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Bachelors of Computer Science / Science

Overview

Combine your studies in computer science with a Bachelor of Science, and graduate with qualifications that place you at the forefront of today's technology-driven job market.

Undertake this four year dual program to obtain two qualifications in less time and graduate with in-demand skills, ready to make a difference in solving some of world's most challenging problems.

Computer science combines the theoretical studies of algorithms and data structures, with the practical challenges of implementing them in hardware and software systems. Skills learnt in this program are used in fields ranging from bioinformatics to digital humanities. 

You'll develop the strong analytical, logical and development skills necessary to advance computing, its applications and beyond. You can specialise in cyber security, data science, machine learning, programming languages or scientific computing.

In the science program, students can select from a broad based set of courses which lay the foundation for completion of a specialised major in later years. Choose from a wide range of specialist areas (majors) to develop your interdisciplinary scientific knowledge and practical skills while pursuing studies that suit your interests and ambitions, with the freedom to mix and match course combinations.

Upon graduation, you can anticipate high employability rates and attractive starting salaries because of the skills and expertise you'll develop through this program.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
4 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
QTAC Code
733601
Program Code
2427
AQF
Level 7
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$46832 (indicative per year)
Duration
4 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
QTAC Code
733601
Program Code
2427
CRICOS Code
096361C
AQF
Level 7

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Build your technical expertise through a combination of laboratory based practicals and workshops, plus Australian or international field studies, internships and work experience.
  • Choose your speciality from a huge range of science disciplines, amongst the widest in Australia.
  • Graduate with skills that are in high demand from some of the world's largest corporations, such as Apple, Google, Oracle and Microsoft.
  • Benefit from a program developed in close consultation with industry leaders.

1 in Queensland for computer science and information systems

QS World University Rankings 2020

1 in Queensland for life sciences and medicine

QS World University Rankings 2020

Majors

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:

  • Biosecurity officer
  • Historical archaeology consultant
  • Biopharmaceutical scientist
  • Production bioinformatics engineer
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Senior project chemist
  • Data scientist
  • Environmental adviser
  • Gene technologies scientist
  • Environmental health officer

Graduate salary

Computing and information systems (undergraduate)

$58K–$62K

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Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

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Next steps after graduation

82.5% of graduates are in full-time employment (Computer and Information Systems Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching, 2019)

All of Australia's top five emerging jobs feature automation or Artificial Intelligence (AI) skills (LinkedIn 2020 Emerging Jobs Report Australia)

Demand for technology workers will grow by 100,000 between 2018 and 2024 (ACS Australia's Digital Pulse 2019)

Australia’s technology workforce has seen average trend growth of 2.5% per annum between 2011 and 2018, outpacing growth in the overall Australian labour market of 1.7% over this period. (Australia's Digital Pulse 2019)

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematical Methods plus one of Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Earth and Environmental Science. Both Chemistry and Physics, and Mathematics C are recommended.

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematical Methods plus one of Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Earth and Environmental Science. Both Chemistry and Physics, and Mathematics C are recommended.

Entry score threshold

OPRankIB
78732

These are the lowest adjusted scores we made an offer to in Semester 1, 2020. Entry scores are based on the most recent Semester 1 intake and are updated in April each year. Meeting the threshold doesn't guarantee admission.

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.

Learn more about 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

Entry score range

This table shows the range of entry scores for recent secondary students offered a place in the B Computer Science/BScience for Semester 1, 2020

Without adjustmentsWith adjustments
Highest1 / 991 / 99
Median5 / 925 / 93
Lowest8 / 847 / 87

Who you'll study with

Here's a snapshot of our student intake for this program in Semester 1, 2020:

Applicant backgroundNumber of studentsPercentage of all students

(A) Higher education study

<5<5

(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

00%

(C) Work and life experience

00%
(D) Recent secondary education
  • Admitted solely on the basis of OP
1071.43%
  • Admitted where OP and additional criteria were considered
00%
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP was not a factor
<5<5

International students

<5<5

Total

14100%

"<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.

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelors of Computer Science/Science 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:

Archaeological Science

Archaeologists are increasingly using scientific approaches to their work.

