Course Description

The Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) is intended to provide students who have demonstrated academic ability with the opportunity to pursue their undergraduate studies to an advanced level, to deepen their intellectual understanding in the fields of Computer Science and/or Software Engineering, and to develop their research skills.

The honours course is a recognised point of entry into postgraduate research studies. Students will concentrate on a chosen problem from the fields of Computer Science and/or Software Engineering, gaining a better understanding and practising appropriate research techniques. Students will also be required to complete a substantial original piece of research for their thesis to ensure that they develop the ability to conceptualise problems, devise research strategies and carry out individual research work under the supervision of a member of staff with expertise in the area.

Graduates of this course will have advanced skills in Computer Science and/or Software Engineering and will have well-developed oral and written communication skills.



Tuition Fees

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

Duration

1 year full 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: 083473B
Swinburne University of Technology Code: BH-CS

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Honours course, students must have completed a Bachelor (pass) degree in Computer Science, Software Development or Software Engineering equivalent to an Australian Bachelor degree and must have at least a credit average in ICT studies undertaken. Students who achieve at least two distinctions or better in third year ICT units may also be considered. Agreement of a Project Supervisor for the Honours Research Project proposed is mandatory.



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