What will I learn?

Computer-based systems are at the heart of today’s media production cycle. Apps, animations, video games—new technologies are pushing media frontiers. South Australia’s growing visual effects industry is a good example of how rapidly things are changing.

With advanced computer expertise and adaptability, you’ll be uniquely skilled for the media jobs of the future.

What will you do?

Explore digital, interactive and emerging media technologies.
Study complex computer-based systems and principles.
Write, design and develop media projects.
Gain industry experience with potential employers.

Career Readiness

Global demand for computer software is extremely high, and employment across all areas of computer science is expected to continue growing steadily. Bachelor of Computer Science graduates are well equipped to take advantage of this opportunity. Highly skilled and adaptable, they’re able to pursue information management and processing opportunities throughout industry and commerce, and across the science, entertainment and public sectors. A growing number of companies seek our graduates’ expertise. Previous graduates have gained employment with world leaders Microsoft, Google and IBM.

Potential careers

Advertising Officer, Multimedia / Web Designer, Brand Marketer, Business Analyst, Computer Programmer, Systems Programmer, Web Content Manager, Internet - Web Programmer, Social Media Strategist, App Developer, CGI Animator, Cyber Defender, Software Developer, Game Designer, Graphic Designer, UI Developer, UX Developer, VFX Artist, VR Developer, IT Programmer.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts



Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$41,000.00 (US$ 27,786) per year

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

Application deadline

Expected December 2019

More details

Start date

2 March 2020, 27 July 2020


The University of Adelaide (UoA)

North Terrace Campus,


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.

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Pathways options

Offered by other partners

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

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