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School of Information Tech & Elec Engineering


Herston, St Lucia

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View the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Computer Science extended major.


Australian/domestic students

Faculty of Science


Phone: 07 3365 1888

International students

International Student Advisor


Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

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Why study Computer Science?

Computer science is the science of problem solving, computation and information. Computer scientists work to advance our fundamental understanding of computing, develop new and improved problem solving techniques and design more efficient and powerful computing devices and technology. In the Computer Science major, you will study a core set of computing courses with the added flexibility of combining this with courses from other areas of science and across the University. This extended major is ideal for students who wish to develop a larger set of computing knowledge and skills.

More information about what can be studied in the Computer Science Extended Major.

What you can study

First year students will study foundational courses in programming/software engineering, information systems and discrete mathematics. The second and third year of the program provide more specialised courses in areas such as computer systems, human-computer interaction, algorithms and data structures, artificial intelligence, computer networks and information security. These courses provide opportunities to work on both major individual and team projects and exposure to real-world problems from industry and other areas of science.

Computer Science is also available as a single major and as a dual major.


View the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Computer Science extended major.

Employment opportunities

Computing devices, the internet, data and information are an integral part of essentially every aspect of modern society, science, industry and government. This has created a high demand for graduates with computing skills across a wide range of career paths:

  • Innovation in other scientific disciplines is increasingly driven by applying digital technology to collect and analyse massive amounts of data produced by both experimentation and complex simulations. The analysis and simulations require expertise in computer programming and data manipulation.
  • Entire industries operate predominately or completely in the online world (e.g. music, movie streaming, online shopping, social media, apps, computer games). All of this is built on software, data and network technology by people with computing skills.
  • Finance and commerce (e.g. the banking industry) relies on professionals with skills in information security and technical skills to analyse trends in financial data and customer management.
  • Government organizations are increasingly making data publically available and looking for ways to utilize data, information and computing resources to improve efficiency and reduce costs. This requires specialist skills in programming, data analysis and computer systems.

What it costs

Please view the Bachelor of Science for indicative fees.

How to apply

Please view the Bachelor of Science for information on key dates and how to apply.