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Computer Science, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) ,
The Bachelor of Computer Science teaches students the strong programming, technical, mathematical, and problem-solving skills that they will need in their careers.

About

The course is particularly designed with software development and computational science roles in mind, but as computing has become so important to so many different fields, it allows the flexibility to take a number of units from other disciplines if students choose to.

The course includes a core of units that gives all our students a solid programming, mathematical, and software engineering background. From the core units, students will learn multiple programming languages as well as the modern collaborative tools and practices that software teams use to design, develop and deliver software that solves problems for their users. They will also take a team capstone project, in which they must develop solutions to real world computing problems drawn from community organisations and industry.

Beyond these core units, students are expected to take at least one Major.

In the Software Development major, students study topics such as artificial intelligence, functional programming, development for the modern web, mobile development, and interaction design.

In the Applied Modelling major, students learn topics that are of particular relevance to applying computing to science. This includes statistical machine learning, distributed computing, and computational science.

Students can take both majors, or they can take a single major and complete their degree with their own customised set of additional units. The major or majors completed will appear on the academic record and testamur.

The BCompSc has been granted Professional Level accreditation by the Australian Computer Society and, through the Seoul Accord, is recognised in other countries. Graduates are eligible to become a member of the Australian Computer Society, and after 3 years of suitable professional ICT experience, will be eligible to apply for recognition as a Certified Professional (CP).

Fully credited exchange programs of one trimester are in place with international universities.

Bachelor of Computer Science graduates are eligible to enrol for a range of Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and course work Master programs.

Candidates who have successfully completed the Bachelor of Computer Science may, on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Science and Technology, continue to an Honours year. The Honours year includes a program of study which must include a dissertation. Course requirements usually include a research project with thesis, reading assignments and essays. Bachelor of Computer Science with Honours (BCompSc(Hons)) graduates who achieve the appropriate level of Honours are eligible to apply to enrol for a research Master degree or the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Career Opportunities

Examples include software design and development; web and mobile development; scientific technology; and technology careers in banking and corporate sectors.

Students who complete the double degree BCompSc/LLB also find employment in banking, management and the diplomatic service.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 120 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      Up to 10 years Part-time
  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended
    • Time flexibility
      Semi-structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Introduction to Programming and the Unix Environment
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Database Management Systems
  • Software Engineering Studio
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Operating Systems
  • Software Project Management
  • Information Technology Project
  • Calculus and Linear Algebra 1
  • Calculus and Linear Algebra 2
  • Introduction to Statistical Modelling

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

For more information please visit the program website.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    28000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28000 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National Applies to you

    12550 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12550 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Armidale

  • 1500 - 2100 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

The University offers a number of Faculty/College and country scholarships available to Australian citizens and permanent residents.

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