Full course details on the Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) degree.

Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours)

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Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours)

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4th Sep 2015 5:52am

Program Code

10043

AQF Level

Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree

Locations and UAC Codes

Mode of Delivery

  • Face to Face

Duration

Domestic - 1 years full time or part time equivalent.

International - 1 years full time.

Term Type

Semesters

Relevant University rules and policies

CRICOS Code

Description

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 courses in computer science and software engineering.


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Admission Information

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students.  Admission information for Australian students and residents is available from http://www.newcastle.edu.au/future-students .  Admission information for international students can be found at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/study-with-us/how-to-apply .

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

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438


Credit Transfer

No credit is available towards Honours programs.


Academic Requirements for Program Completion

Total Units required

80 units

Program Duration

1 years full time or part time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.

International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.

Program Requirements

This program requires the completion of 80 units.


Program Structure

Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

COMP4251Computer Science Honours Project - Part 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
COMP4252Computer Science Honours Project Part 2
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units

Directed Courses

Choose 40 units from the following directed courses

COMP4110Special Topic A
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP4120Special Topic B
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP4130Special Topic C
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP4140Special Topic DNot currently offered20 units
COMP4240Special Topic G
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC4700Advanced Computer Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH4101Directed Studies I
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH4102Directed Studies II
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH4103Directed Studies III
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH4104Directed Studies IV
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH4105Directed Studies V
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG4150Special Topic E
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG4400Enterprise Software Architectures
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT4101Directed Studies I
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT4102Directed Studies II
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT4103Directed Studies III
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT4104Directed Studies IV
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT4105Directed Studies V
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units

Honours

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


Program Learning Outcomes

  • Advanced and in depth knowledge of computer science fundamentals directed towards an ability to undertake research projects in at least one area of computer science.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with researchers in computer science and related fields.
  • Advanced technical competencies in a discipline of computer science and the capacity to undertake postgraduate research.
  • Ability to apply advanced concepts in research and development within the information communication and technology (ICT) industry.
  • Ability to undertake in depth, self-directed analysis (such as literature reviews) of the current level of knowledge in any area of computer science.

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students

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.


International Students

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/international/while-you-are-here/orientation to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Special Needs

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

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.

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.

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