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What are my career options?

As a Murdoch Computer Science graduate, your employment outlook is bright, especially if you combine it with other disciplines. Depending on which skill combinations or specializations you have, your Murdoch degree may lead you towards work and study opportunities in a number of areas. The following are some professions to consider, including extra majors and minors that will improve your prospects of achieving them.

Professions What they do
Systems Analyst/ Computer Systems Analyst Computer Systems Analysts solve computer problems and apply computer technology to meet the individual needs of an organization. They help an organization to realise the maximum benefit from its investment in equipment, personnel, and business processes. Systems Analysts may plan and develop new computer systems or devise ways to apply existing systems resources to additional operations. They may design new systems, including both hardware and software, or add a new software application to harness more of the computer’s power. Most Systems Analysts work with specific types of systems; for example, business, accounting, or financial systems, or scientific and engineering systems’ that vary with the kind of organization. Some Systems Analysts also are known as systems developers or systems architects. Systems Analysts begin an assignment by discussing the systems problem with managers and users to determine its exact nature. Defining the goals of the system and dividing the solutions into individual steps and separate procedures, Systems Analysts use techniques such as structured analysis, data modeling, information engineering, mathematical model building, sampling, and cost accounting to plan the system. They specify the inputs to be accessed by the system, design the processing steps, and format the output to meet user’s needs. They also may prepare cost-benefit and return-on-investment analyses to help management decide whether implementing the proposed technology will be financially feasible.
Security Specialist Security Specialists manage the security of an organization’s system infrastructure, investigate and resolve incidents, monitor for intrusions, provide virus protection defenses, enforce bandwidth policy, monitor data transactions in and out of a network environment and secure all servers from unauthorized use.
Network Analyst Network Analysts research and recommend policies and strategies for an organization’s network infrastructure. They design, install, analyze and implement computer systems/networks, ensure that the network is effective and that it meets emerging requirements of the organization. The role can also include operational tasks such as monitoring system performance, software and hardware upgrades.
Computational Scientist Computational Scientists apply computer simulation and other forms of computation to problems in Physics or in other scientific disciplines.