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

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 as per this page.

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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:
Combination Semester 1 Start Semester 2 Start
No Major or No Extended Major Download (PDF, 0.9 MB) Download (PDF, 0.9 MB)
Major in Cyber Security Download (PDF, 1.1 MB) Download (PDF, 1.1 MB)
Major in Data Science Download (PDF, 1.1 MB) Download (PDF, 1.1 MB)
Major in Machine Learning Download (PDF, 1.1 MB) Download (PDF, 1.1 MB)
Major in Programming Languages Download (PDF, 1.1 MB) Download (PDF, 1.1 MB)
Major in Scientific Computing Download (PDF, 1.1 MB) Download (PDF, 1.1 MB)
Extended Major in Data Science Download (PDF, 1.1 MB) Download (PDF, 1.1 MB)
Major in Cyber Security + Major in Data Science Download (PDF, 1.2 MB) Download (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Major in Cyber Security + Major in Machine Learning Download (PDF, 1.2 MB) Download (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Major in Cyber Security + Major in Programming Languages Download (PDF, 1.1 MB) Download (PDF, 1.1 MB)
Major in Cyber Security + Major in Scientific Computing Download (PDF, 1.2 MB) Download (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Major in Data Science + Major in Machine Learning Download (PDF, 1.2 MB) Download (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Major in Data Science + Major in Programming Languages Download (PDF, 1.2 MB) Download (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Major in Data Science + Major in Scientific Computing Download (PDF, 1.2 MB) Download (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Major in Machine Learning + Major in Programming Languages Download (PDF, 1.2 MB) Download (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Major in Machine Learning + Major in Scientific Computing Download (PDF, 1.1 MB) Download (PDF, 1.1 MB)
Major in Programming Languages + Major in Scientific Computing Download (PDF, 1.2 MB) Download (PDF, 1.2 MB)
All PDFs Combined Download (PDF, 1.7 MB) Download (PDF, 1.7 MB)
Blank Template Download (PDF, 236.8 KB) Download (PDF, 236.8 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:
    Combination Semester 1 Start Semester 2 Start
    No Major Download (PDF, 171.3 KB) Download PDF (PDF, 171.2 KB)
    Major in Cyber Security Download (PDF, 168.8 KB) Download PDF (PDF, 168.8 KB)
    Major in Data Science Download (PDF, 168.7 KB) Download PDF (PDF, 168.8 KB)
    Major in Machine Learning Download (PDF, 169 KB) Download PDF (PDF, 169 KB)
    Major in Programming Languages Download (PDF, 168.9 KB) Download PDF (PDF, 169 KB)
    Major in Scientific Computing Download (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.

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

Program Advisor Location Availability
BCompSc/BInfTech (1st Year) Matt Luscombe Via Zoom Monday 2:00-4:00pm
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:

Program Advisor Location Availability
BCompSc (2nd Year, 3rd Year & Hons) Wen Hua Via Email Contact w.hua@uq.edu.au directly for availability
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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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