What can I do with my course in 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 organisation's systems interact efficiently
- Assisting departments 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
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
Some related roles may require further study or experience. Descriptions of occupations, industry career profile, salary and other employment information can be obtained from the My future website.
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.
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