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Computer Science

Careers in computer science

As a graduate in information technology in computer science and software development, you will be able to work in a wide range of IT jobs in commercial organisations, software development companies, government departments or large computer organisations.

Computer Science graduates may perform the following tasks:

  • Ensuring an organisation's systems interact efficiently
  • Assisting departments to examine, evaluate and select systems and applications, and providing guidance on technology initiatives, software development and hardware solutions
  • Working with programmers for system development
  • Creating codes, updating, maintaining, modifying existing programs
  • Creating and maintaining company websites and intranet sites
Melbourne Burwood Campus

Skills and attributes

Key skills that computer science graduates demonstrate are:

  • High level analytical skills
  • Investigation techniques
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Development skills
  • Technical skills
  • General interpersonal skills
  • The ability to communicate efficiently in both technical and plain language

Related occupations include:

  • Procedural programmer
  • Database  designer
  • Web designer
  • Web manager
  • Network manager
  • Component integrator
  • IT manager
  • IT consultant
  • Computer system analyst
  • Systems programmer
  • Software development
  • Data communication
  • Business representative / Sales and marketing
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Salary and job outlook

You can learn more about salaries and job outcomes for computer science graduates at Graduate Careers Australia.

Look at industry trends and employment prospects by visiting Australian Government Job Outlook.

Professional associations are an invaluable connection to industry information, networking and professional development opportunities. Most offer student membership discounts. Follow the link to search for professional associations related to your course.

Book an appointment with Jobshop for more information.

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