University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Computer Science

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

Computer science spans a wide range of areas including complex problem solving, artificial intelligence, robotics and machine learning, embedded systems, computer networks and distributed systems, computer graphics, web applications, bioinformatics and data security. Computer scientists perform challenging programming tasks and supervise other programmers, and devise new ways to use computers and develop effective solutions for computing problems.


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.


  • Computer Science
  • Software Development
  • Computer Systems and Robotics
  • Cyber Security

Standard 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.


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

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.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Callaghan Domestic: $3,489
International: $115,260
  • ATAR: 65.00
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 3 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Callaghan.

Fees are indicative and subject to variation. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

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