What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Computer Science involves the use of the most up-to-date technology and methods, and includes a major emphasis on software development. The course is oriented towards applications in areas such as defence, aerospace and medicine, where complex software plays a major role and often of a safety-critical nature; as well as in businesses that require extensive computer support, such as banking and manufacturing.

Selected major: Data Science

Learn the statistical methods and tools needed to manage big data sets and the visualisation techniques needed to represent and understand that data.

Course structure

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Computer Science requires students to complete units of study to the value of 300 credit points. All units of study are valued at 12.5 credit points unless otherwise stated.

Course learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • apply a broad and coherent knowledge of computer science and software development in diverse contexts and domains using critical thinking and judgment
  • apply appropriate methods and contemporary tools to the scoping, analysis, design, construction, verification and operation of software systems
  • communicate proficiently to a variety of audiences, function as an effective member or leader of a team, and use the basic tools and practices of project management within project work
  • demonstrate professionalism, integrity, ethical conduct, professional accountability and an awareness of professional practice in a global context
  • apply problem analysis and decision-making methodologies to identify, design and implement solutions to industry relevant problems with intellectual independence
  • reflect on personal performance, learning, and self-management processes as a means of continued professional development and lifelong learning.

Career opportunities

Graduates typically find employment in organisations engaged in medium- to large-scale software development. Initially graduates are usually employed in technical areas such as programming and systems analysis and design, internet systems development. They are well-prepared for progression into project leadership and management positions as their experience develops.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology

CRICOS

088400A

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,600.00 (16,91,649) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022, 1 August 2022

Venue

Swinburne University of Technology

Hawthorn Campus,

John Street,

HAWTHORN,

Victoria,

3122, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification

completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees).

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

  • Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 65%, all skills 65%
  • minimum IELTS overall band of 6.0 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT (internet-based) - 64 (no less than 13 in reading, 12 in listening, 18 in speaking, 21 in writing)
  • Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 50 (no communicative skills less than 50)
  • C1 Advanced: 169, no band less than 169
  • any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne is one of the world’s top young universities, offering industry-aligned courses taught by teachers who are experts in their field.

  • 45th in the Top 50 Under 50 universities in the world
  • Ranked 81st in the world by THE Young University Rankings
  • Rated 82.2% for overall teaching quality
  • 5-stars for teacher- student ratio & overall experience