Bachelor of Media with Bachelor of Computer Sciences

Degree Type Double Degree
Duration 4 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 324261
CRICOS 097523D

Why combine Media with Computer Science?  

Computer-based systems are at the heart of today’s media production cycle. Apps, animations, video games—new technologies are pushing media frontiers. South Australia’s growing visual effects industry is a good example of how rapidly things are changing.

With advanced computer expertise and adaptability, you’ll be uniquely skilled for the media jobs of the future.

What will you do?

  • Explore digital, interactive and emerging media technologies.
  • Study complex computer-based systems and principles.
  • Write, design and develop media projects.
  • Gain industry experience with potential employers.

For more info

  • Bachelor of Media
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Entry Requirements

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    Domestic applicants

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    Admissions information

    SATAC Code 324261
    Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR 70
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Future Students team

    2018 Admissions Data for school leavers
    (raw ATAR, excluding any applicable adjustment factors)
    Lowest ATAR to receive an offer N/A
    Median ATAR to receive an offer N/A
    Highest ATAR to receive an offer N/A
    Selection Rank
    (ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
    Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer N/A
    Median Selection Rank to receive an offer N/A
    Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer N/A
    Minimum eligibility score N/A
    Additional criteria considered Selection rank only
    Selection Criteria
    Recent Secondary Education You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Selection Rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors ).
    Prerequisites SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods (if studied from 2017 onwards. If studied year 12 prior to 2017, the equivalent subject was called Mathematical Studies). IB: Mathematics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3)
    Higher Education Study You must have completed at least six months full time equivalent higher education study (the number of courses and units will vary depending on your prior institution however at the University of Adelaide, this equates to 4 courses / 12 units). 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.
    Vocational Education and Training (VET) study 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.
    Work and life experience You must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2019. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2019 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2018 or 2017), 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 2017). 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.
    Other Entry Pathways
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 324261

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    CRICOS 097523D
    Intake February and July
    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 Selection Rank (International) 70
    International Baccalaureate (IB) 25
    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 17
    United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 25
    General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 6
    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 65
    British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Canada) 4.6
    Alberta High School Diploma (Canada) 74
    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
    Kuwait General School Secondary Certificate 70
    The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 70
    Eynesbury Foundation Program 339
    ANU Foundation Studies 64
    Monash Foundation Year 67.5
    Trinity College Foundation Studies Program 70
    UNSW Foundation Year 6.5
    University of Sydney Foundation Studies Program 6.5
    Western Australia University Foundation Studies Program 56
    University of Queensland Foundation Studies Program 4.0
    Non-Go8 Foundation Score 70
    Australian Year 12 SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods (if studied from 2017 onwards. 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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    Domestic applicants

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    Annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $7,650

    More information on Student Contribution Amounts.

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $37,000


    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.

  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Global demand for computer software is extremely high, and employment across all areas of computer science is expected to continue growing steadily. Bachelor of Computer Science graduates are well equipped to take advantage of this opportunity. Highly skilled and adaptable, they’re able to pursue information management and processing opportunities throughout industry and commerce, and across the science, entertainment and public sectors. A growing number of companies seek our graduates’ expertise. Previous graduates have gained employment with world leaders Microsoft, Google and IBM.

    For information about career opportunities in media, see Bachelor of Media.

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

    Industry Placement

    All Bachelor of Media students have the opportunity to take part in a media industry placement through the elective course Media Industry Transitions. This path is highly recommended for those who wish to enter the industry directly after completion of their undergraduate degree. 

    The placement allows students to gain meaningful work experience by contributing toward a host organisation project.  Students are given the opportunity to negotiate their own placements with organisations of their choice, after discussion with the Convenor of Media Industry Transitions. The student needs to ensure that their industry placement does not clash with their other courses. 

    Potential careers

    Advertising Officer, Multimedia / Web Designer, Brand Marketer, Business Analyst, Computer Programmer, Systems Programmer, Web Content Manager, Internet - Web Programmer, Social Media Strategist, App Developer, CGI Animator, Cyber Defender, Software Developer, Game Designer, Graphic Designer, UI Developer, UX Developer, VFX Artist, VR Developer, IT Programmer

  • Study Overseas

    A Study Overseas 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 Study Overseas, 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 available opportunities visit Study Overseas.

    Study Overseas Experience

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

    Study Abroad and Exchange

    It is recommended that you take any global study in year 2 of your degree. If you are studying a language (at beginners’ level) as a major or minor, it is recommended you take your global study in year 3 of your degree. Contact to receive further information and advice.

    There are many universities to choose from, however specific exchanges are available for Bachelor of Media students:
    • University of Oslo (Norway)  
    • Simpson College (US)
    • University of Massachusetts Amherst (US) 
    • University of Sheffield (UK)
    • Yonsei University (Korea)
    • City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    • Dalhousie University (US)  
    • Sciences Po Remis (France)
  • Degree Structure

    Example Study Plan

    Indicative study plan
    Year 1 S1 MDIA 1002
    Introduction to
    MDIA 1007
    Digital Platforms
    COMP SCI 1101
    to Programming
    Level I
    S2 MDIA 1004
    Exploring TV
    and Radio
    ARTS 1007
    The Enquiring Mind
    COMP SCI 1102
    Object Oriented
    MATHS 1004
    Mathematics for
    Data Science I
    Year 2 S1 MDIA 2301
    Media Policy
    and Media Law
    MDIA 2302
    Media Research
    COMP SCI 2103
    Algorithm Design
    and Data Structure

    COMP SCI 2207
    Web and
    Database Computing
    S2 Media Closed Elective
    Level I or II
    MDIA 2336
    Digital Storytelling
    COMP SCI 1106
    Intro to
    Software Engineering
    COMP SCI 2201
    Algorithm and Data Structure Analysis
    Year 3 S1 Elective
    Level II or III        
    Media Closed Elective
    Level II or III
    COMP SCI 2000
    Computer Systems
    MATHS 3025
    Practice III
    S2 MDIA 2306
    Approaches to
    Level II or III
    COMP SCI 3004
    Elective Level III
    Year 4 S1 MDIA 3207
    Media Industry Transitions
    6 units
    Elective Level III
    Elective Level III
    S2 MDI 3310
    Media Closed
    Level III
    COMP SCI 2006
    Engineering and
    Elective Level III
    Current students, please see the Study Plan Templates


    Assessment can vary from course to course and can include a combination of class work, tutorials, assignments, laboratory work, quizzes, project work and exams.
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  • Further Information

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Last updated: Thursday, 27 Jun 2019