What will I learn?

Transform the health industry and beyond. The combined Bachelor of Advanced Computing and Bachelor of Science (Health) program will develop your technical skills in computing and IT while you also explore the latest developments in health and healthcare systems. Combine research and interdisciplinary study to lead the next wave of healthcare innovation.

As technology plays an increasingly important role in healthcare provision, there is a vast opportunity for innovation and development. The Bachelor of Advanced Computing will foster your ability to work across the computing, information technology and business innovation industries. First year covers the core skills you will need to become an IT professional before you specialise in a major that aligns with your preferred career pathway computer science, information systems, software development or computational data science.

Complementing your computing and IT degree, the Bachelor of Science (Health) provides a thorough grounding in health and health systems at the local, national and global level. You will complete a major in health, with core units in areas such as human biology, psychology and eHealth ensuring you develop a breadth of knowledge in healthcare and its latest developments before specialising in areas of interest and pursuing an optional second major.

You can complete this combined degree program in five years of full-time study, after which you will graduate with two qualifications. An ageing population and a range of global health issues mean your skills and experience will position you to tackle some of the world's most pressing challenges.

Course opportunities

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology offers opportunities for you to participate in international exchange programs, student societies, outreach activities and competitions.

Careers & future study

Career paths

Our advanced computing and science (health) graduates can be found in a broad range of careers and roles, including:

  • computer programmer
  • consulting
  • corporate health
  • disability and ageing management
  • global health research and policy analyst
  • hospital management
  • information services management
  • mental health and safety
  • software engineer
  • web development and management

Science graduates from the University of Sydney have distinguished themselves in many areas of endeavour. Our graduates include winners of the Nobel Prize and the Rhodes Scholarship and leaders in international research, education, business, banking and government. Employers value our graduates for their adaptable skills and ability to think creatively about complex issues. Recent graduates are employed in science-based work including:

  • industry
  • research
  • hospitals
  • forensics
  • patent offices
  • quality control
  • medical laboratories
  • banking
  • business analysis
  • sales and marketing
  • human resources
  • librarianship
  • publishing
  • museums
  • computing
  • biotechnology


You are required to choose one major from the Bachelor of Advanced Computing options and the Health major.

  • Computational Data Science (Major)
  • Computer Science (Major)
  • Health (Major)
  • Information Systems (Major)
  • Software Development (Major)

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies



Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
Year 1 Tuition fee: AUD $46,500; This indicative tuition fee is subject to annual increase each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

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

Start date

3 August 2020


The University of Sydney

Camperdown/Darlington Campus,

160 City Road, Level 3, Jane Foss Russell Building (G02),


New South Wales,

2008, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have obtained a ATAR score: 28 -40; English Language Requirements: IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no band below 6.0; TOEFL Paper based score of 565; TOEFL IBT: 85; PTE Academic score of 61; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 58; Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 45; Cambridge English scale: CAE and CPE: 176.

For international students

Admission to this course is on the basis of the following criteria:

a secondary education qualification (including national and international equivalents), or approved higher education study, including approved preparation courses.

English language requirements where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English.

TOEFL - IBT score: A minimum result of 85 overall including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing.

IELTS score: A minimum result of 6.5 overall and a minimum result of 6.0 in each band

TOEFL - PBT score: A minimum result of 565 overall including a minimum result of 4.5 in Writing

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About this uni

The University of Sydney is ranked 4th in the world and 1st in Australia for graduate employability by the 2020 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

  • Consistently placed among the world’s top 50 universities
  • 2 subjects in the world’s top 10 - QS 2019 Subject Rankings
  • 30 subjects among the top 50 - QS 2019 Subject Rankings
  • Sydney is ranked 3rd in the list of the world’s best cities