Computer Science

UNDERGRADUATE MAJOR

Computer science involves the study of computers and the programs that run on computers. This major will appeal to the more technically-minded students who wish to contribute to the future development and support of technology.

Major outline

From first to final year students complete core units of study as required by the computer science major with some electives available.

Course accreditation

The courses that offer this major, the BIT and BCST, have been awarded professional level accreditation by the Australian Computer Society [hyperlink: http://www.acs.org.au/].

Graduate opportunities

Depends on choice of study related to IT, and on the other subjects combined with your IT study. Examples include computer programmers, systems analysts, software engineers and computer systems administrators. The expanding need for computers and computing technology ensures varied careers for graduates of this degree.

Further study for major

The Graduate School of Engineering and IT [hyperlink: http://www.eng.usyd.edu.au/gse/index.shtml] provides a link between postgraduate students in the different engineering disciplines, and offers a welcoming and supportive environment in which to undertake challenging coursework programs and research. The faculty's postgraduate coursework and research are focused on industrial applications supported by strong fundamental research programs run by internationally recognised academics.

Related subject areas

Information Systems

Our courses that offer this major