Computer science courses at Australian universities.

Computer science and information technology courses are offered at virtually every Australian university. The quality of courses depends on the knowledge and teaching skills of individual lecturers and tutors. Technology is an area where prestige counts for little. The landscape is constantly changing and computer science departments need to be innovative for courses to stay relevant.

Biggest Information Technology Unis

There are some advantages to being big in the technology field. You can offer a greater range of courses and there is a bigger pool of teaching knowledge and talent to draw from. Being big is also a sign that your courses are in demand with students.

The table below lists universities with more than 1,000 information technology students. It shows that “technology” labelled universities generally have large numbers of IT students. Many of the big IT universities also have a large number of international students. IT is one of the most popular courses among students from overseas. For more detailed statistics, go to the Good Universities guide to computer science courses.

Information Technology student numbers
Rank University Undergraduate Postgraduate Total
1 RMIT University 3 184 925 4 109
2 Monash University 2 106 1 057 3 163
3 Queensland University of Technology 2 055 813 2 868
4 University of Wollongong 2 102 561 2 663
5 University of Technology Sydney 1 660 943 2 603
6 Swinburne University of Technology 1 781 607 2 388
7 Charles Sturt University 1 096 895 1 991
8 Deakin University 1 398 430 1 828
9 Federation University Australia 964 741 1 705
10 University of Tasmania 1 488 200 1 688
11 CQUniversity 799 641 1 440
12 University of Western Sydney 1 336 83 1 419
13 University of New South Wales 921 412 1 333
14 Edith Cowan University 931 375 1 306
15 Macquarie University 1 096 169 1 265
16 Victoria University 447 778 1 225
17 Murdoch University 1 056 150 1 206
18 University of Newcastle 898 276 1 174
19 James Cook University 877 271 1 148
20 Griffith University 879 268 1 147
21 University of Canberra 823 317 1 140
22 University of South Australia 765 332 1 097
23 University of Queensland 778 306 1 084