Computer Science and IT

Computer science and IT underpins much of the technology we rely on today. From programming and software engineering, to networking and security; advancements in computer science can lead to life-changing innovation in virtually any area of society.

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In any life choice there's two main decision makers: your head and your heart. It's no different as you decide what, and where, you'll study.

At the University of Adelaide, you can satisfy your head AND heart. 
Have it all. HERE and NOW.

Create your dream IT career

Study IT at the home of the Australian Institute of Machine Learning and put yourself squarely in future employer’s sights with the opportunity to pursue deeper, specialised learning through a major in one of two high growth technology areas – Cyber Security or Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

Study IT at Adelaide

The digital revolution has created an information age of near-infinite opportunities for computer science and information technology students. As an Adelaide computer science graduate, you’ll be equipped to develop and work on software that pushes the limits of human endeavour. This could be in: disease treatment; weather prediction; Internet security; international finance; space exploration; or countless other fields.

Our graduates are in high demand, with a growing number of companies seeking the expertise of highly-trained computer scientists. No matter how technology transforms the future job market, computer science expertise will remain crucial.

Study at one of the world's leading universities

The University of Adelaide is ranked 43 in the world for Computer Science & Engineering* and is also consistently ranked in the world’s top 1% of universities. 

Our Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences is home to many world-class research institutes and centres, where you’ll have the opportunity to learn from numerous internationally-renowned researchers and academics. 

 *Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019

Opportunities for high achievers

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  • Do you have a Selection Rank of 95 or above?

    Do you like to challenge your thinking? If you achieve a Selection Rank of 95 or above, consider our Bachelor of Computer Science (Advanced). This degree is for high-achieving students who are seeking insights into cutting-edge research and global grand challenges in the fields of computer science and information technology. You must maintain a high grade point average throughout your studies to remain in this highly competitive degree.

    Bachelor of Computer Science (Advanced)

  • Honours

    Depending on your grade point average, you may be eligible to undertake honours.  Honours consists of one further year of full-time study that includes a research component. This will give you a deeper understanding of your specialisation, and allow you to demonstrate your commitment to further learning. It will also prepare you for postgraduate study, and significantly enhance your CV.

    If you complete the Bachelor of Computer Science (Advanced), you’ll be offered honours entry automatically.

    See honours degrees

  • Scholarships

    The University offers scholarships to undergraduate and postgraduate students. These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

    Find a scholarship

Career readiness

Computer scientists design computer-based solutions to information management and processing problems. They are employed in fields involving administration, computer programming, computer science, information technology management, quality improvement and systems analysis.

Software engineers apply engineering and computer science principles to the development and maintenance of software. Their role is complex, involving aspects of design, engineering, management, mathematics, psychology, sociology and other disciplines.

Global demand for computer scientists and software engineers is extremely high, and employment is expected to continue growing steadily. An increasing number of companies seek our graduates’ expertise, with alumni securing careers with world leaders such as Microsoft, Google, IBM and Atlassian.

Virtual Open Day 2020

Open Day 2020 has gone virtual, bringing all of the action to the comfort of your home. With a brand new customised Open Day platform, users can attend talks, live chat with staff and academics, and view campus tours with the click of a button.

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Information for parents

Is your child thinking of studying with us? If so, our degrees will pave the way for a bright future and provide the perfect environment for your child to flourish.

Information for parents