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Bachelor of Computer Science

Degree Type Bachelor

Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 314111

CRICOS 023413M

The Bachelor of Computer Science caters for students with specific interests in computer science and/or information technology. It has a core of compulsory computer science courses and a wide range of electives including mathematics and statistics. Additionally, students can take electives in other disciplines including commerce, economics, engineering, finance, humanities and social sciences or science.

Students can tailor their degree to guide them towards a particular career, which may include computer graphics, database and information systems management, network management and software engineering.

The program produces highly skilled, adaptable graduates who are able to design computer-based solutions to address information management and processing problems in industry, commerce, science, entertainment and the public sector. Graduates from this degree are in high demand in the job market with a growing number of companies seeking their expertise. 

  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    SATAC Code 314111
    2017 CSP ATAR 70.1
    2017 CSP IB 25
    2017 Adelaide Approved Score 80
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Mid-year entry Subject to availability
    Intake February and July. Students commencing in July may have a slightly limited selection of courses.
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    Selection Criteria
    Year 12 Applicants You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).
    Prerequisites SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods (if studied in 2017. If studied year 12 prior to 2017, the equivalent subject was called Mathematical Studies). IB: Mathematics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3)

    Alternative entry pathways
    • Higher Education applicants
      You must have completed at least half a year full time equivalent higher education study. A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA.
    • VET applicants
      You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation. Your application will be ranked according to the level of the award.
    • Special Entry applicants
      You must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2018. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2018 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2017 or 2016), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2016). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    • Without formal qualifications?
      You may be eligible for our special access schemes.
    • Other Entry Pathways
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 314111

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    CRICOS 023413M
    Intake February and July. Students commencing in July may have a slightly limited selection of courses.
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Secondary School Qualifications International ATAR 70
    International Baccalaureate (IB) 25
    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 9
    United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 25
    General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 6
    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 65
    ISC & CBSE [India] 60%
    ISBE [India] 70%
    SAT [US] 1120
    Abitur 3.7
    Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education 2.2
    Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 7.5
    STPM or Matrikulasi 2.67
    The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 70
    Eynesbury Foundation Program 339
    Other Qualifications Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Phillipines or Taiwan may be eligible to apply for a Pre-University Pathway to prepare for or gain entry into the University's undergraduate academic programs. For additional information see Admissions Information - Academic Requirements
    Prerequisites
    Australian Year 12 SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods (if studied in 2017. If studied year 12 prior to 2017, the equivalent subject was called Mathematical Studies). IB: Mathematics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3)
    International Qualifications Mathematics
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $37,000

    Scholarships

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

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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Graduates are highly regarded by employers and have been successful in a wide variety of industries and areas. Employment opportunities exist in: administration, business data processing, computer programming, computer science, engineering design, financial software, games programming, graphics programming, information technology management, Internet commerce, network management and support, quality improvement, scientific data analysis, systems analysis, software engineering, systems support, real-time process control and user interface programming.

    Career Pathways
    Bachelor of Computer Science students can tailor their respective programs to guide them towards a particular career. Some of the options available are as follows:

    • Computer Graphics: As computing becomes a more visual medium, the demand increases for computer scientists with skills in the areas of computer vision, graphics, networking and broadband telecommunications. With the right choice of computer science courses and electives, students will be well prepared for a rewarding career in this area.

    • Database and Information Systems Management: Database and information systems management is an increasingly important field in the area of information technology, with large volumes of data needing to be correctly stored and interpreted. It is recommended that students thinking about this type of career also undertake electives from the discipline of statistics.

    • Network Management: Graduates in this area focus on the technical aspects of the design and implementation of data communications networks, including security and robustness. Choosing courses specifically focused on network issues will assist students to follow this career path.

    • Software Engineering: Software engineering is an essential discipline for anyone aiming to write reliable software for complex systems. Computer science degrees offer several software engineering courses, which include group projects tackling real world problems and cover the creation of software from its conception to delivery.

