Course Description

Become the complete professional, with expertise in both the hardware and structure of computer systems as well as the software that is used to control them.

Businesses will spend more on software and computer systems in the years to come, and the demand for graduates with both engineering and computer science expertise is expected to be very high.

Computer engineers work with embedded computer systems or 'smart devices'. They're also responsible for major IT systems and many of the downloadable apps available today.

Network engineers design, implement and maintain the digital communication networks that are vital for many big businesses.

Graduates of this program will have their engineering knowledge, skills and capabilities complemented and enhanced by excellent programming skills and capabilities in designing, implementing and maintaining complex software systems.

You’ll have the opportunity to design creative solutions through inspiring and sustainable design-and-build projects, as well as taking part in the Engineers Without Borders Challenge - a humanitarian-focused course offered in all RMIT engineering degrees.

To ensure you graduate job-ready, you’ll also have an opportunity to undertake a work-integrated learning (industry experience) elective.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $6,566 per year full-time, $32,830 total course cost
International Students: $40,128 per year full-time


5 years full time, 10 years part time

Starting dates

February, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Computing & Information Systems undergraduate courses at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 61.8% (national average 58.7%)
Improved skills: 70.6% (national average 77.3%)
Overall satisfaction: 76.5% (national average 75.3%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Computing & Information Systems undergraduate courses at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: (national average 71.2%)
Studying full time: (national average 11.7%)
Median full time salary: (national average $58,700)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 079622F
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) Code: BH091

Entry Requirements

The highest level of education you have previously completed will determine which category applies to you.

Entry to this program is competitive. Applicants are ranked and selected in order of merit based on their academic achievement, e.g., ATAR or GPA (including any adjustments).

Applicants with recent secondary education (current or within the past two years)

Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education or