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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.
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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Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree
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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.
No credit permitted for Honours.
Academic requirements for program completion
Total units required
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
The Bachelor of Computing (Honours) program requires the completion of 60 units of core courses and 20 units of directed courses.
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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Choose 20 units of directed courses - students may choose to take EITHER INFT4000 and INFT4010 OR BUSN4100.
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|INFT4000||Computing Directed Studies I||10 units|
|INFT4010||Computing Directed Studies II||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).
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.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Domestic applicants can apply by submitting the End-On Honours Application Form
Find out more about Honours scholarships.
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