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Introduction to Computer science

Do you dream about creating life-changing computer applications? Maybe you’re a natural administrator, or you’re passionate about data, computers and everything in between? A course in computer science could open the door to the future you want.

Study a Bachelor of Computer Science and channel your interest in software, programming and data security into a lifelong career. Are you already on your way to becoming a leader in the industry? Sharpen your skills with a Master of Computer Science.

Explore your options through Open Universities Australia and gain a competitive edge with an online computer science qualification.

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University of New England


Computational Thinking

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No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 24 Jun 2024, 21 Oct 2024

University of South Australia


Object Oriented Programming

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No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 01 Apr 2024, 16 Sep 2024

University of Tasmania


Programming Principles

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No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 26 Feb 2024, 22 Jul 2024

University of New England

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Starts 26 Feb 2024, 24 Jun 2024, 21 Oct 2024

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Online computer science degrees

Charles Sturt University

A starter in the tools and techniques of AI

Explore how business and industry are using AI today. You’ll get to know the programming processes and maths used to develop AI and machine learning—and think about new applications. Predict trends, uncover efficiencies, shape the future.

100% online

6 months full time or part time equivalent

Griffith University


Bachelor of Computer Science

Get ready to work at the cutting edge of technology

Establish fundamentals in programming and maths, then choose to major in software development or data science and AI. Take part in the work-integrated learning program to build your connections and confidence—it could also help you land a dream job!

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

Torrens University Australia

Investigate everything AI, from natural language processing to robotics

This course helps you find and solve AI software problems. You’ll work on mastering industry-standard programming skills. And by collaborating in teams, you’ll develop negotiation, research, and professional skills. Co-developed with IBM.

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

University of Tasmania

Take your first step towards a career in IT

Start building your foundational IT knowledge in networking and programming. Get thinking about your IT career and further studies. Pick the elective that points you in the right direction—computer science, hardware or business.

100% online

6 months full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

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Why should you study computer science?

Computer science experts are in demand, with employment figures suggesting a strong upward trend well into the future. Answer the call and join experienced software programmers, data security professionals and system administrators in the field, shaping the future of technology in Australia.

Not sure if you’re destined for the above? Artificial intelligence, big data, automation, hardware development and networking are further career paths available to computer science graduates.

What you'll learn in a computer science course

You'll learn how to analyse information to make magic happen for tech users the world over. Your final skill set will depend on the computer science degree you decide to tackle.

Most computer science courses combine foundational units with speciality subjects.

Some speciality areas include:

  • Algorithms and operating systems
  • Analytics
  • Computer architecture
  • Database management
  • Information technology (IT)
  • Machine learning
  • Mobile applications
  • Networking
  • Programming
  • Robotics
  • Scientific computing
  • Systems administration
  • Visualisation and big data mining
  • Website user experience (UX)

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