     

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Professional Accreditation

    The Bachelor of Computer Science is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). It also provides the necessary academic requirements for membership of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the American-based Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

    Potential careers

    Internet Commerce Specialist, Information and Communications Technologist, Network Engineer, Computer Programmer, Software Engineer, Computer Scientist, Computer Systems Engineer, Instrumentation Engineer, Internet - Web Programmer, IT Manager, Systems Analyst

  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

    Global Learning Experience


    It is recommended that students in the Bachelor of Computer Science program study overseas during levels 2 and 3. Both semester and year long exchange is possible.

    To discuss your options further, please contact the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences.
  • Degree Structure

    This program provides foundational studies in computer science and mathematics, followed by advanced work in information technology and more specialised areas of computer science. Additionally, students may select other computer science, mathematics and statistics courses and courses from a wide range of other disciplines.

    A core of computer science courses is studied in second and third years, including studies of programming and software engineering, operating systems, computer networks and database systems.

    Students who perform well can undertake an additional year of study to obtain an Honours Degree of Bachelor of Computer Science. The honours degree can provide access to postgraduate study and a wider range of professional opportunities in the computing industry.

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Example Study Plan


    BACHELOR OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
    Year 1 COMP SCI 1102 Object Oriented Programming (3 units)
    or
    COMP SCI 1101 Introduction to Programming (3 units)* See note below
    COMP SCI 1103 Algorithm Design and Data Structures (3 units)
    or
    COMP SCI 1102 Object Oriented Programming (3 units)* See note below
    Level I Elective (3 units)
    or
    MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA (3 units)**
    MATHS 1008 Mathematics for Information Technology I (3 units)
    or
    MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB (3 units)** 
    COMP SCI 1106 Introduction to Software Engineering (3 units)
    Level I Elective (9 units)
    Year 2 COMP SCI 2201 Algorithm & Data Structure Analysis (3 units)
    or
    COMP SCI 1103 Algorithm Design and Data Structures (3 units)*See note below
    Level I, II or III Elective
    or
    COMP SCI 2201 Algorithm & Data Structure Analysis (3 units)*See note below
    COMP SCI 2207 Web & Database Computing (3 units)
    COMP SCI 2000 Computer Systems (3 units)
    Level I, II or III Elective (3 units)
    COMP SCI Level II Elective (3 units)
    Level II Electives (6 units)
    Year 3 COMP SCI 3006 Software Engineering & Project (3 units)
    MATHS 3025 Professional Practice III (3 units)
    or
    ENTREP 3901 Tech eChallenge (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3004 Operating Systems (3 units)
    COMP SCI Level III Elective (9 units)
    Level III Elective (6 units)
    Elective Choices COMP SCI 1010 Puzzle Based Learning (3 units)
    COMP SCI 1012 Scientific Computing (3 units)
    COMP SCI 1101 Introduction to Programming (3 units)
    COMP SCI 2005 Systems Programming (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3005 Computer Architecture (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3007 Artificial Intelligence (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3014 Computer Graphics (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3305 Parallel and Distributed Computing (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3306 Mining Big Data (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3308 Cyber Security Fundamentals (3 units)
    COMP SCI 2203 Problem Solving and Software Development (3 units)
    COMP SCI 2204 Advanced Programming Paradigms (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3001 Computer Networks and Applications (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3004 Operating Systems (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3012 Distributed Systems (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3013 Event Driven Computing (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3016 Computational Cognitive Science (3 units)^
    COMP SCI 3307 Secure Programming (3 units)


    *STUDENTS WITH PRIOR PROGRAMMING EXPERIENCE:
    Do not need to complete COMP SCI 1101 Introduction to Programming and  therefore complete the following courses in the order listed a) COMP SCI 1102 Object Oriented Programming b) COMP SCI 1103 Algorithm Design and Data Structures c) COMP SCI 2201 Algorithm & Data Structure Analysis d) Level I, II or III Elective