In this major, you'll study core electives that examine areas like geography, earth sciences, biology and psychology, while developing skills in scientific reasoning.

Future work includes positions in museums, cultural centres and agencies, law enforcement, government departments, educational and research institutions.

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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Explore and understand the chemical basis of life with this fascinating major relevant to research and development in areas like medicine, proteomics, genomics, bioinformatics, biotechnology and genetic engineering.

Career paths lead to some the most exciting and challenging roles in science and medicine, from laboratories, hospitals or government agencies to specific positions in research.

View

Bioinformatics

More industries are embracing genetic technologies. Study Bioinformatics and help shape the way we manage our health and environment.

Gain specialised knowledge in statistics, data management, computer programming, genomics, and molecular biology.

You’ll apply your scientific expertise and technical skills to translate complex biological data into meaningful information. Your insights may lead to new innovations or discoveries.

Majoring in Bioinformatics will kick start your career as a bioinformatician, clinical data manager, geneticist, research scientist or biomedical computer scientist.

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Biomedical Science

Learn how to not only diagnose medical conditions, but also research better ways to treat, cure and prevent them with this major, which allows you to choose from specialised electives.

Graduates can find positions within industry, government, not-for-profit organisations or academia.

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Biophysics (Dual Major)

Biophysics sits at the crossroads of biology, physics and chemistry.

As a student in this major, you'll study core courses that cover areas like: 

  • physics
  • chemistry
  • neuroscience
  • physiology 
  • biochemistry 
  • structural biology.

Graduates gain interdisciplinary training, which means you can adapt to a variety of working environments, from universities and research centres to industry and government.

View

Chemical Sciences (Dual Major)

Immerse yourself in the incredible world of chemical science.

Chemical science exploits the strong connections between chemistry and biological sciences, materials sciences and nano-science.

As a graduate, you can find careers in pharmaceutical and medical research, biotechnology, materials manufacturing or research and development.

View

Chemistry

Be prepared for the future of chemistry and all it entails with this forward-thinking major.

You'll learn about synthetic and polymer chemistry, computational and surface chemistry, and how they apply in our ever changing world.

This major leads to a broad range of career opportunities such as environmental, analytical and research chemists, or roles in private companies, councils, state and federal governments.

View

Computational Science and Biochemistry (Dual Major)

Explore the field of biochemistry and develop skills to solve real challenges.

In this dual major, you'll learn how to construct realistic mathematical models and simulations and perform quantitative analysis of scientific problems using computers.

You'll gain a thorough understanding of the molecular events that control growth and development of all living things. 

Careers in this field contribute to medicine, the environment, agriculture and industry, and more.

View

Computational Science and Biomedical Science (Dual Major)

Make your contribution to improving world health.

In this challenging and rewarding dual major, you'll learn why and how processing large amounts of data and creating accurate models is essential to understanding human health and disease.

A major in Biomedical Science is an established pathway for graduate entry to the Doctor of Medicine and other health programs. Combined with computational modelling, you can forge a career in diagnostic or research laboratories, biotechnology or pharmaceutical companies, research institutes and government departments.

View

Computational Science and Chemistry (Dual Major)

Would you like to use powerful supercomputers to better understand and predict the structures and reactivities of molecules?

In this dual major, you'll learn how to perform quantitative analysis of scientific problems using computers, and develop skills to solve real challenges in the chemical sciences.

Your study can lead to careers where you'll apply your theoretical expertise and innovation to complex problems and the creation of new technologies, including in government or advisory organisations, in research or as an inventor.

View

Computational Science and Ecology (Dual Major)

Discover how the biosphere responds to the effects of human activity.

In this dual major you'll create computer programs designed to improve environmental management and develop new skills to solve major problems in ecology.

This field can lead to roles in computational modelling in a range of industries such as government, the private sector or environmental impact assessment consultancies — or lead you to postgraduate study.

View

Computational Science and Genetics (Dual Major)

Be involved in processes leading to exciting discoveries in areas as diverse as human medicine, agriculture, conservation biology and biotechnology.

You could also contribute to solving significant challenges in genetics.

Graduates can find work in industries ranging from ecology and genome research, diagnostic or research laboratories to medicine and agriculture.

