• Toll free: 1800 258 5772

Deakin University

Burwood, Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Bachelor of Computer Science

Deakin’s Bachelor of Computer Science equips you with the knowledge and practical skills required to design and develop innovative software solutions to complex information and technology problems faced by our community, business, and industry.

Want to drive change and make a difference in how technology can improve people’s lives?

Through the study of problem-solving, algorithmic thinking, computational patterns, computing technologies, and software development techniques, the Bachelor of Computer Science equips you with the skills and competencies needed to design and develop data-driven computing solutions to existing and emerging problems in areas such as data analytics, machine learning, robotics, intelligent systems, autonomous systems, telecommunications, and entertainment.

You will have access to our brand-new specialized capstone project and co-working space, which offers you an inspiring space to collaborate with your teammates on your capstone project. As a computer science student, you will undertake a capstone unit that allows you to develop solutions to real-world problems from industry and learn agile project management methods – widely used across the industry.

Our past students have worked on capstone projects such as:

  • medical – a mobile app that tracks pupil responses to light
  • real estate – a mobile app to track your notes about properties you view
  • transport – planning a bus trip with real-time data
  • gaming – children’s computer game to build their resilience
  • architecture – a virtual reality space to assess architecture student projects
  • security – voice-activated passwords
  • political – a secure online voting system

As a computer science student, you will have access to specialized labs and facilities, including dedicated robotics, cybersecurity, and augmented reality (AR)/virtual reality (VR) laboratories. These are well-equipped with modern equipment and educational technologies, supported by enthusiastic and experienced staff. You will have access to current state-of-the-art software and hardware throughout the course, giving you vital hands-on experience that employers demand.

Campus Information


The Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin’s largest. A short trip from Melbourne’s central business district, Burwood offers the perfect balance between city lifestyle and suburban comfort. On campus you will find impressive buildings and world-class facilities, a wide range of learning and social spaces, and a relaxed atmosphere. If you enjoy getting outdoors between classes, the Melbourne Burwood Campus also sits alongside parkland, which is great for walking, jogging and cycling.


  • March
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 5

Application Process

Application Outcome
7 Days
Visa processing time
35 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

You’ll be ready for employment in organizations engaged in:

  • artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • robotics application development
  • technology innovation.

You’ll graduate with career options such as:

  • innovation lead
  • data scientist
  • software developer
  • database specialist
  • technology consultant
  • software analyst
  • solutions architect
  • project manager.

As a computer science graduate, you’ll enter one of the most exciting and dynamic industries, with opportunities in areas such as:

  • cognitive computing and intelligent systems
  • robotics and autonomous systems
  • emerging technologies.

As your experience develops, you will also be well prepared to progress into project management positions.

PSW Opportunity

  • Melbourne Campus - 2 years of Post Study Work Permit

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

  • (standard class XII):- 65%

Entry for applicants with recent secondary education (previous three years) will be based on their performance in a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education, with pre-requisite units 3 and 4; a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or 20 in English other than EAL. Applicants will be selected in accordance with the published Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) for that year.

Entry for applicants with previous Tertiary, VET, life, or work experience will be based on their performance in:

  • a Certificate IV in a related discipline OR
  • a Diploma in any discipline or 50% completion of a Diploma in a related discipline OR
  • successful completion of relevant study at an accredited higher education institution equivalent to at least two Deakin University units OR
  • other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent for example relevant work or life experience

Supporting documents

When you apply to Deakin, it’s important to attach all requested supporting documentation, otherwise, your application could be delayed or disallowed.

Remember, most documents need to be certified before you upload them, so give yourself plenty of time to get organized.

Examples of certified copies you’ll need to include:

  • award certificates
  • academic transcripts
  • formal identity papers (e.g. your passport).

Documents in languages other than English will need to be translated. If you’re applying for a scholarship, please also check the specific supporting documents for that application.