The 'Brogrammers' - Giles Gardam, George Karpenkov and Bin Zhou, coached by Dr Vincent Gramoli from the School of Information Technologies - came out on top in the South Pacific Regional Collegiate Programming Contest, part of the ICM's International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM ICPC).
"This annual event is the oldest and probably the most prestigious programming contest in the world," said Dr Gramoli.
Contestants were required to create programs to solve eight complex, real-world problems within five hours, using only one computer.
"By the day of the competition we were operating like a well-oiled machine," said Mathematics and Statistics honours degree student Giles Gardam.
"Regular team practice is essential. You're very unlikely to succeed unless you can work together and understand each other's code and ideas.
Dr Gramoli said "For a well-versed computer science student, some of the contest problems require precision only. Others require a knowledge and understanding of advanced algorithms."
The team will participate in the ACM ICPC world finals to be held next year in St Petersburg, Russia.