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International entry requirement

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

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UAC code


Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
Mode of delivery

Face to Face


3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.



Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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3 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 40103
CRICOS code: 001604G

Computer Science at UON focuses on the design and implementation of software as well as the development of new techniques and methodologies. You will develop skills in the following areas:

  • algorithmic problem solving
  • artificial intelligence
  • bioinformatics and data security
  • computer graphics
  • computer networks and distributed systems
  • databases and security
  • distributed and internet computing
  • hardware
  • programming and software development
  • robotics
  • web site creation

Majors available include:

  • Studies in Computer Science
  • Applied Computing
  • Computer Systems and Robotics

Advanced study options

Gain a competitive edge and enhance your career prospects. If you perform well in your Bachelor of Computer Science you can undertake another year of study to obtain an Honours degree.

With increasing competition in all sectors of employment, students who graduate with an Honours degree from the University of Newcastle have a distinct advantage. It is often considered by employers as an added skill and has been used by previous graduates to pursue higher positions and salaries. You can develop and carry out research on a topic of interest that may lead to further academic study such as a PhD.

When you study computer science with Honours you will develop enhanced skills to pursue more interesting research and development positions in the ICT industry. An Honours degree in computer science also naturally leads to a research higher degree at master or doctorate level.

Computer science graduates enjoy excellent career prospects as the majority of businesses worldwide require personnel skilled in programming, systems analysis and the management of computer resources.

Computer Science (Honours) program handbook