The University of Adelaide

Bachelor of Computer Science (Advanced)

The University of Adelaide

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

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.


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.


  • Computer science, Artificial 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.


The Australian Computer Society (ACS), the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the 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. The honours degree can provide access to postgraduate study and a wider range of professional opportunities in the computing industry.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
North Terrace International: $129,000
  • ATAR: 95
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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