Overview

The Computer Science/Media Arts double degree provides both a technical and creative foundation to the development and use of computer graphics. It also allows specialisation in either the technical or creative strand of computer graphics and associated fields.

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.

The Media Arts degree aims to develop the intellectual and critical expertise for students to make an impact in the arts and cultural sector. You will gain hands-on skills in a studio-based learning environment, complemented by theoretical studies that encourage critical thinking, contextual awareness and creative problem-solving.

Program Code

3791

UAC Code

425801

CRICOS Code

098446D

Total units of credit (UOC)

192

Campus

Kensington

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Software engineer/developer
  • Chief technology officer
  • Digital security specialist
  • Database developer/administrator
  • Game developer
  • Visual effects and post-production designer
  • Computer graphics and animation specialist

Accreditation / Professional Recogntion

Australian Computer Society

Entry requirements

2018 Lowest Rank

92.00

2019 Guaranteed Entry

93.00

2018 A Levels
2018 IB Diploma

35

2018 QLD OP

5

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

$7,613*

Commonwealth supported Place, Student Contribution Bands apply for this dual award degree. See single degrees for the applicable fee band.

The indicative fees shown are a guide only and will vary depending on your individual program of study and enrolment choices. Student contribution fees are reviewed and provided for publication annually by the Department of Education & Training and actual fees are calculated when a student in enrols. The indicative fees listed here are based on estimated average annual increases and are for tuition only – other fees and charges are not included

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