list of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • Graduate Data Analyst
  • Graduate Software Engineer
  • Graduate Developer
  • Graduate Production Engineer
  • Graduate Quantitative Trader

The following list is of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).  Note that some of these graduates have undertaken further study:

  • Data Analyst
  • Data Architect
  • Data Scientists
  • Data Mining Engineer
  • Database Coordinator
  • Digital Optimisation Specialist
  • Bioinformatician
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Intelligence (BI) Developer
  • Infrastructure Architect
  • Information and Communications Technologist
  • Investment Analyst
  • Quantitative Trader
  • Machine Learning Engineer

Employers

Explore the type of organisations you would like to work for by looking at some of the employers in your field.

Below is a list of UOW graduate employers up to four months out from graduation, sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey.

  • Accenture
  • RecordPoint
  • IMC
  • Optive
  • Canva

The following list of UOW graduate employers up to four years out from graduation, as advised by the UOW Alumni Team.

  • Accenture
  • AMP
  • ANZ Bank
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Australian Securities Exchange
  • Australian Taxation Office
  • BlackRock
  • Centrelink
  • CSIRO
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • Goldman Sachs
  • IBM
  • NIB
  • KPMG
  • Macquarie Group
  • Microsoft
  • Optiver
  • Telstra

Key industry job websites

Many industries have job websites dedicated to careers within their industry. These also often have links to other career resources. Also be aware that LinkedIn Jobs is increasingly used by employers to target graduates.

  • foundationjobs.com.au – connects university students and recent graduates with businesses offering paid technology jobs
  • ribit.net
  • dice.com
  • techfetch.com
  • jobsearch.gov.au
  • Data Talent Australia

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast-tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies. Here are some of the organisations that take graduates of this discipline.

  • The Data School
  • Bloomberg
  • IAG
  • CSIRO’s Data61
  • Accenture
  • Optiver
  • Banks and Financial institutions
  • Woolworths
  • Australian Government

Details of relevant graduate recruitment programs can be found on websites such as GradConnection.

Career research and networks

When researching possible careers, obtaining relevant information from a range of sources helps inform your career decisions.

Interactive ICT Career Wheel from the Australian Computer Society Foundation. Click on a role you are interested in to hear from someone working in that role.

Careers with STEM – information, stories and videos about people working in STEM roles.

UK Prospects – a UK based career exploration site

Job Outlook – Australian government website with salaries, industry growth and required skills for a wide range of jobs

Your career – Australian government website with a range of careers information

Alumni tool on LinkedIn - find what UOW Alumni and current students are doing in their career journeys.

Information interviewing - talk to a wide range of people as you research and plan your career.

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association:

Postgraduate study and research

Computer Science is a constantly evolving field. Continuing professional development and learning on the job including Microcredentials and Certifications will likely be required.

You can specialise through academic coursework or pursue further research studies. Explore UOW's postgraduate coursework degrees and Higher Degrees by Research or postgraduate courses from other institutions for specific careers of interest.

Some Computer Science graduates undertake postgraduate study outside of the discipline, within the industry area that they are working to broaden their knowledge and skills.

Developing industry experience

Graduate employers increasingly value industry experience as an addition to formal qualifications to demonstrate your employability skills. This work related experience can be obtained through university internship subjects, co-curricular activities, student exchange or volunteering.

In the final stages of your degree, you may be required to complete a capstone Project CSIT321.

You may elect to undertake an 8 week Industry Placement ISIT200.

Personal computer science projects for friends, family and for fun are highly regarded by employers. You will benefit from being able to showcase a portfolio of projects you have contributed to. Consider GitHub, GitLab and BitBucket, as possible platforms for your portfolio.

ACS Foundation provide scholarships and work integrated learning opportunities

Forage – virtual work experience programs within top companies

Australian Defence Force Cyber Gap Program

UOWx – A range of co-curricular activities available for UOW students

Many small businesses and community organisations lack the time and computer science skills to manage their networks, software, websites, databases and digital security. These can be good organisations to approach as a student seeking part time work while you study. Learn more about how to access the Hidden Job Market.

Course information

The relevant undergraduate degree options available at UOW for this discipline are listed below. You may also wish to explore available courses more broadly to see if you might be interested in pursuing a double major or a double degree.

Discipline overview

Business information specialists are trained to analyse business problems and find possible IT solutions for these problems. This ranges from running an efficiency audit on a company's information systems through to analysing the effectiveness of a file management system and designing business software applications.

Business information specialists are also involved in the analysis, design, implementation, maintenance and enhancement of computer-based information systems critical to the successful operation of modern organisations. These specialists require a sound understanding of the business requirements to develop information systems and solutions to meet identified business needs and must deal with users at all levels within an organisation.

Key employability skills

Graduates can use their skills across a range of careers. It is vital for you to not only become more aware of the skills you will gain through your course and other experiences, and also to learn to effectively articulate these skills to prospective employers.

The following is a sample list of key skills adapted from the QAA UK subject benchmark statement for this discipline. The full skills list can be found at QAA UK.

  • Ability to critically evaluate and analyse complex problems, and devise appropriate solutions
  • Ability to deploy tools and methodology for specification, design, construction, evaluation and testing of computer based systems to solve practical problems
  • Ability to plan and manage projects to deliver computing systems within constraints of requirements, timescale and budget
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with a range of audiences including the ability to succinctly present rational and reasoned arguments that address a given problem or opportunity.
  • Ability to work both unsupervised and as part of a team to plan effectively and meet deadlines, and respond readily to changing situations and priorities.

