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UAC code489792 - Newcastle
LocationNewcastle
Duration4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.4 years full-time.
Mode of deliveryFace to Face
Start datesSemester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022),
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English proficiencyIELTS overall minimum - 6.0, IELTS section minimum - 6.0 Find out more about IELTS.
CRICOS CodeCRICOS code: 105364K
Program Code40278
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

Description

Data is everywhere and is exponentially growing in its creation. Data Scientists create and use various tools and frameworks in order to analyse for patterns in data, then communicate their findings to others. Computer science is fundamental to many everyday technologies like mobile phones, learning systems, online shopping, navigation systems, social media, computer games and programmable appliances. The Bachelor of Data Science/Bachelor of Computer Science produces innovative and resourceful computer scientists who are experts at data wrangling and visualisation, programming, data security, and complex problem solving.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Expertise: You will be a data scientist who can draw on a body of knowledge that spans data science, data analytics, data architecture, data engineering, and data wrangling, to apply yourself across a range of professions, projects, and problems.
  • Awareness: You will be to apply your learning and skills to create new understandings of the world and real world issues that lay at the intersection of many traditional and emerging disciplines.
  • Tenacity: You will be a problem solver and an innovator who can identify, draw upon and manage resources to take a project from concept to completion.
  • Perception: You will be a critical thinker who has keen insight and a broad perspective of the world to find solutions to complex problems.
  • Responsiveness: You will be a person who has the flexibility to work in many different environments, to harness collective knowledge within local and global professional networks, to communicate effectively, to work with people and have an appreciation of others.
  • Integrity: You will be a professional who can apply your skills and knowledge of data science to the highest ethical standards responsibly and honestly.
  • Knowledge of basic science and computer science fundamentals.
  • In-depth technical competence in the discipline of computer science.
  • An ability to carry out problem analysis, requirements capture, problem formulation and integrated software development for the solution of a problem.
  • Capacity to continue developing relevant knowledge, skills and expertise in computer science throughout their careers.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with other computer scientists, software engineers, other professional disciplines, managers and the community generally.
  • An ability to undertake and coordinate large computer science projects and to identify problems and their formulation and solution.
  • An ability to function effectively as an individual, as a team member in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams and as a leader/manager with the capacity to assist and encourage those under their direction.
  • Understanding of the social, cultural, global and business opportunities of the professional computer scientist as well as understanding of the need for and principles of sustainability and adaptability.
  • Understanding of and commitment to professional and ethical responsibilities.
  • Understanding of entrepreneurship, the need for and process of innovation, as well as the need and capacity for lifelong learning.

Details

Information correct as at1 Aug 2021 11:09 am
Program code40278
Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 4 years full-time.
Selection Rank
LocationSelection RankMedian

This program is new for 2022, there is currently no commencing student profile available.

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Assumed knowledgeHSC Mathematics Advanced or equivalent
Recommended studiesHSC Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent
Term typeSemesters
Fees
  • International students - AUD35,930 (indicative annual fee, 2021)
    Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code105364K

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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 online here. Admission information for international students can be found here. During the admission process adjustment factors may be applied to your Selection Rank. Please visit our website to see if you are eligible.

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

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 the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

320 units

Program duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 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 Data Science/Bachelor of Computer Science requires students to pass courses totalling 320 units, as follows:

  • 260 units of Core courses
  • 10 unit Directed course
  • 10 units of Electives
  • 40 units of Major courses (this includes an additional 10 unit Elective for the Cyber Security Major only)

Please note: Students must only complete courses that form part of the program.

Some core courses count towards each major:-

Computer Systems and Robotics Major: MATH1120, COMP3330

Cyber Security Major: COMP3260, COMP3330, COMP3340

Software Development Major: INFT2150, COMP3260

 

 

 


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.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
COMP1010Computing Fundamentals
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (UNCIE)
10 units
COMP1140Database and Information Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
MATH1110Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 1
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1120Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 2
  • Summer 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1510Discrete Mathematics
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG1050Web Technologies
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
SENG1110Object Oriented Programming
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG1120Data Structures
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT1100Data Wrangling and Visualisation
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT1300Fundamentals of Statistics
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP2230Algorithms
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP2240Operating Systems
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP2270Theory of Computation
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFT2150Business Analysis
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
SENG2130Systems Analysis and Design
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
SENG2250System and Network Security
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG2260Human-Computer Interaction
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
STAT2020Predictive Analytics
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT2300Statistical Inference
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP3260Data Security
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP3330Machine Intelligence
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP3340Data Mining
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP3851AComputer Science and Information Technology Work Integrated Learning Part A
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP3851BComputer Science and Information Technology Work Integrated Learning Part B
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3500Telecommunication Networks
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFT3800Professional Practice in IT
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
10 units

Directed Courses

Complete 10 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH2340Linearity and Continuity 1
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
SCIE2001Professional Employment Skills
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
STAT2000Applied Statistics and Research Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units

Computer Systems and Robotics Major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ELEC1710Digital and Computer Electronics 1
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (UNCIE)
10 units
ELEC2720Introduction to Embedded Computing
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP3290Compiler Design
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Complete 10 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ELEC2430Circuits and Signals
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG2200Programming Languages and Paradigms
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP3320Computer Graphics
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP3350Advanced Database
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
10 units
ELEC4720Programmable Logic Design
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units

Cyber Security Major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses and a 10 unit elective.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
INFT2031Systems and Network Administration
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
COMP3500Security Attacks: Analysis and Mitigation Strategies
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP3600Security Standards and Practices in Industry
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units

Software Development Major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
SENG2200Programming Languages and Paradigms
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFT3100Project Management
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
10 units
SENG3320Software Verification and Validation
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Complete 10 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
INFT2150Business Analysis
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
SENG2050Web Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP3260Data Security
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP3320Computer Graphics
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP3350Advanced Database
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT3950Games Design
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFT3960Games Production
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units

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.

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