Bachelor of Computer Science Global (Honours)

Course summary

The Bachelor of Computer Science Global (Honours) is a unique degree offering the country’s best and brightest students the opportunity to gain a truly global study experience and real-world professional skills. You will have the option to major in Big Data, Cyber Security, Digital Systems Security, Game and Mobile Development or Software Engineering.

What you will study

As part of the Bachelor of Computer Science Global (Honours) you can choose a major from the below five options. You will also complete an honours thesis and have the opportunity to undertake multiple internships over the course of your studies.

 

For students who do not wish to specialise with a major, you will complete advanced subjects providing you with specific knowledge while also instilling you with professional knowledge and skills in computer science. In your final year you will develop your own application as part of an annual student team project, developing solutions to real-world problems provided by our industry partners.

This degree

As part of the degree you will focus on the theoretical foundations and practical approaches to computation and its applications. You will complete a foundation year at the Wollongong campus covering a common core of subjects that links UOW computer science, IT and information systems degrees. You will then undertake your second year of study at three of the University of Wollongong’s global locations – SIM in Singapore, CCCU in Hong Kong and UOW in Dubai. Your third year and fourth year of honours study will be completed at the Wollongong campus. 

Industry engagement is an integral component of this degree. You will undertake an internship each year for the first three years of your degree. In your third year you will develop your own application as part of an annual student team project, developing solutions to real-world problems provided by our industry partners.

 

Course information

Study area

Information & Communication Technology

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

385

ATAR (UAI)

95

IB Score

36-37

Duration

4 years full-time

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

UAC Code

754130

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

Academic Requirements

This program is not available to international applicants.

Credit Transfer

Bachelor of Computer Science students, who have passed all subjects and have a WAM of 85 at the end of the first year, will be eligible to apply for entry into the degree. Applicants will be required to submit a 1 page written application and undertake an interview.

Entry Requirements

Assumed Knowledge: Any 2 units of English
Age Minimum: Students entering the program must be at least 17 years of age, as they must be 18 years or older to study overseas in the second year.

Please note: Students accepted into the program will not be eligible to receive a Faculty Undergraduate Scholarship.

Credit Transfer

Bachelor of Computer Science students, who have passed all subjects and have a WAM of 85 at the end of the first year, will be eligible to apply for entry into the degree. Applicants will be required to submit a 1 page written application and undertake an interview.

Fees

2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
On Campus

Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Admission information

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW’s Admissions Procedures Policy, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.


STARTING YOUR JOURNEY

Starting your studies at UOW means learning from some of the brightest minds on the planet. It means having the freedom and flexibility to tailor your experience, follow your passion and see where it takes you. It means belonging to a University with an international reputation for world-class research and exceptional teaching quality—benefits that will help support you in your future career.


Admission criteria


Higher education

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of tertiary studies. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Vocational education & training

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of a prior qualification that is accredited by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), such as those provided at TAFE. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Recent secondary education

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of ATAR (Australian Tertiary Academic Rank) or equivalent (ENTER, International Baccalaureate (IB), QLD’s Overall Position (OP), etc.) or an Australian Year 12 equivalent overseas qualification. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Work & life experience

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree as a mature age student who does not have a sufficient ATAR (or Year 12 results), has not completed previous alternative study or did not finish to a Year 12 level at high school. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


Profile information

This information provides indicative enrolment and an explanation of the basis of admission of students in this course.


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT

This table is intended to show the breakdown of the student group for a course or group of related courses. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed information to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors. For more information on ‘bonus points’ and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants, see ‘Points to UOW’.

ATAR PROFILE OF ATAR-BASED OFFERS IN 2016

ATAR

Selection Rank

Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

75th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

25th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)
Understanding ATAR profile data

ATAR refers to the unadjusted, raw ATAR profile for all students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR.
Selection Rank figures represent the ATAR profile of the same student group but includes the impact of ATAR-related adjustments such as 'Points to UOW'.

STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2016.