    *STUDENTS WITH NO PRIOR PROGRAMMING EXPERIENCE:
    Complete the following courses in the order listed a) COMP SCI 1101 Introduction to  Programming  b) COMP SCI 1102 Object Oriented Programming c) COMP SCI 1103 Algorithm Design and Data Structures d) COMP SCI 2201 Algorithm & Data Structure Analysis

    ** To enrol in MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB students must first pass MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA, this is presented as a level 1 elective. Entry into MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA requires SACE Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics, or a pass in MATHS 1013 Mathematics IM. The  Mathematics IA/IB pathway is for students who want to study extra mathematics. A pass in Mathematics IB is prerequisite for all Level II Mathematics courses.

    # Electives must include Broadening Electives to the value of 9 units.
    These Broadening Electives cannot be chosen from the following subject areas: COMP SCI , MATHS, PURE MTH, APP MATH, STATS.

    How to choose an elective course in your area of interest? Please refer to the steps via the link: http://www.ecms.adelaide.edu.au/current-students/new-students/#tab-5-content 

    COURSE AVAILABILITY
    ^Check the course planner for course availability noting the availability of all courses is conditional on the availability of staff and facilities.
    For program commencement 2017 and prior please refer to the following study plan to guide your enrolment: https://ecms.adelaide.edu.au/current-students/enrolment/study-plans/2017/b-comp-sci-2017.pdf


    2018 program commencement will need to refer to following study plan to guide your enrolment:  https://ecms.adelaide.edu.au/current-students/enrolment/study-plans/2018/b-comp-sci-comp-comp-sci-2018.pdf


    BACHELOR OF COMPUTER SCIENCE (Computer Science Major)
    Year 1 COMP SCI 1102 Object Oriented Programming (3 units)
    or
    COMP SCI 1101 Introduction to Programming (3 units)* See note below
    COMP SCI 1103 Algorithm Design and Data Structures (3 units)
    or
    COMP SCI 1102 Object Oriented Programming (3 units)* See note below
    Level I Elective (3 units)
    or
    MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA (3 units)**
    MATHS 1008 Mathematics for Information Technology I (3 units)
    or
    MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB (3 units)** 
    COMP SCI 1106 Introduction to Software Engineering (3 units)
    Level I Elective (9 units)
    Year 2 COMP SCI 2201 Algorithm & Data Structure Analysis (3 units)
    or
    COMP SCI 1103 Algorithm Design and Data Structures (3 units)*See note below
    Level I, II or III Elective (3 units)
    or
    COMP SCI 2201 Algorithm & Data Structure Analysis (3 units)*See note below
    COMP SCI 2207 Web & Database Computing (3 units)
    COMP SCI 2000 Computer Systems (3 units)
    Level I, II or III Elective (3 units)
    COMP SCI Level II Elective (3 units)
    Level II Electives (6 units)
    Year 3 COMP SCI 3006 Software Engineering & Project (3 units)
    MATHS 3025 Communication Skills III (3 units)
    or
    ENTREP 3901 Tech eChallenge (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3004 Operating Systems (3 units)
    COMP SCI Level III Elective (12 units)
    Level III Elective (3 units)
    Elective Choices COMP SCI 1010 Puzzle Based Learning (3 units)
    COMP SCI 1012 Scientific Computing (3 units)
    COMP SCI 1101 Introduction to Programming (3 units)
    COMP SCI 2005 Systems Programming (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3001 Computer Networks and Applications (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3005 Computer Architecture (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3007 Artificial Intelligence (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3014 Computer Graphics (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3305 Parallel and Distributed Computing (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3306 Mining Big Data (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3308 Cyber Security Fundamentals (3 units)
    COMP SCI 2203 Problem Solving and Software Development (3 units)
    COMP SCI 2204 Advanced Programming Paradigms (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3012 Distributed Systems (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3013 Event Driven Computing (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3307 Secure Programming (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3316 Evolutionary Computation (3 units)^
    COMP SCI 3314 Introduction to Statistical Machine Learning (3 units)^
    COMP SCI 3315 Computer Vision (3 units)^


