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Bachelor of Computer Science

Approved Abbreviation: BCompSc


Western Sydney University Course Code: 3506.9

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 041105G


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in this course was 2019 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

For Commencement Year 2017 to 2018 please refer to: 3506.8 - Bachelor of Computer Science

For Commencement Year 2014 to 2016 please refer to: 3506.7 - Bachelor of Computer Science

For Commencement Year 2013, please refer to: 3506.6 - Bachelor of Computer Science

For Commencement Year 2012, please refer to: 3506.5 - Bachelor of Computer Science

For Commencement Year 2008 to 2011, please refer to: 3506.4 - Bachelor of Computer Science

The Bachelor of Computer Science course provides students with a thorough and in-depth technical understanding of modern networked computer systems. This understanding includes how these computer systems are put together, how they work and what are the principles that govern them. Based on this solid foundation, students then have the opportunity to further learn the practical skills needed to design, develop and integrate the networked computer systems required by today's large organisations. This course is a three year course with four distinct majors which allow students to specialise in different applications of computer science and computer systems. The four Majors are: Cyber Security, Networked Systems, Systems Programming and Artificial Intelligence

Study Mode
Three years full-time.

Course Advice

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Course Advicebcompsci@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above
Penrith CampusFull TimeInternal See above

Accreditation
The Bachelor of Computer Science currently is accredited with the Australian Computer Society at the professional level.

Admission

Assumed Knowledge: HSC Mathematics and any two units of HSC English.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline. This course includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this course. Please contact the Course Advisor listed above for information.

International students should also refer to the 'Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students' website for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Full-time - Start Year Intake

Recommended Sequence

Year 1

Autumn session

300700Statistical Decision Making
300580Programming Fundamentals
100483Principles of Professional Communication 1
200025Discrete Mathematics

Spring session

300096Computer Organisation
300147Object Oriented Programming
300104Database Design and Development
300565Computer Networking

Year 2

Autumn session

300167Systems Programming 1
300103Data Structures and Algorithms
300582Technologies for Web Applications

And one elective

Spring session

300960Mobile Applications Development
300128Information Security
300115Distributed Systems and Programming

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

300578Professional Development
300952Wireless and Mobile Networks

And two electives

Spring session

300579Professional Experience
300404Formal Software Engineering

And two electives

Full-time - Mid-Year Intake

Year 1

Spring session

300580Programming Fundamentals
300104Database Design and Development
300565Computer Networking

And one elective

Autumn session

300700Statistical Decision Making
100483Principles of Professional Communication 1
200025Discrete Mathematics
300582Technologies for Web Applications

Year 2

Spring session

300096Computer Organisation
300147Object Oriented Programming
300960Mobile Applications Development

And one elective

Autumn session

300167Systems Programming 1
300103Data Structures and Algorithms
300578Professional Development

And one elective

Year 3

Spring session

300128Information Security
300404Formal Software Engineering
300115Distributed Systems and Programming

And one elective

Autumn session

300579Professional Experience
300952Wireless and Mobile Networks

And two electives

Accelerated Pathway - Summer Sessions

Year 1

Autumn session

300700Statistical Decision Making
300580Programming Fundamentals
100483Principles of Professional Communication 1
200025Discrete Mathematics

Spring session

300096Computer Organisation
300147Object Oriented Programming
300104Database Design and Development
300565Computer Networking

Summer A session

300582Technologies for Web Applications

Summer B session

300952Wireless and Mobile Networks

Year 2

Autumn session

300103Data Structures and Algorithms

And three electives

Spring session

300404Formal Software Engineering
300128Information Security
300115Distributed Systems and Programming

And one elective

Summer A session

300578Professional Development
300960Mobile Applications Development

Year 3

Autumn session

300579Professional Experience
300167Systems Programming 1

And two electives

Suggested Elective Units:

301174Artificial Intelligence
300093Computer Graphics
300095Computer Networks and Internets
301124Ethical Hacking Principles and Practice
300130Internet Programming
301033Introduction to Data Science
300143Network Security
300575Networked Systems Design
300698Operating Systems Programming
301034Predictive Modelling
301205Robotic Programming
300900Professional Experience (Advanced)
300958Social Web Analytics
300166Systems and Network Management
300165Systems Administration Programming
301109Visual Analytics
300583Web Systems Development

Majors

The majors listed below have been designed specifically for this course and are recommended for Bachelor of Computer Science students.

M3110Artificial Intelligence
M3114Systems Programming
M3115Networked Systems
M3116Cyber Security

Sub-major

SM3101Cloud Computing

Note: students may use some of their elective space to complete a Major or the Sub-major

Sub-major Elective Spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved sub-major (40 credit points).

Search for sub-majors

Western Sydney University offers sub-majors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

Indigenous Australian Creative Expressions Sub-major

Indigenous Economics Sub-major

Business Sustainability Sub-major

Students can apply for an elective major or sub-major via MySR.

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