APPLICANT BACKGROUND

2016 intake

2016 intake (%)

Higher education study

-

-

Vocational education & training study

-

-

Recent secondary education

Basis of admission

ATAR Only

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR)

-

-

Work & life experience

-

-

International students

-

-

All students

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (number of students is less than 5)
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)
Understanding student profile data

Higher education study includes people who have studied a University course or completed a bridging or enabling course.
Vocational education and training (VET) study includes people who have undertaken VET study since leaving school.
ATAR only includes people admitted only on the basis of ATAR, regardless of whether this includes adjustment factors such as equity or bonus points.
ATAR plus additional criteria includes people who were admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test,
early offer conditional on minimum ATAR).
Other criteria only (non-ATAR) includes people admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone,
schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement).
Work & life experience includes people admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above.
International student represents all other students.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

2018 Autumn

Wollongong

Session Commences
26 February 2018

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants: All applications must be made through UAC. On-time UAC applications close 29 September.
  • International applicants: This program is not available to international applicants

Session Detail
Orientation: 20 - 22 February
Session: 26 February - 21 June

    Course structure

    (Current year structure - subject to change)

    Course Learning Outcomes

    Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:

    CLO Description
    1 Demonstrate advanced knowledge of computer science fundamentals and discuss how these can be applied to analyse and solve a range of practice problems.
    2 Interpret knowledge, ideas and procedures and use a variety of media to communicate these effectively to both computer science professionals and other stakeholders.
    3 Design, develop, and employ novel approaches and algorithms in solving practical problems and innovative software solutions for a variety of applications.
    4 Deploy appropriate theory, practices, and tools for the specification, design, implementation, and maintenance as well as the evaluation of computer-based systems.
    5 Adopt a professional and ethical approach to decision making and related social responsibilities.
    6 Independently plan and compose a substantial research-based project or piece of scholarship that demonstrates in-depth understanding and critical analysis in computer science.
    7 Function effectively as part of a team to accomplish a set of common goals and objectives and communicate with project stake holders in a variety of international settings and contexts.

    Course Structure

    Students who enrol in the Bachelor of Computer Science Global (Honours) shall accrue an aggregate of at least 192 credit points by satisfactory completion of:

    1. The following core subjects  
    Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
    CSIT111 Programming Fundamentals 6 Autumn, Spring
    CSIT113 Problem Solving 6 Autumn
    CSIT114 System Analysis 6 Autumn
    CSIT115 Data Management and Security 6 Autumn, Spring
    CSIT121 Object Oriented Design and Programming 6 Autumn, Spring
    CSIT127 Networks and Communications 6 Spring
    CSIT128 Introduction to Web Technology 6 Spring
    CSCI235 Database Systems 6 Autumn, Spring
    CSIT180 Introductory Global Internship 0 Summer
    MATH221 Mathematics for Computer Science 6 Autumn
    CSIT226 Human Computer Interaction 6 Spring
    CSIT214 IT Project Management 6 Autumn, Spring
    CSCI251 Advanced Programming 6 Autumn, Spring
    CSCI203 Algorithms and Data Structures 6 Spring
    CSIT280 Global Internship 6 Summer
    CSIT314 Software Development Methodologies 6 Autumn
    CSIT321 Project 12 Annual, Spring 2018/Autumn 2019
    CSIT380 Advanced Global Internship 6 Summer
    CSCI400 Computer Science Honours Project 18 Annual, Spring 2018/Autumn 2019
    CSIT440 Research Methodology 6 Autumn, Spring
    Two 400-level CSCI subjects 12  
    Two 400 level CSCI subjects or 300 level subjects 12  
    1.  To be awarded with a major, a candidate must satisfactorily complete four (4) subjects (24cp) listed for that major.In addition, CSCI400 Honours Project 18 credit points must be completed on a topic related to the major that the student will complete as part of this degree.  
    2. Students not completing a major must complete 12 credit points of 300 level CSCI or ISIT subjects, AND an additional 12 credit points of either 200 or 300 level CSCI, CSIT or ISIT subject not listed in the core.
    3. To be awarded with a double major, candidates must ensure that four of the subjects selected satisfy the requirements of one major and that a separate set of four subjects satisfy the requirements of a second major, i.e. any subject counted towards one major cannot also be counted towards a second major. 