View

Computational Science and Geographical Sciences (Dual Major)

Learn how to plan for sustainable futures in both natural and built environments with this compelling dual major.

You'll cover climate change and its major effects, such as water scarcity and the planet's loss of biodiversity.

This dual major sees graduates in high demand for roles in natural resource management, national parks and wildlife conservation, and ecotourism.

You could also work in environmental consultancy, environmental monitoring and pollution control, teaching and research, meteorology and geographic information systems.

View

Computational Science and Geological Sciences (Dual Major)

Help solve real scientific and environmental challenges.

In this major, you'll discover how advanced modelling techniques can ensure the responsible use of natural resources, and how quantitative analysis of scientific problems with computers can solve geological issues.

Graduates can find work in analysing and simulating data in resource and engineering companies or in government and research agencies.

View

Computational Science and Marine Science (Dual Major)

This dual major lets you combine the exploration and understanding of unique marine environments with learning state-of-the-art technologies.

UQ has the largest marine research facilities of any Australian tertiary institution.

Graduates can seek job opportunities in engineering and consulting companies, fishing and aquaculture industries and food technology. 

You could also work in marine parks, ecotourism, marine resource development, museums, pharmacology, teaching, or wildlife conservation.

View

Computational Science and Mathematics (Dual Major)

Imagine if you could predict the behaviour of financial markets, or simulate the origins of our universe.

Anything's possible as you learn how to construct realistic mathematical models and simulations, and perform quantitative analysis of scientific challenges using computers.

This dual major leads to a broad range of career opportunities in operational research or financial mathematics in banking, finance, insurance and risk management.

You could also work in industries such as environmental, physical and biomedical sciences, engineering, defence, teaching, research, animation, or transport and logistics.

View

Computational Science and Microbiology (Dual Major)

Microbiology continues to pose big questions for science, with many answers now found by being able to analyse large amounts of data.

In this dual major, you'll learn how sophisticated computers can help explain the almost invisible world of microscopic living organisms.

Graduates typically work in universities, biotechnology companies, and agricultural, medical and veterinary institutes, the food and beverage industry, hospitals or government agencies.

View

Computational Science and Physics (Dual Major)

Make your contribution to the fields of nanotechnology, quantum technology and bio-photonics by undertaking this dual major.

The skills you learn and develop could provide new insights into a range of physics problems.

Career paths can lead to roles within education, finance, engineering, computing, government research and management, science communication, the health and medical sector.

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Computational Science and Plant Science (Dual Major)

Discover how the natural world meets computer power to unearth new scientific solutions.

The field of plant science contributes to vital areas including sustainable food, exploring alternative fuels and fighting global warming.

You will be in demand with a range of employers from universities, research institutes and laboratories to government departments, seed companies, mining companies, nurseries, landscape designers and environmental consultants.

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Computational Science and Psychology (Dual Major)

Can computers understand how the brain creates and retrieves memories?

Learn about developing realistic mathematical models and simulations using computers, which can provide answers to a broad range of questions in psychology.

A combination of computational science and psychology studies provides a competitive edge in professions such as human resources, mental health, counselling and corrective services.

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Computational Science and Statistics (Dual Major)

Learn from history to shape the future.

This dual major teaches how statistics can help us better understand and deal with chance and uncertainty through the design, collection, analysis and interpretation of numerical information.

You will be in high demand in business, industry and government, working in quality control, and product development and improvement. There are also excellent employment opportunities in many scientific, medical, environmental, defence and agricultural agencies.

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Computational Science and Zoology (Dual Major)

Climate change could affect animal evolution and diversity.

Take more than a stand on the issue by taking on this dual major and developing skills which address and provide answers to world problems in zoology.

Graduates can seek roles in laboratories, government, national parks, museums, zoos and conservation authorities, with medical laboratories and in education institutions.

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Cyber Security

As computers become increasingly interconnected and support more services than ever, securing these systems 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 eight per cent in 2018 to $3.9 billion (Australian Cyber Security Growth Network)

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Data Science

Our world is recording more data than we have the ability to process, which presents enormous challenges associated with data 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)

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Ecology

Discover how organisms interact with each other and their environments.

Study areas include behavioural and physiological ecology, conservation, landscape and evolutionary ecology. Field trips are also an important part of this major.

