Course Description

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.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $9,359 per year full-time, $28,077 total course cost
International Students: $29,960 per year full-time


3 years full time, 6 years part time

Starting dates

March, August

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Computing & Information Systems undergraduate courses at Swinburne University of Technology rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 56.3% (national average 58.7%)
Improved skills: 75.7% (national average 77.3%)
Overall satisfaction: 78.8% (national average 75.3%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Swinburne University of Technology. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Computing & Information Systems undergraduate courses at Swinburne University of Technology had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 76.2% (national average 71.2%)
Studying full time: 17.3% (national average 11.7%)
Median full time salary: $61,800 (national average $58,700)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 088400A
Swinburne University of Technology Code: BA-CS

Entry Requirements

2019 Guaranteed Entry ATAR: 70

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).

Course Prerequisites

  • VCE Units 3 and 4 – a minimum study score of 25 in any English (except EAL) or 30 in English as Alternate Language (EAL) or equivalent
  • VCE Units 1 and 2 - satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of any Mathematics (excluding Foundation Maths) or successful completion of Unit 3 and 4 any Mathematics

Meeting the minimum entry requirements for the course does not guarantee offer of a place.