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Department of Computing - Prospective Students

Message from the Head of Department

Welcome to the Department of Computing at Curtin University of Technology.

Our Courses

Our courses are challenging but very rewarding as they are highly regarded by both employers and past graduates. We prepare students for a variety of careers in Computing and Information Technology. They include degrees in Computer Science, Information Technology and Software Engineering. Students can combine studies in Information Technology with multimedia design, management, marketing etc., to meet the emerging demand by industry for multi-disciplinary skills. Besides these, a number of double degrees in Computer Science with other disciplines are available. We also offer Masters by course work, Masters by research and PhD programs.

As the Information Technology industry changes rapidly, the product specific skills become obsolete rather quickly. Therefore the primary focus of our courses is to impart fundamental knowledge and skills that will help the students build their careers by becoming life long learners. However, the students also acquire practical skills required by the industry on top of the sound foundations.

Our courses are based on the curricula recommendations of IEEE Computer Society and ACM, the largest IT professional associations in the world. The courses are developed in consultation with an industry advisory board representing the IT industry, and are accredited by the Australian Computer Society.

Industry Links

The Department has strong links with industry through consultancy provided by our staff, industry based projects of our students and representation of industry on advisory boards. Above all, our large alumni are well placed in industries in Australia and around the world.


Computing at Curtin has an active research program with a large and growing band of PhD students. Several researchers in the Department are well known internationally for contributions to their fields. We also host the only ARC Centre of Excellence in WA for research into large scale pattern recognition.

Student Support

The Department provides significant support for new students to achieve a smooth transition to University life. Senior students mentor the first year students by helping with time management, tips on how to succeed, and other advice when required. The Computing Student Association organizes social events, barbeques, and generally enriches the student experience.

We look forward to welcoming students who aspire to a challenging yet very rewarding learning experience in the Department of Computing at Curtin.

For information about our courses & facilities please select one of the links from the menu.

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