Fast facts

Course type: Honours
Course length: 4 years
Location: On campus

2017 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 80.00
Guaranteed entry ATAR:
Diploma or above
Bonus points: Yes

Admission information setsFlinders University | Bachelor of Computer Science

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 (Honours) 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.

In the final Honours year, you will also undertake a thesis, allowing you to contribute to existing computer science knowledge, apply your skills in a professional setting, and gain insight into doctoral research.

A 3 year Bachelor of Computer Science is also available.

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?

  • We have a strong area of expertise in computer science.
  • Our Computer Scientists work with other professionals in solving real world problems. Eg they work with Engineers investigating areas such as Computer Architecture, Embedded Systems and Image Processing.

Professional recognition/membership

This program has been accredited at the Professional level by the Australian Computer Society.

Career opportunities

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

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, creative writing, innovation and enterprise, and sports performance coaching. 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

Prerequisities: 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: 224431
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth-supported

2018: $9,352

International students
CRICOS code: 074829J
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: How to apply 
Annual fees:

2018: $28,400
2019: $31,200



  • 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

  • Master of Science (Research)
  • Phd (Research)

Course brochures

Domestic students

Computing and mathematics (PDF 2MB)

International students

International course guides