Graduates typically work for government departments and agencies, private industry, community and non-government organisations.

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Food Science and Nutrition (Dual Major)

Take a scientific approach to the study of food.

You'll learn every aspect of the food system, from farming, processing and distribution to how food is selected, consumed and affects our health.

Food is the largest industry in the world, so graduates can work almost anywhere in nutrition, food science and technology, education, research and development.

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Food Science and Technology

Help develop improved food products for the world's growing population.

Food science and technology is a highly interdisciplinary field that teaches you about the physical, microbiological and chemical make-up of food, and how to apply this knowledge.

Graduates can gain employment in technical and scientific food manufacturing industries, or develop new foods, processes and packaging to optimise food quality.

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Genetics

Increasingly, doctors and scientists are using genetic information to diagnose, treat, prevent and cure illnesses.

You'll learn how genetic information can contribute to understanding disease and lead to the development of personalised medicine.

Career paths for geneticists are some of the broadest available, ranging from ecology to research, medicine and agriculture.

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Geographical Sciences

Explore the study of spatial patterns of physical and human phenomena at local, national and global scales.

Blending theory with real-world experience, you’ll learn to apply geographical information science (GIS) software and remote-sensing technologies for data analysis, data modelling and developing map visualisations.

We broaden your critical-thinking and teach you how to apply GIS to solve key environmental, societal or planning issues faced in today’s modern world.

You’ll be equipped to pursue a broad range of career opportunities, including roles in natural resource management, national parks and wildlife conservation.

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Geological Sciences

Learn scientific techniques to sustainably manage the Earth’s minerals, energy sources or natural resources.

You’ll learn how remote-sensing technologies and geographical information science (GIS) software are used for field mapping, data analysis, and data modeling.

Study mineral and rock analysis, economic geology, mining geology, energy resources, environmental geology, marine geology, palaeobiology or geochemistry. You’ll develop and apply your knowledge through practical laboratory experience, fieldwork, and specialised seminars.

You’ll be equipped to kick-start your career in the mining sector, natural resource management, and exploration for energy resources or environmental planning with engineering companies.

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Machine Learning

Machine learning is the study of algorithms that automatically improve performance 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 of certain policies to help authorities design effective policies.

You'll graduate with skills at the forefront of this massive growth area as society looks for automated and continuous improvements on how 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

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Marine Biology (Extended Major)

Field activity and study combine to make this an exciting major.

You'll use ecology, zoology, botany and genetics to examine aquatic life from the ocean to wetlands, and learn about ecological and environmental protection strategies.

A Marine Biology major can lead to work in research and education, aquaculture industries, wildlife conservation and ecotourism.

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Marine Science

Dive into the scientific study of our oceans and coastal habitats.

Courses cover areas such as ecology, genetics and plant biology, zoology, marine invertebrates and coral reefs.

Marine scientists work in various fields, including teaching, fisheries laboratories, marine parks, planning and management, museums and universities.

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Mathematics

This major offers more than 30 different courses to suit different interests and career goals.

Prerequisite courses cover essential topics, with higher-level courses covering mathematical analysis, probability bioinformatics, mathematical biology and many other subjects.

Graduates go on to research positions at universities, government agencies and private companies. There are also opportunities in banking, finance, insurance and risk management.

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Microbiology

Study in this increasingly important area and you'll learn about immune recognition, vaccine design, infectious disease, microbial biotechnology and parasitology.

You'll also understand the importance of microbiology in environmental, agricultural and industrial settings.

Microbiology can open up careers in research with universities and biotechnology companies, medical and veterinary institutes, along with roles in forensics, biosecurity and quarantine.

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Physics

Undertake this major and you can choose to concentrate on theoretical or experimental studies, such as the nature of time or the origin of the universe.

Or you may decide to apply your knowledge to practical areas and develop advanced materials, electronic and optical devices. The flexibility is yours.

The analytical and problem-solving skills you develop can take you into sectors including education, finance, engineering, computing and management.

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Plant Science

Help solve two of the biggest problems facing humans today: global warming and our dependency on fossil fuels.

You could provide solutions through the study of ecology, evolution and conservation, plant pathology, plant physiology and plant biotechnology.

