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About Computer Science (BSc)

Love computing? Get a kick out of troubleshooting glitches and software bugs? Want to know exactly how it all works and help set future directions in the fast-paced world of IT? Then this is the course for you! Computer Science at Murdoch will give you a thorough understanding of the theory, methods and systems used in the computing industry. You will be fully trained in computer systems technology and software development with a strong focus on the application of computer and software systems for problem solving.

What can I do with my Computer Science degree?

Murdoch Computer Science graduates go everywhere from business, industry and manufacturing right through to government departments and the community sector. Depending on which skill combinations or specializations you choose, your Murdoch degree may lead you to work or study in a huge number of exciting areas. Not just in Australia either, but right around the world you'll be in demand in areas as diverse as programming, system analysis and software engineering.

The following are some of the professions you could consider:

  • Software Architect/Developer/Programmer;
  • Software Engineer;
  • Computer Systems Analyst;
  • Security Specialist;
  • Network Analyst;
  • Computational Scientist

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Professional Recognition

Graduates receive professional membership to the Australian Computing Society (ACS).

How to apply

To apply for one of our programs you must submit all the required documentation outlined in the checklists below.

You can submit documentation via post, email, facsimile or in person. Please be aware that in order to gain a full offer you must meet our minimum entry requirements and all your original transcripts will need to be sighted by one of our Admissions Officers.

Please use the checklist below and submit all documentation before the relevant due date.

UG/MUPC Application Checklist:

  1. Complete the undergraduate application form.
  2. Submit all of your completed qualifications and the transcripts of your results.
  • This will help the university to properly assess your application.
  • Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  1. Enclose certified copies of your English test score (IELTS or TOEFL) if applicable.
  2. An application fee should be included along with the application.
  • Undergraduate application fee – AED 250
  1. Submit two passport size photographs.
  2. Submit your passport copy with visa page.

Applications sent without this fee will not be processed.

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What our students say

Information Technology and Computer Science

Maria D'Costa - Double Majors - Computer Science and Business Information Systems

'I like the fact that the IT courses are well-rounded here– they're not just about technology, but have a combined business aspect as well.'

Right from high school my favourite subjects were informatics and programming databases, so I had no doubt in choosing to study a double degree in Computer Science and Business Information Systems at Murdoch. I am truly grateful to have received a 100% scholarship to Murdoch upon joining and also to have received the 2014 Vice Chancellor’s Award for Academic Excellence.

When I visited the campus and looked around I was attracted by the fact that it was a small campus and there would be a lot of teacher student interaction. This helpful and friendly nature of faculty, staff and students is conducive to a good studying environment that is both encouraging and supportive.

I made it a point to utilise most of my time at Murdoch in participating in extra events like the 2015 Gulf Programming competition, visiting Google’s Dubai offices and even attempting to trek Mount Everest in Nepal.

The trip to Nepal offered life lessons. Though terrifying, I’m thankful for the leadership of our team members. They were really decisive, always made the right decisions and took care of us; it has been one experience I’ll never forget. We helped and supported each other as a group and accomplished our goal even though we never set a foot on the mountain.

The experience I’ve gained from Murdoch has helped me extend my IT interests outside of the classroom. Currently I am learning GitHub and Android mobile development. In my downtime I am also a fan of reading classics from Jane Eyre and Charlotte Bronte to Jane Austen. Down the lane, I look forward to seeing myself work with one of the major IT giants in Dubai.