Bachelor of Science (Computing)
Dynamic, global and in demand
If you would like to study computing and science then this is the degree for you. The Bachelor of Science (Computing) develops your skills and knowledge in several key areas of computing, including software development and computer systems. You can combine your computing skills with other science studies. This is a great study path if you would like to become a teacher of secondary science and computing.
Problem-solvers and innovative thinkers
USQ’s computing degrees are flexible and relevant to a workforce that thrives on science and technology. As a graduate, you will become a better problem-solver and innovative thinker. You will possess a high academic standard and competitive advantage in a career that is dynamic, global and in demand.
The Bachelor of Science (Computing) is recognised in other countries through the Seoul Accord.
When you complete your Bachelor of Science (Computing) your career opportunities may include computer scientist, computer programmer, computer systems officer, database management system administrator, game developer, LAN manager, network administrator, network designer and specialist, network security analyst, simulator, database/web/network developer, software designer, systems architect, computer systems developer, software developer, applications specialist and software engineer. With further study, you could also become a secondary school teacher.
Other majors for the Bachelor of Science include: Astronomical and Space Sciences, Biology, Counselling, Environment & Sustainability, Food Science, Human Physiology, Information Technology, Mathematics, Mathematics & Statistics, Plant Agricultural Science, Psychology, Psychology Extended, Physical Sciences and Wine Science.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 8710|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 19060|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
- Subject pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent; from 2019 Mathematics A (4, SA) or equivalent will also be a subject pre-requisite.
- Recommended prior study: Mathematics B (4, SA) or equivalent.
- Assumed knowledge: Mathematics A (until 2019) or equivalent.
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.
How to apply
|Toowoomba and External/Online||906769|
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 3, 2017 - applications close Monday 6 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 13 November 2017.
- Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
- Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.