Graduates undertake careers in research, consultancy or teaching with multinational companies, universities or government departments.

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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.

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.

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.

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Psychology

Enjoy the study variety of this large discipline that covers topics like brain function, memory, conscious experience, lifespan development and social behaviour, together with the full spectrum of functional and dysfunctional behaviours.

Graduates undertake careers in human resources, mental health services, youth and child support work, or fields a diverse as marketing, aged care and corrective services.

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Public Health

Make a positive difference to people's lives by learning how to measure, plan, manage and evaluate health programs and services to prevent illness and promote good health in communities.

Career paths can lead to roles in public and global health, health research, policy and professional practice, such as law and ethics.

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Scientific Computing

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 relies on continuous functions. Therefore, careful approximations are necessary to enable computers to analyse complex mathematical functions.

You will study algorithms for mathematical analysis and graduate with skills used in various scientific endeavours, including in hospitals and university medical research and big pharmaceutical and petrochemical companies across the public and private sectors.

Join a growing industry

  • Help solve the complex scientific problems of the future using mathematical analysis
  • The digital technology sector is one of the fastest growing parts of Australia’s economy
  • Data engineer was the #8 emerging job of 2020 (LinkedIn 2020 Emerging Jobs Report)

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Statistics

Learn through theory and practice how to apply the tools of modern statistics to real-world scientific problems.

Examples include the improvement of medical treatments through better experimental design, and the use of meteorological data to assess drought conditions.

Graduates are in high demand in business, industry, research and government to forecast, analyse and solve a variety of problems.

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Zoology

This major offers incredible scope, with the opportunity to choose from courses that cover areas including climate change biology, insect science, physiology, fish and aquaculture, marine biology and mathematical modelling.

Zoology offers a large number of career options, ranging from field-based conservation work to biomedical research with medical laboratories and education institutions.

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Majors

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

Archaeological Science

Archaeologists are increasingly using scientific approaches to their work.

In this major, you'll study core electives that examine areas like geography, earth sciences, biology and psychology, while developing skills in scientific reasoning.

Future work includes positions in museums, cultural centres and agencies, law enforcement, government departments, educational and research institutions.

View

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Explore and understand the chemical basis of life with this fascinating major relevant to research and development in areas like medicine, proteomics, genomics, bioinformatics, biotechnology and genetic engineering.

Career paths lead to some the most exciting and challenging roles in science and medicine, from laboratories, hospitals or government agencies to specific positions in research.

View

Bioinformatics

More industries are embracing genetic technologies. Study Bioinformatics and help shape the way we manage our health and environment.

Gain specialised knowledge in statistics, data management, computer programming, genomics, and molecular biology.

You’ll apply your scientific expertise and technical skills to translate complex biological data into meaningful information. Your insights may lead to new innovations or discoveries.

Majoring in Bioinformatics will kick start your career as a bioinformatician, clinical data manager, geneticist, research scientist or biomedical computer scientist.

View

Biomedical Science

Learn how to not only diagnose medical conditions, but also research better ways to treat, cure and prevent them with this major, which allows you to choose from specialised electives.

Graduates can find positions within industry, government, not-for-profit organisations or academia.

View

Biophysics (Dual Major)

Biophysics sits at the crossroads of biology, physics and chemistry.

As a student in this major, you'll study core courses that cover areas like: 

  • physics
  • chemistry
  • neuroscience
  • physiology 
  • biochemistry 
  • structural biology.

Graduates gain interdisciplinary training, which means you can adapt to a variety of working environments, from universities and research centres to industry and government.

View

Chemical Sciences (Dual Major)

Immerse yourself in the incredible world of chemical science.

Chemical science exploits the strong connections between chemistry and biological sciences, materials sciences and nano-science.

As a graduate, you can find careers in pharmaceutical and medical research, biotechnology, materials manufacturing or research and development.

View

Chemistry

Be prepared for the future of chemistry and all it entails with this forward-thinking major.

You'll learn about synthetic and polymer chemistry, computational and surface chemistry, and how they apply in our ever changing world.

This major leads to a broad range of career opportunities such as environmental, analytical and research chemists, or roles in private companies, councils, state and federal governments.

