Computer Science - C2001

Computer Science

Bachelor degree

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 yourinterests 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, scientificand creative problems.

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At a glance


84.05 Note 2017 clearly-in ATAR
75.95 Note2017 lowest ATAR offer

Subject prerequisites

English Maths Sciences / Other
Tick Tick N/A

Course Details

  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time
  • On-campus at Malaysia: Full time & part time
  • 3 years (full time)
  • 6 years (part time)
Start date First Semester (February), Second Semester (July)
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"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

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

Alternative entry pathways

Multiple pathways to this course

If you don't have the entrance requirements above, you'll be able to gain entry to this course by completing the pathway Monash College Diploma of Engineering (IT stream).

Additionally, we recognise that some applicants may have experienced difficulties that have disadvantaged them when applying for university. We offer a range of special admissions schemes that may help you gain entry to your chosen course. More about special admissions schemes...

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Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:


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Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:


We offer over 200 types of scholarships, valued at up to $70,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

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.

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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.