Course Description

The Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) course is a follow-on degree from the Bachelor of Computer Science. It will provide you with an opportunity to develop, to a sophisticated level, established theoretical and practical skills gained during your undergraduate course.

This degree

A weekly seminar in Autumn and Spring Sessions provides training in advanced research skills specific to disciplines within computer science, as well as providing you with the opportunity to exercise these skills in a peer-reviewed environment.

The program of study provides:

  • Scholarly grounding in scientific research
  • High level of research competency
  • Strong foundation in scientific work
  • Advanced research skills in computer science
  • Preparation for future higher level research degrees

If you are considering an Honours degree, you are encouraged to talk to the Program Coordinator well in advance to seek approval for enrolment, discuss your program, and negotiate a thesis topic and supervisors.

The UOW Honours website provides lots of useful information including research opportunities, scholarships and application procedures.

What you will study

You are given the opportunity to undertake research on a topic of your interest. In addition, you will also complete four elective subjects ranging from data mining, software engineering, visualisation, computer security and other subjects.


1 year full time, 2 years part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Computing & Information Systems undergraduate courses at University of Wollongong (UOW) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 50.5% (national average 58.7%)
Improved skills: 76.8% (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 University of Wollongong (UOW). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Computing & Information Systems undergraduate courses at University of Wollongong (UOW) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 82.6% (national average 71.2%)
Studying full time: 9.4% (national average 11.7%)
Median full time salary: $55,100 (national average $58,700)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 012090E
University of Wollongong (UOW) Code: 765

Entry Requirements

To qualify for entry into Honours, students must have qualified at this University for a Bachelor degree with an average of at least 75% across the major (or majors) in which the Honours degree will be