Bachelor of  Computer Science

Program code: 2425
QTAC code: 733401
OP Guarantee Scheme: Yes

Min. selection threshold

OP

7
/

Rank

86
/

IB

31
Minimum selection threshold

Location

St Lucia

Duration

3 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing

Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)

Interested in shaping the digital future? Learn the theory behind algorithms and data structures as you gain the knowledge and practical skills to develop and implement computer hardware and software.

  • This three-year program is designed to provide you with a deeper understanding of all aspects of computer technology. You will combine theory with hands-on experience to learn how to create and analyse computer-based systems.
  • Tailor your studies to suit your career aspirations. You can choose to major in one or more of the following specialisations: Cyber Security, Data Science, Machine Learning, Programming Languages and Scientific Computing.
  • Complete a range of compulsory and elective courses that focus on developing your knowledge in algorithms, data structures and programming so you can create systems that automatically transform data into information.
  • Set yourself up for success in a number of professional fields. As technology continues to evolve, the growing demand in this area provides opportunities in the operation and support of services in finance, energy, transport, health, communications and more.

Play a key role in the creation, development, implementation and evaluation of technology.

Majors for this program

There are 5 majors available in the Bachelor of Computer Science.

View all majors for this program

Career outcomes

Demand for professionals in computer science is high and expected to grow. This program equips graduates with the strong analytical, logical and engineering skills necessary to advance computing and its applications. 

Graduates can expect to find employment in a range of professions across any sector that utilises technology. 

Summary

  • Program code
    2425
  • QTAC code
    733401
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    3 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
    Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)
  • Program level
    Undergraduate
  • Units
    48
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 7

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English and Mathematics B. Mathematics C is recommended.

OP / Rank / IB Diploma

Minimum selection threshold

This table shows the minimum adjusted score that was considered for admission to the Bachelor of Computer Science in 2018:

OPRankIB
7 86 31

OP / Rank profile for those offered a place in Semester 1, 2018

This table shows the entry scores of all recent secondary students who were offered a place in the Bachelor of Computer Science:

Unadjusted OP / RankAdjusted OP / Rank
Highest1 / 99 1 / 99
Median4 / 93 4 / 93
Lowest8 / 84 7 / 86

Learn more about the admissions process

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Bachelor of Computer Science are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of Computer Science. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Student profile

The table below shows the most recent student intake in the Bachelor of Computer Science in Semester 1, 2018:

Applicant backgroundNumber of studentsPercentage of all students
(A) Higher education study18 33.96%
(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study<5 <5
(C) Work and life experience0 0%
(D) Recent secondary education:
  • Admitted solely on the basis of OP
23 43.4%
  • Admitted where OP and additional criteria were considered
<5 <5
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP was not a factor
0 0%
International students10 18.87%
Total53 100%

Student profiles show your likely peer group in a program. They are not the basis for admission to a program.

Notes:
"<5" — The number of students is less than 5.
N/A — Students not accepted in this category.
N/P — Not published. The number is hidden to protect the privacy of students in other cells.

Dual programs

Dual programs let you study two degrees at the same time. Each dual program has a single set of Program Rules.

The following dual programs are available with the Bachelor of Computer Science:

Concurrent diplomas

A concurrent diploma is a diploma-level qualification (AQF 5) that you can study alongside your bachelor's program.

All diplomas are made up of 16 units. You can spread these units across the duration of your bachelor's program, or you can complete these units in an accelerated period.

Concurrent diplomas are available in:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, please see Programs and Courses for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Majors

The following is a list of majors available in the Bachelor of Computer Science.

When you graduate, any majors, dual majors and extended majors you have completed will be listed on your degree certificate.

Cyber Security

As computers become increasingly interconnected and supports more services than ever before, securing these systems becomes more challenging yet more crucial than ever. By studying cyber security, you will learn the fundamental processes and practices to protect computing systems, be it smartphones, engine control units of your car, computers, or servers, from attack, damage or unauthorised access. You will study secure programming techniques and ethical hacking, to safeguard individuals, businesses and governments against cybercrime.

Data Science

Our world is recording more data than we have the ability to process, which present enormous challenges associated with storage, management and analysis of data. Learn comprehensive and fundamental techniques for end-to-end processing that transforms data into information, and become the new breed of data science professionals.

Machine Learning

Machine learning is the study of algorithms that automatically improve its performance with experience. Such algorithms allow computers to automatically identify and harness useful data to help decision making, find hidden insights without being explicitly programmed where to look, predict outcomes of certain policies to help authorities design effective policies, and many more. This is a massive growth area as society looks for automated and continuous improvements on ways to enhance business and our lives through the use of computing systems and data.

Programming Languages

Programming languages are the building blocks of software in computer science. Covering the different paradigms of programming, this major focuses on the design of computer languages that can be easily used to create programs. In this major, you will study the craft and science of programming, that will enable the construction of effective programming languages as well as correct and reliable software.

Scientific Computing

In this major, you will study the ins and outs of algorithms for the numerical approximations of mathematical analysis. All scientific endeavours, from biology to chemistry to pharmaceutical research, rely on such analysis. Computers hold the key for fast and efficient analysis of complex scientific problems. However, computers are digital systems, requiring discrete inputs and outputs, while mathematical analysis often rely on continuous functions. Therefore, careful approximations are necessary to enable computers analyse complex mathematical functions used in various scientific endeavours, including by various hospitals and universities medical research, and big pharmaceutical and petrochemical companies across the public and private sectors.

You should refer to the Program Rules for more information. Full definitions of majors are available in the Policies and Procedures Library.

Government assistance

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelor of Computer Science are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Find out more about HECS-HELP.

Centrelink Support

The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students. For more information, visit the Centrelink website.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $9,371
Indicative fee 2019 Commonwealth supported place

The "indicative annual fee" is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelor of Computer Science for the 2019 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units over two semesters. Actual fees (student contribution amounts) will vary according to your choice of courses and their unit value.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

Visit Student contributions and tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

The University offers more than 200 scholarships for prospective students and more than 350 scholarships and prizes for current students.

Scholarships cover the full range of academic disciplines and are open to domestic students and international students.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying to QTAC

Apply now to QTAC

All domestic student applications for the Bachelor of Computer Science need to be lodged through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

You can list up to six programs in order of preference on your QTAC application. Listing the maximum of six will strengthen your chances of being offered a place at university.

The QTAC code for the Bachelor of Computer Science is 733401. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study.

Apply now to QTAC

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for university. Many of these dates are managed by organisations that are independent of UQ.

A good resource is the QTAC website, which has information about the application process and closing dates. Note: what QTAC calls a "course” we call a "program".

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

Admission schemes

Applying to university can be both exciting and daunting, which is why we’ve tried to make the process as simple and certain as we can.

We have several schemes in place to improve your chances of getting a place at UQ.

Learn more about admission schemes

Admission pathways

A rank or score doesn’t determine your potential.

If you're not offered a place in your first-choice program – or if you don't meet the typical entry requirements – you still have a number of options.

Read more about admission pathways

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