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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Semester 1 2021 Graduation Important Updates

If you intend to graduate in the Semester 1, 2021 Conferral Round (Ceremony in September 2021), please check your application status in Access Adelaide now.



ECMS InDaily 40 Under 40 success

Congratulations to the ECMS researchers, current students and alumni who received awards and were named in the recent InDaily 40 Under 40 Awards.



ECMS remains in top 100 ARWU rankings

ECMS remains a leading research and education institute both nationally and internationally with 10 disciplines ranking within the top 100 in the 2021 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).



Job opportunity: multiple roles with Accenture Australia

Working within our Adelaide Hub, you will hone your skills in cyber security, technology and innovation. You’ll also have the chance to work across a variety of industries – from health to education, cyber, automation, aerospace and defence, with roles open to applicants from technology, engineering and mathematics. Applications close 1 June.



Machine learning intern with design giant Canva

As a Machine Learning Engineering Intern, you will get the opportunity to learn and apply best-practice data science and software engineering, focused on strong software engineering fundamentals and pragmatism. Apply today!



Be the new Data Analytics Intern at Canva

As a Data Analytics Intern, you will have the opportunity to learn from a world-class team of Data Analysts, working on a modern data stack with a truly enormous amount of data. Our Analysts have come from a range of companies and institutions from all over the world, and are solving some of the most challenging problems in data.





Spirit of Place Exhibition

Spirit of Place explores South Australian contemporary Aboriginal architecture, landscape architecture and placemaking. The collection of works represents the diversity of design responses to South Australia’s rich Aboriginal cultures.



McKinsey & Company Women's Internships and Scholarships Info Session

This information session is open to pre-penultimate and penultimate undergraduate/postgraduate female students who are interested in applying for the scholarship and internship. The session will explain both the Women's Internship and Scholarship, and the Women in Digital Internship and Scholarship opportunities.



Learn to program: MATLAB

Learn about the fundamental concepts in programming using MATLAB and apply them to analyse a sample research dataset. This course is run over two days.



2021/2022 Fishbowl Challenge

The Fishbowl Challenge is a 6-month intensive venture-building program and competition for young university entrepreneurs. Participants work in international teams with students across the globe to build tech-based social ventures. Applications close 1 July 2021.




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