Bachelor of Computer Science

Fast facts

Course type: Undergraduate degree
Course length: 3 years
Location: On campus

2015 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 70.00
Guaranteed entry ATAR:
Certificate 4 or above
Bonus points: Yes

International students:
FISC Foundation: 6.2, A Levels: 7, IB Diploma: 25, Gao Kao: Tier Two
English requirements

Course overview

The Bachelor of Computer Science provides a strong theoretical understanding and practical experience in the design of efficient reliable software to meet industry requirements, and of the hardware on which that software runs.

You will:

  • gain skills in the core computing technologies, and knowledge of general computing and introductory programming
  • develop your expertise in programming and software development
  • be introduced to key facets of computer systems.

Throughout, you will have the opportunity to participate in group projects and attend guest lectures by computing and information technology professionals.

There is a strong emphasis both on the fundamentals of computing and on practical skills and teamwork.

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule.

What is Computer Science?

Computer Science is the study and creation of computational systems, and includes specialised areas such as operating systems, networks, databases, graphics, data security and artificial intelligence.

Computing has become vital to all areas of science and technology. It also plays an increasingly important role in commercial and social life.

Why study Computer Science at Flinders?

The Bachelor of Computer Science at Flinders:

  • appeals to those with an interest in programming and computabilit, software systen design and development
  • is accredited at the professional level with the Australian Computer Society
  • equips graduates with the applied skills, tools and techniques to work as professional software designers and developers in industry or research
  • gives graduates the theoretical knowledge to progress to computer science research.

Career Opportunities

What can I do with my Bachelor of Computer Science degree?  

Professional Recognition/Membership

This program is accredited by the Australian Computer Society at the professional level. 

Courses accredited at this level by the Australian Computer Society are recognised internationally under the Seoul Accord.

Combined degree options

You can combine this degree with any other bachelor degree within the Faculty of Science and Engineering, subject to meeting entry requirements.

Combine with the Bachelor of Letters

The Bachelor of Letters is available to all students studying a degree at Flinders and is available in languages, English and creative writing. It enables you to follow your interests and aspirations and enhance your career prospects by undertaking a second area of study in addition to your primary degree. You will graduate with two qualifications, expanding your employment opportunities.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites: Mathematical Methods or Mathematical Studies (SACE Stage 2 or equivalent).

International students are expected to have completed senior secondary mathematical methods/mathematical studies or equivalent.

Domestic students: You can qualify for undergraduate courses through: year 12 qualifications, adult entry (STAT/Bridging Program), TAFE/VET qualification, higher education transfers. Flinders also offers a range of special access schemes. Refer to undergraduate study applications.

International students: Entry and English requirements

Applications and annual fees

Domestic students
SATAC code: 214821
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth-supported

2016: $8,816

International students
CRICOS code: 064064K
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: How to apply 
Annual fees:

2016: $25,300

2017: $27,000



  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.

Credit transfer

Refer to credit transfer for further information.

Related courses

Further study options

  • A Bachelor of Science (Honours) is available
  • Master of Science (Research)
  • Phd (Research)

Course brochures

Domestic students

Computing & IT (PDF 2MB)

International students
eBrochure: Undergraduate international prospectus


Related links

Australian Computer Society (ACS)

Technology Industry Association

Further information

Discipline of Information Technology and Software Engineering

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