Related occupations

Whether you are considering a number of career possibilities, are starting to think deeply about your career future or have a clear career idea in mind, it’s useful to explore the range of career possibilities available.

The following list is of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).  Note that some of these graduates have undertaken further study:

  • Systems Analyst
  • Information Systems Specialist
  • Business Analyst
  • Systems Administrator
  • IT Application Analyst

Employers

Explore the type of organisations you would like to work for by looking at some of the employers in your field.

The following list of employers of UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).

  • Bluescope
  • IP Supply
  • Pacific Health Dynamics
  • Australian Settlements Ltd
  • Healius Ltd

Key industry job websites

Many industries have job websites dedicated to careers within their industry. These also often have links to other career resources. Also be aware that LinkedIn Jobs is increasingly used by employers to target graduates.

  • foundationjobs.com.au – connects university students and recent graduates with businesses offering paid technology jobs
  • ribit.net
  • dice.com
  • techfetch.com
  • jobsearch.gov.au

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies. Here are some of the organisations that take graduates of this discipline.

  • Salesforce
  • Veris
  • Banks and Financial Institutions
  • DXC Technology
  • Deloitte
  • Lendlease
  • Caltex
  • Australian Government

Details of relevant graduate recruitment programs can be found on websites such as gradconnection.

Career research and networks

When researching possible careers, obtaining relevant information from a range of sources helps inform your career decisions.

Interactive ICT Career Wheel from the Australian Computer Society Foundation. Click on a role you are interested in to hear from someone working in that role.

Careers with STEM – information, stories and videos about people working in STEM roles.

UK Prospects – a UK based career exploration site

Job Outlook – Australian government website with salaries, industry growth and required skills for a wide range of jobs

Your career – Australian government website with a range of careers information

Alumni tool on LinkedIn - find what UOW Alumni and current students are doing in their career journeys.

Information interviewing - talk to a wide range of people as you research and plan your career.

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association:

Postgraduate study and research

You can specialise through academic coursework or pursue further research studies. Explore UOW's postgraduate coursework degrees and Higher Degrees by Research or postgraduate courses from other institutions for specific careers of interest. 

Developing industry experience

Graduate employers increasingly value industry experience as an addition to formal qualifications to demonstrate your employability skills. This work related experience can be obtained through university internship subjects, co-curricular activities, student exchange or volunteering.

In the final stages of your degree, you may be required to complete a capstone Project CSIT321.

You may elect to undertake an 8 week Industry Placement ISIT200.

Personal computer science projects for friends, family and for fun are highly regarded by employers. You will benefit from being able to showcase a portfolio of projects you have contributed to. Consider GitHub, GitLab and BitBucket, as possible platforms for your portfolio.

ACS Foundation provide scholarships and work integrated learning opportunities

Forage – virtual work experience programs within top companies

Australian Defence Force Cyber Gap Program

UOWx – A range of co-curricular activities available for UOW students

Many small businesses and community organisations lack the time and computer science skills to manage their networks, software, websites, databases and digital security. Learn more about how to access the Hidden Job Market.

Course information

The relevant undergraduate degree options available at UOW for this discipline are listed below. You may also wish to explore available courses more broadly to see if you might be interested in pursuing a double major or a double degree.

Discipline Overview

Computer engineers design computers and/or computer systems, hardware and software to control sensors, embedded devices and manufacturing or industrial plants. This field of engineering not only focuses on how computer systems themselves work, but how they integrate into the larger picture. Computer engineers can choose to work in many areas such as networking, control and automation, multimedia, image processing, machine vision and intelligent systems. They work across a wide range of sectors including manufacturing, medical, transport, telecommunication, government, mining and finance, any industry which requires personnel with expertise in the design and applications of computer hardware, especially the interfacing of computers with other machinery.

Specialisations

  • Demonstrate professional knowledge, with a strong grounding in engineering & awareness of current local and international trends and challenges.
  • Skills in gathering & synthesising information independently to support an argument or strategy.
  • Analyse data & evaluate the validity of findings and exercise critical judgement in determining new directions and strategies for carrying out further investigation.
  • Develop innovative solutions to complex engineering problems
  • Communicate clearly and coherently in writing to a range of audiences, with an ability to integrate knowledge, research, data, analysis and critical evaluation.
  • Communicate verbally to a range of audiences using appropriate language in presentations, consultation and negotiation.
  • Work productively as part of a team with the capacity for leadership, recognising the roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of team members.
  • Show respect for the views, values and culture of others in settings involving colleagues, clients, communities and end users, and consider alternate perspectives in design and project management.
  • Make complex considerations in regards to professional ethics and accountability, account for and mitigate risk, and operate with a commitment to professionalism in all work.
  • Appreciate the importance of sustainable engineering design, and seek to maximise positive social and environmental outcomes in engineering design, practice and development.

Related occupations

Find out what kinds of positions you could apply for with your major by researching some of the jobs in your field.

  • Computer Architect
  • Computer Engineer
  • Computer Technician
  • Control Systems Engineer
  • Corporate Engineering Support Technician
  • Data Communications Specialist
  • Embedded Software Engineer
  • Hardware Design Engineer
  • Hardware/Software Engineer
  • Help Desk Officer
  • Information Technology Professional
  • IT Graduate
  • Network Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Regional Manger
  • Signal Engineer
  • Signal Processing Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Support Engineer
  • Technical Internal Sales Engineer
  • Technical Officer
  • Test Analyst
  • Test Development Engineer
  • Electrician
  • Wireless Communications Network Engineer

Employers

Explore what types of organisations you would like to work for through looking at some of the employers in your field.

