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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 Data Science/Bachelor of Computer Science produces innovative and resourceful computer scientists who are experts at data wrangling and visualisation, programming, data security and complex problem solving.
Algorithms, data mining and applied artificial intelligence including machine intelligence, data structures, data wrangling and visualisation, programming, statistical modelling.
In the computer science component of your combined program, choose to specialise in one of the following majors: computer systems and robotics, cyber security, software development.
Data scientist, software architect, computer software program manager, games developer, business intelligence director, application development manager, cyber security adviser or security architect.
The Bachelor of Computer Science is accredited by the Australian Computer Society. Accreditation will be sought for the Bachelor of Data Science from Statistical Society Australia (SSA) and the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
Our computer science laboratories offer cutting-edge facilities, providing the perfect practical environment to apply your knowledge and test your skills. Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) is available in your final year where you will have the opportunity to complete up to 250 hours of work placement in an external organisation.
Available as an additional year (or part time equivalent) to meritorious students.
Assumed knowledge: Mathematics Advanced or equivalent.
Recommended studies: Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent.
If you completed higher education or partial higher education studies your grade point average can be converted to a selection rank to be used for admission purposes.
If you studied vocational education and training, the type of qualification, whether or not you completed it, and if it was graded or competency-based, will all be taken into consideration to assess your eligibility for admission.
If you haven't completed any formal secondary, VET or higher education studies we offer a range of options to get you on the pathway to your dream degree.
View all details of this course on the UON website.
Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2020 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.
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Review of programs
The academic content of all programs is subject to routine review. For up-to-date details, visit University of Newcastle degrees.
Applicants should note that under the revised Australian Qualifications Framework some programs with honours are four-year programs available with direct entry. Other programs are three-year bachelor degree programs. Meritorious students have the option to apply for an additional one-year end-on honours component after graduation. Check the course descriptions carefully.