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In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

This course component will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the course component may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely.

About this major

A major in Computer Science gives you the knowledge and skills needed to innovate in information technology, and create fundamentally new IT solutions to today's challenges. Covering the key concepts of computation, you will learn the principles and techniques needed to solve tasks efficiently with computation, and to express those solutions in software. Discover how computation can be modeled and how to reason about the limits of what computation can achieve.

In your third year, you will complete a Computer Science Project which gives you the opportunity to integrate and apply the knowledge and skills acquired in previous units in the context of designing and building computing solutions for a diverse application problem. Working in a group for an external client and with academic supervision, students carry out the full range of activities including requirements capture, analysis and design, coding, testing and documentation. This exciting unit allows you to use agile software methodology and make use of professional tools for the management of this project.

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