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Bachelor of Advanced Computing

Australia's most innovative IT course

New undergraduate degree, starting in 2018.

Overview

The Bachelor of Advanced Computing is designed with your computing career in mind. You will develop practical and theoretical skills across the computing, information technology and business transformation industries. In Australia's most innovative IT course, you can combine your passion for computing with a choice of more than 100 cross-disciplinary majors as you cultivate specialist industry knowledge and computing expertise.

As an advanced computing student, you will learn from leaders in the field. First year covers the core skills required to become an IT professional before you specialise in a major that aligns with your preferred career pathway: computer science, information systems, software development or computational data science.

The computer science major will foster your ability to create and use the latest computer technology, while the information systems major applies this computing technology to devising and managing innovative business solutions. The software development major focuses on the design of new software systems and the computational data science major will develop your ability to draw meaningful knowledge from data to drive decision making. You can combine your computing skills with a second major from over 100 study areas including music, commerce, science and the arts, and develop the well-rounded perspective highly valued by employers. You have the choice to graduate after three years with the Bachelor of Computing or continue to complete advanced professional and research skills in your fourth year.

With career options spanning research and development, consulting, information and communication technology services, software architecture and start-ups, the knowledge and experience you develop will position you for a diverse and engaging career.

Majors

Students have the option of undertaking a second major; this could be another computing major or one of more than 100 cross-disciplinary majors from other fields such as marketing, neuroscience, languages, psychology or geography.

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

What you'll study

Study plans for the Bachelor of Advanced Computing following each major:

 

Units of Study

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics or Mathematics Extension 1

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 Technology offers opportunities for you to participate in international exchange programs.
Future study options

The faculty 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.

Graduate opportunities

Our advanced computing graduates can be found in a broad range of careers and roles, including: computer programmer, computer system administrator, consultancy, information services management, systems analyst, software engineer, web development and management.

 

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.

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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