This page provides academic advice and resources for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Computer Science.

Which courses should I choose at the start of the program?

One of your first priorities when commencing the Bachelor of Computer Science program is to choose your first courses.

We recommend the following courses if you’re starting in Semester 1, 2022:

MajorCourse #1Course #2Course #3Course #4
No Major; Programming LanguagesCSSE1001INFS1200MATH1061Elective or STAT1201*
Data Science; Machine Learning; Scientific ComputingCSSE1001INFS1200MATH1061MATH1051** or MATH1071**
Cyber SecurityCSSE1001INFS1200MATH1061Elective or CRIM1000** or STAT1201*

* Your choice of STAT1201 will contribute towards the list of compulsory courses in the program.
** Your choice of CRIM1000, MATH1051 or MATH1071 will contribute towards your chosen major in the program.

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Deciding on your study plan

In Bachelor of Computer Science, you'll study a number of compulsory courses, with options to build your chosen areas of study through majors. Depending on your study plan, you'll also have space for elective courses that allow you to expand on the majors or broaden your experience in other areas.

We have provided suggested study plans for most plan options below. You're not required to follow a fixed study plan for the Bachelor of Computer Science, but you must ensure you follow the program and course requirements for your program as linked below.

Note, if you're transitioning between pre-2021 and post-2021 programs, you'll need to complete a transition checklist via the EAIT website.

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Commencing, continuing or transitioning to the post-2021 program?

  1. Start by referring to the program and course requirements for the post-2021 program.
  2. Consider which plan option you'd like to graduate with:
    • No Major
    • Single Major
    • Extended Major
    • Two Single Majors
  3. Consider which one or two of the following majors you'd like to graduate with:
    • Cyber Security
    • Data Science (Single Major)
    • Data Science (Extended Major)
    • Machine Learning
    • Programming Languages
    • Scientific Computing
  4. Find the suggested study plan (PDF) that's closest to your chosen combination:
CombinationSemester 1 StartSemester 2 Start
No Major or No Extended MajorDownload (PDF, 919 KB)Download (PDF, 919.4 KB)
Major in Cyber SecurityDownload (PDF, 1 MB)Download (PDF, 1 MB)
Major in Data ScienceDownload (PDF, 1 MB)Download (PDF, 1 MB)
Major in Machine LearningDownload (PDF, 1 MB)Download (PDF, 1 MB)
Major in Programming LanguagesDownload (PDF, 1 MB)Download (PDF, 1 MB)
Major in Scientific ComputingDownload (PDF, 1 MB)Download (PDF, 1 MB)
Extended Major in Data ScienceDownload (PDF, 1 MB)Download (PDF, 1 MB)
Major in Cyber Security + Major in Data ScienceDownload (PDF, 1.1 MB)Download (PDF, 1.1 MB)
Major in Cyber Security + Major in Machine LearningDownload (PDF, 1.1 MB)Download (PDF, 1.1 MB)
Major in Cyber Security + Major in Programming LanguagesDownload (PDF, 1 MB)Download (PDF, 1 MB)
Major in Cyber Security + Major in Scientific ComputingDownload (PDF, 1.1 MB)Download (PDF, 1.1 MB)
Major in Data Science + Major in Machine LearningDownload (PDF, 1.1 MB)Download (PDF, 1.1 MB)
Major in Data Science + Major in Programming LanguagesDownload (PDF, 1.1 MB)Download (PDF, 1.1 MB)
Major in Data Science + Major in Scientific ComputingDownload (PDF, 1.1 MB)Download (PDF, 1.1 MB)
Major in Machine Learning + Major in Programming LanguagesDownload (PDF, 1.1 MB)Download (PDF, 1.1 MB)
Major in Machine Learning + Major in Scientific ComputingDownload (PDF, 1 MB)Download (PDF, 1 MB)
Major in Programming Languages + Major in Scientific ComputingDownload (PDF, 1.1 MB)Download (PDF, 1.1 MB)
All PDFs CombinedDownload (PDF, 1.6 MB)Download (PDF, 1.6 MB)
Blank TemplateDownload (PDF, 221 KB)Download (PDF, 221.4 KB)
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Continuing the pre-2021 program?

  1. Start by referring to the program and course requirements for the pre-2021 program.
  2. Consider which plan option you'd like to graduate with:
    • No Major
    • Single Major
  3. Consider which one or two of the following majors you'd like to graduate with:
    • Cyber Security
    • Data Science
    • Machine Learning
    • Programming Languages
    • Scientific Computing
  4. Find the suggested study plan (PDF) that's closest to your chosen combination:
    CombinationSemester 1 StartSemester 2 Start
    No MajorDownload (PDF, 171.3 KB)Download PDF (PDF, 171.2 KB)
    Major in Cyber SecurityDownload (PDF, 168.8 KB)Download PDF (PDF, 168.8 KB)
    Major in Data ScienceDownload (PDF, 168.7 KB)Download PDF (PDF, 168.8 KB)
    Major in Machine LearningDownload (PDF, 169 KB)Download PDF (PDF, 169 KB)
    Major in Programming LanguagesDownload (PDF, 168.9 KB)Download PDF (PDF, 169 KB)
    Major in Scientific ComputingDownload (PDF, 169.1 KB)Download PDF (PDF, 169.2 KB)
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Make an appointment with an academic advisor

If you can't find the answer to your question here, we have Academic Advisors available to help.

To make an appointment follow these steps:

  1. Review your recommended study plan for your program and access Program Planner to plan your program. You will need to bring this along to your appointment. If you are seeking advice on course selection, you should also provide a copy of your studies report.
  2. Contact or visit the School Office to book your academic advising appointment. Please include the following information when requesting your appointment:
    • Student ID:
    • Program of study:
    • Year of study:
    • Contact telephone number:
    • Share your plan link (from Program Planner):
    • Questions for the advisor:

Advising times effective Semester 1, 2022

If you're in your 1st year of study in the Bachelor of Computer Science, the following Academic Advisor is available:

ProgramAdvisorLocationAvailability
BCompSc (1st Year)Dr Miao XuVia ZoomFriday 3:00 - 4:00pm
Contact studentenquiries@itee.uq.edu.au for appointment

If you're in your 2nd year of study or beyond in the Bachelor of Computer Science, the following Academic Advisor is available:

ProgramAdvisorLocationAvailability
BCompSc (2nd Year, 3rd Year & Hons)

Dr Wen Hua

Dr Ash Rahimi

Via Email

Dr Wen Hua: Wednesday 2:00 - 3:00pm

Dr Ash Rahimi: Monday 9:00 - 10:00am

Contact studentenquiries@itee.uq.edu.au for appointment

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Fancy changing to Information Technology or Software Engineering?

If you've enrolled in the Bachelor of Computer Science and after a semester or two you've decided it's not for you, there is some flexibility to change to Bachelor of Information Technology (BInfTech) or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (BE) majoring in Software Engineering.

Many courses are shared between these programs, only requiring that you take additional courses to satisfy the program requirements.

For example, in Software Engineering (BE), you could choose Engineering-focused first-year courses as electives in the Bachelor of Computer Science. Upon satisfying the entry requirements (subject to satisfactory grades), you can proceed to the 2nd year of Software Engineering (BE).

Refer to those programs on my.UQ for further information.

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