Six Years as HoD
2015-11-30 Monday November 30th marks the last day for Professor Tanja Mitrovic as the head of the CSSE department. Tanja has filled this role for six years and has led the department through challenging times. She has been a very strong advocate for the department and has shown outstanding and tireless leadership. We would like to express our heartfelt thanks for her service. Her shoes are big ones to fill.
The Home of Computer Science Unplugged
CS Unplugged is a collection of free learning activities that teach Computer Science through engaging games and puzzles that use cards, string, crayons and lots of running around. Read More >>
Theres plenty that a Computer Science or Software Engineering degree can offer you...
Joey Scarr Studying towards a PhD in Computer Science. Software Engineer, Google Australia. Read More >>
News and Announcements
Scholarships and Grants
- Bachelor of Science in Computer Science UC Computer Science High Achievers Award. Up to 5 scholarships worth $1000, for students who declare their major in Computer Science (and enrol in COSC 121 and COSC122) for 2016.
- Bachelor of Engineering with Honours Software Engineering students are eligible for the Engineering scholarships , as they are targeted to the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours Intermediate Year students for 2016.
- Scholarships information for CSSE students.
- Funded Research Project Opportunities.
Six Years as HoD
Monday November 30th marks the last day for Professor Tanja Mitrovic as the head of the CSSE department. Tanja has filled this role for six years and has led the department through challenging times. She has been a very strong advocate for the department and has shown outstanding and tireless leadership. We would like to express our heartfelt thanks for her service. Her shoes are big ones to fill.
PhD Graduate Wins John Makepeace Bennett Award
Recent PhD graduate Joey Scarr has just won the 2016 John Makepeace Bennett award for the Australasian Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation. The award will be presented to him in Canberra in February. Congratulations Joey! More information about Joey and his work is available here, and his winning thesis is available here.
Programming Challenge for Girls
Programming Challenge for Girls, better known as PC4G, was recently held in the department. We had nine female Computer Science and Software Engineering students teach the programming language Alice to 39 Year Ten high school students, then had them complete three programs in Alice: two were set, but the other was a free-for-all. We then rounded off the day with a speech and a prizegiving. The high school students not only learnt how to code in Alice, but also the possibilities that coding brings. Read More >>
Best Paper Award
Visit to Malaysian School
As part of an ongoing collaboration to develop computer science education with Kolej Yayasan Saad school in Malacca, Malaysia, Caitlin Duncan and Yalini Sundralingam visted the school in November 2015 to plan a new curriculum that reflects the latest research on Computational Thinking.
Successful PhD Defense
Davide Floriello has successfully passed his oral PhD exam today, defending his PhD thesis on "Statistical Methods for Correspondence Problems with Branched Structures". Davide will be awarded his degree after completing some amendments to the thesis. Congratulations Davide!
Staff Photo 2015
A photo of CSSE staff taken outside our building. Read More >>
First Software Engineering Students
A photo of the first students to complete our new Software Engineering degree. Read More >>
Tim Bell at ISSEP 2015 and INFOS 2015
Tim Bell was a keynote speaker recently at both the ISSEP 2015 conference (in Ljubljana, Slovenia) for CS education researchers from around Europe, at the INFOS 2015 conference (in Darmstadt, Germany) for Computer Science teachers and researchers from Germany, and at a Computer Science Education workshop (in Poznan, Poland), which was held at 10:10am on 10/10.