Melbourne Computing Summer Camp (MCSC)

About Melbourne Computing Summer Camp (MCSC)

Do you like technology and coding? Are you curious about the future of AI and robotics? If you want to learn about how you can use computing to design, innovate and address global challenges, attend our Melbourne Computing Summer Camp.

MCSC is a free, three-night camp, designed to inspire year 10 and 11 students (commencing in 2019) about the exciting possibilities of computing, artificial intelligence, robotics and VR. Presented by the University of Melbourne and RMIT and supported by Google, the camp provides an opportunity for students to gain an insight into the different fields of IT study, how computing impacts the world around us and the exciting career opportunities in this evolving sector now and into the future.

MCSC aims to contribute towards diversity in the IT industry by providing opportunities to reach underrepresented students.

Participating universities

Designed for

Year 10 and Year 11 students (commencing in 2019)


Held on the summer break, from 20–23 January 2019.


Students will reside at Trinity College, University of Melbourne, and attend workshops at both the University of Melbourne and RMIT.

Camp details

Students will arrive and register from 4.00pm Sunday 20 January and depart on the afternoon of Wednesday 23 January.

  • The program is free, including accommodation, all meals and workshops during the camp.
  • Strict dietary requirements cannot be catered for and students will need to provide their own food should there be any requirements outside of vegetarian diet.


Participate in hands-on workshops to develop skills and learning in:

  • Web and mobile programming
  • Gaming and virtual reality
  • AI and robotics
  • Cybersecurity

Explore the campuses and study options at the University of Melbourne and RMIT University.

Attend industry site visits and hear from employers and academic staff about IT issues and innovations.

Connect with like-minded students from across Victoria.

Eligibility and application process

Due to the overwhelming response to this program we will be seeking advice from schools to nominate a maximum of two students. A maximum of 40 students will be selected to participate in the program in 2019. Students who participate in the program will also need to provide evidence of reporting back to their schools/peers on what they have experienced on the program.

MCSC aims to contribute to diversity in the IT industry by providing opportunities to reach underrepresented students, and this will be considered in the selection process.

  • To participate, students must be commencing year 10 or 11 in 2019.
  • All applications need to be submitted by teachers online by Friday 16 November 2018.

Applications are now closed for 2019.

Further information

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Sponsorship opportunities

Discover how you can support us through sponsorship. To learn more about our sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Hope Perkins
Melbourne School of Engineering
+61 3 8344 3208

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