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Bachelor of Computing Science (Honours)

 
Note:

This course will be offered to international students from Autumn 2018.

All students must understake a compulsory challenge test during orientation week. Students who do not pass this test must enrol in 48023 Programming Fundamentals as their first-year option choice.

UTS Faculty of Engineering and IT – Bachelor of Computing Science (Honours)

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location
City campus

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80.10

Min. duration
4 years full time or
8 years part time

course codes
UTS: C09119v1
CRICOS: 092896D
UAC: 603230

This course offers a sound education in all aspects of computing science and information technology. It is intended for students who aspire to become researchers or who want a career in a more scientific-oriented computing area. As such it provides a pathway to postgraduate research study.

This course adopts a practice-based approach to computing science education and the course content is a mix of theory and practice with a stronger focus on the mathematics appropriate for computing science and research projects. As well as gaining strong technical skills in computing science and IT, students gain skills in problem solving, teamwork and communication. Students undertake research projects with UTS researchers.

This course offers a sound education in all aspects of computing science and information technology. It is intended for students who aspire to become researchers or who want a career in a more scientific-oriented computing area. As such it provides a pathway to postgraduate research study.

This course adopts a practice-based approach to computing science education and the course content is a mix of theory and practice with a stronger focus on the mathematics appropriate for computing science and research projects. As well as gaining strong technical skills in computing science and IT, students gain skills in problem solving, teamwork and communication. Students undertake research projects with UTS researchers. Employers look for graduates with strong computing science skills and, in this course, students are exposed to real research problems in computing science and IT.

UTS: Information Technology continues to support part-time study and some subjects can be taken in the evening as well as during the day.

Course aims

The course aims to produce graduates who are able to apply, in the context of any organisation, the knowledge and skills required of:

  • information technology professionals who develop systems from first principles
  • computing specialists for technical research careers, both in industry and academia, or
  • data scientists who interrogate complex datasets.

Typical study program

Example full-time programs are shown below for each of the available majors.

Note: Subjects listed as electives and IT major subjects are only offered in a particular session (or year) if there is sufficient demand and the necessary resources.

Autumn or Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
MAJ02080 Business Information Systems Management48maj02080
MAJ10053 Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence48maj10053
MAJ03519 Enterprise Systems Development48maj03519
MAJ02092 Interaction Design48maj02092
MAJ03445 Internetworking and Applications48maj03445
MAJ01156 Mathematical Analysis48maj01156
MAJ01157 Operations Research48maj01157
MAJ01158 Statistics48maj01158

Course fees

For relevant fee information, are you a Local student or International student

All students at UTS pay tuition fees to contribute towards the cost of their studies.

In 2017 all offers made to domestic undergraduate students will be for Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP), which means that the Australian government makes a substantial contribution towards the cost of your education, and you pay the balance through student contributions.

The amount you pay depends on your area of study and the number of credit points (cp) in which you enrol. At UTS 48 credit points is considered to be one Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL).

The table to the right shows the amount a student can expect to pay for one year of full-time study (1.0 EFTSL).

Students can choose to pay their student contribution upfront, or if eligible, can defer their fees through HECS-HELP.

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional cost.

You can calculate your student contribution as a percentage of the amounts shown on the table.
e.g. If you are enrolled in a 6 credit point Mathematics subject, your contribution would be 6/48 x $9,050 = $1,131.

Student contribution amounts for 2017 commencing students

Area of study and

student contribution  

band

Student contribution

(per EFTSL or 48 cp)

3
Law, Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Administration, Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science
$10,596
2
Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health, Allied Health, Engineering, Science, Surveying, Agriculture
$9,050
1
Humanities, Behavioural Science, Social Studies, Education, Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts, Nursing
$6,349

 

 

Tuition fees for international students vary between courses and range from A$27,040 to A$40,350 per year.

Tuition fees for international undergraduate students can be found using tuition fees search.

Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

 

For this course, the cost per credit point for 2017 is $769. The total credit points are 192.

All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.

UTS Alumni save 10%: alumni.uts.edu.au/advantage

For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.

Careers

Depending on the major selected, career options include software developer, systems analyst, data scientist or professional computing science researcher.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
STM91173 Core subjects (Computing Science)96
CBK91220 Major choice (Information Technology)48
STM91172 Core Honours subjects (Computing Science)24
CBK90783 Electives24
Total192

Course structure explained

Students must complete 192 credit points, comprising 96 credit points of computing science core subjects, a 48-credit-point computing science major, 24 credit points of research preparation and research project subjects and 24 credit points of electives.

Industrial training/professional practice

Industrial training is available as a separate course. Students can enrol into the Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice (C20056) once they have secured suitable full-time employment in the IT industry. This incorporates a minimum of nine months' full-time paid work experience with four supporting subjects at UTS. Full-time students normally undertake industrial training after completing Year 2.

Additional information

Course duration

This course is offered on a four-year, full-time or eight-year, part-time basis.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.

If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics and any two units of English.

Mathematics Extension 1 and English Advanced are recommended.

Year 12 bonus scheme

To see a list of courses where HSC subjects provide bonus points, please refer to the Year 12 bonus points page.

Scholarships, prizes and awards

Scholarships

Prizes and awards

Professional recognition

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology is seeking professional-level accreditation from the Australian Computer Society.

UTS: Handbook

See the Bachelor of Computing Science (Honours) in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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