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University of Newcastle

Newcastle , New South Wales ,Australia

Bachelor of Computer Science

At the University of Newcastle, we've designed our Computer Science degree to train graduates capable of solving the world’s greatest challenges. When you study to be a computer scientist, you could help fight diseases by discovering biomarkers that allow early diagnosis. Perhaps you’ll develop more sophisticated online learning systems to support access to education. You might improve safety and security by mining the data captured in smart cities. Or develop virtual reality programs to help people recover from post traumatic stress.

What is computer science?
Computer scientists work on challenging programming tasks, develop new software technologies and new ways to use computers. When studying a Computer Science degree, your learning will focus on complex problem solving, as well as developing strategies and new technologies across a variety of areas in the field.

You will study courses in artificial intelligence, robotics, computer graphics, digital forensics, bioinformatics, web development and data security. Computer science is fundamental to many everyday technologies like mobile phones, learning systems, online shopping, navigation systems, social media, computer games and programmable appliances.

 

 

Campus Information

Newcastle - Callaghan

The University of Newcastle's main campus at Callaghan is only 12 kilometres from beaches and the heart of Newcastle - a city named as one of the world's top 'Smart Cities' to watch in 2017 by Global magazine National Geographic Traveler.

Intakes

  • Feb
  • Aug

Application Processing Time in Days: 21

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

Career opportunities
Computer scientists work in software development companies, financial institutions, government departments and research organisations. Their roles encompass the development and implementation of software for complex business problems, systems analysis and the management of computer resources.

Graduates find jobs in:

  • complex software systems
  • advanced computational techniques for graphics, animations and games
  • defence, security and database systems
  • bioinformatics, computational intelligence and robotics

Typical positions include:

  • data scientist
  • software architect
  • games developer
  • security architect
  • computer software program manager
  • business intelligence director
  • application development manager
  • cyber security advisor

PSW Opportunity

  • 3 years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

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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