Overview

This double degree enables students to gain skills and knowledge in the technical field of computer science as well as in a variety of subjects in the humanities and social sciences.

The Computer Science component emphasises comprehension of the basic principles behind computing tools, operating systems, compilers and translators, and computer hardware. You will study the representation of data and data structures and the design of algorithms, as well as the creation of hardware and software tools and the role of non-computing elements in the design and development process.

In the Arts component, you will choose a major and a minor from a range of disciplines, including languages, arts, history, philosophy and business. In whichever area you study, you will develop transferable skills and in-depth knowledge, and gain the tools to think critically, communicate effectively and conduct independent research.

Program Code

3783

UAC Code

425800

CRICOS Code

052229D

Total units of credit (UOC)

192

Campus

Kensington

Majors

  • Art History and Theory
  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Asian Studies
  • Australian Studies
  • Chinese Studies
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • Development Studies
  • Economics
  • English
  • Environmental Humanities
  • European Studies
  • Film Studies
  • French Studies
  • Geography
  • German Studies
  • History
  • Human Resource Management
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Indonesian Studies
  • International Business
  • International Relations
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Korean Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Media, Culture and Technology
  • Modern Greek Studies
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Spanish and Latin American Studies
  • Theatre and Performance Studies
  • Women's and Gender Studies

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Software engineer/developer
  • Digital security specialist
  • Database developer/administrator
  • Game developer
  • Systems analyst
  • Entrepreneur
  • Journalist

Accreditation / Professional Recogntion

Australian Computer Society

Assumed Knowledge

Mathematics Extension 1; Physics

Entry requirements

2018 Lowest Rank

92.00

2019 Guaranteed Entry

93.00

2018 A Levels
2018 IB Diploma

35

2018 QLD OP

5

Students must satisfy the entry requirements for both the BSc (Computer Science) and the BA in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

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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Fees

Annual Tuition Fee

$8,312*

Commonwealth Supported Place - Student Contribution Bands apply for this dual award degree. See single degrees for the applicable fee bands.

* The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 based on a standard full-time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The actual student contribution you will pay depends on your individual program of study and the calendar year in which you enrol. Actual fees are calculated upon enrolment.

Student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to caps determined by the Australian Government), effective at the start of each calendar year.

The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only – other fees and charges are not included.

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