Bachelor of Computer Science

The University of Adelaide

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.

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 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.

Subjects you can Study:

Computer science, Articifical 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.


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

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace 58.9 Yes Part time 6 years
North Terrace 58.9 Yes Full time 3 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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