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What will I learn?

A Bachelor of Computer Science equips you to thrive in a diverse range of roles, from specialist programmer to forensic computer analyst. Guided by some of the greatest minds in the field, you’ll gain problem-solving, programming and analytical skills – and learn how to apply them in the real world.

As the world begins to open up, we’re making sure you’re not slowed down. Choose our 2021 Malaysia to Australia pathway semester and start your Semester 1, 2021 studies in Malaysia with face-to-face and blended learning and a rich campus experience. You can then join your peers in Melbourne, Australia for semester 2, 2021 and complete your studies in Australia.

Computer scientists and their creations are everywhere.

They drive everything from search engines to daily weather reports, animation, cybersecurity and scientific discoveries, pushing developments that use and transform information.

If you are looking for an exciting career, then Computer Science at Monash, in Australia's leading IT Faculty, is the start of your journey. You will learn to think creatively and analytically, from some of the world's best academics in the field.

You will graduate with the skills to design algorithms (instructions for computers) and data structures (information storage), creating software that solves real-world problems.

Build expertise through a specialisation in either Advanced Computer Science, or in the exciting new field of Data Science, exploiting the massive datasets of the Information Age.

You will:

'Learn by doing,' using cutting-edge technology in a rich collaborative environment.
Gain a deep understanding of the theory of computation, its mathematical foundations and its practical applications.
Learn how to apply this knowledge in many fields, creatively, efficiently and ethically.
Graduate with a degree accredited by the Australian Computer Society.

One third of your course is elective, so you can tailor your studies to suit your interests and career aspirations. You might choose to do the following:

Extend your expertise - do additional computer science/data science.
IT electives - a huge range from cybersecurity to web, mobile or games development.
Monash-wide electives - complement your computing savvy with anything from maths to music.
Double degree - gain an extra qualification in Commerce, Education or Science.
Be global - study at Monash locations in Malaysia, South Africa or Italy, or at one of our prestigious partner universities.
Go further - high-achieving students can add an Honours research year, or a 1.5-year IT Masters.

Your studies will culminate in a substantial year-long project, giving you the practical experience to enter the workplace ahead of the game.

Alternatively, you can apply for the highly regarded Industry Based Learning (IBL) program to do a half-year placement with leading Australian and global organisations. These count towards your course and are supported by generous scholarships.

Monash's professionally accredited Bachelor of Computer Science prepares you for a rewarding career solving challenging technical, scientific and creative problems.

This full-time course is also offered on-campus in the below location:

Malaysia Campus


  • Advanced Computer Science
  • Data Science

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Information Technology



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$42,800.00 (22,91,221) per year
Start date

25 October 2021, 28 February 2022, 25 July 2022


Monash University

Clayton Campus,

Wellington Road,



3800, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

VET Certificate IV, diploma or advanced diploma graduates: To be considered, applicants will normally require at least a 75% to 80% average. Preference will be given to students whose prior studies are related to the course in which they are seeking admission. Programs that involve competency-based assessment without grades or marks will not meet the admission requirements.

For international students

At the time of enrolment in a course at Monash University, you must be at least 17 years of age.

All Monash undergraduate courses require you to have successfully completed a minimum of an Australian Year 12 qualification (or equivalent) and achieve the required academic entry score.

You need to achieve the minimum scores shown for any of the English language tests below.

IELTS (Academic): 6.5 Overall score, with minimum band scores: Listening 6.0, Reading 6.0, Writing 6.0 and Speaking 6.0

Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 Overall score, No PTE communicative skills score below 50

TOEFL Internet-based test: 79 Overall score, with minimum scores: Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18 and Writing 21

Paper-based TOEFL 550 Test of written English: 4.5

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) 176 No skill score below 169
Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) 176 No skill score below 169

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Box Hill Institute
  • Monash College