Bachelor of Advanced Computing and Bachelor of Science (Medical Science)

The University of Sydney

About Bachelor of Advanced Computing and Bachelor of Science (Medical Science)

Revolutionise the medical world. The combined Bachelor of Advanced Computing and Bachelor of Science (Medical Science) program will develop your knowledge and skills in computing. You will also gain foundational knowledge and research skills in medical science, biomedicine and bioinformatics.

As medical research becomes increasingly dependent on technology, the demand for professionals with technical knowledge across both computing and the medical sciences is expected to soar.

The Bachelor of Advanced Computing is accredited by the Australian Computer Society and designed to foster your ability to work across the computing, information technology and business innovation industries.

First year covers the core skills you will need to become a computing  professional before you specialise in a major that aligns with your preferred career pathway computer science, information systems, software development or computational data science.

Complementing your computing studies, the Bachelor of Science (Medical Science) provides an essential foundation in the structure and function of the human body, from molecules through to whole systems.

Core units in the Medical Science major will ensure you develop a breadth of knowledge across fields such as anatomy, cellular and molecular biochemistry, human physiology, immunobiology, infectious diseases, pharmacology and microbiology, and you will have the opportunity to specialise in your senior units.

You can complete this combined degree program in five years of full-time study, after which you will graduate with two qualifications. As diverse and innovative career opportunities emerge across the public and commercial sectors, your skills and experiences will enable you to change our world for the better.

Entry Requirements

Admission this course is on the basis of the following criteria:

  • a secondary education qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), or approved higher education study, including approved preparation courses.
  • English language requirements where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English.

Admission pathways are open to domestic applicants on the basis of equity or other adjustment factors, including for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. For details, visit admission pathways.


This course has a mathematics course prerequisite. For details on the prerequisite, and how it applies to you, visit: Mathematics course prerequisites.

English Requirements

  • Min PTE: 61
  • Min IELTS: 6.5
  • Min TOEFL: 85


Graduates of this course can be found in a range of careers and roles such as:

  • Computer programmer
  • Consultancy
  • Doctor (after further study in medicine)
  • Geneticist
  • Infectious diseases researcher
  • Information services management
  • Microbiologist
  • Pathologist
  • Software engineer
  • Systems analyst
  • Big data analyst
  • Web development and management
  • Medical researcher
  • Forensics 
  • Biotechnology
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Course Summary

Study level



Health and Medicine




5 years

Study mode

On Campus


A$53,500 per year
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