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With this dual degree program, students can add a Science program to the standard, professionally accredited BSc in Computer Science program offered by the School of Computer Science and Engineering. All Science majors within program 3970 are available.

Students who meet the entry requirements for the BSc in Computer Science program 3778 and for the Bachelor of Science program 3970 may apply to enter the combined Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) program.

Students should schedule the Science and Computer Science components to suit their preferences while meeting constraints of timetables and prerequisites. The Science Faculty section in this Handbook describes the Science options and the School of Computer Science and Engineering Student Office can supply sample programs indicating what previous students have arranged.

In addition to the BSc in Computer Science program 3778, students must complete a minimum of 96 units of credit in Science courses, including a major sequence in an approved area. The Science office must approve the Science component while the School of Computer Science and Engineering will approve the final program and schedule.


Study Level


Typical duration

4 Years

Intake Period

Term 1, Term 3

Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit



Bachelor of Science - BSc

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 192 UOC.

1. An approved Bachelor of Science major; and
2. Science elective courses
3. Computer Science courses

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3970 - Science

Majors description.

Students must complete at least one Science major selected from the list below. Students should declare their major prior to commencing Stage 2 courses.

1. Students in 4076 Science/Education can only choose from the following majors: Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Geography, Mathematics for Education, Pathology, Physics, Physiology. All other majors in 3970 are not permitted.
2.Students are not permitted to take the Bioinformatics major BINFB1 when taking the degree in dual award mode with the Bachelor of Engineering (Bioinformatics) program.

COMP Course Rule

3789 - Science / Computer Science

Students in the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) dual degree 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).

Double Counting

3970 - Science

Students cannot complete a minor with the same name as their nominated major, and Level II and III courses cannot be double-counted between majors and minors. More than one minor may be completed subject to the limit on double-counting. Students must declare their minor(s) before their final term.

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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