The top Computer Science unis in Australia for 2017 are

  1. University of Wollongong
  2. Monash University
  3. Charles Sturt University

Uni Reviews ranked Australian universities by a formula using:

  • computer science department size (student numbers)
  • student and graduate satisfaction with computing courses (% satisfied)
  • indicative graduate salaries (based on pay, study and unemployment rates).

Computers Science includes: Computer Science, Information Systems and Other Information Technology.

University of Wollongong

The information technology and computing program at UOW tops the subject rankings for Computer Science in 2017.

The university performs well across all quality indicators, especially student and graduate satisfaction with courses (84%).

Monash University

The Faculty of Information Technology at Monash is one of Australia's best for Computer Science.

The Faculty is among the biggest (3,644 students) and course satisfaction is high (82%).

Charles Sturt University

The School of Computing and Mathematics at CSU is ranked in the top 3 in Australia for Computer Science.

The School has the most postgraduate students and graduates generally do well in the job market ($51,932 indicative salary). Note that CSU's salary results may be boosted by large numbers of online, mature-age students.

Overall Rankings

RankUniversityStudentsSatisfactionGrad salaryPoints
1University of Wollongong250584%$50,375237
2Monash University364482%$46,598234
3Charles Sturt University325677%$51,932232
4University of New South Wales197278%$55,056216
5Federation University Australia298784%$40,661211
6University of Southern Queensland125081%$51,726205
7University of Technology Sydney299476%$50,560199
8University of Queensland144582%$51,024196
9Swinburne University of Technology297577%$49,071192
11Edith Cowan University131084%$46,208184
12Australian National University63581%$54,514177
13Queensland University of Technology349779%$41,212177
14University of South Australia122779%$48,626156
15University of Canberra134277%$49,675153
16Deakin University270280%$36,501150
17University of Adelaide63982%$46,707146
18Griffith University155182%$39,435146
19University of Newcastle108680%$45,502136
20RMIT University345074%$40,694135
21Curtin University51879%$48,944134
22Macquarie University170980%$42,232129
23La Trobe University122577%$42,862124
24Murdoch University120879%$45,143118
25University of Sydney94472%$44,60877
26Western Sydney University189076%$36,01377
27University of Tasmania133870%$44,97670

Updated: 6 November 2016

Universities with small sample sizes for satisfaction or salary components are omitted from overall ranking.

1. Computer Science Faculty Size

Monash University3644 2210 1434 2050
Queensland University of Technology3497 2508 989 891
RMIT University3450 2561 889 1425
Charles Sturt University3256 966 2290 1960
University of Technology Sydney2994 1954 1040 1000
Federation University Australia2987 1417 1570 2621
Swinburne University of Technology2975 2150 825 1240
Deakin University2702 1721 981 975
University of Wollongong2505 1916 589 1893
CQUniversity2172 781 1391 1622
University of New South Wales1972 1283 689 564
Western Sydney University1890 1649 241 334
Macquarie University1709 1578 131 283
Griffith University1551 1136 415 542
Victoria University1480 648 832 1173
University of Queensland1445 1081 364 453
University of Canberra1342 985 357 532
University of Tasmania1338 1129 209 971
Edith Cowan University1310 918 392 424
University of Southern Queensland1250 562 688 801
University of South Australia1227 916 311 277
La Trobe University1225 613 612 780
Murdoch University1208 1093 115 936
University of Melbourne1154 2 1152 831
James Cook University1122 731 391 761
University of Newcastle1086 928 158 318
University of Sydney944 605 339 392
University of Adelaide639 437 202 330
Australian National University635 473 162 266
Curtin University518 147 371 170
Flinders University499 376 123 127
Southern Cross University360 358 2 156
University of New England336 250 86 30
Charles Darwin University243 201 42 120
Australian Catholic University224 180 44 134
University of the Sunshine Coast177 170 7 42
University of Western Australia94 32 62 27
Bond University7 4 3 3

Source: uCube Higher Education Statistics (Category: Information Technology)

2. Student Course Satisfaction

1University of Wollongong86%80%84%
2Flinders University83%81%84%
3Federation University Australia81%86%84%
4Edith Cowan University82%82%84%
5Griffith University86%77%82%
6University of Adelaide87%76%82%
7Monash University86%76%82%
8University of Queensland81%79%82%
9University of Southern Queensland93%73%81%
10Australian National University89%75%81%
11University of the Sunshine Coast69%83%80%
12James Cook University84%76%80%
13University of Newcastle80%78%80%
14Macquarie University81%78%80%
15Deakin University86%73%80%
16Queensland University of Technology77%78%79%
17University of South Australia85%73%79%
18Curtin University81%68%79%
19Murdoch University84%72%79%
20University of New South Wales88%71%78%
21University of New England75%78%
22Southern Cross University73%78%78%
23Charles Sturt University76%75%77%
24University of Canberra78%74%77%
25Swinburne University of Technology83%70%77%
26La Trobe University78%74%77%
27Charles Darwin University87%66%76%
28University of Technology Sydney72%77%76%
29Western Sydney University78%72%76%
30Victoria University73%74%75%
31RMIT University78%69%74%
32Australian Catholic University72%73%74%
34University of Sydney70%70%72%
35University of Tasmania70%68%70%

Sources: Course Experience Questionnaire (2014-2015), University Experience Survey (2014-2015)

Universities are ranked by student and graduate satisfaction. For further details, see Course Ratings by Students.

3. Indicative Graduate Salaries

2University of New South Wales80%6%14%$55,056
3Australian National University77%10%12%$54,514
4Charles Sturt University78%6%17%$51,932
5University of Southern Queensland76%4%20%$51,726
6University of Queensland64%15%21%$51,024
7University of Technology Sydney74%6%21%$50,560
8University of Wollongong69%13%18%$50,375
9University of Canberra74%5%21%$49,675
10Swinburne University of Technology64%14%22%$49,071
11Curtin University57%18%26%$48,944
12University of South Australia63%17%20%$48,626
13University of Adelaide55%17%28%$46,707
14Monash University63%10%27%$46,598
15Edith Cowan University52%16%32%$46,208
16University of Newcastle56%14%30%$45,502
17Murdoch University70%0%30%$45,143
18University of Tasmania46%25%29%$44,976
19University of Sydney57%9%34%$44,608
20La Trobe University53%17%30%$42,862
21Macquarie University68%6%25%$42,232
22Queensland University of Technology54%12%35%$41,212
23RMIT University51%17%32%$40,694
24Federation University Australia68%6%27%$40,661
25Griffith University49%15%35%$39,435
26Deakin University52%9%39%$36,501
27Western Sydney University48%12%41%$36,013

Source: Graduate Destinations Survey (2013-2015)

The indicative graduate salary accounts for:

  1. low incomes of unemployed graduates
  2. earnings potential of graduates doing advanced studies.

For further details, see Graduate Salaries by University.