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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 involves the study of computers and the programs that run on computers. If you are quite technically minded and wish to contribute to the future development and support of technology, a major in computer science will appeal to you. Your major in computer science will be built on a foundation of computer programming, with a study of algorithms, data structures, networks and operating system internals. Throughout your studies, you will gain the crucial skills necessary to complete substantial software development projects. You will graduate with a sound knowledge of languages such as Java, C, C++ and Python. For more information on the program structure and content, view the Science Undergraduate Handbook.

Graduate opportunities

The careers followed by computer science graduates are very diverse, depending on which areas of the field you focus on in your higher years. However, all aspects can lead to well-paid and exciting careers, as computer science graduates have many opportunities for promotion. Computer science graduates often move into management roles after gaining experience in technical positions.
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