    *STUDENTS WITH PRIOR PROGRAMMING EXPERIENCE:
    Do not need to complete COMP SCI 1101 Introduction to Programming and  therefore complete the following courses in the order listed a) COMP SCI 1102 Object Oriented Programming b) COMP SCI 1103 Algorithm Design and Data Structures c) COMP SCI 2201 Algorithm & Data Structure Analysis d) Level I, II or III Elective

    *STUDENTS WITH NO PRIOR PROGRAMMING EXPERIENCE:
    Complete the following courses in the order listed a) COMP SCI 1101 Introduction to  Programming  b) COMP SCI 1102 Object Oriented Programming c) COMP SCI 1103 Algorithm Design and Data Structures d) COMP SCI 2201 Algorithm & Data Structure Analysis

    ** To enrol in MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB students must first pass MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA, this is presented as a level 1 elective. Entry into MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA requires SACE Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics, or a pass in MATHS 1013 Mathematics IM. The  Mathematics IA/IB pathway is for students who want to study extra mathematics. A pass in Mathematics IB is prerequisite for all Level II Mathematics courses.

    # Electives must include Broadening Electives to the value of 9 units.
    These Broadening Electives cannot be chosen from the following subject areas: COMP SCI , MATHS, PURE MTH, APP MATH, STATS.

    How to choose an elective course in your area of interest? Please refer to the steps via the link: http://www.ecms.adelaide.edu.au/current-students/new-students/#tab-5-content 

    COURSE AVAILABILITY
    ^Check the course planner for course availability noting the availability of all courses is conditional on the availability of staff and facilities.
    2018 program commencement will need to refer to following study plan to guide your enrolment: https://ecms.adelaide.edu.au/current-students/enrolment/study-plans/2018/b-comp-sci-artificial-intel-2018.pdf
    BACHELOR OF COMPUTER SCIENCE (Artificial Intelligence Major)
    Year 1 COMP SCI 1102 Object Oriented Programming (3 units)
    or
    COMP SCI 1101 Introduction to Programming (3 units)* See note below
    COMP SCI 1103 Algorithm Design and Data Structures (3 units)
    or
    COMP SCI 1102 Object Oriented Programming (3 units)* See note below
    Level I Elective (3 units)
    or
    MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA (3 units)**
    MATHS 1008 Mathematics for Information Technology I (3 units)
    or
    MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB (3 units)** 
    COMP SCI 1106 Introduction to Software Engineering (3 units)
    Level I Elective (9 units)
    Year 2 COMP SCI 2201 Algorithm & Data Structure Analysis (3 units)
    or
    COMP SCI 1103 Algorithm Design and Data Structures (3 units)*See note below
    Level I, II or III Elective
    or
    COMP SCI 2201 Algorithm & Data Structure Analysis (3 units)*See note below
    COMP SCI 2207 Web & Database Computing (3 units)
    COMP SCI 2000 Computer Systems (3 units)
    Level I, II or III Elective (3 units)
    COMP SCI Level II Elective (3 units)
    Level II Electives (6 units)
    Year 3 COMP SCI 3007 Artificial Intelligence (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3310 Software Engineering & Project (3 units)^
    MATHS 3025 Communication Skills III (3 units)
    or
    ENTREP 3901 Tech eChallenge (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3004 Operating Systems (3 units)
    Artificial Intelligence Elective (6 units)
    COMP SCI Level III Elective (3 units)
    Level III Elective (3 units)
    Elective Choices COMP SCI 1010 Puzzle Based Learning (3 units)
    COMP SCI 1012 Scientific Computing (3 units)
    COMP SCI 1101 Introduction to Programming (3 units)
    COMP SCI 2005 Systems Programming (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3001 Computer Networks and Applications (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3005 Computer Architecture (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3014 Computer Graphics (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3305 Parallel and Distributed Computing (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3306 Mining Big Data (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3308 Cyber Security Fundamentals (3 units)
    COMP SCI 2203 Problem Solving and Software Development (3 units)
    COMP SCI 2204 Advanced Programming Paradigms (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3012 Distributed Systems (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3013 Event Driven Computing (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3307 Secure Programming (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3316 Evolutionary Computation (3 units)^
    COMP SCI 3314 Introduction to Statistical Machine Learning (3 units)^
    COMP SCI 3315 Computer Vision (3 units)^


