Science and Engineering a university for the real world

School of Computer Science

Our school is leading education and research in secure and people-friendly technologies that benefit our increasingly connected and data-rich world.

Our research

Technologies, such as machine learning, artificial intelligence and human-machine interfaces, are vital for businesses and communities to thrive. Our work revolves around the need for computer-based solutions that are secure, effective and people-orientated.

We're home to research groups specialising in human-computer interaction, information security and data science. These include the SCADA Cyber Security Laboratory, one of Australia's largest research groups in information security, GRIDLab, our games research and interaction design laboratory, and QUT Ecoacoustics, our laboratory that uses acoustic-sensing technology for monitoring the environment. Through the QUT Centre for Data Science our staff develop methods for using data to benefit our world.

We partner with industry and community members to lead the way in real-world research. Our school is a research partner in the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre, a national consortium of government, industry and academic institutions, focusing on the cyber security of industrial control systems that form a major part of our nation's critical infrastructure. We are also a core partner in Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child, which is based at QUT, investigating the opportunities provided by digital technologies to benefit children and their families

Our industry solutions

Securing smart infrastructure

Academics from our school are working with national energy infrastructure company Jemena on the security of their new "smart" electricity substations. As old electro-mechanical devices are replaced with computer-based systems we gain flexibility and save costs, but introduce new cyber security risks. This joint research will propose ways of identifying and mitigating these threats, even when the system contains third-party components where trustworthiness isn't guaranteed.

Our community solutions

Supporting stroke victims

Our school is conducting research that focuses on human-computer interaction for healthy living. This has led to the development of StrokeAssist, an app that allows stroke survivors to communicate when their ability to speak and listen has been impaired. Its functionality allows users to express their needs to medical staff, schedule medical appointments, and track mood and pain during recovery.

Our courses

Information Technology

"I chose QUT based on reputation. The infrastructure and the lab facilities were great. I'm now with Google and get to enjoy lots of travel. It has, hands-down, the best company culture with constant learning opportunities."

David Wearing

Bachelor of Information Technology (Computer Science)

Games and Interactive Environments

QUT's Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments degree the most successful degree of its kind in Queensland. Our graduate showcase is attended by industry professionals and exhibits the best polished and published games by our final-year students.

Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments

Our partners

The core of our industry engagement is through our research and research training activities and our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programs.

We partner with businesses and organisations from start-ups to multi-nationals and our scope of application is inclusive.

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Industry partners

  • AIME
  • Binary Mill
  • Endeavour Foundation
  • Google
  • ISS Security Pty Ltd
  • Jemena
  • JPL
  • Microsoft
  • Movember Foundation
  • Prince Charles Hospital
  • Powerlink Queensland

Government partners

  • Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (Victoria)
  • Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation (Queensland)

Our people

Contact us

Find us at
Level 10, S Block, Room 1071
Gardens Point