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Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours)

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The Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) program is taken over one full-time year or two part-time years. Entry to the honours program is possible for graduates of other disciplines. Enquiries regarding admission should be directed to the Program Convenor for the Bachelor of Computer Science.

This additional one year program is normally undertaken by students with an excellent academic record in the Bachelor of Computer Science degree who wish to broaden their knowledge as further preparation for professional practice or to meet the requirements for admission to a research degree.

Students enrolled in the program are required to complete a project and directed electives in computer science and software engineering.


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All students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.


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Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/ for information on how to gain entry.

NB: Applicants must have successfully completed the Bachelor of Computer Science (or equivalent program) and achieved a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.5 in order to apply for entry.


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Completion of a Bachelor of Computer Science (or equivalent) with credit average.


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If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to a new program go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on How to apply for credit.


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Three levels of honours are awarded: Class I, Class I Division 1, Class II, Division 2, Class III.


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International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements. All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services available to international students.


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Students who have impaired function in their hands or arms, or a visual impairment may experience difficulty in pursuing this program. It is highly advisable for any prospective student to contact the Program Convenor to discuss the issue.

Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester commences. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and Faculty staff will work together to ensure adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

NB: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the program and courses they undertake. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.


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Entry to the Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) program is possible for graduates of other disciplines. For further information, please contact the Program Convenor.

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/unit/ctl/lsp/.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.


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This program requires the completion of 80 units.


Transition Arrangements Back to top

The program was revised and changes were made to the degree for 2012.

Continuing students affected by changes to their program are advised to review any documentation contained in the "Further Information" section (located towards the top of this Handbook page), in the first instance. Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Student Hub.


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Back to topCore Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
COMP4251Computer Science Honours Project - Part 1Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
20 units
COMP4252Computer Science Honours Project – Part 2Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
20 units
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Choose 40 units from these 4000 Level Directed Courses.
COMP4110Special Topic A

Note: Not all courses available every semester.

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
COMP4120Special Topic B

Note: Not all courses available every semester.

Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
COMP4130SPECIAL TOPIC C

Note: Not all courses available every semester.

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
COMP4140Special Topic D

Note: Not all courses are available every semester

Not currently offered20 units
COMP4240Special Topic G

Note: Not all courses available every semester.

Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
ELEC4700Advanced Computer Systems

Note: Not all courses available every semester.

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH4101Directed Studies ISemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH4102Directed Studies IISemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH4103Directed Studies IIISemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH4104Directed Studies IVSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH4105Directed Studies VSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG4150SPECIAL TOPIC E

Note: Not all courses available every semester.

Not currently offered10 units
SENG4400Enterprise Software Architectures

Note: Not all courses available every semester.

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
STAT4101Directed Studies ISemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT4102Directed Studies IISemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT4103Directed Studies IIISemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT4104Directed Studies IVSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
STAT4105Directed Studies VSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units