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Master of Computing Technology (MCTN)

Study Mode
  • External
  • On-campus

  • Semester 2 (July)
  • Semester 1 (February)

Number of Units
  • 16 units

  • 2 year/s or part-time equivalent

  • Toowoomba

This program is currently being re-accredited and is as a consequence likely to undergo some changes.
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Program Information Set

Enhance your computing skills

If you have graduated in a different area and want to move into IT or have already studied a computing degree and want to enhance your professional skills, then this is the degree for you. The Master of Computing Technology is designed to add to your current knowledge and skills and relate to the needs of your profession or industry.

Your study options

Research specialisations

 In addition to one of the coursework specialisations, you can choose one of the following

  • Applied Research - Learn about research practice and ethics, data science and visualisation within research training courses, preparing you to research thoroughly and effectively.
  • Advanced Research - Undertake an exciting research project under the guidance of an available supervisor. You will learn how to gather, organise and analyse information and ideas, to review, research and report on your chosen project area.

Further study

After successful completion of the Master of Computing Technology, with the Advanced Research research specialisation, you may be eligible to apply for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) if you have achieved an overall GPA of 5.5 or higher.


USQ’s Master of Computing Technology is flexible and relevant to a workforce that thrives on science and technology. You will possess high-level skills in computing theory, practice and research, giving you a competitive advantage in a career that is dynamic, global and in demand. Career opportunities after completion of this degree include software engineer, IT manager, database designer, database administrator, computer programmer, system and network administrator, and web information professional.

Professional accreditation

The Master of Computing Technology is accredited at Professional level by the Australian Computer Society.  


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