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Computer Science Courses After 12th: List, Details, Fee

Updated on 15 November, 2023

Akansha Semwal

Akansha Semwal

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Today, with the evolution of career profiles, learners face a strange conundrum when it comes to choosing the best course after 12th. Are you also struggling with which career path to pick next? There are several computer science courses after 12th that you can pursue if you are interested in the field. You will find abundant universities/colleges pertaining to computer science engineering courses after 12th or a Diploma in Computer Engineering after 12th. Let’s explore the best options for you.


Top Diploma Courses for Computer Science After 12th

We have narrowed down options for the best Diploma in Computer Science after 12th.

Course DescriptionInternational UniversitiesIndian UniversitiesJob Prospects & Average Range of Annual Salaries (USD)* 
Cyber SecurityThis course deals with cybersecurity and its applications, including the attacks and threats to networks and computers, mitigation strategies, and so on. The Metropolitan State University of Denver, University of the Potomac, Stanford University Online, Harvard Extension School, and Toronto School of Management Amity University, Indian School of Ethical Hacking, National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, and GNA UniversityCyber Security Analyst- $51,000-$102,000  Information Security Analyst- $53,000-$99,000  Systems Administrator- $49,000-$88,000 Security Analyst- $48,000-$92,000 
Data AnalyticsThe course is about leveraging data for decision-making and future growth, covering principles of data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, Google Colab, Python and other tools, and more. MIT xPro, Harvard Extension School, Boston University, and University of CalgaryIIT Kanpur, Kumaraguru College of Liberal Arts and Science, and Acharya Nagarjuna University Data Analyst- $48,000-$90,000 Systems Analyst- $50,000-$99,000  Senior Financial Analyst- $68,000-$108,000 Business Analyst- $50,000-$88,000
Artificial IntelligenceThe course covers AI-based models and operational strategies along with various tools. It also helps students leverage huge data volumes in an ethical manner while covering ML, predictive modeling, data science, platform strategies, network effects, and more. CIMT College Canada, Harvard Business School, Lambton College, Stanford Online, and MIT Professional EducationDelhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University, Acharya Nagarjuna University, and Reva UniversityData Scientist- $79,000–$151,000 Lead Data Scientist- $119,000–$199,000  AI Specialist- $90,000–$301,000 

*Source: Payscale 

Top Undergraduate Courses for Computer Science After 12th

Here are some of the best computer science courses after 12th that you can consider pursuing. 

Course NameDescriptionInternational UniversitiesIndian UniversityJob Prospects & Average Range of Annual Salaries (USD)
Bachelor in Computer Science/Computer Science and Engineering (B.Sc/B.Tech/BS)The course covers foundational and advanced concepts in computer science, including theory, principles, design, programming, automata and complex theory, computer architecture, systems programming, algorithm analysis, artificial intelligence, and applications. 

MIT, Carnegie Mellon University,

Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Oxford


IIT-Bombay, IIT-Delhi, IIT-Kharagpur, IIT-Kanpur, IIT-Madras, Vellore Institute of Technology, IIT-Roorkee, BITS Pilani, Chandigarh University, University of Delhi

Software Engineer- $64,000-$121,000 

Junior Software Engineer- $42,000-$75,000  

Network Engineer- $40,000-$77,000  

IT Support Specialist- $43,000-$89,000 

Program Manager, Engineering- $94,000-151,000  

Security Analyst- $54,000-95,000 

Source: QS WUR by Subject 2023: Computer Science and Information Systems*, Payscale

Requirements to Study Computer Science Abroad After 12th   
The requirements to study computer science abroad after 12th vary across countries and institutions. However, a few general guidelines are mentioned below for your perusal: 

Scholarships for Computer Science After 12th

Here are a few of the innumerable scholarships that students can consider, depending upon their eligibility and other factors.

Scholarship Name Benefits 
AFCA STEM Majors Scholarships for Undergraduate Students$2,500 
AFCA Undergraduate Diversity Scholarship $3,000 
Engineering International Undergraduate Merit Scholarships, University of Sydney$13,000 per annum up to four years 
Undergraduate International Scholarships (Computer Science), University of Birmingham$1,856 discount on tuition fees during semester one for the first year of study. It is renewable in the subsequent academic years, subject to conditions. The Computer Science International Excellence Scholarship within this program comes with a tuition fee discount of £3000 during semester one of the first year of study. 
MIT Scholarships based on financial need $2,000 as the first-year grant. 
Reach Oxford Scholarship, Oxford UniversityCourse fees, one return airfare each year, and a grant for covering living costs. 

Sources: Official Website

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There are quite a few computer science courses after 12th that you can consider for a bright future ahead in the field. From diploma to bachelor’s degree, multiple options are available. However, you should short-list the countries and institutions you are interested in before applying. At the same time, ensure that you have a list of specializations and fields you are also interested in. This will help you narrow down your choices better. Here’s to a fulfilling academic journey ahead!


Which computer science course is the best after 12th?

Most aspirants usually prefer enrolling in bachelor of science programs in computer science, which may be in the form of a BSc/BS degree abroad or a BTech degree here in India. Some other variants include BCA, other courses, and diploma courses in specific disciplines/fields.

Can an average student do BTech?

There is nothing as a fixed definition of average. Overall course performance will majorly depend on the student’s aptitude, interests, academic grasp, skills, and hard work.

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Akansha Semwal

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Akansha Semwal is a content marketer at upGrad and has also worked as a social media marketer & sub-editor. Experienced in creating impressive Statement of Purpose, Essays, and LOR, she knows how to captivate the attention of Admissions Committee. Her research-driven;study-abroad articles helps aspirants to make the prudent decision. She holds a bachelor's & master's degree in Literature from the University of Delhi.

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