Undergraduate degree Bachelor of Data Science / Bachelor of Computer Science
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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 datesIntake in 2022, Intake in 2022,
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 at11 May 2021 3:22 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 2021, there is currently no commencing student profile available.

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Assumed knowledgeHSC Mathematics or equivalent
Recommended studiesHSC Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent
Term typeSemesters
Fees
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    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.


    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)
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (UNCIE)
    • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
    10 units
    COMP1140Database and Information Management
    • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
    10 units
    MATH1110Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 1
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 1 - 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)
    • 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 (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 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
    • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
    10 units
    COMP3851BComputer Science and Information Technology Work Integrated Learning Part B
    • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
    • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
    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)
    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

    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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