Bachelor of Media with Bachelor of Computer Sciences (BMedia BCompSc)

Program Code

BMBCS

Academic Year

2024

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

This double degree program provides students with a thorough grounding in contemporary media and in computer science/information technology. The Media courses explore how the complex media industry is rapidly evolving under the influence of changing technologies and the different needs of societies around the world. The Computer Science offerings include a core of compulsory Computer Science courses and a range of elective options. In the third year, students have the opportunity to choose an area of computer science to specialise in. Students may develop distinctive pathways through the double degree program that allow them to develop knowledge and skills in relation to different facets of the practical and theoretical understanding of media and the design of computer-based solutions to problems of information management and processing.

The Bachelor of Media with Bachelor of Computer Science is an AQF Level 7 qualification with a standard full-time duration of
4 years.

Program Learning Outcome
1. Understand the impacts changing media technologies in society, and demonstrate excellent research skills including analytical, conceptual and communication skills and written report skills.
2. Apply the cognitive and critical skills necessary to produce, evaluate and interpret media texts and audio visual and literary materials.
3. Demonstrate skills in teamwork and the ability to work effectively on group projects as well as the skills necessary to develop positive interpersonal relationships in their place of work.
4. Interpret professional, ethical and cultural policy issues in relation to the media.
5. Understand and analyse media cultures from a local and global perspective.
6. Demonstrate awareness and understanding of the role and effects of the media and new technologies in everyday life.
7. Demonstrate a coherent understanding of computer science.
8. Exhibit depth and breadth of knowledge in computer science.
9. Critically analyse and solve problems as independent self-directed learners.
10. Be effective communicators.
11. Demonstrate presentation, communication, reflection and teamwork skills.
12. Demonstrate an awareness of professional practice.
13. Synthesise knowledge and understanding across the fields of media and computer science to operate effectively as a professional in both environments and to incorporate knowledge from both disciplines into professional practice.
14. Understand the impacts of changing media technologies in society, and demonstrate excellent research skills including analytical, conceptual and communications skills and written report skills.
15. Demonstrate skills in teamwork and the ability to work effectively on group projects as well as the skills necessary to develop positive interpersonal relationships in their place of work.
16. Appreciate and manage their own personal capabilities through processes of self-appraisal, and demonstrate respect and mutual responsibility in sustaining productive relationships.
17. Interpret professional, ethical and cultural policy issues in relation to the media.
18. Understand and analyse media cultures from a local and global perspective.
19. Demonstrate awareness and understanding of the role and effects of the media and new technologies in everyday life.
20. Understand a broad and coherent body of knowledge in the discipline, with in-depth knowledge of relevant concepts, theories, skills, debates, emerging issues and methods of inquiry.
21. Apply creative and critical thinking to identify and suggest solutions to social problems within complex social, political, economic and cultural contexts.
22. Transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to others effectively in a range of spoken and written modes and formats within the relevant disciplinary and professional contexts in a variety of social and cultural situations.
23. Demonstrate career readiness and leadership skills appropriate for beginning professional practice, including lifelong learning skills characterised by academic rigour, self-direction and intellectual independence.
24. Identify social, political, economic and cultural issues in the media and their ethical implications, and demonstrate the capacity to operate with personal and professional integrity in a range of social, cultural contexts.
25. Synthesise knowledge and understanding across the field of media studies to operate effectively as a professional and to incorporate knowledge into professional practice.
Conditions

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.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Media with Bachelor of Computer Sciences

There shall be a Bachelor of Media with Bachelor of Computer Sciences.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the Bachelor of Media with Bachelor of Computer Sciences the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 96 units, comprising:

1. Bachelor of Media courses to the value of 48 units including;

  • 30 units of Media Core Courses including a course chosen from the Core Competency List to the value of 3 units
  • 9 units of Media Closed electives
  • 9 units of Open electives

2. Bachelor of Computer Sciences courses to the value of 48 units including;

  • 33 units of Computer Sciences Core courses
  • 12 units of Computer Sciences electives
  • 3 units of Open electives

 A student who undertakes the Bachelor of Media with Bachelor of Computer Science may count a maximum of 24 units towards both degrees, satisfying the requirements for the two degrees with a minimum total of 96 units of study.
 
The requirement for broadening, where applicable, is waived in the double degree.

The requirement for a major is waived in the double degree.

Please refer to individual Academic Program Rules for the Bachelor of Media and Bachelor of Computer Science.

Core Competency Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Competency Courses students must complete courses to the value of 3 units.

Please note:
Students cannot cross-count the ARTS Core Competency course with any other program requirements, including program core courses, majors, minors, or elective lists. Ensure you read the Course Planner carefully to check your eligibility to enrol. If you need advice, seek assistance from the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics.

Core Competency Courses

Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

Category A: Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ACCTING 1002 Introductory Accounting 3
COMP SCI 1015 Introduction to Applied Programming 3
COMP SCI 1400 Artificial Intelligence Technologies 3
COMP SCI 1500 Cyber Security 3
DESST 1504 Representation I 3
DESST 1508 Environment I 3
ECON 1012 Principles of Economics I 3
ENV ENG 1003 Resources and Energy in a Circular Economy 3
MATHS 1005 Critical Evaluation in Data Science 3
MATHS 1006 Data Taming & Prediction 3
MDIA 1007 Digital Platforms 3
MDIA 1017 3D Imaging 3
PHYSICS 1002 Astronomy I 3
PHYSICS 1008 Physical Aspects of Nature I 3
PUB HLTH 1001 Health and Illness in Populations 3
SCIENCE 1500 Introductory Data Science - Becoming Smart About Data 3

or

Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

Category B: Languages and Literacies

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ABORIG 1001 Indigenous People, Country & Protocols 3
CHIN 1001 Chinese IA 3
CULTST 1001 Approaches to Culture 3
EDUC 1016OL Academic English I 3
EDUC 1017OL Introduction to Online Educational Media 3
ENGL 1112 Writing and Composition 3
FREN 1002 Beginners French A 3
GERM 1002 Beginners German A 3
INDO 1201 Introductory Indonesian Part 1 3
ITAL 1201 Introductory Italian Part 1 3
JAPN 1001 Japanese IA 3
LING 1053 Australian Indigenous Languages (Kaurna focus) I 3
LING 1101 The Wonder of Language: an intro to Linguistics 3
LING 1102 Introduction to Language in Culture and Society 3
MGRE 1201 Introductory Modern Greek Part 1 3
MUSGEN 1004 Musics of the World I 3
SPAN 1003 Beginners Spanish A 3
SPAN 1003OL Beginners Spanish A 3

or

Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

Category C: Work Integrated Learning

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ABLEINT 1001 Crafting Careers 3