Computer Science - C2001

Computer scientists and their creations are everywhere.

They drive everything from search engines to daily weather reports, animation, cybersecurity and scientific discoveries, pushing developments that use and transform information.

If you are looking for an exciting career, then Computer Science at Monash, in Australia's leading IT Faculty, is the start of your journey. You will learn to think creatively and analytically, from some of the world's best academics in the field.

You will graduate with the skills to design algorithms (instructions for computers) and data structures (information storage), creating software that solves real-world problems.

Build expertise through a specialisation in either Advanced Computer Science, or in the exciting new field of Data Science, exploiting the massive datasets of the Information Age.

You will:

  • 'Learn by doing,' using cutting-edge technology in a rich collaborative environment.
  • Gain a deep understanding of the theory of computation, its mathematical foundations and its practical applications.
  • Learn how to apply this knowledge in many fields, creatively, efficiently and ethically.
  • Graduate with a degree accredited by the Australian Computer Society.

One third of your course is elective, so you can tailor your studies to suit your interests and career aspirations. You might choose to do the following:

  • Extend your expertise - do additional computer science/data science.
  • IT electives - a huge range from cybersecurity to web, mobile or games development.
  • Monash-wide electives - complement your computing savvy with anything from maths to music.
  • Double degree - gain an extra qualification in Commerce, Education or Science.
  • Be global - study at Monash locations in Malaysia, South Africa or Italy, or at one of our prestigious partner universities.
  • Go further - high-achieving students can add an Honours research year, or a 1.5-year IT Masters.

Your studies will culminate in a substantial year-long project, giving you the practical experience to enter the workplace ahead of the game.

Alternatively, you can apply for the highly regarded Industry Based Learning (IBL) program to do a half-year placement with leading Australian and global organisations. These count towards your course and are supported by generous scholarships.

Monash's professionally accredited Bachelor of Computer Science prepares you for a rewarding career solving challenging technical, scientific and creative problems.

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At a glance

Subject prerequisites
English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time
  • On-campus at Malaysia: Full time
Duration
  • 3 years (full time)
Start date
First semester (February), Second Semester (July), November intake
Course Handbook

As students plan studies amid difficult and changing global circumstances, Monash University remains committed to offering flexibility and choice. If you're unable to start this course in Australia, due to COVID-19 restrictions we have additional study options available.

  • This course is available as part of our new online November intake. You can start your degree in November 2020 and complete four units before the academic year commences in March 2021. Learn how you can accelerate your studies with our new November Intake. Please note that undergraduate courses in the November Intake are only available to international students.
  • You can also start this course on-campus at Monash University Malaysia in semester one 2021, then continue in Australia once restrictions are eased. Find out more.

Please select a specialisation for more details:

"I was fortunate to work part-time as a Help Desk officer in the IT department at Monash University while I studied full-time. This hands-on experience, together with my third year project work, taught me valuable skills about teaming to get the job done. What I find very exciting is seeing how much IT is used in every industry sector from airlines to retail."

"I'm a software developer at Constraint Technologies. My favourite thing about working in IT is the coding, the software development and getting into all the latest technology. A Monash degree in Computer Science is the reason I am where I am today."

Michael Billington

“Technology doesn’t just exist by itself, it mostly supports something being done in another field, and Monash lets you learn both on the same campus. I chose computer science because it has the option for electives, so I can follow my other interest (archaeology & ancient history) whilst getting an IT qualification with industry recognition.”

Entry Requirements

As students plan studies amid difficult and changing global circumstances, Monash University remains committed to offering flexibility and choice. If you're unable to start this course in Australia, due to COVID-19 restrictions we have additional study options available.

  • This course is available as part of our new online November intake. You can start your degree in November 2020 and complete four units before the academic year commences in March 2021. Learn how you can accelerate your studies with our new November Intake. Please note that undergraduate courses in the November Intake are only available to international students.
  • You can also start this course on-campus at Monash University Malaysia in semester one 2021, then continue in Australia once restrictions are eased. Find out more.

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (International students)

Qualifications

Equivalent Australian Year 12

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course based on your prior studies, use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

English entry requirements

Level A
IELTS (Academic): 6.5 Overall score, with minimum band scores: Listening 6.0, Reading 6.0, Writing 6.0 and Speaking 6.0 Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 Overall score, with minimum scores: Listening 50, Reading 50, Speaking 50 and Writing 50TOEFL Internet-based test: 79 Overall score, with minimum scores: Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18 and Writing 21 Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

The course develops through the themes of Computer science foundation study, professional skills study, specialist discipline knowledge, problem solving and analytic skills study, and professional skills study which come together in applied practice.

Partner with another course

Double degree courses allow you to study towards two different degrees at the same time, and graduate with two separate qualifications. And because a required subject in one course can count as an elective in the other, our double degrees take up to two years less than if you studied for the two degrees separately.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code C2001

Apply

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code C2001

Apply

November intake

Apply directly to Monash using course code C2001

Apply

Applicants for the Malaysia campus should apply directly to the campus. More information can be found by visiting the Malaysia campus website.

Current Monash students

Current Monash students should apply for an internal transfer.

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$42,800

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.

Enrolment Obligations

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than one third (33%) of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students must enrol in at least one unit that is not by distance and/or online in each compulsory study period unless the student is completing the last unit of their course. See standard 8.19 and 8.20 of National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

CRICOS code: 079336A