    Continuation in the Bachelor of Computer Science Global (Honours) will be dependent on the student achieving a WAM of at least 80 in each year of study. Students who do not meet the required average will be transferred to the Bachelor of Computer Science.

    Major Study

    Students enrolled in this degree may major in:

    • Big Data
    • Cyber Security
    • Digital Systems Security
    • Game and Mobile Development
    • Software Engineering.

    Big Data

    Subjects required for major study

    Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
    CSCI316 Big Data Mining Techniques and Implementation 6 Spring
    INFO411 Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery 6 Autumn
    CSCI317 Database Performance Tuning 6 Autumn
    ISIT312 Big Data Management 6 Spring

    Cyber Security

    Subjects required for major study 

    Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
    CSCI262 System Security 6 Spring
    CSCI301 Contemporary Topics in Security 6 Autumn
    CSIT302 Cybersecurity 6 Spring
    CSCI369 Ethical Hacking 6 Spring

    Digital Systems Security

    Subjects required for major study

    Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
    CSCI262 System Security 6 Spring
    CSCI361 Cryptography and Secure Applications 6 Autumn
    CSCI368 Network Security 6 Spring
    CSCI376 Multicore and GPU Programming 6 Spring

    Game and Mobile Development

    Subjects required for major study

    Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
    CSCI236 3D Modelling and Animation 6 Spring 2018/Summer 2018
    Complete 3 subjects from the list below (18cp)
    CSCI336 Interactive Computer Graphics 6 Autumn
    CSCI366 Mobile Multimedia 6 Autumn
    CSCI376 Multicore and GPU Programming 6 Spring
    CSCI356 Game Engine Essentials 6 Spring
    CSCI376 Multicore and GPU Programming 6 Spring

    Software Engineering

    Subjects required for major study

    Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
    ISIT219 Knowledge and Information Engineering 6 Autumn
    CSCI318 Software Engineering Practices & Principles 6 Spring
    CSCI334 Software Design 6 Autumn
    ISIT315 Web Modelling 6 Spring

    Note that certain 300 level subjects, required as part of a major, may have 100 and 200 level prerequisite subjects which are not listed as part of the major. All candidates are expected to consult with the School and Faculty advisers before committing themselves to any particular pattern of study, whether outlined above or not.

    Course Handbook

    (Current year structure - subject to change)

    Accreditation & professional recognition

    The Bachelor of Computer Science is accredited by the Australian Computer Society as meeting requirements for membership at the “Professional” level.


    *Accreditation subject to approval

    Why choose this course

    Study at a world class institution
    UOW is ranked in the top two per cent of universities in the world and recognised as one of the best modern universities (QS World University Rankings 2018).

    Study in three of the world’s global business hubs
    As part of your second year, you will study at UOW’s teaching locations in Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai.

    Guaranteed internships with high profile organisations
    By completing multiple internships, you will gain real-world work experience with top-rated multinational firms – giving you the edge in a highly competitive global job market.

    Significant financial support
    UOW will fund your flight and accommodation expenses while studying at each UOW teaching location. In addition, by completing multiple internships, you will receive a total of $18,000 in industry sponsored travel grants to supplement your second year of study abroad.

    Integrated honours degree
    Enhance your research and analytical skills through honours study creating an option to continue into an advanced research degree.

    Academic mentorship
    An Academic Course Director will provide support and career guidance to Global Honours students. Local academic mentors and student buddies will also be available at each overseas teaching location.

    Exceptional leadership skills
    From your international experience you will emerge with a global perspective and strong cross-cultural communication and leadership skills highly valued by employers.

    Unique professional development
    A series of events and professional development opportunities will be integrated into your degree, preparing you for success in your chosen career, and for the next generation of leadership roles.

    Career opportunities
    • Analyst
    • Animator
    • Computer or Software Engineer
    • Database Administrator
    • Electronics Engineer
    • Games or App Developer
    • Investment Banker
    • IT Consultant
    • Network Architect or Engineer
    • Programmer
    • Security Engineer
    • Web Designer or Developer
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