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

Program Code

Program Faculty
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Academic Year

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


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.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply basic skills and knowledge necessary for a successful career in Computer Science/Information Technology.
  2. Apply knowledge of Computer Science fundamentals, including programming, computer systems, data structures and computer networks to solve practical problems.
  3. Design systems involving hardware, software and networks, using software engineering techniques.
  4. Apply knowledge of current technologies and future trends to identify and plan solutions to emerging problems.
  5. Communicate effectively, not only with other computer scientists, but with the community at large on information technology issues.
  6. Contribute effectively as members of multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, with the capacity to be leaders or managers as well as effective team members.
  7. Demonstrate an ability to remain up to date with developments in the field of computer science or information technology through self directed study.
  8. Demonstrate a broad knowledge base, to be well informed and able to be leaders in the community.
  9. Demonstrate professional conduct and ethical practice.


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 Computer Science (Honours)

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

Qualification Requirements

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. Core courses to the value of 12 units
  2. Elective courses to the value of 12 units

Core Courses