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The Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Engineering offer a dual degree program leading to the award of the degrees Bachelor of Science (Advanced) and Bachelor of Science (Computer Science). The typical duration of this program is 5 years full-time.

The Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) is the degree of choice for innovative thinkers with exceptional scientific knowledge and skills. It's designed for talented students and offers the flexibility to tailor the degree in a way that works for them. The degree offers students access to advanced level courses and includes an Honours year.

The Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) focuses on the design and development of hardware and software tool by which computer applications may be developed. By combining your passion for science and the computer sciences you could further develop applications for use within the scientific world.


Study Level


Typical duration

5 Years

Intake Period

Term 1, Term 3

Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit



Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) - BAdvSci(Hons)

Bachelor of Science - BSc

UAC Code




Stand Alone Programs

Click on the link below to find out more about each individual program.

Double Degree Structure

Students must complete 240 UOC.

1. An approved Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) major; and
2. SCIF1131;
3. 48 units of credit Honours Year; and
4. Science elective courses
5. 96 UOC of Computer Science courses

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3962 - Advanced Science (Honours)

Majors description.

Students must complete at least one Science major selected from the list below.

When offered in a particular major, students must take higher versions of any Level 2 or 3 courses. Any variation to this must be approved by the Associate Dean (Academic Programs) or nominee.

Bioinformatics is a 96 UOC major, students will not be able to complete this major as part of a double degree within the minimum UOC. This major will involve extra time and costs to meet the degree requirements and may have visa implications for international students. Contact the Science Student Centre for more details.


3782 - Advanced Science (Honours) / Computer Science

Students may not count 'COMP' courses towards their Science requirements unless they are specified as core courses in their major (i.e. for these students 'COMP' courses will not count as 'Science' courses).

Program Fees

At UNSW fees are generally charged at course level and therefore dependent upon individual enrolment and other factors such as student's residency status. For generic information on fees and additional expenses of UNSW programs, click on one of the following:

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