    *STUDENTS WITH PRIOR PROGRAMMING EXPERIENCE:
    Do not need to complete COMP SCI 1101 Introduction to Programming and  therefore complete the following courses in the order listed a) COMP SCI 1102 Object Oriented Programming b) COMP SCI 1103 Algorithm Design and Data Structures c) COMP SCI 2201 Algorithm & Data Structure Analysis d) Level I, II or III Elective

    *STUDENTS WITH NO PRIOR PROGRAMMING EXPERIENCE:
    Complete the following courses in the order listed a) COMP SCI 1101 Introduction to  Programming  b) COMP SCI 1102 Object Oriented Programming c) COMP SCI 1103 Algorithm Design and Data Structures d) COMP SCI 2201 Algorithm & Data Structure Analysis

    ** To enrol in MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB students must first pass MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA, this is presented as a level 1 elective. Entry into MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA requires SACE Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics, or a pass in MATHS 1013 Mathematics IM. The  Mathematics IA/IB pathway is for students who want to study extra mathematics. A pass in Mathematics IB is prerequisite for all Level II Mathematics courses.

    # Electives must include Broadening Electives to the value of 9 units.
    These Broadening Electives cannot be chosen from the following subject areas: COMP SCI , MATHS, PURE MTH, APP MATH, STATS.

    How to choose an elective course in your area of interest? Please refer to the steps via the link: http://www.ecms.adelaide.edu.au/current-students/new-students/#tab-5-content 

    COURSE AVAILABILITY
    ^Check the course planner for course availability noting the availability of all courses is conditional on the availability of staff and facilities.

    2018 program commencement will need to refer to following study plan to guide your enrolment: https://ecms.adelaide.edu.au/current-students/enrolment/study-plans/2018/b-comp-sci-data-science-2018.pdf

    BACHELOR OF COMPUTER SCIENCE (Data Science Major)
    Year 1 COMP SCI 1102 Object Oriented Programming (3 units)
    or
    COMP SCI 1101 Introduction to Programming (3 units)* See note below
    COMP SCI 1103 Algorithm Design and Data Structures (3 units)
    or
    COMP SCI 1102 Object Oriented Programming (3 units)* See note below
    Level I Elective (3 units)
    or
    MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA (3 units)**
    MATHS 1008 Mathematics for Information Technology I (3 units)
    or
    MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB (3 units)** 
    COMP SCI 1106 Introduction to Software Engineering (3 units)
    Level I Elective (9 units)
    Year 2 COMP SCI 2201 Algorithm & Data Structure Analysis (3 units)
    or
    COMP SCI 1103 Algorithm Design and Data Structures (3 units)*See note below
    Level I, II or III Elective (3 units)
    or
    COMP SCI 2201 Algorithm & Data Structure Analysis (3 units)*See note below
    COMP SCI 2207 Web & Database Computing (3 units)
    COMP SCI 2000 Computer Systems (3 units)
    Level I, II or III Elective (3 units)
    COMP SCI Level II Elective (3 units)
    Level II Electives (6 units)
    Year 3 COMP SCI 3306 Mining Big Data (3 units)
    MATHS 3025 Communication Skills III (3 units)
    or
    ENTREP 3901 Tech eChallenge (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3004 Operating Systems (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3311 Software Engineering & Project (Data Science (3 units)^
    COMP SCI 3314 Introduction to Statistical Machine Learning (3 units)^
    Data Science Elective (3 units)
    COMP SCI Level III Elective (3 units)
    Level III Elective (3 units)
    Elective Choices COMP SCI 1010 Puzzle Based Learning (3 units)
    COMP SCI 1012 Scientific Computing (3 units)
    COMP SCI 1101 Introduction to Programming (3 units)
    COMP SCI 2005 Systems Programming (3 units)
    COMP SCI 2203 Problem Solving and Software Development (3 units)
    COMP SCI 2204 Advanced Programming Paradigms (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3001 Computer Networks and Applications (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3005 Computer Architecture (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3007 Artificial Intelligence (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3012 Distributed Systems (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3013 Event Driven Computing (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3014 Computer Graphics (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3305 Parallel and Distributed Computing (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3308 Cyber Security Fundamentals (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3307 Secure Programming (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3314 Introduction to Statistical Machine Learning (3 units)^
    COMP SCI 3315 Computer Vision (3 units)^
    COMP SCI 3316 Evolutionary Computation (3 units)^