  • ABB Australia Pty Ltd
  • AECOM
  • Agilent Technologies
  • AMP Control
  • Australian Broadcasting Association
  • Cae Australia
  • Cisco Systems Australia
  • Department of Education
  • Endeavour Energy
  • Ericsson
  • Excell Control Pty Ltd
  • Fiber Optics Design and Construction
  • Google Australia
  • Ivox Communications
  • LandJ Computers
  • Macquarie Group
  • Telecommunications & IT Research Centre

Key industry job websites

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies.

Below are examples of graduate employers who take Electrical Engineering graduates into their graduate programs.

  • AECOM
  • Cisco
  • Department of Defence
  • Wipro
  • Allianz
  • Deloitte
  • IBM
  • BP
  • KPMG
  • NAB
  • Softel Systems
  • NBN
  • Cisco
  • Accenture
  • Datacom
  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • Atlassian
  • Dimension Data

Professional bodies and associations

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association.

Postgraduate study options

UOW offers postgraduate study options if you want to pursue further research or specialise through academic coursework.

If you are interested furthering your studies in your field, UOW offers:

Course information

Discipline overview

Computer scientists focus on the theoretical foundations and practical approaches to computation and its applications. They design methods and tools and write programs for computer applications. These applications can be in areas such as computer systems to control machinery, information management and big data, applications for mobile devices, stock market trend analysis, game design, visualisation of chemical reactions, neural network design, computational geometry for robot navigation, patient monitoring in hospitals, and much more.

Key employability skills

Graduates can use their skills across a range of careers. It is vital for you to not only become more aware of the skills you will gain through your course and other experiences, and also to learn to effectively articulate these skills to prospective employers.

The following is a sample list of key skills adapted from the QAA UK subject benchmark statement for this discipline. The full skills list can be found at QAA UK.

  • Ability to critically evaluate and analyse complex problems, and devise appropriate solutions
  • Ability to deploy tools and methodology for specification, design, construction, evaluation, and testing of computer-based systems to solve practical problems
  • Ability to plan and manage projects to deliver computing systems within constraints of requirements, timescale and budget
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with a range of audiences including the ability to succinctly present rational and reasoned arguments that address a given problem or opportunity.
  • Ability to work both unsupervised and as part of a team to plan effectively and meet deadlines, and respond readily to changing situations and priorities.

Related occupations

Whether you are considering a number of career possibilities, are starting to think deeply about your career future or have a clear career idea in mind, it is useful to explore the range of career possibilities available.

Below is a list of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • Software Developer
  • Applications Developer
  • Technical Support Engineer
  • Business Analyst
  • Developer Programmer
  • Cyber Graduate
  • Graduate Data Analyst

The following list is of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).  Note that some of these graduates have undertaken further study:

  • Software Developer
  • Game Developer
  • Data Analyst
  • Programmer
  • Algorithm Engineer
  • Support & Testing Coordinator
  • PHP Developer
  • Integration Engineer
  • Database Coordinator
  • UX/UI Designer
  • Business Analyst
  • Platform Engineer
  • Security Consultant

Employers

Explore the type of organisations you would like to work for by looking at some of the employers in your field.

Below is a list of UOW graduate employers sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • Accenture
  • Altis
  • Darktrace
  • PwC
  • University of Wollongong
  • Optiver

The following list of UOW graduate employers as advised by the UOW Alumni Team (up to four years after graduation).

  • Australian Banks and Financial Institutions
  • Atlassian
  • net
  • iTree
  • Forex Financial Services
  • NSW Government
  • Accenture
  • Australian Taxation Office
  • Centrelink
  • CSIRO
  • Deloitte
  • IBM
  • KPMG
  • Microsoft
  • Optiver
  • Telstra
  • Universities worldwide
  • Cyber CX
  • Oracle

Key industry job websites

Many industries have job websites dedicated to careers within their industry. These also often have links to other career resources. Also be aware that LinkedIn Jobs is increasingly used by employers to target graduates.

  • foundationjobs.com.au – connects university students and recent graduates with businesses offering paid technology jobs
  • ribit.net
  • dice.com
  • techfetch.com
  • jobsearch.gov.au

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast-tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies. Here are some of the organisations that take graduates of this discipline.

  • Bloomberg
  • EY
  • Banks and Financial Institutions
  • DXC Technology
  • CSIRO
  • Transport for NSW
  • MYOB
  • Kraft Heinz
  • Woolworths
  • Optiver
  • Australian Government

Details of relevant graduate recruitment programs can be found on websites such as gradconnection.

Career research and networks

When researching possible careers, obtaining relevant information from a range of sources helps inform your career decisions.

Interactive ICT Career Wheel from the Australian Computer Society Foundation. Click on a role you are interested in to hear from someone working in that role.

Careers with STEM – information, stories and videos about people working in STEM roles.

UK Prospects – a UK based career exploration site

Job Outlook – Australian government website with salaries, industry growth and required skills for a wide range of jobs

Your career – Australian government website with a range of careers information

Alumni tool on LinkedIn - find what UOW Alumni and current students are doing in their career journeys.

Information interviewing - talk to a wide range of people as you research and plan your career.

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association:

Postgraduate study and research

Computer Science is a constantly evolving field. Continuing professional development and learning on the job including Microcredentials and Certifications will likely be required.

