Bachelor of Computing Science (Honours)

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00099F

This course offers a sound education in all aspects of computing science and information technology. It is intended for students who aspire to become researchers or who want a career in a more scientific-oriented computing area. As such it provides a pathway to postgraduate research study. This course adopts a practice-based approach to computing science education and the course content is a mix of theory and practice with a stronger focus on the mathematics appropriate for computing science and research projects. As well as gaining strong technical skills in computing science and IT, students gain skills in problem solving, teamwork and communication. Students undertake research projects with UTS researchers. Employers look for graduates with strong computing science skills and, in this course, students are exposed to real research problems in computing science and IT. UTS: Information Technology continues to support part-time study and some subjects can be taken in the evening as well as during the day.

Structure

Students must complete 192 credit points, comprising 96 credit points of computing science core subjects, a 48-credit-point computing science major, 24 credit points of research preparation and research project subjects and 24 credit points of electives. Industrial training/professional practice Industrial training is available as a separate course. Students can enrol into the Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice (C20056) once they have secured suitable full-time employment in the IT industry. This incorporates a minimum of nine months' full-time paid work experience with four supporting subjects at UTS. Full-time students normally undertake industrial training after completing Year 2.

Subjects

  • Business information systems management
  • Data analytics and artificial intelligence
  • Enterprise systems development
  • Interaction design
  • Internetworking and applications
  • Mathematical analysis
  • Operations research
  • Statistics

Standard entry requirements

  • Completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, AQF Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0
  • Or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21
  • Or AE5: Pass
  • Or PTE: 58-64
  • Or CAE: 176-184. Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Recognition

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology is seeking accreditation from the Australian Computer Society.

Study pathways

Levels of award The Bachelor of Computing Science (Honours) may be awarded with first or second class honours, which does not require an additional honours year.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
City International: $162,816 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

Further information

All students must undertake a compulsory challenge test during orientation week. Students who do not pass this test must enrol in 48023 Programming Fundamentals as their first-year option choice.

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