Undergraduate computing programs at the ANU include the 3-year BIT, the 4-year Bachelor of Advanced Computing with embedded Honours and its elite twin the BAC(R&D)(Honours). Within these programs students can pursue a wide range of minors, majors, and specialisations. There is also the interdisciplinary Bachelor of Applied Data Analytics spanning computing, statistics and social science.
Students with a 3-year ANU bachelor’s or a degree from another university—including from overseas—can complete a fourth year of honours study.
With just one more year of study our Computing programs can also be combined with another ANU program as a flexible double degree.
Information and Computing Technologies are everywhere and have become essential to our lives today. The BIT easily allows students to combine computing studies with another degree at ANU, giving you a competitive technology edge in your chosen career. With this degree you will get a strong grounding in computing fundamentals to tackle the fast changing pace of computing technologies, and the opportunity to work anywhere in the world in one of the fastest growing industries.
BIT students can also proceed to a fourth year of honours studies.
The Bachelor of Advanced Computing with embedded Honours offers a strong grounding in computer science, but is also interdisciplinary with opportunities to take courses in mathematics and engineering, the physical and life sciences, and the social sciences, humanities and the arts. You will not only learn advanced techniques and have the opportunity to complete a unique computing specialisation, but you will also develop exceptional professional skills.
The Bachelor of Advanced Computing (Research & Development) with embedded Honours is truly unique, designed for high-achieving students interested in becoming future leaders in computing research and development. The opportunity to undertake research with our world-class innovators will bring you to the edge of knowledge and beyond.
You will develop a strong foundation in core computer science and be provided with the tools to develop the next generation of computing systems and applications. You will also undertake an accelerated mode of learning in project courses from your second year and in advanced courses in later years. Most unique though, is that you will have the opportunity to work with distinguished researchers at ANU and our external partners in leading government and corporate labs such as CSIRO/Data61. You will also develop exceptional professional and leadership skills.
The Bachelor of Applied Data Analytics is a three year full-time (or equivalent part-time) inter-disciplinary degree that is designed to address a global shortage of graduates with skills in data analytics as applied to high-quality, data-informed decision-making. It is designed to develop inter-disciplinary knowledge across the three base disciplines of computing, statistics and social science. You will receive exposure to best practice in data analytics as well as an opportunity to acquire knowledge in a discipline that relies on data analytics, or deepen knowledge in one of the three base disciplines.
Minors, Majors and Specialisations#
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