You can specialise through academic coursework or pursue further research studies. Explore UOW's postgraduate coursework degrees and Higher Degrees by Research or postgraduate courses from other institutions for specific careers of interest.

Some Computer Science graduates undertake postgraduate study outside of the discipline, within the industry area that they are working to broaden their knowledge and skills.

Developing industry experience

Graduate employers increasingly value industry experience as an addition to formal qualifications to demonstrate your employability skills. This work related experience can be obtained through university internship subjects, co-curricular activities, student exchange or volunteering.

In the final stages of your degree, you may be required to complete a capstone Project CSIT321.

You may elect to undertake an 8 week Industry Placement ISIT200.

Personal computer science projects for friends, family and for fun are highly regarded by employers. You will benefit from being able to showcase a portfolio of projects you have contributed to. Consider GitHub, GitLab and BitBucket, as possible platforms for your portfolio.

ACS Foundation provide scholarships and work integrated learning opportunities

Forage – virtual work experience programs within top companies

Australian Defence Force Cyber Gap Program

UOWx – A range of co-curricular activities available for UOW students

Many small businesses and community organisations lack the time and computer science skills to manage their networks, software, websites, databases, and digital security. These can be good organisations to approach seeking part time work while you study. Learn more about how to access the Hidden Job Market.

Course information

The relevant undergraduate degree options available at UOW for this discipline are listed below. You may also wish to explore available courses more broadly to see if you might be interested in pursuing a double major or a double degree.

Discipline overview

Computer scientists focus on the theoretical foundations and practical approaches to computation and its applications. They design methods and tools and write programs for computer applications. The field of cyber security looks at how to develop and maintain secure computers and computer networks, to ensure that data stored and transmitted is protected from unauthorised access or to combat digital security threats and hazards. As we conduct more of our social, consumer and business activities online, there is a corresponding increase in the demand for Cyber Security professionals to manage our digital environment and economy.

Key employability skills

Graduates can use their skills across a range of careers. It is vital for you to not only become more aware of the skills you will gain through your course and other experiences, and also to learn to effectively articulate these skills to prospective employers.

The following is a sample list of key skills adapted from the QAA UK subject benchmark statement for this discipline. The full skills list can be found at QAA UK.

  • Ability to critically evaluate and analyse complex problems, and devise appropriate solutions
  • Ability to deploy tools and methodology for specification, design, construction, evaluation and testing of computer based systems to solve practical problems
  • Ability to plan and manage projects to deliver computing systems within constraints of requirements, timescale and budget
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with a range of audiences including the ability to succinctly present rational and reasoned arguments that address a given problem or opportunity.
  • Ability to work both unsupervised and as part of a team to plan effectively and meet deadlines, and respond readily to changing situations and priorities.

Related occupations

Whether you are considering a number of career possibilities, are starting to think deeply about your career future or have a clear career idea in mind, it’s useful to explore the range of career possibilities available.

Below is a list of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • Graduate Security Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Cyber Security Associate
  • Software Developer
  • Cyber Graduate
  • University Academic and Research Staff

The following list is of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).  Note that some of these graduates have undertaken further study:

  • Analyst Programmer
  • Cyber Security Consultant
  • Software Engineer/Developer
  • Security Consultant
  • Quantitative Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Algorithm Engineer
  • Investigator – Digital Forensics & Incident Response
  • Business Intelligence Consultant
  • Risk Assurance (Digital Trust) Associate

Employers

Explore the type of organisations you would like to work for by looking at some of the employers in your field.

Below is a list of UOW graduate employers sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • AMP
  • eSecure
  • Darktrace
  • University of Wollongong
  • Downer Defence

The following list of UOW graduate employers as advised by the UOW Alumni Team (up to four years after graduation).

  • Accenture
  • Apple
  • Australian Banks and Financial Institutions
  • Atlassian
  • CSIRO
  • Cyber CX
  • Department of Defence
  • Digiflex
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • Oracle
  • PWC
  • Quantium
  • Telstra

Key industry job websites

Many industries have job websites dedicated to careers within their industry. These also often have links to other career resources. Also be aware that LinkedIn Jobs is increasingly used by employers to target graduates.

  • foundationjobs.com.au – connects university students and recent graduates with businesses offering paid technology jobs
  • ribit.net
  • dice.com – Job database for technology professionals
  • techfetch.com – IT job portal
  • jobsearch.gov.au

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast-tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies. Here are some of the organisations that take graduates of this discipline.

  • CSIRO Data61
  • Australian Signals Directorate (ASD)
  • Australian Government Digital Transformation Agency
  • Banks and Financial Institutions
  • IBM
  • Mimecraft
  • Thales
  • Woolworths
  • Department of Defence

Details of relevant graduate recruitment programs can be found on websites such as gradconnection.

Career research and networks

When researching possible careers, obtaining relevant information from a range of sources helps inform your career decisions.

Interactive ICT Career Wheel from the Australian Computer Society Foundation. Click on a role you are interested in to hear from someone working in that role.

Careers with STEM – information, stories and videos about people working in STEM roles.

UK Prospects – a UK based career exploration site

Job Outlook – Australian government website with salaries, industry growth and required skills for a wide range of jobs

Your career – Australian government website with a range of careers information

Alumni tool on LinkedIn - find what UOW Alumni and current students are doing in their career journeys.

Information interviewing - talk to a wide range of people as you research and plan your career.

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association.

Postgraduate study and research

Computer Science is a constantly evolving field. Continuing professional development and learning on the job including Microcredentials and Certifications will likely be required.

