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Introduction to Computer science

Do you dream of creating and updating 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 up the doors you’ve been looking for.

Study a Bachelor of Computer Science and channel your interest in software, programming, data security and much more into a lifelong career. Are you already on your way to becoming a leader in the industry? Improve your employability and 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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Adrian studied information technology with RMIT University, through Open Universities Australia

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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.

Sharpen your analytical skills with a computer science degree online and delve into the world of computers with leading Australian universities.

What you'll learn in a computer science course

Upon graduation, your final skill set will depend on which computer science degree you decide to tackle.

Generally speaking, computer science courses combine foundational units and speciality subjects that ensure you'll be able to apply a range of methodical processes to modern workplace challenges.

Although your career destination may be totally different from the other students in your graduating class, you’ll all have learned how to analyse information (encoded bits and bytes) to make magic happen for tech users the world over.

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)

Excited to know more? Take a closer look at the growing range of computer science courses available to study online through Open Universities Australia. With our help, it’s possible to complete a computer science course online without sacrificing your work/life balance!

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