What will I learn?

Our Bachelor of Computer Science (Advanced) is a distinctive degree for highly capable students who want to tackle global questions in computer science and information technology.

The program is taught by world-class researchers and teachers within a faculty ranked 43 in the world for computer science and engineering*. It features artificial intelligence and machine learning courses not available anywhere else in South Australia.

Students commencing in July may have a slightly limited selection of courses.

What will you do?

You will apply your skills to real-world challenges through self-directed learning and practical projects. Depending on your chosen major, you will:

explore self-driving cars, robotic vision, machine learning and image recognition
learn how to protect networks, data and software systems from attack and unlawful access
apply cutting-edge data analysis techniques—such as machine and deep learning—to large sets of data
design, make and study large-scale distributed software systems, including parallel, mobile and cloud-based environments.

Career Readiness

Graduates are highly regarded by employers and have been successful in a wide variety of areas. Employment opportunities can be found in administration, business data processing, computer programming, computer science, engineering design, financial software, games programming, graphics programming, information technology management, Internet commerce, network management, quality improvement, scientific data analysis, systems analysis, software engineering, real-time process control and user interface programming.

Students in this advanced degree have many opportunities to develop and showcase their talents to future employers.

Potential careers

Internet Consultant, Network Engineer, Computer Programmer, Computer Scientist, Computer Systems Engineer, Software Engineer, Systems Analyst, IT Manager, Information and Communications Technologist, Instrumentation Engineer, Internet - Web Programmer, Internet Commerce Specialist.

Areas of Specialisation: Majors are available across the following areas:
Artificial Intelligence:
Learn from academics within the Institute of Machine Learning, driving the fourth industrial revolution. In this major, students learn how to design, develop, and analyse software systems to perform tasks requiring human intelligence such as: self-driving cars, robotic vision, machine learning, and image recognition.
Computer Science:
This major allows students to take a flexible elective program across all areas of computer science.

Cybersecurity:
Build skills and awareness of the technologies, processes, and practices that protect networks, data, and software systems from unauthorised attack or access. Students learn from Learn from our work leading academics in the area of CyberSecurity including the discoverers of Spectre, one of the most significant CyberSecurity developments in the last decade.

Data Science
Data science involves the application of data analysis techniques—such as machine learning and deep learning—to large sets of data, helping solve problems across health, education, science, engineering, and business. The University of Adelaide leads the way in global education in Big Data and Data Science.

Distributed Systems and Networking
Build skills in the design, development, and analysis of large-scale distributed software systems including parallel, distributed, mobile, cloud-based environments and building smart cities.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

CRICOS

075810A

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$39,000.00 (US$ 26,805) per year

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

Application deadline

1 December 2019

More details

Start date

2 March 2020

Venue

The University of Adelaide

North Terrace Campus,

UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE,

South Australia,

5005, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification. United Entrance Certificate (UEC) 5. IELTS: Overall 6.5; Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 6; TOEFL Internet-based: Overall 79, Reading and Listening: 13, Speaking 18, Writing 21; Pearson – Overall 58, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 50 and Cambridge - Overall 176, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing – 169.

For international students

Students are required to complete Secondary School Qualifications equivalent to Australian Year 12.

Prerequisites: Mathematics

Entry requirements vary from country to country.

IELTS: Overall band score of 6.5 and Band score of 6 in all bands; TOEFL Paper-based: total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE) or Internet-based: total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 58 and Skills profile of no less than 50 in all skills; and Cambridge English-Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176 and Individual score of 169 in all skills.

Find your nearest IELTS test centre and test dates

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • The University of Adelaide College
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About this uni

The University of Adelaide works alongside governments, businesses, and other universities across Asia, Europe and North America.

  • Based in South Australia.
  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world.
  • Member of Australia’s research-intensive Group of Eight.
  • Top 10 on The Economist’s list of world’s most liveable cities