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Bachelors of Computer Science / Business Management

Overview

Prepare to shape the digital future and thrive in competitive business environments.

The pace of change in digital technologies is extraordinary.

The dual Bachelor of Computer Science / Bachelor of Business Management program is designed to position you as a strategic business leader, ready to tackle the technological and business challenges of the future.

Gain a deeper understanding of all aspects of computer technology and graduate with technical skills that will allow you to create and analyse computer-based systems, while developing skills that will help you adapt in rapidly changing business environments.

You'll study topics including entrepreneurship, human resources, marketing, management, business technologies, and advanced computing applications.

Graduate ready to launch into an exciting career with skills that are in high demand from some of the world’s biggest technology corporations.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
4 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
QTAC Code
733701
Program Code
2463
AQF
Level 7
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$44416 (indicative per year)
Duration
4 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
QTAC Code
733701
Program Code
2463
CRICOS Code
102790E
AQF
Level 7

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Graduate with skills that are in high demand by some of the world's largest corporations, such as Apple, Google, Oracle, Telstra and Microsoft.
  • Participate in applied projects and real-life case studies.
  • Benefit from guest lectures by industry experts.
  • Take advantage of opportunities for placements and internships with leading businesses.

1 in Queensland for computer science and information systems

QS World University Rankings 2020

1 in Queensland for accounting and finance

QS World University Rankings 2020

Majors

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Business Economics
  • Business Information Systems
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science

How you'll learn

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Depending on which major you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Data scientist
  • Cyber security analyst
  • Machine learning engineer
  • Technical business analyst
  • Business development manager
  • Information systems designer
  • Business analyst
  • Security architect

Graduate salary

Computing and information systems (undergraduate)

$58K–$62K

compared.edu.au

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C). Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C) is recommended.

Students without Specialist Mathematics (or equivalent) may be required to undertake preparatory courses beyond the 64 units for the program and may not be able to complete the program in the minimum time frame without overloading or undertaking summer study.

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C). Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C) is recommended.

Students without Specialist Mathematics (or equivalent) may be required to undertake preparatory courses beyond the 64 units for the program and may not be able to complete the program in the minimum time frame without overloading or undertaking summer study.

English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the minimum entry score, subject prerequisites or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven't studied the prerequisites or need to improve your entry score, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelors of Computer Science / Business Management are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Majors

Majors

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Business Economics

Business Economics is for anyone who wants to work in strategy, economics or business analysis.

It also develops useful skills for marketing, purchasing and human resource management.

You'll learn about growth strategies, modelling, forecasting, scenario planning, demand analysis, pricing policies, competitive strategies, capital budgeting, investment and cost-benefit analysis.

This major will prepare you for a career in banking, financial services, consultancy or public sector organisations.

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Business Information Systems

Learn about the relationship between business and technology, with a focus on the role played by information systems in large organisations.

You'll develop skills in areas like data analytics, business analysis, information security and process improvement. By the end of your studies, you'll be ready to provide advice about how technologies and systems can be used to improve business operations.

This major will prepare you for a career in a huge range of industries. Typical roles include business analyst, technology consultant or data analyst.

View

Cyber Security

As computers become increasingly interconnected and support more services than ever, system security becomes more challenging and more crucial.

By studying cyber security, you'll learn the fundamental processes and practices to protect computing systems from attack, damage or unauthorised access.

You'll study secure programming techniques and ethical hacking to safeguard individuals, businesses and governments against cybercrime, and you'll graduate with highly valued and employable skills.

Career paths can lead to roles such as cyber security analyst, cyber systems engineer or information security officer.

Join a growing industry

  • Cyber security specialist was the #2 emerging job of 2020 (LinkedIn 2020 Emerging Jobs Report)
  • By 2026, Australia will need 18,000 more cyber security workers
  • Australia’s external spending on cyber security products and services grew by 8 per cent in 2018 to $3.9 billion (Australian Cyber Security Growth Network).

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Data Science

Our world is creating more data than we can process, which presents enormous challenges associated with storage, management and analysis.