You can specialise through academic coursework or pursue further research studies. Explore UOW's postgraduate coursework degrees and Higher Degrees by Research or postgraduate courses from other institutions for specific careers of interest.

Some Computer Science graduates undertake postgraduate study outside of the discipline, within the industry area that they are working to broaden their knowledge and skills.

Developing industry experience

Graduate employers increasingly value industry experience as an addition to formal qualifications to demonstrate your employability skills. This work related experience can be obtained through university internship subjects, co-curricular activities, student exchange or volunteering.

In the final stages of your degree, you may be required to complete a capstone Project CSIT321.

You may elect to undertake an 8 week Industry Placement ISIT200.

Personal computer science projects for friends, family and for fun are highly regarded by employers. You will benefit from being able to showcase a portfolio of projects you have contributed to. Consider GitHub, GitLab and BitBucket, as possible platforms for your portfolio.

ACS Foundation provide scholarships and work integrated learning opportunities.

Forage – virtual work experience programs within top companies.

Australian Defence Force Cyber Gap Program

UOWx – A range of co-curricular activities available for UOW students

Many small businesses and community organisations lack the time and computer science skills to manage their networks, software, websites, databases and digital security. These can be good organisations to approach as a student seeking part time work while you study. Learn more about how to access the Hidden Job Market.

Course information

The relevant undergraduate degree options available at UOW for this discipline are listed below. You may also wish to explore available courses more broadly to see if you might be interested in pursuing a double major or a double degree.

Discipline overview

Computer scientists focus on the theoretical foundations and practical approaches to computation and its applications. They design methods and tools and write programs for computer applications. These applications can be in areas such as computer systems to control machinery, information management and big data, applications for mobile devices, stock market trend analysis, game design, visualisation of chemical reactions, neural network design, computational geometry for robot navigation, patient monitoring in hospitals, and much more.

Information and systems security are becoming increasingly important for everyday life: we want technology to protect our digital information such as IDs, assets, and data security, and to secure email and online privacy for individuals, homes, families, and offices. Employees with skills in information and systems security are in strong demand across all sectors: from banking to finance, insurance, retail, government and defence, all fields where there is sensitive data and information that is at risk of being hacked and breached via the internet.

Key employability skills

Graduates can use their skills across a range of careers. It is vital for you to not only become more aware of the skills you will gain through your course and other experiences, and to learn to effectively articulate these skills to prospective employers.

The following is a sample list of key skills adapted from the QAA UK subject benchmark statement for this discipline. The full skills list can be found at QAA UK.

  • Ability to critically evaluate and analyse complex problems, and devise appropriate solutions
  • Ability to deploy tools and methodology for specification, design, construction, evaluation, and testing of computer-based systems to solve practical problems
  • Ability to plan and manage projects to deliver computing systems within constraints of requirements, timescale, and budget
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with a range of audiences including the ability to succinctly present rational and reasoned arguments that address a given problem or opportunity.
  • Ability to work both unsupervised and as part of a team to plan effectively and meet deadlines and respond readily to changing situations and priorities.

Related occupations

Whether you are considering a number of career possibilities, are starting to think deeply about your career future or have a clear career idea in mind, it is useful to explore the range of career possibilities available.

Below is a list of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Computer Applications Engineer
  • Graduate Security Analyst
  • Product Analyst

The following list is of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).  Note that some of these graduates have undertaken further study:

  • Analyst
  • Computer Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • System Support Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Investigator & Incident Response
  • Information Security Manager
  • Network Architect/Engineer
  • Programmer
  • Security Engineer
  • Web Designer/Developer

Employers

Explore the type of organisations you would like to work for by looking at some of the employers in your field.

Below is a list of UOW graduate employers up to four months out from graduation, sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey.

  • iTree
  • Cogito Group
  • Easy Agile
  • Tibra Capital
  • Qantas
  • University of Wollongong
  • Deloitte

The following list of UOW graduate employers up to four years out from graduation, as advised by the UOW Alumni Team.

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Ausgrid
  • BHP
  • Compass Group Australia
  • KPMG
  • Leidos
  • Mastercard Australia
  • iTree
  • I work for NSW
  • Easy Agile
  • EY
  • St Vincent de Paul Society NSW
  • Tibra Capital
  • Pepper Financial Services Group
  • PwC
  • Qantas
  • University of Wollongong

Key industry job websites

Many industries have job websites dedicated to careers within their industry. These also often have links to other career resources. Also be aware that LinkedIn Jobs is increasingly used by employers to target graduates.

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast-tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies. Here are some of the organisations that take graduates of this discipline.

Details of relevant graduate recruitment programs can be found on websites such as gradconnection.

Career research and networks

When researching possible careers, obtaining relevant information from a range of sources helps inform your career decisions.

Interactive ICT Career Wheel from the Australian Computer Society Foundation. Click on a role you are interested in to hear from someone working in that role.

Careers with STEM – information, stories and videos about people working in STEM roles.

UK Prospects – a UK based career exploration site

Job Outlook – Australian government website with salaries, industry growth and required skills for a wide range of jobs

Your career – Australian government website with a range of careers information

Alumni tool on LinkedIn - find what UOW Alumni and current students are doing in their career journeys.

Information interviewing - talk to a wide range of people as you research and plan your career.

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association:

Postgraduate study and research

Computer Science is a constantly evolving field. Continuing professional development and learning on the job including Microcredentials and Certifications will likely be required.

