What will I learn?

Explore the endless possibilities of science with this degree as you can choose to study everything from astronomy to neuroscience. So whether your interests are broad or unique, the Bachelor of Science allows you to follow or find your passion.

You’ll have the flexibility to explore all of your interests, tailoring a program to take you in whichever direction of science interests you most. And when you study at Australia's most reputable science university, you will gain access to state-of-the-art laboratories while being mentored by leading scientists. You'll also benefit from studying in Canberra, a science city which gives you unparalleled access to parliament, CSIRO, government departments, Geoscience Australia and many other national and international science organisations.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of a Bachelor of Science, graduates will be able to:

  • develop, apply, integrate and generate scientific knowledge in educational and professional contexts;
  • use a range of skills and methods to identify, analyse and respond to problems and issues;
  • convey and relate professional and disciplinary information and ideas to diverse audiences in effective and appropriate ways;
  • work and learn in both independent and collaborative ways with others to encompass diverse abilities and perspectives;
  • exercise personal, professional and social responsibility as a global citizen.

Computer Science

Computer Science is the study of information and computation: of algorithms, data and computing systems which accept, store, transform and present data in ways that contribute to knowledge and the well-being of society.

The computer science major teaches the basic principles and theory used in developing computational solutions to problems including a study of data structures, algorithms, and programming languages and their use in translating solutions into software systems.

Example applications include the world-wide web, databases, user-interfaces, networks, high-performance computing, computer control and real-time systems. Software Engineering electives teach techniques and skills for the analysis, design, implementation and project management for the development and maintenance of high-quality software systems.

The computer science program aims to develop skilled computer scientists with the technical background, interpersonal and communications skills, knowledge, and adaptability to contribute to the development of well-designed, robust, computer-based solutions to a range of problems in business and industry.

The major is offered by the School of Computer Science, ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science. Students have access to resources that are unsurpassed in Australia. The ANU campus hosts the largest supercomputer in the Australian university system, and is a founding member of National Information and Communication Technology Australia (NICTA) which is Australia's premier institution of excellence in computing and communications science and technology.

The major allows the integration of Computer Science with studies in other disciplines, and the flexibility to focus on software development, software systems or computer science theory. Students intending to pursue further studies in computing should do a double major.

Which department am I in?

ANU College of Science

CRICOS

000335K

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$43,680.00 (US$ 30,476) per year

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

Application deadline

Expected December 2019

More details

Start date

22 July 2019

Venue

The Australian National University

Acton Campus,

ACTON,

Australian Capital Territory,

2601, CANBERRA, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have either completed recognized upper secondary studies to the required standard and recognised by ANU as comparable to Australian Year 12 or completed at least one year of tertiary study to the required standard. Applicants must have obtained a percentage between 59%, 74%, 77%, 82%, 83%, 87%, 95%, 97%. English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS: An overall score of 6.5 with at least 6 in each component of the test; a score of 570 with TWE score of 4.5 in TOEFL (paper based test); A score of 80, with a minimum of 20 in Reading and Writing and 18 in Speaking and Listening in TOEFL (internet based test); Cambridge CAE (Pre and Post): 58 overall with all sub skills at borderline or higher; 176 overall with at least 169 in all sub skills. PTE Academic Overall 64, minimum score of 55 in each section.

For international students

  • An Australian year 12 qualification or international equivalent; OR
  • A completed Associate Diploma, Associate Degree, AQF Diploma, Diploma, AQF Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate or international equivalent; OR
  • At least one standard full-time year (1.0 FTE) in a single program of degree level study at an Australian higher education institution or international equivalent; OR
  • An approved tertiary preparation course unless subsequent study is undertaken.

Academic IELTS overall score of 6.5 with at least 6 in each component of the test; TOEFL internet based test score of 80, with a minimum of 20 in Reading and Writing and 18 in Speaking and Listening; TOEFL paper based test score of 570 with TWE score of 4.5; Cambridge CAE Advanced score of 176 overall with at least 169 in all sub skills; PTE Academic score of Overall 64, minimum score of 55 in each section.

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About this uni

The Australia National University is a member of International Alliance of Research Universities, with Universities like Oxford, Cambridge and Yale.

  • No. 1 in Australia and 7th in the world for global outlook
  • 95% of research at ANU is recognised as that of world standard
  • New AUD 240 M science precinct with state-of-the-art labs
  • No.1 in Australia and 21 worldwide for graduate employability