Design the technologies of the future
Every day, technology becomes more essential to the ways we live, work and play. This creates huge demand for people who understand the 'how and why' of computing, and have the skills to design, build and manage the technologies of the future.
USC's Bachelor of Computer Science prepares you to meet that demand with core skills in programming, software development, artificial intelligence and data analysis. In this industry focused degree, you'll learn how to design software, applications and systems that solve problems and improve people's lives. Specialise in high-demand fields like cloud and mobile computing, cyber security, wearable technology and the Internet of Things.
In this degree you will:
- Future-proof your career with strong core skills in programming, software development, artificial intelligence, big data, and data science/analysis
- Choose to specialise in mobile computing, cyber security or wearable technologies (the only specialisation of its kind in Australia)
- Start building a portfolio of software, design and wearables/IoT projects from your first year of study
- Complete industry certifications and placements designed to get you job-ready
Application and admission advice
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What will I study
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Introductory courses (7) 84 units
COR109 Communication and Thought
CSC100 Computer Science Project and Ethics
ENG103 Introduction to the Internet of Things
ICT110 Introduction to Data Science
ICT112 Creative Problem Solving with Programming
ICT120 Introduction to Computer Networks
MTH103 Introduction to Applied Mathematics
Developing and Graduate courses (11) 132 units
MTH212 Discrete Mathematics
CSC200 Computer Organisation and Operating Systems
ICT220 Wireless Communications
ICT221 Object-Oriented Programming
DES221 Introduction to Interaction & UX Design
CSC201 Data Structures and Algorithms
CSC202 Mobile App Project
CSC300 Practical Machine Learning
CSC303 Cloud and DevOps
WPL310 Workplace Learning I
PLUS select 1 course (12 units) from:
ICT352 Project Management
ENG302 Engineering Project Management
Minor (4) 48 units
Electives (2) 24 units
Select 2 elective courses from the undergraduate elective course options.
Total units: 288
Recommended study sequence
This recommended study sequence ONLY represents the CURRENT program structure. Students in previous structures should use this sequence to inform order of courses and current course details. For courses in your commencing structure not included in the current sequence, search the course code for current course offerings and requisites.
In order to graduate you must:
- Successfully complete 288 units as outlined in the Program Structure
- Complete no more than 10 introductory level (100 coded) courses
- Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses) and following the recommended study sequence
- The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified
- It is each students responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements and be aware of the academic calendar dates
- Courses within this program are assessed using a variety of assessment methods which may include essays, seminar presentations, reports, in-class tests and examinations
- As part of your USC program, you may apply to Study Overseas to undertake courses with an overseas higher education provider
- Only a full-time study option is available to international students on a Student Visa
- Refer to the Managing your progression page for help in understanding your program structure, reviewing your progress and planning remaining courses.
How to apply
Am I eligible to apply?
- Confirm that you meet the program specific admission requirements, prerequisites and recommended prior study outlined on Why study this program?
- Confirm that you meet the general undergraduate admission requirements and English Language Proficiency requirements
- Refer to the application dates for cut-off dates and deadlines
- Check your eligibility for credit
- Refer also the the Student Profile for a representation of the likely peer cohort studying this program.
Apply via Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) — Use the relevant QTAC code specified on Why study this program?
The below applicants can apply online directly to USC:
- Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) student currently enrolled in, or have had an enrolment in the previous two years
- USC students who have completed an undergraduate program within the last two years, or are due to complete their program prior to their proposed semester of commencement
- USC / TAFE Articulation program students
- USC students who are currently enrolled in one program and want to study another program concurrently
- Former USC student who has been excluded from study at USC
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How to enrol
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Once you have applied and received your offer of a place from USC, follow the steps to Get Started at USC to respond to your offer, plan your study and enrol in the correct courses (subjects).
Before you enrol it's important to check your commencing program structure and the published recommended study sequence to make sure you study the right courses at the right time and will be ready to graduate from your degree when you plan to.
To better understand your program structure and for instructions on how to review your progress and plan your remaining courses, visit the Managing your progression page.
Visit How do I enrol? for enrolment instructions and key dates.
View step-by-step instructions to enrol at How do I enrol?
Refer to the Academic Calendar for key dates, including the last day to add, drop or swap a course or class and Census dates.
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