High School Computing (HS1917)

29 April 2020 - 4:00pm to 25 September 2020 - 6:00pm

Did you know that our Computer Science and Engineering graduates work at Google, Dropbox, Facebook and Microsoft (just to name a few!). Many of them got their first taste of UNSW Computing through our High School Computing course.

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UNSW’s High School Computing (HS1917) is a two-part course open to students in years 10,11 or 12. The course is equivalent to the first-year subject COMP1511 - which in principle means that students can start their computing degree before they finish high school. Each half of HS1917 is a two month long course.

Students that go on to complete HS1917 and enrol in a UNSW Bachelor of Engineering or Science degree will have a head start on their Bachelor's as they will have completed the equivalent of a first-year course. This means students can accelerate by undertaking an additional elective of their choice.

Throughout each two-month program, students participate in complex problem solving, debugging and software development. The course covers:

  • C programming - Learning C is an incredible capability, because once you learn C it's very easy to learn most other programming languages. 
  • Algorithms - Learning about if statements, looping and repetition to solve complex problems.
  • Data Structures - Learning about arrays and linked lists as methods of storing information.

Our team of tutors and mentors are passionate about bringing the world of computer science to high school students. UNSW consistently produces Australia's highest quality software engineers, and the team is excited to share its knowledge and experience.

Students don’t need any prior experience – this short course is developed for high school students who have an interest in computer science, engineering and robotics.

There are limited spots available, so don’t miss out. Visit our High School program's section to learn about how to apply, the online and in-person course offering and selection criteria.

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