You can specialise through academic coursework or pursue further research studies. Explore UOW's postgraduate coursework degrees and Higher Degrees by Research or postgraduate courses from other institutions for specific careers of interest.

Some Computer Science graduates undertake postgraduate study outside of the discipline, within the industry area that they are working to broaden their knowledge and skills.

Developing industry experience

Graduate employers increasingly value industry experience as an addition to formal qualifications to demonstrate your employability skills. This work related experience can be obtained through university internship subjects, co-curricular activities, student exchange or volunteering.

In the final stages of your degree, you may be required to complete a capstone Project CSIT321.

You may elect to undertake an 8 week Industry Placement ISIT200.

Personal computer science projects for friends, family and for fun are highly regarded by employers. You will benefit from being able to showcase a portfolio of projects you have contributed to. Consider GitHub, GitLab and BitBucket, as possible platforms for your portfolio.

ACS Foundation provide scholarships and work integrated learning opportunities.

Forage – virtual work experience programs within top companies.

Australian Defence Force Cyber Gap Program

UOWx – A range of co-curricular activities available for UOW students

Many small businesses and community organisations lack the time and computer science skills to manage their networks, software, websites, databases, and digital security. These can be good organisations to approach as a student seeking part time work while you study. Learn more about how to access the Hidden Job Market.

Course information

The relevant undergraduate degree options available at UOW for this discipline are listed below. You may also wish to explore available courses more broadly to see if you might be interested in pursuing a double major or a double degree.

Discipline overview

Computer scientists focus on the theoretical foundations and practical approaches to computation and its applications. They design methods and tools and write programs for computer applications. These applications can be in areas such as computer systems to control machinery, information management and big data, applications for mobile devices, stock market trend analysis, game design, visualisation of chemical reactions, neural network design, computational geometry for robot navigation, patient monitoring in hospitals, and much more.

There is global demand for skilled graduates in the areas of game and multimedia system development. Experts in this field work in the entertainment industry, the game and mobile industry in Australia and worldwide as mobile application developers, game programmers, animators, game engine developers, mobile entertainment and multimedia designers.

Key employability skills

Graduates can use their skills across a range of careers. It is vital for you to not only become more aware of the skills you will gain through your course and other experiences, and also to learn to effectively articulate these skills to prospective employers.

The following is a sample list of key skills adapted from the QAA UK subject benchmark statement for this discipline. The full skills list can be found at QAA UK.

  • Ability to critically evaluate and analyse complex problems, and devise appropriate solutions
  • Ability to deploy tools and methodology for specification, design, construction, evaluation, and testing of computer-based systems to solve practical problems
  • Ability to plan and manage projects to deliver computing systems within constraints of requirements, timescale, and budget
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with a range of audiences including the ability to succinctly present rational and reasoned arguments that address a given problem or opportunity.
  • Ability to work both unsupervised and as part of a team to plan effectively and meet deadlines, and respond readily to changing situations and priorities.

Related occupations

Whether you are considering a number of career possibilities, are starting to think deeply about your career future or have a clear career idea in mind, it’s useful to explore the range of career possibilities available.

Below is a list of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • Software Developer
  • Applications Developer
  • Electronic Game Developer
  • Technical Support Engineer
  • Front End Developer
  • University Academic and Research Staff

The following list is of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).  Note that some of these graduates have undertaken further study:

  • Game Designer
  • Game Programmer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Mobile Apps Developer
  • Front End Designer/Developer
  • Full Stack Java Engineer
  • Full Stack Developer
  • Animator
  • C++/Python Developer
  • PHP Developer
  • Integration Engineer
  • Production Coordinator
  • UX/UI Designer
  • Freelance Software Developer

Employers

Explore the type of organisations you would like to work for by looking at some of the employers in your field.

Below is a list of UOW graduate employers up to four months out from graduation, sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey.

  • Accelo
  • Altis
  • University of Wollongong

The following list of UOW graduate employers up to four years out from graduation, as advised by the UOW Alumni Team.

  • StoreLab
  • Canva
  • RV Technologies
  • Chaos Theory Games
  • Self Employed
  • Workspace InfoTech Australia
  • Webski Solutions
  • Stellen Infotech
  • Browncodes

Key industry job websites

Many industries have job websites dedicated to careers within their industry. These also often have links to other career resources. Also be aware that LinkedIn Jobs is increasingly used by employers to target graduates.

  • foundationjobs.com.au – connects university students and recent graduates with businesses offering paid technology jobs
  • ribit.net
  • dice.com
  • techfetch.com
  • jobsearch.gov.au

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies. Here are some of the organisations that take graduates of this discipline.

  • Aristocrat Technologies
  • Optiver
  • VNG Corporation
  • SMG Studio
  • Australian Government

Details of relevant graduate recruitment programs can be found on websites such as gradconnection.

Career research and networks

When researching possible careers, obtaining relevant information from a range of sources helps inform your career decisions.

Interactive ICT Career Wheel from the Australian Computer Society Foundation. Click on a role you are interested in to hear from someone working in that role.

Careers with STEM – information, stories and videos about people working in STEM roles.

UK Prospects – a UK based career exploration site

Job Outlook – Australian government website with salaries, industry growth and required skills for a wide range of jobs

Your career – Australian government website with a range of careers information

Alumni tool on LinkedIn - find what UOW Alumni and current students are doing in their career journeys.

Information interviewing - talk to a wide range of people as you research and plan your career.

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association:

Postgraduate study and research

Computer Science is a constantly evolving field. Continuing professional development and learning on the job including Microcredentials and Certifications will likely be required.

