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Bachelor of Advanced Computing and Bachelor of Science

Australia's most innovative IT course

Gain two qualifications in just five years!

Designed for tomorrow's computing careers

  • Combine your passions

    Develop specialist knowledge through a second major in a wide range of fields including music, commerce, science and the arts.

  • Latest technology innovation

    With an ERA Ranking of 5 for Information and Computing Science, we are leaders in the development of new technologies.

Overview

Redefine the digital and physical landscapes. The combined Bachelor of Advanced Computing and Bachelor of Science program will develop your technical skills in computing and IT while cultivating your expertise in scientific enquiry. Underpinned by critical analytical and leadership skills, you will be positioned to transform our world for the better.

With new fields and industries rapidly emerging, there is an enormous opportunity for innovation and development in today's world. The Bachelor of Advanced Computing will foster your ability to work across the computing, information technology and business innovation industries. First year covers the core skills you will need to become an IT professional before you specialise in a major that aligns with your preferred career pathway computer science, information systems, software development and computational data science.

Complementing your computing and IT studies, the Bachelor of Science emphasises fundamental principles and discovery research underpinned by critical thinking and analytical capabilities. You can major in one or two areas of science, with elective units allowing you the flexibility to explore different branches and interests. We offer more than 50 study areas, taking you from the microscopic to the cosmic, from biological to physical and chemical processes and preventing diseases in humans, animals and plants.

You can complete this combined degree program in five years of full-time study, after which you will graduate with two qualifications, ready for a diverse range of careers. The opportunities to revolutionise our world are in your hands.

Majors

Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status

My qualification is from

The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your fee

How to apply

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics or HSC Mathematics Extension 1. Other assumed knowledge depends on the Science areas or programs studied

Honours

The Bachelor of Advanced Computing has an embedded Honours program, with all students undertaking a research thesis in the final year.  Honours will be awarded to students who achieve a sufficient standard of merit.

Admission requirement

Admission to this course is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English.

Course opportunities

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies and the Faculty of Science both offer one-year exchange programs with universities around the world.

Professional accreditation

Career pathways & prospects

Graduate opportunities

Our advanced computing and science graduates can be found in a broad range of careers and roles, including: computer programmer, consulting, geophysicist, information services management, mathematician, microbiologist, psychologist, science historian, software engineer, systems analyst, web development and management Science graduates from the University of Sydney have distinguished themselves in many areas of endeavour. Our graduates include winners of the Nobel Prize and the Rhodes Scholarship and leaders in international research, education, business, banking and government. Employers value a science graduate's adaptable skills and ability to think creatively about complex issues. Recent graduates are employed in science-based work in industry, research, hospitals, forensics, patent offices quality control, medical laboratories, banking, business analysis, sales, marketing, human resources, librarianship, publishing, museums, computing, and biotechnology.

Career information for UAC

Refer to relevant individual degree entries. Graduates from a combined degree program generally have a greatly expanded range of career options.

Domestic students

Indicative Undergraduate Student Contribution Amount


The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study in the course, and the specific units of study in which you enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Undergraduate Students


The tuition fee for international undergraduate students is an indication of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount. For further information about how to calculate your specific total tuition fees, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Combined undergraduate degree tuition fees


For international students, for combined undergraduate degrees, a single indicative course tuition fee applies for the duration of your study in the combined degree, regardless of the units of study that are undertaken as part of your combined degree. Importantly, the single indicative course tuition fee is subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your study in the combined degree.

Additional incidental costs and health insurance


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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