Computer Science

Computer science is the discipline of writing software, or ‘code’. It underpins modern society and makes possible the many technological systems we rely on. Computer scientists work on software that pushes the limits of human endeavour in areas such as disease treatment, weather prediction, Internet security, international finance and space exploration.

Our Computer Science major will give you insights into complex computer systems and opportunities to apply software-writing and problem-solving skills to a range of real-world scenarios.

No matter how technology transforms the jobs market, computer science skills will be crucial. You could design robots or collective virtual reality spaces. You might work at Google as a software engineer. Perhaps you’ll legally break into systems as a white hat hacker.

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Last updated: 09 Jul 2019