View

Computational Science and Biochemistry (Dual Major)

Explore the field of biochemistry and develop skills to solve real challenges.

In this dual major, you'll learn how to construct realistic mathematical models and simulations and perform quantitative analysis of scientific problems using computers.

You'll gain a thorough understanding of the molecular events that control growth and development of all living things. 

Careers in this field contribute to medicine, the environment, agriculture and industry, and more.

View

Computational Science and Biomedical Science (Dual Major)

Make your contribution to improving world health.

In this challenging and rewarding dual major, you'll learn why and how processing large amounts of data and creating accurate models is essential to understanding human health and disease.

A major in Biomedical Science is an established pathway for graduate entry to the Doctor of Medicine and other health programs. Combined with computational modelling, you can forge a career in diagnostic or research laboratories, biotechnology or pharmaceutical companies, research institutes and government departments.

View

Computational Science and Chemistry (Dual Major)

Would you like to use powerful supercomputers to better understand and predict the structures and reactivities of molecules?

In this dual major, you'll learn how to perform quantitative analysis of scientific problems using computers, and develop skills to solve real challenges in the chemical sciences.

Your study can lead to careers where you'll apply your theoretical expertise and innovation to complex problems and the creation of new technologies, including in government or advisory organisations, in research or as an inventor.

View

Computational Science and Ecology (Dual Major)

Discover how the biosphere responds to the effects of human activity.

In this dual major you'll create computer programs designed to improve environmental management and develop new skills to solve major problems in ecology.

This field can lead to roles in computational modelling in a range of industries such as government, the private sector or environmental impact assessment consultancies — or lead you to postgraduate study.

View

Computational Science and Genetics (Dual Major)

Be involved in processes leading to exciting discoveries in areas as diverse as human medicine, agriculture, conservation biology and biotechnology.

You could also contribute to solving significant challenges in genetics.

Graduates can find work in industries ranging from ecology and genome research, diagnostic or research laboratories to medicine and agriculture.

View

Computational Science and Geographical Sciences (Dual Major)

Learn how to plan for sustainable futures in both natural and built environments with this compelling dual major.

You'll cover climate change and its major effects, such as water scarcity and the planet's loss of biodiversity.

This dual major sees graduates in high demand for roles in natural resource management, national parks and wildlife conservation, and ecotourism.

You could also work in environmental consultancy, environmental monitoring and pollution control, teaching and research, meteorology and geographic information systems.

View

Computational Science and Geological Sciences (Dual Major)

Help solve real scientific and environmental challenges.

In this major, you'll discover how advanced modelling techniques can ensure the responsible use of natural resources, and how quantitative analysis of scientific problems with computers can solve geological issues.

Graduates can find work in analysing and simulating data in resource and engineering companies or in government and research agencies.

View

Computational Science and Marine Science (Dual Major)

This dual major lets you combine the exploration and understanding of unique marine environments with learning state-of-the-art technologies.

UQ has the largest marine research facilities of any Australian tertiary institution.

Graduates can seek job opportunities in engineering and consulting companies, fishing and aquaculture industries and food technology. 

You could also work in marine parks, ecotourism, marine resource development, museums, pharmacology, teaching, or wildlife conservation.

View

Computational Science and Mathematics (Dual Major)

Imagine if you could predict the behaviour of financial markets, or simulate the origins of our universe.

Anything's possible as you learn how to construct realistic mathematical models and simulations, and perform quantitative analysis of scientific challenges using computers.

This dual major leads to a broad range of career opportunities in operational research or financial mathematics in banking, finance, insurance and risk management.

You could also work in industries such as environmental, physical and biomedical sciences, engineering, defence, teaching, research, animation, or transport and logistics.

View

Computational Science and Microbiology (Dual Major)

Microbiology continues to pose big questions for science, with many answers now found by being able to analyse large amounts of data.

In this dual major, you'll learn how sophisticated computers can help explain the almost invisible world of microscopic living organisms.

Graduates typically work in universities, biotechnology companies, and agricultural, medical and veterinary institutes, the food and beverage industry, hospitals or government agencies.

View

Computational Science and Physics (Dual Major)

Make your contribution to the fields of nanotechnology, quantum technology and bio-photonics by undertaking this dual major.