You'll learn comprehensive and fundamental techniques for end-to-end processing that transforms data into information, and prepare to become one of the new breed of data science professionals.

This major will prepare you for a career in government departments, consultancy or private sector organisations.

Join a growing industry

  • The rise of big data means data scientists are now some of the most in-demand professionals in the world
  • Data scientist was the #7 top emerging job of 2020 (LinkedIn 2020 Emerging Jobs Report)

View

Human Resources

Many organisations say, “our people are our greatest asset”. Human Resources helps take this statement from aspiration to reality.

This major focuses on all aspects of people management. It will help you develop an understanding of motivation at work, how HR functions identify talent to match the needs of the business, and how organisations ensure that employees gain competence required for their roles.

You'll study topics including employment relations and workplace conflict, selection and recruitment, organisational change, performance management and leadership. The courses in this major cover Australian and international industrial relations and the legal, ethical and evidence-based approaches that underpin decisions about people and stakeholders in organisations. You’ll also develop skills in communication and contract negotiation.

This major will prepare you for a career as an HR manager or consultant in a huge range of industries, designing interventions to support productivity, change or growth, leading (global) teams, and partnering with senior executives to provide advice to boards.

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship

This major will show you how to take a new idea to market by building a new business from the ground up.

You'll first be introduced to basic principles of innovation and entrepreneurship, including the entrepreneurial mindset and process. Then you'll apply this knowledge in practical courses on digital innovation, social entrepreneurship and growth strategies, as well as technology and innovation management.

Through leadership development you will become a resourceful, creative and resilient innovation leader who delivers sustainable commercial and social value. Further extending your skill set, you’ll engage directly in a short placement or consulting project in a startup or commercial partner project.

You’ll also have the option to develop and grow your own business in an incubator or accelerator within the UQ entrepreneurship ecosystem or beyond. These deep immersion experiences will move you closer to commercially viable business solutions while establishing valuable networks with potential partners, investors, entrepreneurs and mentors.

View

International Business

This major will prepare you to work in any business with global operations, or any business that wants to expand.

You'll learn how local conditions can affect global business operations. Plus, you'll study key topics including international trade and investment, international marketing, and how firms operate when they engage in international business, finance and strategy.

This major will prepare you for a career in a huge range of businesses, government agencies or trade associations.

View

Leadership and Management Science

This major will teach you how to lead dynamic workplaces of the future.

You’ll learn how to manage and lead teams through rapid change and disruption, globalisation, and various sustainability and corporate social responsibility challenges.

The courses you study will develop your ability to think independently, make evidence-based decisions, communicate effectively, identify and solve problems, collaborate and work effectively across cultures and functions.

This major will prepare you for graduate-level leadership and managerial positions. It can also enhance employability skills that will be useful for anyone aspiring to transition their technical knowledge to leadership and managerial roles in the future.

View

Machine Learning

Machine learning is the study of algorithms that automatically improve with experience.

These algorithms allow computers do things like automatically identify and harness useful data to help decision-making, find hidden insights without being explicitly programmed where to look, and predict outcomes to help authorities design effective policies.

You'll graduate with skills at the forefront of this massive growth area, as society looks for automated solutions to enhance business and our lives through the use of computing systems and data.

These skills can be applied in government departments, consultancy or private sector organisations.

Join a growing industry

  • Artificial intelligence specialist was the #1 emerging job of 2020 (LinkedIn 2020 Emerging Jobs Report)
  • AI could contribute up to $15.7 trillion to the global economy in 2030 (PwC research)
  • New AI technologies will require highly-skilled workers who can develop and maintain complex systems and applications.

View

Marketing

This major will develop you into a dynamic marketing professional.

You'll study marketing strategy and customer behaviour, including how personality, lifestyle and culture affect purchasing decisions.

The courses in this major will teach you how to create value through brand management, service and relationship management, and digital and market research strategy. You’ll also gain insight into how advertising management operates in the context of artificial intelligence, ethics and micro-targeting.

This major will prepare you to work in a huge range of marketing teams in industries including tourism, arts and entertainment, sales and retail, and not-for-profit agencies.

View

Programming Languages

Programming languages are the building blocks of software.

