Course Description

The Bachelor of Computer Science (Professional) includes a mandatory 12-month paid work placement. You'll benefit from Swinburne’s unique industry partnerships, gain invaluable full-time work experience and earn credit towards your degree.

The course focuses on developing expertise in software development and computer science. Students receive extensive education in contemporary approaches to the analysis, design and implementation of large-scale systems, along with a sound understanding of the traditional aspects of computer science such as hardware and operating systems. This course pays particular attention to the human factors involved in the development, deployment and use of computer-based systems.

Students will develop skills in a range of contemporary approaches to software development, programming languages, development environments, and software development tools.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $9,359 per year full-time, $37,436 total course cost
International Students: $29,960 per year full-time


4 years full time, 8 years part time

Starting dates


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: 095880K
Swinburne University of Technology Code: BA-CSPROF

Entry Requirements

2019 Guaranteed Entry ATAR: 80

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 certificates, 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.