School of Computer Science and Software Engineering

Career opportunities

There are many career opportunities in various industries open to you when you study Computer Science or Software Engineering.

Industry sectors

The following are just a few industry sectors that provide career opportunities for our graduates.


Work might involve reviewing an organisation's information technology environment to enable an audit team to rely on financial reports being generated. Some of the issues to confront are user access, change control and other general IT controls such as backing up and antivirus activities.


Work might involve the assessment of the adequacy of IT security frameworks. Areas that graduates are typically involved in are:

  • scanning the network for vulnerabilities
  • firewall and router reviews
  • assessment of operating system security
  • testing for specific web-based vulnerabilities such as cross-site scripting, SQL injection, buffer overflow
  • wireless security scanning.

Data analytics / engineering

Work might involve using computer-aided audit techniques to:

  • review, test and validate financial data and calculations
  • identify abnormal activities and trends
  • identify key data sources, business dependencies and potential impacts that could occur where data integrity is not maintained.

This is an area where graduates can use their programming skills and database knowledge.


Potential careers for our graduates:

  • Software Architect
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Tester
  • IT Project Manager
  • Systems Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Security Specialist
  • Computational Scientist
  • Programmer
  • Games Programmer
  • Games Designer
  • IT Support Specialist
  • Webmaster
  • System Administrator
  • Database Administrator
  • Networking and Communications Specialist
  • Research and Development

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Wednesday, 13 February, 2013 8:18 AM