The skills you learn and develop could provide new insights into a range of physics problems.

Career paths can lead to roles within education, finance, engineering, computing, government research and management, science communication, the health and medical sector.

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Computational Science and Plant Science (Dual Major)

Discover how the natural world meets computer power to unearth new scientific solutions.

The field of plant science contributes to vital areas including sustainable food, exploring alternative fuels and fighting global warming.

You will be in demand with a range of employers from universities, research institutes and laboratories to government departments, seed companies, mining companies, nurseries, landscape designers and environmental consultants.

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Computational Science and Psychology (Dual Major)

Can computers understand how the brain creates and retrieves memories?

Learn about developing realistic mathematical models and simulations using computers, which can provide answers to a broad range of questions in psychology.

A combination of computational science and psychology studies provides a competitive edge in professions such as human resources, mental health, counselling and corrective services.

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Computational Science and Statistics (Dual Major)

Learn from history to shape the future.

This dual major teaches how statistics can help us better understand and deal with chance and uncertainty through the design, collection, analysis and interpretation of numerical information.

You will be in high demand in business, industry and government, working in quality control, and product development and improvement. There are also excellent employment opportunities in many scientific, medical, environmental, defence and agricultural agencies.

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Computational Science and Zoology (Dual Major)

Climate change could affect animal evolution and diversity.

Take more than a stand on the issue by taking on this dual major and developing skills which address and provide answers to world problems in zoology.

Graduates can seek roles in laboratories, government, national parks, museums, zoos and conservation authorities, with medical laboratories and in education institutions.

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Cyber Security

As computers become increasingly interconnected and support more services than ever, securing these systems 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 eight per cent in 2018 to $3.9 billion (Australian Cyber Security Growth Network)

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Data Science

Our world is recording more data than we have the ability to process, which presents enormous challenges associated with data 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)

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Ecology

Discover how organisms interact with each other and their environments.

Study areas include behavioural and physiological ecology, conservation, landscape and evolutionary ecology. Field trips are also an important part of this major.

Graduates typically work for government departments and agencies, private industry, community and non-government organisations.

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Food Science and Nutrition (Dual Major)

Take a scientific approach to the study of food.

You'll learn every aspect of the food system, from farming, processing and distribution to how food is selected, consumed and affects our health.

Food is the largest industry in the world, so graduates can work almost anywhere in nutrition, food science and technology, education, research and development.

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Food Science and Technology

Help develop improved food products for the world's growing population.

Food science and technology is a highly interdisciplinary field that teaches you about the physical, microbiological and chemical make-up of food, and how to apply this knowledge.

Graduates can gain employment in technical and scientific food manufacturing industries, or develop new foods, processes and packaging to optimise food quality.

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Genetics

Increasingly, doctors and scientists are using genetic information to diagnose, treat, prevent and cure illnesses.

You'll learn how genetic information can contribute to understanding disease and lead to the development of personalised medicine.

Career paths for geneticists are some of the broadest available, ranging from ecology to research, medicine and agriculture.

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Geographical Sciences

Explore the study of spatial patterns of physical and human phenomena at local, national and global scales.

Blending theory with real-world experience, you’ll learn to apply geographical information science (GIS) software and remote-sensing technologies for data analysis, data modelling and developing map visualisations.

We broaden your critical-thinking and teach you how to apply GIS to solve key environmental, societal or planning issues faced in today’s modern world.

You’ll be equipped to pursue a broad range of career opportunities, including roles in natural resource management, national parks and wildlife conservation.

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Geological Sciences

Learn scientific techniques to sustainably manage the Earth’s minerals, energy sources or natural resources.

You’ll learn how remote-sensing technologies and geographical information science (GIS) software are used for field mapping, data analysis, and data modeling.

Study mineral and rock analysis, economic geology, mining geology, energy resources, environmental geology, marine geology, palaeobiology or geochemistry. You’ll develop and apply your knowledge through practical laboratory experience, fieldwork, and specialised seminars.

You’ll be equipped to kick-start your career in the mining sector, natural resource management, and exploration for energy resources or environmental planning with engineering companies.

