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Computer science encompasses everything from the design of hardware to the development of algorithms and programming languages.

Gain technical skills in programming to create or optimise programs, systems or applications that are used across multiple devices.

Programming skills are essential for information management, data analysis, predictive modelling, cyber security, artificial intelligence, gaming, e-commerce and communications.

These transferable skills apply to many industries, including health, science, technology, business and government.

You’ll be equipped for roles such as a web, gaming or app developer, software engineer, information security specialist, data analyst or computer systems expert.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for computer science and information systems

QS World University Rankings 2022

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Software engineer
  • Senior developer
  • Algorithm specialist
  • Data scientist

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

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How you'll learn

In 2023, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Overseas study
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Social and Mobile Computing
  • Visualization, Computer Graphics and Data Analysis
  • Pattern Recognition and Analysis

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