Bachelor of Computer Science

University of Newcastle

Computer scientists work on challenging programming tasks, develop new software technologies and new ways to use computers. The field spans complex problem solving, artificial intelligence, robotics, computer graphics, digital forensics, bioinformatics, web development and data security. Computer science is fundamental to many everyday technologies like mobile phones, learning systems, online shopping, navigation systems, social media, computer games and programmable appliances. UON train computer scientists capable of solving the world's greatest challenges. As a computer scientist, students could help fight diseases by discovering biomarkers that allow early diagnosis. They might develop more sophisticated online learning systems to support access to education. They might improve safety and security by mining the data captured in smart cities. Or develop virtual reality programs to help people recover from post traumatic stress

Course Fee:


International: $93,900

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent. Alternative admission pathways may include approved TAFE studies, preparatory programs such as Newstep, Open Foundation, or Tertiary Preparation Certificate. Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics (Band 5 or above) or equivalent. One science-related subject would also be an advantage (Physics or Chemistry preferred). Applicants who have achieved less than Mathematics Band 5 may be admitted to the program but may need to complete additional study to successfully complete the requirements of the program. Students who have completed HSC Mathematics General 2 may be admitted to the program but can expect to undertake additional studies to successfully complete the requirements of the program.

Structure:

The Bachelor of Computer Science is a 3 year program comprising 240 units, of which 160 units are core courses, 60 units are compulsory or directed courses for the Computer Science major, and 20 units are elective courses. The Bachelor of Computer Science may be awarded with Distinction on the basis of superior performance throughout the program.

Subjects you can Study:

Computer Science; Data Science; Software Development; Computer Systems and Robotics; Cyber Security

Study Pathways:

Credit transfer agreements with TAFE NSW and other education providers are under continuous negotiation. A Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) is available also available to meritorious students, as an additional year of full-time or equivalent part-time study.

Recognition:

The Bachelor of Computer Science is accredited by the Australian Computer Society.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00109J

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Callaghan 79.05 Yes Full time 3 years
Callaghan 79.05 Yes Part time 6 years

Since our foundation as an independent university in 1965, the University of Newcastle has specialised in delivering world-class education to talented students from all walks of life. 

Our commitment to equity, performance in innovation and making a global impact has been recognised internationally, with the university being ranked in the top one per cent of universities in the world (QS World University Rankings Fact File, 2018). 

The University of Newcastle is home to more than 38,000 enthusiastic individuals from 115 countries around the globe, all looking to bring new to the world.

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Our goal is to shape graduates who are more than degree-qualified. 

We deliver degrees that promote real-world experience, facilitate specialised work placements and encourage entrepreneurial opportunities.

From international exchanges that allow you to make your mark on the world stage, to opportunities to create a social enterprise around your passion, we offer a supportive and future-focused learning environment. 

Embedding Work Integrated Learning programs into our degrees allows students to gain real-world, practical experience and establish professional networks during their studies. 

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Our teaching and research staff are leaders in their field. They are here to motivate and inspire future generations of students who will be the leaders of tomorrow. 

The University of Newcastle continues to deliver innovative approaches to research.  The significance of our research is reflected in the Australian Government's Excellence in Research Australia assessment, which awarded the university the highest possible '5' rating across 22 research fields, placing us in the top eight Australian universities for research quality well above world standard.

Our world-class research and strong national and international partnerships drives the kind of innovation and discovery that challenges conventional thinking. Our research breaks new ground and changes lives.

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With campus locations in Newcastle (Callaghan), Newcastle CBD, Central Coast, Port Macquarie, Sydney and Singapore, we offer inspiring and innovative environments across all our hubs, ideal for connecting learning and lifestyle. 

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