Undergraduate

Computer Science

From search engines to smartphones, computer science involves the theory and design behind the intelligent systems and computers that transform the way we live, work and communicate.
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Careers and further study

A Gender Studies major opens up a world of future study pathways and career opportunities.

Career Pathways

Destinations for graduates include large software development houses such as Google, Microsoft, Motorola and Thales, as well as smaller computing, mining and resources, and consulting companies.
You could also undertake further studies in software engineering, data science, electrical engineering, and electronic engineering, as well as honours and research degrees.
Destinations for graduates include large software development houses such as Google, Microsoft, Motorola and Thales, as well as smaller computing, mining and resources, and consulting companies.
You could also undertake further studies in software engineering, data science, electrical engineering, and electronic engineering, as well as honours and research degrees.
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Further Study

You can apply for entry to honours in Computer Science, the Master of Data Science and the Master of Information Technology. Research opportunities in Computer Science are also available.
You can apply for entry to honours in Computer Science, the Master of Data Science and the Master of Information Technology. Research opportunities in Computer Science are also available.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this major. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or your desired course.

Domestic Fees

Undergraduate – Commonwealth supported students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
192
Average Annual Fee - 2019
$8,934.00
Typical Fee Range - 2019
$6,566.00 - $10,958.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Undergraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
192
Total Course Fee - 2018
$161,600.00
Total Course Fee - 2019
$161,600.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry standards page.

Mathematics requirement

This major requires a certain level of Mathematics. If you do not meet this level, you may be able to take additional Mathematics units in your first year to satisfy this requirement.

WACE prerequisite: Mathematics Applications ATAR

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this major? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

Learn the theoretical, algorithmic, implementation and systems principles that underpin computer languages and networks. You'll also discover how to develop new technologies and advanced programming techniques.

About The Course

Computing software and systems are becoming more prevalent, revolutionising the way we live, work and communicate.
Computer Science

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2019
Locations
  • Albany (Regional campus)
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 16-25 hours teaching time, plus your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-CMPSC
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BSc), 4 years (BSc [Hons]), 4 years (BPhil[Hons])
Computer Science
Status
  • Available 2019
Locations
  • Albany (Regional campus)
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 16-25 hours teaching time, plus your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-CMPSC
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BSc), 4 years (BSc [Hons]), 4 years (BPhil[Hons])
TISC Codes
  • UWSPS
  • UWBPH
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
Faculty
  • Faculty of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences

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Course Accreditation

The Computer Science major is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (provisional). Computer Science remains provisionally accredited until the required number of students graduate from the major.

Your degree options

This major is offered as a degree-specific, or first, major for these degrees. It is also offered as a second major in our other bachelor's degrees.

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