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Undergraduate

Bachelor of Computer Science

2018

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
Casuarina Campus
  104491
External Studies
  104491
Course Duration
Full-time
3 year/s
Part-time
6 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
CDU Reference
CRICOS codes
096275A
CDU Course Code

WCOMS1

Award
Bachelor of Computer Science
Faculty/College
College of Engineering, IT and Environment
Sector
HE
Area of study
Engineering and IT

Ever thought where we would be without computers?

Computers are essential in our lives; it is difficult to imagine our life without them.

As a computer scientist, you will be part of a continually evolving and diverse field developing new applications and systems to improve the modern world.

You will develop skills and knowledge in the technical principles and applications of computer science as well as strengthen your problem solving, decision making and communication skills making you a confident and competent candidate for your dream job.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Computer Science is accredited by Australia Computer Society at the level of professional practice in ICT and therefore recognised internationally under the Seoul Accord.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements are met by one of the following:

  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60*.
  • Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate IV level or higher.
  • Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.
  • Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.
  • Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 135 (or a score of 145 if prior to May 2010).
  • Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the ACIKE Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course.
  • Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.

* After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements: (a) Australian Citizenship; (b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit. 
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Student Contribution and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
 

International full fees

International course fees are provided on the International Office Fee Schedule: www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses.

International applications

StudyLink

All International applicants must apply through StudyLink unless currently studying year 12 in Australia. Only International applicants currently studying year 12 in Australia should apply via SATAC.

Career opportunities

Graduating from this course may lead to career opportunities as a computer scientist in government, private companies and non-government organisations in areas such as web design and development, games developer, networking and application development, analyst, consultant, UX specialist, programmer, SEO specialist, database administrator, business analyst. Alternatively, start your own business.

  • Pathways for VET to Higher Education
    Guaranteed credit transfer arrangements are available to students commencing a Bachelor degree at Charles Darwin University with completed Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree qualifications in the same field or discipline at Charles Darwin University. Students who hold completed qualifications should refer to the additional information provided about Advanced Standing and Credit Transfer and Pathways using the links below:


    Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

    For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

    Credit transfer

    For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • This course may be deferred up to 1 year.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

    Campus notes

    External: this course is available online through distance education with some on-campus attendance requirements.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

The core units of this program provide students with the necessary computer science skills so that they are well prepared for work when graduated. The program stresses both the importance of theory and the application of theory into practice through projects and practical exercises. Progression into the Bachelor of Science (Honours) is available for suitable candidates with a Bachelor of Computer Science.

This course is reliant on on-line materials including electronic submission of assessment items. Students must have access to a reliable high-speed broadband connection and a scanner.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 240 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Common Units
(2 units)
20cp Common units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.

CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability (compulsory)
CUC106
Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology

Select Common Units to find out more about individual units and advanced standing options.

 

Core Units
(20 units)
200cp

Compulsory Core units totalling 200 credit points as detailed below.

HIT137 Software Now
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals
HIT172 Operating Systems and Applications
HIT174 Network Engineering Concepts
SMA101 Mathematics 1A
SMA102 Mathematics 1B
STA101 Statistics
BIS234 Database Concepts
BIS243 Organisational Security
HIT220 Algorithms and Complexity
HIT226 Mobile Web Structures
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer Architecture
HIT237 Building Interactive Software
PMO201 Project Management
ENG303 Research Project
HIT326 Database-Driven Web Applications
HIT332 Embedded and Mobile Systems
HIT337 Distributed Development
HIT365 C Programming
HIT381 Human Computer Interaction Design
 

Electives
(2 units)
20cp Elective units totalling 20 credit points selected from undergraduate units offered by the University with 10 credit points at 200 level.
  240cp Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
No more than 20 credit points shall be counted with a grade of "PC" in a Bachelor AQF Level 7 course award and no more than 10 credit points at "PC" may be received at the highest level of the program of learning.

Of the total 240 credit points: (unless specified in the specific course structure above)
* not more than 100 credit points may be taken from 100 level units
* a minimum of 60 credit points must be taken from 300 level units or above

Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

 

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:

  • ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
  • maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
  • check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the unit area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.
Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
  E = Elective P = Practicum/Placement R = Research

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
HIT172 Operating Systems and Applications CO CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals CO STA101 Statistics CO
HIT174 Network Engineering Concepts CO HIT137 Software Now CO
SMA101 Mathematics 1A CO SMA102 Mathematics 1B CO
Year 2
HIT226 Mobile Web Structures CO CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer Architecture CO BIS243 Organisational Security CO
HIT237 Building Interactive Software CO PMO201 Project Management CO
BIS234 Database Concepts CO HIT220 Algorithms and Complexity CO
Year 3
HIT365 C Programming CO HIT337 Distributed Development CO
HIT381 Human Computer Interaction Design CO ENG303 Research Project CO
HIT326 Database-Driven Web Applications CO Elective E
HIT332 Embedded and Mobile Systems CO Elective E

 

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Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:

  • ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
  • maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
  • check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the unit area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.
Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU
    STA101 Statistics CO
    HIT137 Software Now CO
    CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
Year 2
HIT172 Operating Systems and Applications CO SMA102 Mathematics 1B CO
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals CO BIS243 Organisational Security CO
HIT174 Network Engineering Concepts CO PMO201 Project Management CO
SMA101 Mathematics 1A CO HIT220 Algorithms and Complexity CO
Year 3
HIT226 Mobile Web Structures CO HIT337 Distributed Development CO
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer Architecture CO ENG303 Research Project CO
HIT237 Building Interactive Software CO Elective E
BIS234 Database Concepts CO Elective E
Year 4
HIT365 C Programming CO    
HIT381 Human Computer Interaction Design CO    
HIT326 Database-Driven Web Applications CO    
HIT332 Embedded and Mobile Systems CO    

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How to apply for domestic students

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To help you out, we've put together an easy to follow step-by-step guide on how to apply.

Admission requirements for domestic students

Before applying, you may want to check if you meet the admission requirements for studying with CDU.

 

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Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.

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The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

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