For over 50 years the School of Computer Science has been preparing students for success using—and shaping—the latest in digital technology.

If you like solving problems and tackling real-world challenges, we have the experience, expertise, energy and enterprise to educate you for the future.

We teach computer science and software engineering and you can tailor your studies towards a particular career path, with majors offered in artificial intelligence, computer science, cybersecurity, data science, distributed systems and networking.

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Our computer science and software engineering undergraduate and postgraduate degrees provide an outstanding foundation of skills and understanding in complex computing and computer systems. With five industry-driven majors on offer—you can tailor your studies towards a wide range of in-demand careers.

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Our research

At the School of Computer Science our world-class research is focused on computer vision, distributed and high-performance computing, evolutionary systems, computer science education, formal methods and software architectures.

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Student support

Are you a current student? Our Ask ECMS team is available for any questions you have regarding your degree—from enrolment and practical experience, to degree checks and credit transfers. You can also access online resources, including study plans and forms.

Student Support

Contact us

Do you need to contact the School of Computer Science? If your question relates to a specific matter, you can contact the relevant School of Computer Science staff member directly.

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Computer Science Learning Centre

The Computer Science Learning Centre (CSLC)—also known as the ‘Duck Lounge’—is a dedicated space for students undertaking Computer Science subjects.

Computer Science Learning Centre

Digital technologies education for teachers

We provide primary and secondary school teachers with free online courses, professional learning events and a National Lending Library to better prepare them for teaching digital technology in the classroom.

Digital Technologies Education

Will you be joining us from overseas?

Studying at the University of Adelaide, continuously ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide, will challenge and inspire you. We're a member of Australia's Group of Eight (Go8), made up of the country's best universities.

The University's beautiful campus features traditional sandstone buildings, open spaces and cutting-edge facilities. Located in the multicultural city of Adelaide, South Australia; it is close to accommodation, shops, entertainment and attractions.

The School of Computer Science offers a range of world-class programs. Find out more about study options, entry requirements, how to apply and life in Adelaide.

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Department of Defence 2021 Graduate Program

The Department of Defence is now seeking STEM students for its 2021 Graduate Program. Applications close 4 April.



International Day of Mathematics Profile - Tobin South

Saturday 14 March 2020 is the International Day of Mathematics. This year, we're celebrating by sharing how Tobin South, a Higher Degree by Research Candidate from the School of Mathematical Sciences, is developing tools to understand how information flows within our news ecosystem on social media.



Microsoft Protégé 2020 Competition

Microsoft is giving you the chance to put your knowledge into practice through the Protégé annual case competition - applications close Monday 6 April.



Microsoft on campus for mock interviews and networking

Microsoft is bringing Software Engineers to campus on Tuesday 10 March!



Applications now open: 2020 Women in STEM Careers (WiSC) Program

You're invited to apply to our 2020 Women in STEM Careers (WiSC) Program. Applications close 23 February.



Generous PhD scholarships to deliver the tools for integrating the mining value chain

Join the Australian Research Council Training Centre for Integrated Operations for Complex Resources and help deliver the vital enabling tools – advanced sensors, data analytics and Artificial Intelligence – for automated, integrated and optimised mining.





Virtual Webcast: Rio Tinto Australia 2021 Graduate Program

Register for one of four webcasts to find out more about applying to the Rio Tinto 2021 Graduate Program.



Cancelled: Bridging the gap between research and production for machine learning

1 April: The 2020 Dean's Research Seminar Series kicks off with guest speaker and best-selling author Chip Huyen who is working with a US-based start-up that focuses on overcoming the challenge of productionizing research in the machine learning industry.



Adelaide STEM Careers Night

12 May: Whether you're still at high school or planning to join us mid-year, taking a break from study or rethinking your career path, come chat with us at STEM Careers Night.