    *STUDENTS WITH PRIOR PROGRAMMING EXPERIENCE:
    Do not need to complete COMP SCI 1101 Introduction to Programming and  therefore complete the following courses in the order listed a) COMP SCI 1102 Object Oriented Programming b) COMP SCI 1103 Algorithm Design and Data Structures c) COMP SCI 2201 Algorithm & Data Structure Analysis d) Level I, II or III Elective

    *STUDENTS WITH NO PRIOR PROGRAMMING EXPERIENCE:
    Complete the following courses in the order listed a) COMP SCI 1101 Introduction to  Programming  b) COMP SCI 1102 Object Oriented Programming c) COMP SCI 1103 Algorithm Design and Data Structures d) COMP SCI 2201 Algorithm & Data Structure Analysis

    ** To enrol in MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB students must first pass MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA, this is presented as a level 1 elective. Entry into MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA requires SACE Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics, or a pass in MATHS 1013 Mathematics IM. The  Mathematics IA/IB pathway is for students who want to study extra mathematics. A pass in Mathematics IB is prerequisite for all Level II Mathematics courses.

    # Electives must include Broadening Electives to the value of 9 units.
    These Broadening Electives cannot be chosen from the following subject areas: COMP SCI , MATHS, PURE MTH, APP MATH, STATS.

    How to choose an elective course in your area of interest? Please refer to the steps via the link: http://www.ecms.adelaide.edu.au/current-students/new-students/#tab-5-content 

    COURSE AVAILABILITY
    ^Check the course planner for course availability noting the availability of all courses is conditional on the availability of staff and facilities.

