Undergraduate degree Bachelor of Computing (Honours)
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UAC codeN/A - Newcastle
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.1 year full-time.
Mode of deliveryFace to Face
Start datesSemester 1 (22 Feb 2021), Semester 2 (19 Jul 2021), Semester 1 (22 Feb 2021), Semester 2 (19 Jul 2021),
English proficiencyIELTS overall minimum - 6.0, IELTS section minimum - 6.0 Find out more about IELTS.
CRICOS CodeCRICOS code: 105361B
Program Code40283
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Entry requirements

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

Program handbook


This additional one-year program is normally undertaken by students with an excellent academic record in the Bachelor of Computer Science or Bachelor of Information Technology degrees 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 research methods or advanced topics in computing.

Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Advanced and in-depth knowledge of computing fundamentals directed towards an ability to undertake research projects in at least one area of computer science or information technology.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with researchers in computer science and related fields.
  • Advanced technical competencies in a discipline of computer science or information technology 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 or information technology.


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Program code40283
AQF level

Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
  • Australian students - 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 1 year full-time.
Selection Rank
LocationSelection RankMedian

This program is new for 2021, there is currently no commencing student profile available.

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    Admission information

    Admission requirements

    Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Domestic applicants can apply by submitting the End-On Honours Application Form. International applicants can apply by submitting both the End-On Honours Application Form and the International Application Form.   

    Entry to the Bachelor of Computing (Honours) program is possible for graduates of other disciplines.  

    All prospective applicants must contact the Bachelor of Computing (Honours) Program Convenor to discuss their enrolment, project, and research supervisor prior to admission. 

    Minimum English language proficiency requirements

    All Applicants 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 here.

    Credit transfer

    No credit permitted for Honours.

    Academic requirements for program completion

    Total units required

    80 units

    Program duration

    1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.

    International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au

    Program requirements

    The Bachelor of Computing (Honours) program requires the completion of 60 units of core courses and 20 units of directed courses.

    Program structure

    Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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    Core Courses

    Complete the following core courses to fulfill the requirements of this program.

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    COMP4251Computing Honours Part 1
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    20 units
    COMP4261Computing Honours Part 2Not currently offered40 units

    Directed Courses

    Choose 20 units of directed courses - students may choose to take EITHER INFT4000 and INFT4010 OR BUSN4100.

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    BUSN4100Business Research Methods
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    20 units
    INFT4000Computing Honours: Directed Studies I
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    INFT4010Computing Honours: Directed Studies II
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    10 units


    There are three classes of Honours: Class I, Class II and Class III. Class II will have two divisions, namely Division 1 and Division 2. The grading and marking of End On Honours programs is defined in the Bachelor Honours Policy (Policy 000990).

    Additional information

    All students can access free academic skills and support provided by Academic Learning Support through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre.

    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 our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.

    Additional support

    AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens 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. More information is available online.

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