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-SR

95

IB Score

36-37

Duration

4 years full-time

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

UAC Code

754130

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

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, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

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

Recent Secondary Education Admission Criteria These criteria may be used to gain admission to this course for students who are currently in year 12 or have recently completed their secondary education.

Recent secondary education students can gain admission to this course via non-ATAR or ATAR-based options.

NON-ATAR ADMISSION OPTIONS With these options students may be admitted on the basis of criteria other than ATAR.

Non-ATAR admissions at UOW take an individual approach to understanding potential for academic success. Each student is assessed based on key qualities across academic readiness, motivation & passion, planning & persistence, and communication & collaboration.

Early Admission

Students may be admitted to this course via Early Admission (where year 12 students are assessed on a combination of their results so far, and a personal interview with UOW staff).

Students with results indicated below will gain an Early Admissions interview for this course.

ATAR-BASED ADMISSION OPTIONS With these options, students may be admitted on the basis of ATAR or ATAR plus additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

Guaranteed entry selection ranks

The minimum score for guaranteed entry (or for consideration if this course has limited places) is an ATAR-Selection Rank of 95 or an IB of 36-37. This includes the effect of adjustment factors.

Adjustment factors

Adjustment factors, such as the subjects you are studying, the area in which you live or equity and access schemes, are taken into consideration and these will be combined with your ATAR to adjust your selection rank and make it higher than your ATAR. These adjustments used to be called ‘bonus points’. Find out more about UOW's adjustment factors.

Other Admission Criteria

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

WORK & LIFE EXPERIENCE Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

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

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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

This program is not available to international applicants.


CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

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.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



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 2017.

Applicant background

2017 intake

2017 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: 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)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2017

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

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

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2019 Autumn

Wollongong

Enrolment and Orientation: 26-28 February 2019
Session: 4 March – 27 June 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 14 December 2018. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: This course is not available to international applicants.

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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