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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.

Our Research

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.

Information for international students

News

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May

Women in STEM National Innovation Games

Join the Western Women in STEM National Innovation Games, a hack-a-thon inspired innovation Challenge co-funded by the Australian Government and Western Sydney University. Registrations close Friday 7 May.

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Apr

Casual academic work opportunities in ECMS

The Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences is seeking dedicated and passionate casual staff to assist with the delivery of our Semester 1 undergraduate and postgraduate courses, commencing 26 July 2021. Applications close 6 June 2021.

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Apr

Congratulations to our graduates from the School of Computer Science

Completing your studies is a time to celebrate, reminisce and look to the future. Here is a message of congratulations from your Head of School, Professor Ian Reid.

6

Apr

Over $1m in successful ARC Linkage funding for ECMS

Congratulations to Dr Markus Wagner, Professor Mark Jaksa and their respective teams for successfully securing over AU$1m for their Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage projects.

6

Apr

UofA team wins Aurecon Sustainability Award in EWB Challenge Showcase

Congratulations to the University of Adelaide students who won the Aurecon Sustainability Award in the 2020 Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Challenge Showcase.

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Apr

Australian Rover Challenge success

Held 27-28 March, the first ever Australian Rover Challenge gave university students' from across the country the opportunity to put their engineering skills to the test.

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Events

17

May

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia - IDAHOBIT 2021

Staff and students are invited to come along to Hub Central, where there will be delicious goodies and the opportunity to take part in developing a paper chain-link display, a visual symbol of our solidarity with the LGBTQIA+ community.

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May

AIML Student Tour in conjunction with STEM Careers Night

Register for your chance to hear in-person from members of AIML, including a presentation of the world-class work they do at the Institute – research which you could be part of in the future!

18

May

STEM Careers Night

We invite you to join our interactive event (online and in-person options) to hear from staff and graduates about the rapidly growing STEM career market (including emerging fields). Discover how you can prepare yourself for future careers with one of our cutting-edge degrees. 

27

May

Getting started with High-Performance Computing (HPC)

High-Performance Computing (HPC) allows you to accomplish your analysis faster by using many parallel CPUs and huge amounts of memory simultaneously.

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Sep

CVPR-AU@AIML

We are bringing together the Australia Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) community to present and to discuss recent CVPR 2021 papers.

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