What will I learn?

This course offers a sound education in all aspects of computing science and information technology. It is intended for students who aspire to become researchers or who want a career in a more scientific-oriented computing area. As such it provides a pathway to postgraduate research study.

This course adopts a practice-based approach to computing science education and the course content is a mix of theory and practice with a stronger focus on the mathematics appropriate for computing science and research projects. As well as gaining strong technical skills in computing science and IT, students gain skills in problem solving, teamwork and communication. Students undertake research projects with UTS researchers. Employers look for graduates with strong computing science skills and, in this course, students are exposed to real research problems in computing science and IT.

Course aims

The course aims to produce graduates who are able to apply, in the context of any organisation, the knowledge and skills required of:

  • information technology professionals who develop systems from first principles
  • computing specialists for technical research careers, both in industry and academia, or
  • data scientists who interrogate complex datasets.

List of majors

  • Business Information Systems Management
  • Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics
  • Enterprise Systems Development
  • Interaction Design
  • Networking and Cybersecurity
  • Mathematical Analysis
  • Operations Research
  • Statistics
  • Cybersecurity and Privacy

Course structure

Students are required to complete 192 credit points, comprising core (96 credit points), major (48 credit points), electives (24 credit points), and research preparation and project (24 credit points).


Depending on the major selected, career options include software developer, systems analyst, data scientist or professional computing science researcher.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building



Study options

Full Time (4 years full time or 8 years part time)

Tuition fees
A$42,700.00 (US$ 27,887) per year
Fee per session: AUD $21,350

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

Start date

27 July 2020, 22 February 2021


University of Technology Sydney - UTS

UTS Campus,

15 Broadway,


New South Wales,

2007, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification or equivalent. Award of the full International Baccalaureate Diploma where the total aggregate score including bonus and penalty points meets entry standard. Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; TOEFL (Internet-based): 79 - 93 overall, writing 21; PTE: 58-64; CAE: 176-184; AE5/AE6 (PASS): AE5.

For international students

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

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Pathways options

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About this uni

UTS has invested AUD 1.3 billion in creating a state-of-the-art campus in the heart of Sydney’s entrepreneurial district.

  • Based in the heart of Sydney
  • No.1 young university in Australia
  • Offering AUD 30 million in scholarships
  • 24/7 security patrols on campus