Australian National University
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The Bachelor of Computing program allows students to approach computer science from either a technical, constructive angle, starting with courses in programming, or from a conceptual, critical or information and organisational management angle. It widens the approach to computing to include the creative and conceptual touch, starting by applying scripting to the application area of new media (video and audio), rather than from learning traditional general purpose programming languages applied to algorithms. The technically oriented student can major in Software Development; whereas the more conceptually oriented student can major in Information Systems.
All of the majors are founded on an introduction to the principles of programming, a broad perspective on the computing discipline and profession, and an introduction to the functional structure of computers. They also require a grounding in mathematics and theoretical computer science, which is a means of developing the ability to work with abstractions, a fundamental requirement for understanding and applying ideas in computing.
You will get a strong grounding in computing fundamentals to tackle the progressive nature of Computing. With computing being an intrinsic part of all industries, knowledge of software development and information systems is highly sought after by the best employers.
This degree can also be taken as a Flexible Double with almost any other degree at ANU.
Algorithms and Data, Computer Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science, Intelligent Systems, IT in New Media, Software Development
All large and small organisations, both public and private, need people to work on their software systems, or want staff with other professional training who have advanced computing skills. Computing students typically work as programmers, network administrators/managers, systems or business analysts, and web designers/developers.
Rewarding career opportunities in technology and management are available to students with this degree plus 3 - 5 years work experience.
The career options for combined degree students are wide and varied with Computing skills adding a real competitive advantage.
All students who complete the B Information Technology degree are eligible for professional membership of the Australian Computer Society provided they complete a major in Information Systems or Software Development.
Available as an additional year, subject to progress requirements.
The Australian Government pays part of the tuition fee for this course. The remaining balance is paid by the student. Information about ANU student contributions.
ACT: Mathematical Methods (Major)/Further Mathematics (Major)/Specialist Mathematics/Specialist Methods (Major)NSW: Mathematics Advanced or equivalent. More information about interstate subject equivalencies can be found here
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