School of Computer Science

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 and events



Mid-Year Round Research Scholarship now open

The Mid-Year Round Research Scholarship for domestic students is now open. This round makes available a limited number of research scholarships opportunities, including admission and stipend. Open: 1 May - 16 June.



First Aid Updates

Where to find new defibrillators and after-hours first aid kits, 3 important apps to have on your phone and reporting first aid treatments or near misses.



Canva on Campus

Interested in hearing about how Canva has scaled their backend system to support over 15 million monthly active users? Or how they’ve rebuilt their tech stack to support a range of features to empower the world to design? Come along on the 20th of May to hear from Christian and Mark, two graduate engineers who have played a key role in the world of integrations and video at Canva!



Academic Teaching Support - Casual Work Opportunities in ECMS

We are seeking dedicated and passionate casual staff to assist with the delivery of our Semester 2 undergraduate and postgraduate courses, commencing Monday 29 July.



Thinking Postgraduate?

Are you an undergraduate student starting to think about further study options? Talk to us about postgraduate coursework, honours and research.



Dassault Systèmes Project of the Year competition - enter now via Facebook

Want to show off a cool project you made this year? Dassault Systèmes is launching an international student competition, called "Project of the Year"! This annual event is a great way for you to promote your work and earn global recognition.