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Computer Science

Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours)

Computer science encompasses everything from the design of hardware to the development of algorithms and programming languages.

Gain advanced technical skills in programming to create or optimise programs, systems or applications that are used across multiple devices.

Advanced programming skills are essential for large scale information management, complex data analysis and data visualisation requirements, predictive modelling, cyber security, artificial intelligence, gaming, and e-commerce. These transferable skills apply to many industries, including health, science, technology, business and government.

In your final year, you’ll undertake your own independent research project under the guidance of an academic supervisor and present your findings to the scientific community.

Deepen your scientific expertise by combining your specialisation with a major or minors from a wide range of science disciplines. Or broaden your skill set even further by choosing from 46 minors in other study areas, including languages, communication, design and economics.

With a qualification in advanced science, you’ll be equipped for roles such as a web, gaming or app developer, software engineer, information security specialist, data scientist or computer systems expert.

Alternatively, kickstart your career in research by progressing into a higher degree by research, such as a PhD.


1 in Queensland for computer science and information systems

QS World University Rankings 2021

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Software engineer
  • Senior developer
  • Algorithm specialist
  • Data scientist
  • Big data engineer
  • Cyber security consultant

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)


How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Overseas study
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Advanced Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Advanced Techniques for High Dimensional Data
  • Advanced Topics in Security
  • Advanced Human-Computer Interaction

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