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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 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (18 Jul 2022), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (18 Jul 2022),
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English proficiencyIELTS overall minimum - 6.0, IELTS section minimum - 6.0 Find out more about IELTS.
CRICOS CodeCRICOS code: 105361B
Program Code40283
Selection Rank
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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

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Term typeSemesters
  • International students - AUD34,240 (indicative annual fee, 2021)
    Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees
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CRICOS Code105361B

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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.

Applicants for this program must satisfy a minimum English Language Proficiency Standard equivalent to an IELTS overall minimum of 6.0 with no subtest result below 6.0.

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 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
20 units
COMP4261Computing Honours Part 2
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
40 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 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
20 units
INFT4000Computing Directed Studies I
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFT4010Computing Directed Studies II
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (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

Through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre, students can access a free suite of NUPrep preparation courses as well as Academic Learning Support.

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 College 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.

How to apply

Please contact the B Computing (Honours) Program Convenor, for more information about the academic content of the program or to discuss a suitable Thesis Topic or Supervisor. Undergraduate Program Convenor List.

Should you have any questions about the application process, please contact the Program Advisor, programadvice@newcastle.edu.au

Domestic applicants can apply by submitting the End-On Honours Application Form

International applicants can apply by submitting the End-On Honours Application Form and the International Application Form

Find out more about Honours scholarships.

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