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Bachelor of Computer Science (Advanced)

Approved Abbreviation: BCompSc(Adv)

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3634.5

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 061245G

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 2017 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 2014, please refer to: 3634.4 - Bachelor of Computer Science (Advanced)

This course is an advanced version of Bachelor of Computer Science. It provides students with a thorough and in-depth technical understanding of modern decentralised 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 decentralised computer systems required by today's large organisations. This course is a three year course with distinct majors which allow students to specialise in different applications of computer science and computer systems. Some of the majors are: Cyber Security, Networked Systems, Cloud Computing, Systems Programming, Artificial Intelligence and others.

Students in the Bachelor of Computer Science (Advanced) will follow the same study program that is set out for the Bachelor of Computer Science. However, each student in this course will have an academic mentor and the student will also participate in additional compulsory activities including research projects. To maintain their enrolment in the Bachelor of Computer Science (Advanced) students must maintain an overall above 5 Grade Point Average, otherwise they will be transferred to the standard 3506 – Bachelor of Computer Science course. At enrolment students will be required to sign a declaration acknowledging the need to maintain a grade-point average (GPA) of 5.0 or more.

Study Mode
Three years full-time.

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


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.

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

For Commencement Year 2019, please refer to: 3506.9 - Bachelor of Computer Science

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

In addition to the units outlined in the course structure for 3506 Bachelor of Computer Science, students in the advanced program must also complete the following three units.

Students must enrol in both 1H and 2H sessions.

Year 1

1H session

300586Advanced Computer Science Activities 1

2H session

300586Advanced Computer Science Activities 1

Year 2

1H session

300587Advanced Computer Science Activities 2

2H session

300587Advanced Computer Science Activities 2

Year 3

1H session

300588Advanced Computer Science Activities 3

2H session

300588Advanced Computer Science Activities 3

Sub-major Elective Spaces

Students in Advanced courses may use elective units toward obtaining an additional approved sub-major in Applied Leadership or Critical Thinking.

SM3082.1 Applied Leadership

SM3083.1 Critical Thinking

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