The University of Adelaide

Bachelor of Computer Science

The University of Adelaide

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00123M

Advances in computing are leading to exciting, life changing developments in society. No matter how technology transforms the jobs market, computer science expertise will be crucial. From South Australia to Silicon Valley, computer scientists will enhance our world for generations to come. The Bachelor of Computer Science is a flexibility degree. Students can tailor their studies towards a particular area of interest across topics including: computer vision, graphics, artificial intelligence, gaming, database and information systems management, network management, cybersecurity, education, and software engineering. The degree is developed and taught by world-class researchers and teachers. Students learn from the best, and have the opportunity to become the next generation of leaders in their field. Ranked 43 in the world for computer science and engineering - and featuring artificial intelligence and machine learning courses that are not offered anywhere else in South Australia - now is the time to become part of the computing future.


This program provides foundational studies in computer science and mathematics, followed by advanced work in information technology and more specialised areas of computer science. Additionally, students may select other computer science, mathematics and statistics courses and courses from a wide range of other disciplines. A core of computer science courses is studied in second and third years, including studies of programming and software engineering, cybersecurity, artifical intelligence, data science, distributed systems and networking.


  • Computer science, Articifical intelligence, Data science, Cybersecurity, Distributed systems and networking.

Standard 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.


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

Study pathways

Students who perform well can undertake an additional year of study to obtain an Honours Degree of Bachelor of Computer Science.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
North Terrace International: $129,000
  • ATAR: 80
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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