Computer Science Single Major
Part of the Bachelors of Commerce/Science program
Commencing semesters, 2014
School of Information Tech & Elec Engineering
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Why study Computer Science?
Information and communications technology drives modern science. Students that major in computer science will study the science of computing and its application to other scientific disciplines. Students who wish to develop a larger set of computing knowledge and skills can proceed to an extended major in computer science within the Bachelor of Science. Alternatively, a dual major in computational science allows for specialisation in computational and mathematical problem-solving together with significant studies in another field or science (e.g. biology or physics). Further options for students who have a keen interest in computing include the bachelor degree programs in Information Technology, Software Engineering, or Multimedia Design. Dual degree programs are also available.
What you can study
As part of the highly flexible Bachelor of Science degree program the computer science major begins with courses that provide a solid grounding in computational, scientific and mathematical skills. Subsequent courses cover areas such as software, information systems and management, web design, artificial intelligence and human-computer interaction. Skills such as teamwork, presentation and project management are a key component of several courses in the computer science major. More information about the Computer Science Major.
View the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Computer Science major.
Science graduates with computing-focused studies offer a unique skill-set that is in demand. Career opportunities in government, university and commercial organisations include:
- Computer science and biological sciences - Biotechnology companies now employ computing professionals in the growing area of bioinformatics
- Systems integration - Designing and implementing complex systems based on components from different sources
- Computer science and mathematics - Mathematics is generally applied to problems in the world via computing technology
- Computer science and psychology - Understanding both how computers and humans work helps in building systems that integrate computers more seamlessly into people's lives, and
- Computational science - here is growing interest in large-scale computation on large networks of conventional computers A Science degree also provides an ideal basis for postgraduate study and research or academic careers.
What it costs
Please view the Bachelors of Commerce/Science for indicative fees.
How to apply
Please view the Bachelors of Commerce/Science for information on key dates and how to apply.