New transforms through technology

The computing, maths and technology industries are at the cusp of new thinking, and are central to the way we work, learn, communicate, socialise and entertain ourselves. Degrees in this area teach you critical skills to develop technology and systems to aid advancements in almost any area you can think of. This includes health, transport, manufacturing, entertainment, mining, artificial intelligence, exploration and beyond.

Why study computing, maths and technology at UON?

  • We are No. 1 in NSW for overall quality for Computing and Information Systems. Our graduate employment rate is 86%+ and you will be rewarded with high starting salaries and accelerated career progression.
  • Learn from leading minds like Professor Pablo Moscato who is tackling some of medicines greatest challenges through computer science and applied mathematics.
  • Learn and travel overseas with study abroad programs and international internships. Or join our NUbots robot soccer team and compete against teams all over the world.
  • Prepare to be an innovation leader with tools, training and networks. Start your own company or work for world-leaders like Google, DeepMind or PayPal.
  • Develop unique skills with one-of-a-kind programs like Bachelor of Mathematics which is one of only a few specialised programs in Australia.

Computing, maths and technology scholarships
Find out more about our scholarships for domestic and international students

540,000 jobs ? predicted in IT sector by 2033
75% ? of the fastest growing occupations now require science, technology, engineering and maths skills

What you can study

We understand that sometimes you don't know exactly which degree you'd like to pursue, but you know which field excites you. Use these areas of interest to narrow down your study options based on your interests and career goals.

Commerce uses maths in the study of money. In this area you could help plan and model populations, interest rates or company growth with a focus on economics. Finance will see you focus on the stock market, investments and banking. While a study of accounting centres around financial transactions and reporting. Commerce professionals are in demand globally and jobs in this area can be extremely lucrative and rewarding.

CAREER EXAMPLES

  • Economic Analyst
  • Risk Analyst
  • Investment Banker
  • Accountant

STUDY OPTION

  1. Bachelor of Commerce
  2. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (major in Economics, Business and Legal Studies)

Computer engineers use digital and computing technologies to solve problems in industrial systems and in areas such as information processing, data transfer, communications, commerce and travel. They combine creativity with technology to develop both hardware and software for electronic and microprocessor-based systems. Unlike computer scientists, computer engineers are less interested in the programming and coding and more on the big picture from design and development to ongoing troubleshooting and maintenance.

CAREER EXAMPLES

  • Computer Architect
  • Computer Systems Specialist
  • Web Developer
  • Network Engineer

STUDY OPTION

  1. Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Computer Systems)
  2. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (minor in Computing Technology: Information System and Software Development)

Computer systems are used for the control and information processing of automated machines. At it’s core this area relies on mathematics; computer and software engineering; and coding and programming. Computer Systems and Robotics is at the forefront of innovation and discovery as the world relies more and more on robots and machines to complete basic and complex tasks.

CAREER EXAMPLES

  • Applications Developer
  • Computer Systems Architect
  • Analyst Programmer
  • Applications Engineer

STUDY OPTIONS

  1. Bachelor of Computer Science (major in Computer Systems and Robotics)
  2. Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Computer Systems)
  3. Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Computer Systems) / Bachelor of Computer Science
  4. Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Computer Systems) / Bachelor of Mathematics
  5. Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Computer Systems) / Bachelor of Science
  6. Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Computer Systems) / Bachelor of Business

Data is increasingly cheap and ubiquitous. We are now digitising analogue content and collecting new types of data from web logs, mobile devices, sensors, instruments, and transactions. We can now also identify patterns and regularities in data of all sorts which has the potential to deepen our understanding of phenomena ranging from physical and biological systems to human social and economic behaviour. Data scientists collect and analyse this data to make changes and advancements in almost any industry.

CAREER EXAMPLES

  • Data Scientist
  • Logistics Officer
  • Mathematical Modeller
  • Cryptographer

STUDY OPTIONS

  1. Bachelor of Mathematics
  2. Bachelor of Computer Science (major in Data Science)

Information systems specialists design computing solutions within the business environment. They work to build systems using web and database technologies within core business areas such as marketing, finance and human resources. Professionals in this area are asked to constantly bridge the gap between business requirements and information technology.

