Computer science is the scientific and practical approach to computer-based system design, development and operation. It deals with areas ranging from the fundamental principles of computation through to tools and techniques for IT system development and evaluation, including identifying and solving systems design issues associated with efficiency, usability and security. Computer science applications extend into specialised areas including mobile computing, artificial intelligence, robotics, and large-scale information management involving information retrieval and web search engines.
If you want to work with cutting-edge technology and be a part of creating technologies that have not yet been invented, a computer science career could be for you.Customise your degree
Foster your passion and shape your career through complementary study areas. As well as choosing a major area of study, your course includes a second study area, which can be either a second major or double minor.
A second major can complement your major area of study, giving you the opportunity to develop a significant depth of knowledge and skills in two discipline areas.
IT Second Majors
Data Science provides the necessary skills to be a data scientist including statistical methods and data visualisation, computational tools for and data management techniques for large datasets, and high-performance computing resources and techniques. This unique skill-set in statistics and computing will allow you to cope with sophisticated models applied to complex and/or large datasets.
You might prefer to expand the breadth of your studies by adding to your major with two minors. You can choose from the information technology discipline, or you can broaden your studies by completing minors that offer general knowledge and insights in study areas from across the university.
IT Extension Minors
Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:
We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).
If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course.Advanced standing
If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.
You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.
Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.
The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.Excluding adjustments Including adjustments OP Selection rank OP Selection rank Highest OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 1 Selection rank 99 OP 1 Selection rank 99 Median OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 10 Selection rank 79 OP 9 Selection rank 82 Lowest OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 14 Selection rank 69 OP 11 Selection rank 77
You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.Other admission options
If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).