What will I learn?

Redefine the digital and physical landscapes. The combined Bachelor of Advanced Computing and Bachelor of Science program will develop your technical skills in computing and IT while cultivating your expertise in scientific enquiry. Underpinned by critical analytical and leadership skills, you will be positioned to transform our world for the better.

With new fields and industries rapidly emerging, there is an enormous opportunity for innovation and development in today's world. 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 and computational data science.

Complementing your computing and IT studies, the Bachelor of Science emphasises fundamental principles and discovery research underpinned by critical thinking and analytical capabilities. You can major in one or two areas of science, with elective units allowing you the flexibility to explore different branches and interests. We offer more than 50 study areas, taking you from the microscopic to the cosmic, from biological to physical and chemical processes and preventing diseases in humans, animals and plants.

You can complete this combined degree program in five years of full-time study, after which you will graduate with two qualifications, ready for a diverse range of careers. The opportunities to revolutionise our world are in your hands.

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 graduates can be found in a broad range of careers and roles, including:

  • computer programmer
  • consulting
  • geophysicist
  • information services management
  • mathematician
  • microbiologist
  • psychologist
  • science historian
  • software engineer
  • systems analyst
  • 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 a science graduate's adaptable skills and ability to think creatively about complex issues. Recent graduates are employed in science-based work in:

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

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies



Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
Year 1 Tuition fee: AUD $48,500; 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

24 February 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

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: 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