Bachelor of Computer Science (Advanced)

The University of Adelaide

The Bachelor of Computer Science (Advanced) is for high-achieving students seeking insights into cutting edge research and global grand challenges in the fields of computer science and information technology. The degree produces highly skilled, adaptable graduates capable of designing computer-based solutions to the information management and processing problems affecting industry and commerce, and the science, entertainment and public sectors. Students develop a deep understanding of contemporary issues in computer science through self-directed learning and applied projects. And they display their talents to future employers via a range of embedded practical experiences. Students must maintain a high grade point average throughout their studies to remain in this highly competitive degree.

Course Fee:

International: $123,000

Entry Requirements:

Prerequisite: SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Methods; International Baccalaureate: Mathematics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3). NOTE: SACE Stage 2 mathematics prerequisites have changed since the start of 2017. If students completed SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Studies in 2016 or prior, this is equivalent to the subject known as 'SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Methods' from 2017 onward.


This program involves a core of compulsory computer science courses, including a selection of high-level specialised computer science courses, and a wide range of electives from mathematics and statistics, commerce, economics, engineering, finance, humanities and social sciences or science.

Subjects you can Study:

Computer science, Artificial intelligence, Data science, Cybersecurity, Distributed systems and networking.

Study Pathways:

Students who perform well can undertake an additional year of study to obtain an Honours Degree of Bachelor of Computer Science. The honours degree can provide access to postgraduate study and a wider range of professional opportunities in the computing industry.


The Australian Computer Society (ACS), the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace 88.15 Yes Full time 3 years
North Terrace 88.15 Yes Part time 6 years

Walk in remarkable footsteps

The University of Adelaide’s international reputation for breaking new ground has been forged by a continuous stream of exceptional people. We count among our alumni five Nobel Laureates, over 140 Fulbright Scholars and more than 100 Rhodes Scholars, including Australia’s first female Indigenous recipient. The country’s first female prime minister also studied here, as did the first Australian-born professional astronaut in space.
Today, our high-achieving culture continues to attract the world’s best and brightest, including students from more than 90 countries.

Be ready for the future workforce

Although many of the jobs you could be doing in a decade’s time don’t yet exist, your best preparation for them does at the University of Adelaide. We’re constantly updating and refining our degrees to ensure that — wherever your passions lie, you’ll gain the flexible capabilities to explore every opportunity tomorrow brings.
Importantly, our degrees’ recognised quality that opens career paths everywhere. We’re ranked inside the world’s top 50 universities in four subject areas; in the top 100 for another 12, and the top 150 for 10 more.*

Learn from world-leading research

As South Australia’s only member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight (Go8) research-intensive universities, our researchers collaborate with industry, government and leading institutions around the globe to address the world’s greatest challenges.
Our research—rated 5/5 in over 40 distinct fields^ informs all our degrees. Importantly, it also generates a tangible community benefit. Our total contribution to South Australia’s economy is over $4.23 billion†.
* QS World University Rankings By Subject, 2019. ^ Excellence in Research for Australia, 2018. † London Economics, 2018. 
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