You can specialise through academic coursework or pursue further research studies. Explore UOW's postgraduate coursework degrees and Higher Degrees by Research or postgraduate courses from other institutions for specific careers of interest.

Some Computer Science graduates undertake postgraduate study outside of the discipline, within the industry area that they are working to broaden their knowledge and skills.

Developing industry experience

Graduate employers increasingly value industry experience as an addition to formal qualifications to demonstrate your employability skills. This work related experience can be obtained through university internship subjects, co-curricular activities, student exchange or volunteering.

In the final stages of your degree, you may be required to complete a capstone Project CSIT321.

You may elect to undertake an 8 week Industry Placement ISIT200.

Personal computer science projects for friends, family and for fun are highly regarded by employers. You will benefit from being able to showcase a portfolio of projects you have contributed to. Consider GitHub, GitLab and BitBucket, as possible platforms for your portfolio.

ACS Foundation provide scholarships and work integrated learning opportunities.

Forage – virtual work experience programs within top companies.

Australian Defence Force Cyber Gap Program

UOWx – A range of co-curricular activities available for UOW students

Many small businesses and community organisations lack the time and computer science skills to manage their networks, software, websites, databases and digital security. These can be good organisations to approach as a student seeking part time work while you study. Learn more about how to access the Hidden Job Market.

Course information

The relevant undergraduate degree options available at UOW for this discipline are listed below. You may also wish to explore available courses more broadly to see if you might be interested in pursuing a double major or a double degree.

Discipline overview

Computer scientists focus on the theoretical foundations and practical approaches to computation and its applications. They design methods and tools and write programs for computer applications. These applications can be in areas such as computer systems to control machinery, information management and big data, applications for mobile devices, stock market trend analysis, game design, visualisation of chemical reactions, neural network design, computational geometry for robot navigation, patient monitoring in hospitals, and much more.

Software engineering incorporates all aspects of software production from business strategy to design and coding, testing, quality and management of large-scale complex software systems. Software engineering is about multi-person development of multi-version software that is large and complex, such as the Windows, Linux and Android operating systems, office software, and flight control systems.

Key employability skills

Graduates can use their skills across a range of careers. It is vital for you to not only become more aware of the skills you will gain through your course and other experiences, and also to learn to effectively articulate these skills to prospective employers.

The following is a sample list of key skills adapted from the QAA UK subject benchmark statement for this discipline. The full skills list can be found at QAA UK.

  • Ability to critically evaluate and analyse complex problems, and devise appropriate solutions
  • Ability to deploy tools and methodology for specification, design, construction, evaluation and testing of computer based systems to solve practical problems
  • Ability to plan and manage projects to deliver computing systems within constraints of requirements, timescale and budget
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with a range of audiences including the ability to succinctly present rational and reasoned arguments that address a given problem or opportunity.
  • Ability to work both unsupervised and as part of a team to plan effectively and meet deadlines, and respond readily to changing situations and priorities.

Related occupations

Whether you are considering a number of career possibilities, are starting to think deeply about your career future or have a clear career idea in mind, it’s useful to explore the range of career possibilities available.

Below is a list of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • Software Developer
  • Applications Developer
  • Technical Support Engineer
  • Front End Developer
  • Business Analyst
  • Developer Programmer

The following list is of jobs held by UOW graduates sourced through the UOW Alumni Team or the LinkedIn Alumni Tool (up to four years after graduation).  Note that some of these graduates have undertaken further study:

  • Software Developer
  • Game Developer
  • Mobile Apps Developer
  • Front End Designer/Developer
  • Programmer
  • Full Stack Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Analyst
  • C++/Python Developer
  • Support & Testing Coordinator
  • PHP Developer
  • X/UI Designer
  • Business Analyst
  • Platform Engineer

Employers

Explore the type of organisations you would like to work for by looking at some of the employers in your field.

Below is a list of UOW graduate employers sourced from the 2018 and 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey (up to four months after graduation).

  • Accelo
  • Altis
  • PwC
  • University of Wollongong
  • Yuranga

The following list of UOW graduate employers as advised by the UOW Alumni Team (up to four years after graduation).

  • LEAP Dev
  • net
  • Web Bytes
  • Webstercare
  • Premonition
  • Internetrix
  • DXC Technology
  • iTree
  • Forex Financial Services
  • Intech
  • NSW Government
  • UOW
  • Webscale
  • revolutioniseSPORT

Key industry job websites

Many industries have job websites dedicated to careers within their industry. These also often have links to other career resources. Also be aware that LinkedIn Jobs is increasingly used by employers to target graduates.

  • foundationjobs.com.au – connects university students and recent graduates with businesses offering paid technology jobs
  • ribit.net
  • dice.com
  • techfetch.com
  • jobsearch.gov.au

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies. Here are some of the organisations that take graduates of this discipline.

  • Bloomberg
  • EY
  • DXC Technology
  • Learning People
  • Transport for NSW
  • MYOB
  • Kraft Heinz
  • NAB
  • Australian Government

Details of relevant graduate recruitment programs can be found on websites such as gradconnection.

Career research and networks

When researching possible careers, obtaining relevant information from a range of sources helps inform your career decisions.

Interactive ICT Career Wheel from the Australian Computer Society Foundation. Click on a role you are interested in to hear from someone working in that role.

Careers with STEM – information, stories and videos about people working in STEM roles.