Covering the different paradigms of programming, this major focuses on the design of computer languages that can be easily used to create programs.

You will study the craft and science of programming, and graduate with the skills to enable the construction of effective programming languages and reliable software.

Career paths often lead to roles in government departments, consultancy or private sector organisations.

Programming opens doors beyond tech

  • Programmers write software that can be used to create websites, build computer networks, help doctors treat patients, or even drive a car
  • Half of all programming roles are in finance, manufacturing, health care and other sectors outside of the technology industry
  • Coding skills can take you places: data analytics, scientists, engineers and designers all use coding.

View

Majors

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Business Economics

Business Economics is for anyone who wants to work in strategy, economics or business analysis.

It also develops useful skills for marketing, purchasing and human resource management.

You'll learn about growth strategies, modelling, forecasting, scenario planning, demand analysis, pricing policies, competitive strategies, capital budgeting, investment and cost-benefit analysis.

This major will prepare you for a career in banking, financial services, consultancy or public sector organisations.

View

Business Information Systems

Learn about the relationship between business and technology, with a focus on the role played by information systems in large organisations.

You'll develop skills in areas like data analytics, business analysis, information security and process improvement. By the end of your studies, you'll be ready to provide advice about how technologies and systems can be used to improve business operations.

This major will prepare you for a career in a huge range of industries. Typical roles include business analyst, technology consultant or data analyst.

View

Cyber Security

As computers become increasingly interconnected and support more services than ever, system security becomes more challenging and more crucial.

By studying cyber security, you'll learn the fundamental processes and practices to protect computing systems from attack, damage or unauthorised access.

You'll study secure programming techniques and ethical hacking to safeguard individuals, businesses and governments against cybercrime, and you'll graduate with highly valued and employable skills.

Career paths can lead to roles such as cyber security analyst, cyber systems engineer or information security officer.

Join a growing industry

  • Cyber security specialist was the #2 emerging job of 2020 (LinkedIn 2020 Emerging Jobs Report)
  • By 2026, Australia will need 18,000 more cyber security workers
  • Australia’s external spending on cyber security products and services grew by 8 per cent in 2018 to $3.9 billion (Australian Cyber Security Growth Network).

View

Data Science

Our world is creating more data than we can process, which presents enormous challenges associated with storage, management and analysis.

You'll learn comprehensive and fundamental techniques for end-to-end processing that transforms data into information, and prepare to become one of the new breed of data science professionals.

This major will prepare you for a career in government departments, consultancy or private sector organisations.

Join a growing industry

  • The rise of big data means data scientists are now some of the most in-demand professionals in the world
  • Data scientist was the #7 top emerging job of 2020 (LinkedIn 2020 Emerging Jobs Report)

View

Human Resources

Many organisations say, “our people are our greatest asset”. Human Resources helps take this statement from aspiration to reality.

This major focuses on all aspects of people management. It will help you develop an understanding of motivation at work, how HR functions identify talent to match the needs of the business, and how organisations ensure that employees gain competence required for their roles.

You'll study topics including employment relations and workplace conflict, selection and recruitment, organisational change, performance management and leadership. The courses in this major cover Australian and international industrial relations and the legal, ethical and evidence-based approaches that underpin decisions about people and stakeholders in organisations. You’ll also develop skills in communication and contract negotiation.

This major will prepare you for a career as an HR manager or consultant in a huge range of industries, designing interventions to support productivity, change or growth, leading (global) teams, and partnering with senior executives to provide advice to boards.

View

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

This major will show you how to take a new idea to market by building a new business from the ground up.

You'll first be introduced to basic principles of innovation and entrepreneurship, including the entrepreneurial mindset and process. Then you'll apply this knowledge in practical courses on digital innovation, social entrepreneurship and growth strategies, as well as technology and innovation management.

Through leadership development you will become a resourceful, creative and resilient innovation leader who delivers sustainable commercial and social value. Further extending your skill set, you’ll engage directly in a short placement or consulting project in a startup or commercial partner project.

