Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) (BCompSc(Hons))

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Special Notes

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The Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) is available to high performing students in a one year program of additional study taken after the completion of the Bachelor of Computer Science. Providing a deeper understanding of the chosen specialisation, Honours demonstrates a commitment to further learning and is suitable preparation for students who wish to proceed to postgraduate studies. The degree produces highly skilled, adaptable graduates who are able to design computer-based solutions to the problems of information management and processing in industry, commerce, science, entertainment, the public sector and advanced Computer Science research.
The Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 1 year.


Condition of enrolment
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours)

There shall be a Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours).

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 24 units, comprising:

  1. Honours Project to the value of 12 units
  2. Elective courses to the value of 12 units
Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours)

To satisfy the requirements for Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) students must complete courses to the value of 24 units.


All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
COMP SCI 4015A Computer Science Honours Research Project Part A 0
COMP SCI 4015B Computer Science Honours Research Project Part B 12


Courses to the value of 12 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
COMP SCI 4100 Software Architecture 3
COMP SCI 4122 Computer Vision 3
COMP SCI 4123 Software Process Improvement 3
COMP SCI 4192 Mobile and Wireless Systems Hons 3
COMP SCI 4194 Distributed Databases and Data Mining 3
COMP SCI 4195 Evolutionary Computation 3
COMP SCI 4801 Introduction to Statistical Machine Learning 3
COMP SCI 4803 Mining Big Data 3
COMP SCI 4806 Secure Programming 3
COMP SCI 4807 Advanced Algorithms 3
COMP SCI 4810 Computer Graphics 3
COMP SCI 4811 Event Driven Computing 3
COMP SCI 4812 Secure Software Engineering 3
COMP SCI 4813 Introduction to Quantum Computing 3
COMP SCI 4816 Applied Machine Learning Honours 3
COMP SCI 4817 Applied Natural Language Processing Honours 3