UK Prospects – a UK based career exploration site

Job Outlook – Australian government website with salaries, industry growth and required skills for a wide range of jobs

Your career – Australian government website with a range of careers information

Alumni tool on LinkedIn - find what UOW Alumni and current students are doing in their career journeys.

Information interviewing - talk to a wide range of people as you research and plan your career.

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association:

Postgraduate study and research

Computer Science is a constantly evolving field. Continuing professional development and learning on the job including Microcredentials and Certifications will likely be required.

You can specialise through academic coursework or pursue further research studies. Explore UOW's postgraduate coursework degrees and Higher Degrees by Research or postgraduate courses from other institutions for specific careers of interest.

Some Computer Science graduates undertake postgraduate study outside of the discipline, within the industry area that they are working to broaden their knowledge and skills.

Developing industry experience

Graduate employers increasingly value industry experience as an addition to formal qualifications to demonstrate your employability skills. This work related experience can be obtained through university internship subjects, co-curricular activities, student exchange or volunteering.

In the final stages of your degree, you may be required to complete a capstone Project CSIT321.

You may elect to undertake an 8 week Industry Placement ISIT200.

Personal computer science projects for friends, family and for fun are highly regarded by employers. You will benefit from being able to showcase a portfolio of projects you have contributed to. Consider GitHub, GitLab and BitBucket, as possible platforms for your portfolio.

ACS Foundation provide scholarships and work integrated learning opportunities

Forage – virtual work experience programs within top companies

Australian Defence Force Cyber Gap Program

UOWx – A range of co-curricular activities available for UOW students

Many small businesses and community organisations lack the time and computer science skills to manage their networks, software, websites, databases and digital security. These can be good organisations to approach as a student seeking part time work while you study. Learn more about how to access the Hidden Job Market.

Course information

The relevant undergraduate degree options available at UOW for this discipline are listed below. You may also wish to explore available courses more broadly to see if you might be interested in pursuing a double major or a double degree.

Discipline Overview

Telecommunications engineering deals with large-scale data networks, such as the internet and other devices and systems that represent, store and transmit analog and digital information. This includes data transmission, equipment, customer access technology, analog and digital radio and television systems, satellite communications, global navigation, mobile communications and remote sensing/telemetry systems.

Specialisations

  • Demonstrate professional knowledge, with a strong grounding in engineering & awareness of current local and international trends and challenges.
  • Skills in gathering & synthesising information independently to support an argument or strategy.
  • Analyse data & evaluate the validity of findings and exercise critical judgement in determining new directions and strategies for carrying out further investigation.
  • Develop innovative solutions to complex engineering problems
  • Communicate clearly and coherently in writing to a range of audiences, with an ability to integrate knowledge, research, data, analysis and critical evaluation.
  • Communicate verbally to a range of audiences using appropriate language in presentations, consultation and negotiation.
  • Work productively as part of a team with the capacity for leadership, recognising the roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of team members.
  • Show respect for the views, values and culture of others in settings involving colleagues, clients, communities and end users, and consider alternate perspectives in design and project management.
  • Make complex considerations in regards to professional ethics and accountability, account for and mitigate risk, and operate with a commitment to professionalism in all work.
  • Appreciate the importance of sustainable engineering design, and seek to maximise positive social and environmental outcomes in engineering design, practice and development.

Related occupations

Find out what kinds of positions you could apply for with your major by researching some of the jobs in your field.

  • Broadcasting Systems Engineer
  • Communications Engineer
  • Communications Technician
  • Data Communications Specialist
  • Network Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Regional Manger
  • Signal Engineer
  • Signal Processing Engineer
  • Technical Internal Sales Engineer
  • Technical Officer
  • Test Analyst
  • Test Development Engineer
  • Wireless Communications Network Engineer

Employers

Explore what types of organisations you would like to work for through looking at some of the employers in your field.

  • AECOM
  • Agilent Technologies
  • AMP Control
  • Australian Broadcasting Association
  • Australian Taxation Office
  • Cae Australia
  • Cisco Systems Australia
  • Department of Education
  • Endeavour Energy
  • Ericsson
  • Excell Control Pty Ltd
  • Fiber Optics Design and Construction
  • Google Australia
  • Ivox Communications
  • Macquarie Group
  • Telecommunications & IT Research Centre

Key industry job websites

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies.

Below are examples of graduate employers who take Telecommunications Engineering graduates into their graduate programs.

  • nbn
  • AECOM
  • Cisco
  • Vodafone
  • Optus
  • Telstra
  • Department of Defence
  • Australian Communications and Media Authority
  • MNF group

Professional bodies and associations

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association.

Postgraduate study options

UOW offers postgraduate study options if you want to pursue further research or specialise through academic coursework.

If you are interested furthering your studies in your field, UOW offers:

Course information

What can I do to be proactive right now?

  • CRL100 and CRLP200 are elective subjects that help you clarify career direction & obtain work experience.
  • Further information on future prospects, salaries and future trends for particular roles of interest can be found in Job Outlook.
  • You can also explore the careers of other UOW graduates on the LinkedIn Alumni tool
  • Access the Hidden Job Market to find employment with small to medium sized enterprises (SME’s).
  • Find out about Graduate Recruitment Programs, fast tracked career pathway programs for graduates.
  • Career Action Plan gives you concrete actions throughout your degree to pursue your career goals
  • Career Central Resources are easy to access and can provide you with knowledge about employment
  • CareerHub Plus is an online library to improve student, graduate and alumni employability
  • CareerSmart/CareerSmart Discovery Tool are comprehensive & interactive career development tools