What is Computer Science?
Computer Scientists implement the systems that drive the Internet; look after your money; build the electronic economy; collect and analyse data in biotechnology; produce CGI effects for movies; control our vehicles and transport networks; simulate climate models; predict the weather and much, and much more. These days, almost every human endeavour involves computing.
Computer Science is the study of computer-based systems, with both hardware and software specialisations. At UNSW, we focus on building new and innovative systems rather than just training students in current technologies. The UNSW Computer Science degree covers foundation studies in algorithms, data structures, software engineering and computer systems in the first two years. Students then begin advanced studies in a chosen area, including artificial intelligence, databases, graphics, networks, etc. The degree program also has flexibility to allow students to minor in areas such as business, languages, psychology, arts and sciences.
All UNSW Computer Science Co-op graduates emerge from their study with a broad understanding of computing principles, overlaid with a sound knowledge of important computing technologies and a wide range of immediately applicable skills, along with important industry experience.
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Dr Wen Hu
Senior Lecturer | School of Computer Science and Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
Ph: (02) 9385 7679
Fax: (02) 9385 5533