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Machine Learning

Machine learning is the study of algorithms that automatically improve performance 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 of certain policies to help authorities design effective policies.

You'll graduate with skills at the forefront of this massive growth area as society looks for automated and continuous improvements on how 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

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Marine Biology (Extended Major)

Field activity and study combine to make this an exciting major.

You'll use ecology, zoology, botany and genetics to examine aquatic life from the ocean to wetlands, and learn about ecological and environmental protection strategies.

A Marine Biology major can lead to work in research and education, aquaculture industries, wildlife conservation and ecotourism.

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Marine Science

Dive into the scientific study of our oceans and coastal habitats.

Courses cover areas such as ecology, genetics and plant biology, zoology, marine invertebrates and coral reefs.

Marine scientists work in various fields, including teaching, fisheries laboratories, marine parks, planning and management, museums and universities.

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Mathematics

This major offers more than 30 different courses to suit different interests and career goals.

Prerequisite courses cover essential topics, with higher-level courses covering mathematical analysis, probability bioinformatics, mathematical biology and many other subjects.

Graduates go on to research positions at universities, government agencies and private companies. There are also opportunities in banking, finance, insurance and risk management.

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Microbiology

Study in this increasingly important area and you'll learn about immune recognition, vaccine design, infectious disease, microbial biotechnology and parasitology.

You'll also understand the importance of microbiology in environmental, agricultural and industrial settings.

Microbiology can open up careers in research with universities and biotechnology companies, medical and veterinary institutes, along with roles in forensics, biosecurity and quarantine.

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Physics

Undertake this major and you can choose to concentrate on theoretical or experimental studies, such as the nature of time or the origin of the universe.

Or you may decide to apply your knowledge to practical areas and develop advanced materials, electronic and optical devices. The flexibility is yours.

The analytical and problem-solving skills you develop can take you into sectors including education, finance, engineering, computing and management.

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Plant Science

Help solve two of the biggest problems facing humans today: global warming and our dependency on fossil fuels.

You could provide solutions through the study of ecology, evolution and conservation, plant pathology, plant physiology and plant biotechnology.

Graduates undertake careers in research, consultancy or teaching with multinational companies, universities or government departments.

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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.

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.

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.

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Psychology

Enjoy the study variety of this large discipline that covers topics like brain function, memory, conscious experience, lifespan development and social behaviour, together with the full spectrum of functional and dysfunctional behaviours.

Graduates undertake careers in human resources, mental health services, youth and child support work, or fields a diverse as marketing, aged care and corrective services.

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Public Health

Make a positive difference to people's lives by learning how to measure, plan, manage and evaluate health programs and services to prevent illness and promote good health in communities.

Career paths can lead to roles in public and global health, health research, policy and professional practice, such as law and ethics.

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Scientific Computing

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 relies on continuous functions. Therefore, careful approximations are necessary to enable computers to analyse complex mathematical functions.

You will study algorithms for mathematical analysis and graduate with skills used in various scientific endeavours, including in hospitals and university medical research and big pharmaceutical and petrochemical companies across the public and private sectors.

Join a growing industry

  • Help solve the complex scientific problems of the future using mathematical analysis
  • The digital technology sector is one of the fastest growing parts of Australia’s economy
  • Data engineer was the #8 emerging job of 2020 (LinkedIn 2020 Emerging Jobs Report)

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Statistics

Learn through theory and practice how to apply the tools of modern statistics to real-world scientific problems.

Examples include the improvement of medical treatments through better experimental design, and the use of meteorological data to assess drought conditions.

Graduates are in high demand in business, industry, research and government to forecast, analyse and solve a variety of problems.

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Zoology

This major offers incredible scope, with the opportunity to choose from courses that cover areas including climate change biology, insect science, physiology, fish and aquaculture, marine biology and mathematical modelling.

Zoology offers a large number of career options, ranging from field-based conservation work to biomedical research with medical laboratories and education institutions.

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Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

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 $46,832

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelors of Computer Science/Science 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

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelors of Computer Science/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.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $9,527

Indicative annual fee 2020 Commonwealth supported place

Fee information for 2021 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2020.

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelors of Computer Science/Science for the 2021 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.

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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/Science is 733601.

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/Science is 2427.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

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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