You’ll also have the option to develop and grow your own business in an incubator or accelerator within the UQ entrepreneurship ecosystem or beyond. These deep immersion experiences will move you closer to commercially viable business solutions while establishing valuable networks with potential partners, investors, entrepreneurs and mentors.

View

International Business

This major will prepare you to work in any business with global operations, or any business that wants to expand.

You'll learn how local conditions can affect global business operations. Plus, you'll study key topics including international trade and investment, international marketing, and how firms operate when they engage in international business, finance and strategy.

This major will prepare you for a career in a huge range of businesses, government agencies or trade associations.

View

Leadership and Management Science

This major will teach you how to lead dynamic workplaces of the future.

You’ll learn how to manage and lead teams through rapid change and disruption, globalisation, and various sustainability and corporate social responsibility challenges.

The courses you study will develop your ability to think independently, make evidence-based decisions, communicate effectively, identify and solve problems, collaborate and work effectively across cultures and functions.

This major will prepare you for graduate-level leadership and managerial positions. It can also enhance employability skills that will be useful for anyone aspiring to transition their technical knowledge to leadership and managerial roles in the future.

View

Machine Learning

Machine learning is the study of algorithms that automatically improve with experience.

These algorithms allow computers do things like automatically identify and harness useful data to help decision-making, find hidden insights without being explicitly programmed where to look, and predict outcomes to help authorities design effective policies.

You'll graduate with skills at the forefront of this massive growth area, as society looks for automated solutions to enhance business and our lives through the use of computing systems and data.

These skills can be applied in government departments, consultancy or private sector organisations.

Join a growing industry

  • Artificial intelligence specialist was the #1 emerging job of 2020 (LinkedIn 2020 Emerging Jobs Report)
  • AI could contribute up to $15.7 trillion to the global economy in 2030 (PwC research)
  • New AI technologies will require highly-skilled workers who can develop and maintain complex systems and applications.

View

Marketing

This major will develop you into a dynamic marketing professional.

You'll study marketing strategy and customer behaviour, including how personality, lifestyle and culture affect purchasing decisions.

The courses in this major will teach you how to create value through brand management, service and relationship management, and digital and market research strategy. You’ll also gain insight into how advertising management operates in the context of artificial intelligence, ethics and micro-targeting.

This major will prepare you to work in a huge range of marketing teams in industries including tourism, arts and entertainment, sales and retail, and not-for-profit agencies.

View

Programming Languages

Programming languages are the building blocks of software.

Covering the different paradigms of programming, this major focuses on the design of computer languages that can be easily used to create programs.

You will study the craft and science of programming, and graduate with the skills to enable the construction of effective programming languages and reliable software.

Career paths often lead to roles in government departments, consultancy or private sector organisations.

Programming opens doors beyond tech

  • Programmers write software that can be used to create websites, build computer networks, help doctors treat patients, or even drive a car
  • Half of all programming roles are in finance, manufacturing, health care and other sectors outside of the technology industry
  • Coding skills can take you places: data analytics, scientists, engineers and designers all use coding.

View

Fees and Scholarships

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $44,416

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelors of Computer Science / Business Management for the 2021 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units per academic year).

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis. All fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

Fee information for this program is not yet available.

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelors of Computer Science / Business Management for one academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units over two semesters).

Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses and their unit value. The Australian Government indexes fees each year.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Applying online

How you apply depends on what type of applicant you are.

Your senior schooling is from Australia or New Zealand

Submit your application to the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre if you are an international student who is currently:

  • completing Australian Year 12 (either in Australia or offshore) or
  • studying the International Baccalaureate in Australia.

The QTAC code for the Bachelors of Computer Science / Business Management is 733701.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

Apply now to QTAC

All other international applicants

Submit your application to UQ. If you prefer, you can use an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Bachelors of Computer Science / Business Management is 2463.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

Apply now to UQ

Important dates

If you’re studying Year 12 in Australiago to the QTAC website to check the closing date for this program. 

If you’re applying to UQ, the closing date for this program is: 

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar

Important dates

Admissions schemes

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

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

Learn more about admission schemes

Pathway options

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 entry requirements – you still have a number of options.

Learn more about pathway options

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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