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What will I learn?

If you wish to play a role in developing new computing technologies or specialize in enterprise-level programming, systems, software engineering or research, then Computer Science is the major for you. Learn the theoretical, algorithmic, implementation and systems principles that underpin computer languages and networks and discover how to develop new technologies and advanced programming techniques.

Computing software and systems are becoming more prevalent, revolutionizing the way we live, work and communicate. If you'd like to develop new computing technologies or specialize in enterprise-level programming, systems, artificial intelligence, cyber security, software engineering or research careers, consider Computer Science. This major can also set you apart and complement your engineering studies, as knowledge of developing computer programs is highly sought after by employers.

Career Pathways

Destinations for graduates include large software development houses such as Google, Microsoft, Motorola and Thales, as well as smaller computing, mining and resources, and consulting companies.

You could also undertake further studies in software engineering, data science, electrical engineering, and electronic engineering, as well as honours and research degrees.

Further Study

You can apply for entry to honours in Computer Science, the Master of Data Science and the Master of Information Technology. Research opportunities in Computer Science are also available.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

CRICOS

068914G

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$40,100.00 (21,46,681) per year
AUD $120,300 total course fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

The University of Western Australia (UWA)

Crawley Campus,

35 Stirling Highway,

CRAWLEY,

Western Australia,

6009, PERTH, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$40,100.00 (21,46,681) per year
AUD $120,300 total course fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

UWA Albany Centre

35 Stirling Terrace,

ALBANY,

Western Australia,

6330, ALBANY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Australian High School (or equivalent). Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; GCE A-level - Minimum grade E in English Language, English Literature or English Language and Literature. IELTS - Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules); PTE - An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 59 in the speaking and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the listening and reading sections. TOEFL - Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the Speaking section; and 20 in the Listening section.

For international students

Entry requirements may vary from country to country. Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Australian High School (or equivalent).

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; GCE A-level - Minimum grade E in English Language, English Literature or English Language and Literature. IELTS - Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules); International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) - English A1 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English A2 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English B at HL - Minimum score 5; PTE - An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 59 in the speaking and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the listening and reading sections. TOEFL - Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the Speaking section; and 20 in the Listening section.

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • The Australian National University
  • Monash University
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About The University of Western Australia (UWA)

UWA is the only Western Australian university ranked in the top 100 universities worldwide.

  • World-top 100 university - QS World University Rankings 2021
  • 5-stars for teaching quality (Good Universities Guide 2020)
  • A proud member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight
  • 11 subject areas in world’s top 50 QS Rankings 2020