Computer engineering is changing the way we lead our lives. The internet is a fundamental element of our daily existence and cars, which until recently had only rudimentary electrics, today boast over a hundred microprocessors. Half the world's population uses mobile phones. Computer Engineering empowers you to make a difference in today’s world. This degree covers the theory, design, development and application of computer systems in consumer electronics, transportation systems, medical equipment, telecommunications, and more. Your study will combine elements of Electrical Engineering with methods of Computer Science, while designing programs and building hardware. To get work ready, you'll apply these skills through 60 days of approved industry training.

Program Code


UAC Code




Total units of credit (UOC)




Indicative Enrolments



  • Embedded Systems
  • Telecommunications
  • Electronics
  • System & Control
  • Advanced Computing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Architecture
  • Digital Systems
  • Graphics
  • Operating Systems
  • Databases
  • Software Engineering

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Research laboratories
  • Technology manufacturers
  • IT and Digital consulting firms
  • Agrotech businesses
  • Banking, finance and health and education industries
  • VLSI Design
  • Embedded systems

Assumed Knowledge

Mathematics Extension 1

Entry requirements

2018 Lowest Rank


2019 Guaranteed Entry


2018 A Levels
2018 IB Diploma


2018 QLD OP


How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the ‘Apply’ section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply.

For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January.

Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

Alternative entry or pathways

The Faculty of Engineering Admission Scheme (FEAS) is a possible alternative admission pathway for the admission of domestic undergraduate students to UNSW Faculty of Engineering degree programs (including the BSc Computer Science and the BSc Food Science (Hons), who do not meet the published Guaranteed Entry selection rank requirement of 93.00. Visit the FEAS page for more info.

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