    2018 program commencement will need to refer to following study plan to guide your enrolment: https://ecms.adelaide.edu.au/current-students/enrolment/study-plans/2018/b-comp-sci-cyber-security-2018.pdf
    BACHELOR OF COMPUTER SCIENCE (Cybersecurity Major)
    Year 1 COMP SCI 1102 Object Oriented Programming (3 units)
    or
    COMP SCI 1101 Introduction to Programming (3 units)* See note below
    COMP SCI 1103 Algorithm Design and Data Structures (3 units)
    or
    COMP SCI 1102 Object Oriented Programming (3 units)* See note below
    Level I Elective (3 units)
    or
    MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA (3 units)**
    MATHS 1008 Mathematics for Information Technology I (3 units)
    or
    MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB (3 units)** 
    COMP SCI 1106 Introduction to Software Engineering (3 units)
    Level I Elective (9 units)
    Year 2 COMP SCI 2201 Algorithm & Data Structure Analysis (3 units)
    or
    COMP SCI 1103 Algorithm Design and Data Structures (3 units)*See note below
    Level I, II or III Elective (3 units)
    or
    COMP SCI 2201 Algorithm & Data Structure Analysis (3 units)*See note below
    COMP SCI 2207 Web & Database Computing (3 units)
    COMP SCI 2000 Computer Systems (3 units)
    Level I, II or III Elective (3 units)
    COMP SCI Level II Elective (3 units)
    Level II Electives (6 units)
    Year 3 COMP SCI 3308 Cyber Security Fundamentals (3 units)
    MATHS 3025 Communication Skills III (3 units)
    or
    ENTREP 3901 Tech eChallenge (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3312 Software Engineering & Project(Cybersecurity) (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3307 Secure Programming (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3004 Operating Systems (3 units)
    Cybersecurity Elective (3 units)
    COMP SCI Level III Elective (3 units)
    Level III Elective (3 units)
    Elective Choices COMP SCI 1010 Puzzle Based Learning (3 units)
    COMP SCI 1012 Scientific Computing (3 units)
    COMP SCI 1101 Introduction to Programming (3 units)
    COMP SCI 2005 Systems Programming (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3001 Computer Networks and Applications (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3005 Computer Architecture (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3007 Artificial Intelligence (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3014 Computer Graphics (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3305 Parallel and Distributed Computing (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3306 Mining Big Data (3 units)
    COMP SCI 2203 Problem Solving and Software Development (3 units)
    COMP SCI 2204 Advanced Programming Paradigms (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3012 Distributed Systems (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3013 Event Driven Computing (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3316 Evolutionary Computation (3 units)^
    COMP SCI 3314 Introduction to Statistical Machine Learning (3 units)^
    COMP SCI 3315 Computer Vision (3 units)^



    *STUDENTS WITH PRIOR PROGRAMMING EXPERIENCE:
    Do not need to complete COMP SCI 1101 Introduction to Programming and  therefore complete the following courses in the order listed a) COMP SCI 1102 Object Oriented Programming b) COMP SCI 1103 Algorithm Design and Data Structures c) COMP SCI 2201 Algorithm & Data Structure Analysis d) Level I, II or III Elective

    *STUDENTS WITH NO PRIOR PROGRAMMING EXPERIENCE:
    Complete the following courses in the order listed a) COMP SCI 1101 Introduction to  Programming  b) COMP SCI 1102 Object Oriented Programming c) COMP SCI 1103 Algorithm Design and Data Structures d) COMP SCI 2201 Algorithm & Data Structure Analysis

    ** To enrol in MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB students must first pass MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA, this is presented as a level 1 elective. Entry into MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA requires SACE Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics, or a pass in MATHS 1013 Mathematics IM. The  Mathematics IA/IB pathway is for students who want to study extra mathematics. A pass in Mathematics IB is prerequisite for all Level II Mathematics courses.

    # Electives must include Broadening Electives to the value of 9 units.
    These Broadening Electives cannot be chosen from the following subject areas: COMP SCI , MATHS, PURE MTH, APP MATH, STATS.

    How to choose an elective course in your area of interest? Please refer to the steps via the link: http://www.ecms.adelaide.edu.au/current-students/new-students/#tab-5-content 

    COURSE AVAILABILITY
    ^Check the course planner for course availability noting the availability of all courses is conditional on the availability of staff and facilities.

    2018 program commencement will need to refer to following study plan to guide your enrolment: https://ecms.adelaide.edu.au/current-students/enrolment/study-plans/2018/b-comp-sci-distributed-systems2018.pdf

