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What will I learn?

Focuses on the practical and theoretical dimensions of computer science, and prepares students for careers in the fields of computing and software development.

The course emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving alongside discipline knowledge and skills, providing students with the opportunity to undertake complex computer science projects both independently and in teams.

Students are introduced to concepts including programming, operating systems, networking, databases and security in their foundation year, before specializing in an area of computer science. Advanced topics in computer science, including artificial intelligence and distributed computing, are studied alongside the chosen area of specialisation.

Learning Outcomes

Interpret and analyse complex computer science problems using systems thinking, design thinking and computational thinking.

Apply discipline knowledge, problem solving and creative thinking skills to anticipate challenges and produce solutions to computer science problems.

Demonstrate technological literacy by finding, evaluating and using relevant tools and information from a range of sources.

Communicate computer science knowledge and ideas clearly and coherently to technical and non-technical audiences.

Incorporate diverse perspectives, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives, and accessibility issues when designing computer-based systems.

Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative on complex computer science projects.

Demonstrate autonomous and ongoing learning in the area of computer science to ensure continued relevance of skills and knowledge.

Career Opportunities

This course prepares graduates for a range of careers via practical experience in analysing and solving real world problems in computer science and related disciplines, underpinned by strong theoretical concept knowledge. Over the course of the degree students have the opportunity to undertake international study tours, work integrated learning and internships in their chosen field.

Possible future job titles

Computer Programmer, Computer Support Officer, Application Developer, Mobile Application Developer, Systems Analyst, e-Commerce Developer, Software Engineer, Software Designer, Project Manager.

Majors

  • Cyber Security
  • Software Engineering

Which department am I in?

School of Science

CRICOS

052112F

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,050.00 (18,22,805) per year
Estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $34,050; Overseas students who can adequately demonstrate they are unable to undertake international travel to Perth due to COVID-19 related border closures. The scholarship offers up to 30% reduction in tuition fees each semester until travel to Perth.

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

Application deadline

Expected June 2022

More details

Start date

14 February 2022

Venue

Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Joondalup Campus,

270 Joondalup Drive,

JOONDALUP,

Western Australia,

6027, PERTH, Australia

Online/Distance (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,050.00 (18,22,805) per year
Estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $34,050; Overseas students who can adequately demonstrate they are unable to undertake international travel to Perth due to COVID-19 related border closures. The scholarship offers up to 30% reduction in tuition fees each semester until travel to Perth.

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

Application deadline

Expected June 2022

More details

Start date

14 February 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Minimum requirements for secondary school results can change, depending on the country where you completed secondary study. International Baccalaureate Diploma - Minimum of 24 points (Minimum of 28 points for Law), consisting of aggregate from 3 higher level & 3 subsidiary level. Standard Entry 24, Higher Entry 28.. English Language Requirements accepted: Academic IELTS: An overall band score of 6.0, with no individual band less than 6.0; TOEFL: Minimum score of 550, including Test of Written English of 5 or better; TOEFL iBT: Minimum score of 70, with no individual score less than 17; PTE Academic: PTE Academic 52, with no scores less than 50; University of Cambridge [Cambridge English: Advanced] (CAE) or Cambridge C1 Advanced - An overall score of 169, with no individual band less than 169.

For international students

All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course.

  • AQF Cert IV;
  • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;
  • University Preparation Course;
  • Indigenous University Readiness Assessment; or
  • Aboriginal University Readiness Assessment; or
  • Experience Based Entry Scheme.

Minimum requirements for secondary school results can change, depending on the country where you completed secondary study.

English competency requirements

  • IELTS Academic - Overall band minimum score of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0).
  • Pearson English Test (PTE) Academic - 52, with no scores less than 50. (Results are valid for two years only.)
  • TOEFL iBT - Minimum score of 70, with no individual score less than 17.
  • TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) - Minimum score of 550, including Test of Written English of 5 or better.

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

Pathways options

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About Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Edith Cowan University is in the top 2.5% of world universities in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

  • Among world’s top 100 best young universities (THE)
  • Offers a range of industry-relevant programmes
  • World-class research profile
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