Bachelor of Advanced Computing - Research and Development (Honours)

Australian National University (ANU)

Be unique and get innovative. This interdisciplinary program is designed for high achieving students and will prepare them to be a future leader of the information and communications technology revolution. In this program students will learn advanced computing techniques and have the opportunity to complete a unique specialisation, and develop exceptional professional skills including communication and teamwork. It also is a great pathway to a PhD. Throughout the program students will work alongside distinguished researchers at ANU and pursue research projects in their own area of interest.

Course Fee:

International: $182,400

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Prerequisites: ACT - Specialist Mathematics (Major/Minor); NSW - Mathematics Extension 1; VIC - Specialist Mathematics; Preferred: ACT - Specialist Mathematics (Double major); NSW - Mathematics Extension 2; VIC - Mathematical Methods/Mathematical Methods(CAS) and Specialist Mathematics; Guaranteed entry: 99 ATAR or equivalent


192 units comprising of 18 core courses, 6 courses to satisfy a Research and Development major, and 8 elective courses.

Subjects you can Study:

Intelligent systems; Systems and architecture; Theoretical computer science

Further information:

This program can also be incorporated into a double degree through the Flexible Double Degree Group - Engineering or Advanced Computing Group.


Australian Computer Society (Provisional)

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra 99.2 Yes Part time 8 years
Canberra 99.2 Yes Full time 4 years
ANU was set up in 1946 as the national research institution by the Australian Parliament to enhance the economic, social cultural and intellectual development of the nation. Part of the Group of Eight, ANU is recognised as one of Australia's leading universities for education and is the only Australian member of the International Alliance of Research Universities.

Students at ANU engage with leading minds and learn from world-class researchers, with six Nobel Prize winners and two Australian prime ministers among its staff and Alumni. With over 170 partner universities across 37 countries, students have the opportunity to make global connections by going on an exchange, undertaking an internship or participating in fieldwork.

ANU has a mix of undergraduate, postgraduate and research students, many of whom live in University residences. International students come mainly from Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Singapore and the USA, with significant numbers also coming from Europe, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Thailand.

The campus is located in the centre of the nation's capital, Canberra. Canberra is a university city and home to many national institutions. Offering a cosmopolitan lifestyle, the city has a high concentration of national museums and galleries, as well as cafes and restaurants. For the active, the capital is etched with bike paths and walking trails, and is surrounded by stunning Australian landscape. Facilities on campus include a wide range of student accommodation, modern laboratories and teaching facilities, five main libraries, medical services, sporting fields, gym, food vans and cafes.

The University provides specialised services to assist students, including a tailored orientation program, Counselling and Health Service, Academic Skills and Learning Centre, Disability Services and the Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre. There are also many student clubs and societies for a diverse range of sporting, social and other interests.

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