    BACHELOR OF COMPUTER SCIENCE (Distributed Systems and Networking Major)
    Year 1 COMP SCI 1102 Object Oriented Programming (3 units)
    or
    COMP SCI 1101 Introduction to Programming (3 units)* See note below
    COMP SCI 1103 Algorithm Design and Data Structures (3 units)
    or
    COMP SCI 1102 Object Oriented Programming (3 units)* See note below
    Level I Elective (3 units)
    or
    MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA (3 units)**
    MATHS 1008 Mathematics for Information Technology I (3 units)
    or
    MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB (3 units)** 
    COMP SCI 1106 Introduction to Software Engineering (3 units)
    Level I Elective (9 units)
    Year 2 COMP SCI 2201 Algorithm & Data Structure Analysis (3 units)
    or
    COMP SCI 1103 Algorithm Design and Data Structures (3 units)*See note below
    Level I, II or III Elective (3 units)
    or
    COMP SCI 2201 Algorithm & Data Structure Analysis (3 units)*See note below
    COMP SCI 2207 Web & Database Computing (3 units)
    COMP SCI 2000 Computer Systems (3 units)
    Level I, II or III Elective (3 units)
    COMP SCI Level II Elective (3 units)
    Level II Electives (6 units)
    Year 3 MATHS 3025 Communication Skills III (3 units)
    or
    ENTREP 3901 Tech eChallenge (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3313 Software Engineering & Project (Distributed Systems and Networking) (3 units)^
    COMP SCI 3012 Distributed Systems (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3004 Operating Systems (3 units)
    COMP SCI Level III Elective (6 units)
    Level III Elective (6 units)
    Elective Choices COMP SCI 1010 Puzzle Based Learning (3 units)
    COMP SCI 1012 Scientific Computing (3 units)
    COMP SCI 1101 Introduction to Programming (3 units)
    COMP SCI 2005 Systems Programming (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3001 Computer Networks and Applications (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3005 Computer Architecture (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3007 Artificial Intelligence (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3013 Event Driven Computing (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3014 Computer Graphics (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3305 Parallel and Distributed Computing (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3306 Mining Big Data (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3308 Cyber Security Fundamentals (3 units)
    COMP SCI 2203 Problem Solving and Software Development (3 units)
    COMP SCI 2204 Advanced Programming Paradigms (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3012 Distributed Systems (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3013 Event Driven Computing (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3307 Secure Programming (3 units)
    COMP SCI 3316 Evolutionary Computation (3 units)^
    COMP SCI 3314 Introduction to Statistical Machine Learning (3 units)^
    COMP SCI 3315 Computer Vision (3 units)^
    COMP SCI 3310 Software Engineering & Project (3 units)^


    *STUDENTS WITH PRIOR PROGRAMMING EXPERIENCE:
    Do not need to complete COMP SCI 1101 Introduction to Programming and  therefore complete the following courses in the order listed a) COMP SCI 1102 Object Oriented Programming b) COMP SCI 1103 Algorithm Design and Data Structures c) COMP SCI 2201 Algorithm & Data Structure Analysis d) Level I, II or III Elective

    *STUDENTS WITH NO PRIOR PROGRAMMING EXPERIENCE:
    Complete the following courses in the order listed a) COMP SCI 1101 Introduction to  Programming  b) COMP SCI 1102 Object Oriented Programming c) COMP SCI 1103 Algorithm Design and Data Structures d) COMP SCI 2201 Algorithm & Data Structure Analysis

    ** To enrol in MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB students must first pass MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA, this is presented as a level 1 elective. Entry into MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA requires SACE Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics, or a pass in MATHS 1013 Mathematics IM. The  Mathematics IA/IB pathway is for students who want to study extra mathematics. A pass in Mathematics IB is prerequisite for all Level II Mathematics courses.

    # Electives must include Broadening Electives to the value of 9 units.
    These Broadening Electives cannot be chosen from the following subject areas: COMP SCI , MATHS, PURE MTH, APP MATH, STATS.

    How to choose an elective course in your area of interest? Please refer to the steps via the link: http://www.ecms.adelaide.edu.au/current-students/new-students/#tab-5-content 

    COURSE AVAILABILITY
    ^Check the course planner for course availability noting the availability of all courses is conditional on the availability of staff and facilities.

    Assessment

    Assessment can vary from course to course and can include a combination of class work, tutorials, project work and exams.

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