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Computer scientists work on challenging programming tasks, developing new software technologies and sophisticated new online systems. Computer science is fundamental to many everyday technologies like mobile phones, learning systems, online shopping, navigation systems, social media, computer games and programmable appliances. The Bachelor of Computer Science produces innovative and resourceful computer scientists who are experts at complex problem solving. They work across fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics, computer graphics, digital forensics, bioinformatics, web development, cryptography and data security.
Areas of study: Majors include computer systems and robotics, cyber security, data science, or software development. The program also includes courses in advanced programming techniques, algorithms, artificial intelligence and machine learning, compilers, computer graphics, computer networks, databases and different programming languages, data mining, data security, experimental and theoretical aspects in computer science, fundamentals of software development, human computer interaction, object-oriented technologies, operating systems, software verification, systems, theory of computation and web engineering.
Career opportunities: Data scientist, software architect, computer software program manager, games developer, business intelligence director, application development manager, cyber security adviser or security architect. Computer science is a high-growth industry with a myriad of career opportunities. Jobs exist all over the world in almost every industry, from IT to business manufacturing, defence and many more.
Professional recognition: Accredited by the Australian Computer Society.
Practical experience: Our computer science laboratories offer cutting-edge facilities, providing the perfect practical environment to apply your knowledge and test your skills. A Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) course is available in your final year where you complete 100 hours of work placement in an external organisation.
Honours: Available as an additional year (or part-time eqv) to meritorious students.
Fees and charges: Refer to University of Newcastle current fee information.
Assumed knowledge: Mathematics Advanced (Band 5). Applicants who have achieved less than Band 5 may need additional study and/or assistance to successfully complete the mathematics requirement of the program.
Recommended studies: Mathematics Extension 1 or higher.
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