CAREER EXAMPLES

  • Business Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Developer
  • Project Manager

STUDY OPTIONS

  1. Bachelor of Information Technology (major in Business Technology)
  2. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (major in Computer Technology)

Information technology (IT) is all about developing, building and maintaining software technology systems to meet the challenges faced by business and society. IT professionals consider solutions integrating multiple products and services to meet business and organisational needs. IT professionals are essentially the project managers and caretakers of technology within an organisation.

CAREER EXAMPLES

  • Enterprise Architect
  • IT Project Manager
  • Systems Analyst
  • Applications Developer

STUDY OPTIONS

  1. Bachelor of Creative Industries (major in Information Technology)
  2. Bachelor of Information Technology (major in Systems Development)
  3. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (major in Computer Technology)

Mathematics is the science of number, quantity, and space, either as abstract concepts as pure mathematics, or applied to other disciplines such as physics and engineering. Mathematics underpins most technological advances that we rely on every day. Mathematics is essential in a variety of careers or you can specialise as a mathematician or statistician.

CAREER EXAMPLES

  • Data Scientist
  • Logistics Officer
  • Mathematical Modeller
  • Investment Banker

STUDY OPTIONS

  1. Bachelor of Mathematics
  2. Bachelor of Computer Science (major in Data Science)
  3. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (major in Mathematics)
  4. Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  5. Bachelor of Mathematics / Bachelor of Computer Science
  6. Bachelor of Mathematics / Bachelor of Science
  7. Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Computer Systems) / Bachelor of Mathematics
  8. Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic) / Bachelor of Mathematics
  9. Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical) / Bachelor of Mathematics
  10. Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechatronics) / Bachelor of Mathematics

Media production is the creation of professional media content. This could be in the more conventional media space such as photomedia and traditional media like video, television and radio; or in the virtual space with websites and associated online multimedia. Digital and online media jobs have become more common in recent years as internet and web-based media production work has increased.

CAREER EXAMPLES

  • Audiovisual Technician
  • Media Production Editor
  • Web Developer
  • Digital Producer

STUDY OPTIONS

  1. Bachelor of Communication (major in Media Production)
  2. Bachelor of Creative Industries (major in Communication and Media)
  3. Bachelor of Information Technology (major in Interactive Media)
  4. Bachelor of Visual Communication Design

Software developers focus on analysing a client’s needs. They design the best software architecture solution, coordinate the implementation, integration and testing of software and document and provide long-term maintenance. Software engineering is behind much of the everyday technology we take for granted - from our iPads, computer software and mobile phones through to digital televisions, computer games and online banking.

CAREER EXAMPLES

  • Software Development Manager
  • Mobile App Designer
  • Technical Software Consultant
  • E-Learning Developer

STUDY OPTIONS

  1. Bachelor of Computer Science (major in Software Development)
  2. Bachelor of Information Technology (major in Systems Development)
  3. Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Software)

Postgraduate degrees

Postgraduate degrees are a higher level of study that clarify and redefine your new. In most cases, but not all, you would usually complete a postgraduate qualification after your undergraduate degree.

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PhD and Research Masters

Higher degrees in research are centred on defining your new through research and discovery. Research PhDs or Masters can only be completed after the Honours component of your undergraduate degree.

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World top 250 ? for computer science and information systems
World top 250 ? for applied mathematics
World top 200 ? for engineering and technology
ERA 5 ? well above world standard for statistics research

Experience

Mind over Mario

Dr Aaron Wong discusses his computer science project that allows gamers to use just their thoughts to play Super Mario, hands free. The project could help people with locked-in syndrome, reduce anxiety and have clinical and research applications.

RoboCup Competition

Each year our NUBots team program soccer playing robots to compete in RoboCup, a global competition aimed at advancing artificial intelligence and robotics. Here's their qualification video for the 2017 RoboCup in Nagoya-shi, Aichi, Japan!

The cool maths behind engineering

Lisa’s too busy wiring her micro-computer, Jack’s obsessed with extreme sports and Hannah wants to save the environment. Sometimes it’s hard to see how useful maths is in the real world.