Overview

Computer science is the study of the design, construction and use of computer systems. This degree focuses on 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 for programming languages and machine systems. A main focus is the design and development of hardware and software tools for developing computer applications. Non-computing elements, which can often determine the success of computing systems (such as human interface or psychological aspects), are also considered within the design and development process.

Program Code

3778

UAC Code

425800

CRICOS Code

015784F

Total units of credit (UOC)

144

Campus

Kensington

Majors

  • Accounting
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Finance
  • Information Systems and Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Oceanography
  • Psychology
  • Statistics

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Software engineer/developer
  • Chief technology officer
  • Digital security specialist
  • Database developer/administrator
  • Game developer
  • Systems analyst

Accreditation / Professional Recogntion

Australian Computer Society

Assumed Knowledge

Mathematics Extension 1

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

$9,359*

Commonwealth Supported Place, Student Contribution Band 2

* 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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