Bachelor of Computing

Approved Abbreviation: BComp

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3633.2

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 041104G

From 2014 this Course has been replaced by 3687.1 Bacherlor of Information Systems

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 2009 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 2008, please refer to: 3633.1 Bachelor of Computing

The Bachelor of Computing is a professional Information Communication Technology (ICT) course that provides graduates with a skills and knowledge base in the IS/IT areas of ICT and the ability to apply IS/IT solutions to a wide area of ICT. It allows students to develop skills in program design, systems analysis, design and security, data analysis and modelling, networks, web-design and systems planning.

This degree develops the abilities to design, develop, deploy and manage a spectrum of ICT systems.

As an ICT specialist in the ICT world, these attributes enable graduates to work in software development companies, networking companies, banking companies, IT consulting companies, the health care industry and many other IS and business related roles.

The Bachelor of Computing course is accredited by the Australian Computer Society. The Key Program in Information Systems focuses on computing and information technology in the context of business. Majors and sub-majors may be chosen from a range of disciplines, subject to the approval of Academic Course Advisor and subject to the number of elective units available in the Key Program. Accreditation at Professional level will be sought with the Australian Computer Society.

Study Mode
Three years full-time.

The Bachelor of Computing is accredited with the Australian Computer Society (ACS) at Professional Level.


Assumed knowledge required: 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).

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.

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.

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.

Course Structure

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

Non-recent school leavers who have not studied mathematics, or those students who have completed HSC General Mathematics, or some students who have undertaken HSC Mathematics but have only achieved bands 2 or 3 may benefit from taking the following unit as an elective:

300691Mathematical Reasoning

Please seek further advice from the Academic Course Advisor.

Bachelor of Computing (Information Systems)

KT3000Information Systems

Electives for majors and sub-majors

Electives for majors and sub-majors may not be available on all campuses and may create timetable clashes (given the range of possible progression options). Where an elective cannot be taken, the Academic Course Advisor may approve equivalent units where there is considerable overlap. Such units might be found within the School or via cross-institutional study.

Cross-Institutional Study

Please note: Majors and sub-majors are optional.


The following majors are available to all students in this version of the course.

M3005Entertainment Computing
M3004Health Informatics
M3002Information Technology
M3003Web Systems Development

The following majors are available to students who commenced prior to 2013, however, they must be applied for as optional majors as they are not available for self-selection in MySR.

M3001Advanced Programming
M3023Computational Decision Making
M3000Computer Systems
M3024Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining


The following sub-majors are available to all students in this version of the course.

SM3011Entertainment Computing
SM3010Health Information Applications
SM3009Health Information Management
SM3002Systems Security
SM3006Web Application Development (for Computing Students)
SM3007Web Application Development (for Non-Computing Students)

The following sub-majors are available to students who commenced prior to 2013, however, they must be applied for as optional sub-majors as they are not available for self-selection in MySR.

SM3005Applied Mathematics
SM3027Computational Decision Making
SM3000Computer Systems
SM3004Formal Systems
SM3028Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
SM3001Systems Administration
SM3003Systems Programming

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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