Bachelor of Media with Bachelor of Computer Sciences

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.

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  • Solve complex problems using digital technology
  • Hone your creative and technical skills learning from industry experts
  • Ranked in the top 100 in the world for Computer Science and Information Systems*

*QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2021

Entry Requirements

For our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

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Admissions information

SATAC Code 324261
2021 CSP ATAR 65
2021 CSP IB 24
Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR 70
Guaranteed Entry Score - IB 25
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake February and July
Enquiries Future Students team

2021 Admissions Data for school leavers
ATAR
(raw ATAR, excluding any applicable adjustment factors)
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 65.05
Median ATAR to receive an offer 82.1
Highest ATAR to receive an offer 91.25
Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer 65
Median Selection Rank to receive an offer 91.25
Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer 98.95
Minimum eligibility score 65
Additional criteria considered Selection rank only
Selection Criteria
Recent Secondary Education Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, however if you completed your secondary education more than two years ago, you may still be able to be considered on the basis of your secondary schooling. 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). Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Prerequisites SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods . IB: Mathematics: Applications and Interpretations (HL) or Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches (SL) MathTrackX is an online bridging program available as a recognised alternative to Mathematical Methods.
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. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
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. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Work and life experience To be eligible to sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) as as pathway for entry, you must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2022. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2022 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2021 or 2020), 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 2020). 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 Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Other Entry Pathways
How to Apply
SATAC Code: 324261

Student Profile
Applicant background Semester one/Full year intake 2021
Number of students Percentage of all students
(A) Higher Education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
<5 N/A
(B) Vocational education and training (VET) study N/A N/A
(C) Work and life experience
(admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
N/A N/A
(D) Recent secondary education:
  • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
    (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors)
9 75.0%
  • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered
    (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
N/A N/A
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor
    (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)
N/A N/A
International students <5 N/A
All students 12 100.0%

Fees and Scholarships

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Indicative annual tuition fees
Commonwealth-supported place

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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

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

Degree Structure

Example Study Plan

Study plans are available on the Faculty of Arts website.

Assessment

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

Testimonial

The VReality course has helped me learn skills needed for my career path, working in teams and designing the end product. This has prepared me to enter the workforce.

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Last updated: Wednesday, 22 Sep 2021