Bachelor of Advanced Computing (Research and Development) (Honours)


CRICOS course code: 085359K
Level of study: Undergraduate

If you want to explore the cutting edge of research in computing and gain skills that will enable you to development software that tackles complex problems then you are looking at the right degree.
This is a unique, interdisciplinary program that will prepare you to be a future leader of the information and communications technology revolution. It also is a great pathway to a PhD.
As a degree accredited by the Australian Computer Society you will not only learn advanced computing techniques and have the opportunity to complete a unique specialization, but also develop exceptional professional skills including communication and teamwork.
You’ll work alongside distinguished researchers at ANU and pursue research projects in your own area of interest.
While some of our students are developing code which controls unmanned aerial vehicles, others are busy writing algorithms to mine through Petabytes of data. If mastering challenging projects is your thing, the ANU Bachelor of Advanced Computing (Research and Development) can launch you into a spectacular career
Career Options
Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia’s most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.
The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia’s top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.
Employment Opportunities
Innovative solutions come to those working in R&D. Graduates can choose to work in ICT R&D in the public or private sector, and in academia.
They can work across a range of industries in a variety of roles. Examples include:
Data Mining Specialist
Big Data Analyst
Human-Computer Interaction Specialist,
Software Developer
Embedded systems developer
Network Architect
Systems Analyst
Computer Engineer
Advanced Software Solutions Engineer
Software Architect
Our graduates work in many organizations including:
Price Waterhouse Coopers
Accenture Australia
National Australia Bank
Australian Government (Australian Taxation Office, Reserve Bank of Australia, Department of Broadband, Communication and the Digital Economy, etc.)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:
1. Define and analyze complex problems, and design, implement and evaluate solutions that demonstrate an understanding of the systems context in which software is developed and operated including economic, social, historical, sustainability and ethical aspects,
2. Demonstrate an operational and theoretical understanding of the foundations of computer science including programming, algorithms, logic, architectures and data structures,
3. Recognize connections and recurring themes, including abstraction and complexity, across the discipline,
4. Adapt to new environments and technologies, and to innovate,
5. Demonstrate an understanding of deep knowledge in at least one area of computer science,
6. Communicate complex concepts effectively with diverse audiences using a range of modalities,
7. Work effectively within teams in order to achieve a common goal.

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