Computer Science is offered as part of: 

Why study Computer Science?

Computing has become vital to all areas of science and technology and plays an increasingly important role in commercial and social life. The Computer Science major and extended major provide you with a broad background in programming, databases, networks and computer systems, enabling you to develop technical expertise, professional skills and a depth of knowledge.

Computer science professionals can be distinguished from information systems professions by the extent to which the focus is on practical techniques for the implementation and application of computer systems rather than the broader information problem itself.

In First Year you will gain skills in the core technologies, and knowledge of general computing and introductory programming.

In Second and Third Year you will further develop your expertise in programming and software development, and study in more depth the key facets of computer and software systems. Throughout the course, you have the opportunity to participate in group projects and presentations by guest lecturers who are computing and information technology professionals.

Assessment is designed so that it is relevant to the industries in which graduates will work.

Students who major in Computer Science can access a diversity of careers in database administration, enterprise IT, network design and implementation, computer architecture design, computing services and software development.

You can progress to an Honours Year which will allow you to further develop your professional skills, particularly those relevant to research and development, as well as your technical expertise and knowledge.

After successfully completing Honours, you may choose to do a postgraduate research degree. Here you can undertake research in contemporary fields such as data mining and knowledge discovery, computer security, artificial intelligence, computer graphics, visualisation and intelligent systems.

What will I study?

Refer to the course rule:

Career opportunities

Combining computer science with other areas of science enables you to gain high-level computing skills, which can then be applied in a wide range of scientific and technical professions. For example, combining computer science with biology can lead to a career in the exciting area of bioinformatics, or computer science
combined with mathematics can lead to a career in financial modelling. The Computer Science extended major and major are accredited by the Australian Computer Society at the Professional level.

Further information

Freecall Science & Engineering hotline: 1800 803 131

Online enquiries:

The Admissions/Prospective Students Office
Flinders University, GPO Box 2100, Adelaide SA 5001
Tel: 1300 354 633
Fax: (08) 8201 2580