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Bachelor of Computer Science
Bachelor of Computer Science

Bachelor of Computer Science

  • ID:GU610063
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Prerequisites: Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3&4, C)

English Requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0

  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL

  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)

  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)

  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)

  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

English test results must be no more than two years old.

Course Information

Computer Science is a dynamic and developing field that is increasingly pervading every aspect of society. In this program you will learn the fundamental principles underpinning computer science and learn practical software technology development skills for many different platforms and applications.

You will have the choice of studying topics such as Programming Languages, Distributed Computing, Computer Architectures, Algorithms and Operating Systems, Machine Learning, Intelligent Systems, Robotics, Programming for Web, Mobile and Embedded Applications, Scientific Computing, Visualisation and Big Data Mining, and Analytics. You can choose between one of two majors and also select from a range of elective courses. In the last year of your studies, you will complete a practical project for industry or research placement providing first-hand experience of the knowledge, skills and attributes required to succeed in full-time employment.


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Year 1

You must complete the following courses:

  • Free choice elective

  • Programming Principles - 1811ICT

  • Discrete Structures - 1808ICT


  • Foundation Mathematics - 1017SCG (see Note 1)


  • Free choice elective

  • Programming Fundamentals - 1806ICT

  • Statistics - 1014SCG

  • Engineering Mathematics 1 - 1010ENG (See Note 1)

  • Engineering Mathematics 2 - 1020ENG (See Note 1)

Note 1: Students entering the program WITHOUT the assumed knowledge of Maths B or equivalent must complete 1017SCG in their first trimester of study. Students the program with Maths B or equivalent can complete1010ENG Engineering Mathematics 1 in their first trimester of study.

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

  • Computing Algorithms - 2801ICT

  • Object Oriented Programming - 2800ICT

  • Major course


  • Computer Science course (for students electing to not complete a major)

  • Computer and Network Architecture - 1807ICT

  • Software Engineering Fundamentals - 2813ICT

  • Information and Security Management - 2808ICT

  • Major course


  • Computer Science course (for students electing to not complete a major)

Eligibility to progress to the Bachelor of Advanced Computer Science (Honours) (1657) after Year 1 will be subject to the following criteria:

  • achievement of a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 6.0 for all coursework.

Year 3

You must complete the following courses:

  • Social and Professional Issues - 3410ICT

  • Major course


  • Computer Science courses (for students electing to not complete a major)

  • Work Integrated Learning Part 1 - 3820ICT_P1 (capstone course)


  • Work Integrated Learning Part 2 - 3820ICT_P2 (capstone course)


  • Work Integrated Learning - Single Project - 3821ICT


  • Work Integrated Learning - Placement - 3822ICT

  • Major course


  • Computer Science course (for students electing to not complete a major)

  • Free-choice electives

Free-choice electives

You may select free-choice electives from any course in the Bachelor of Information Technology or from the list below or any Undergraduate free-choice elective/s offered across the University provided prerequisites are met. If you require guidance, please liaise with your Program Director.

  • Numerical Methods - 2202NSC

  • Introduction to Mathematical Modelling - 2204NSC

  • Microprocessor Techniques - 2303ENG

  • Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship - 2043IBA

  • Digital Signal Processing - 3303ENG

  • Griffith Innovation Challenge - 2034IBA

  • Fundamentals of Cyber Security - 2905ICT

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

This program prepares students for careers as a software developer, computer programmer, web and mobile applications developer, data scientist, systems analyst, computer games programmer, software systems architect and computer scientist.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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