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Bachelor of Computer Science




What will I learn?

This course equips you with the knowledge and practical skills needed to design and develop innovative software solutions to address multifaceted information and technology problems faced by our community, business and industry. Learn what it takes to create and integrate complex new computing technologies while exploring existing and emerging challenges. You will explore areas such as data analytics, machine learning, robotics, intelligent and autonomous systems, and telecommunications.
Computer scientists are problem solvers and innovators and at Deakin, you will get a competitive edge in the job market. Gain hands-on experience with current technologies and training in fundamental concepts, models and methods. Extend your skills through a work placement and develop valuable professional networks. Professional accreditation by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) means your degree will be recognised around the world.

Course structure:

To complete the Bachelor of Computer Science, students must attain 24 credit points, which must include the following:

Sixteen (16) credit points of core units (which includes a compulsory internship unit SIT306 IT Internship or STP301 Industry Based Learning)

And one of:

A Major (6 or 7* credit points) and 2 elective units (2 credit points)

A Minor (4 credit points) and 4 elective units (4 credit points)

Two Minors (8 credit points)

Completion of STP050 Academic Integrity (0-credit point compulsory unit)

Completion of SIT010 Safety Induction Program (0-credit point compulsory unit)

Completion of STP010 Career Tools for Employability (0-credit point compulsory unit)

level 1 - maximum of 10 credit points

levels 2 and 3 - minimum of 14 credit points over both levels

* Game Design and Development major

Career outcomes:

You’ll be ready for employment in organisations engaged in:

artificial intelligence and machine learning

robotics application development

technology innovation.

You’ll graduate with career options such as:

innovation lead

data scientist

software developer

database specialist

technology consultant

software analyst

solutions architect

project manager.

As a computer science graduate, you’ll enter one of the most exciting and dynamic industries, with opportunities in areas such as:

cognitive computing and intelligent systems

robotics and autonomous systems

emerging technologies.

As your experience develops, you will also be well prepared to progress into project management positions.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$36,400.00 (US$ 24,447) per year
The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together eight credit points of a typical combination of units for that course.

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

Start date

10 July 2023


Deakin University

Melbourne Burwood Campus,

221 Burwood Highway,



3125, MELBOURNE, Australia

Online/Distance (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$36,400.00 (US$ 24,447) per year
The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together eight credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. (The given fee is for full time and it's a guide for online students)

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

Start date

10 July 2023

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Entry for applicants with previous Tertiary, VET, life or work experience will be based on their performance in: a Certificate IV in a related discipline OR a Diploma in any discipline or 50% completion of a Diploma in a related discipline OR successful completion of relevant study at an accredited higher education institution equivalent to at least two Deakin University units OR other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent for example relevant work or life experience. Other English Language Requirements accepted: IELTS: Overall 6.0, no band less than 6.0; TOEFL (PBT) score of 550 Writing 4.5; TOEFL Internet Based: 65 Writing 21; CPE: 169 no band less than 169; CAE: 169 no band less than 169; PTE: 52-57 No less than 50 in each skill.

For international students

Students must have qualification most relevant to your secondary school studies.

The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is the primary criterion for entry into most undergraduate-entry university programs in Australia.

International students who completed an Australian Year 12 in Australia or overseas should apply for undergraduate courses through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC), as well as directly to Deakin through Study Link Connect – Deakin University's International Student Application Service.

English language requirement:

IELTS - Overall 6 No band lower than 6

TOEFL IBT - 69 Writing 21

C1 PROFICIENCY and C2 PROFICIENCY- 169 No band less than 169

PTE - 50 No less than 50 in each skill

OET - Overall C

*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
  • Deakin College
  • Chisholm Institute

About Deakin University

Deakin University is a young and dynamic university, offering world-class degrees, excellent employment rates and an experience that students love.

  • Top 1 per cent in 24 study areas (QS, THE, ShanghaiRankings)
  • Highest student satisfaction in Victoria (QILT)
  • Top 50 young universities globally (QS)
  • Offers a curriculum that is practical and industry relevant

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