Bachelor of Computer Science

University of Newcastle
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International entry requirement

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019

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  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019



This additional one year program is normally undertaken by students with an excellent academic record in the Bachelor of Computer Science degree who wish to broaden their knowledge as further preparation for professional practice or to meet the requirements for admission to a research degree.

Students enrolled in the program are required to complete a project and directed courses in computer science and software engineering.

Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Advanced and in depth knowledge of computer science fundamentals directed towards an ability to undertake research projects in at least one area of computer science.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with researchers in computer science and related fields.
  • Advanced technical competencies in a discipline of computer science and the capacity to undertake postgraduate research.
  • Ability to apply advanced concepts in research and development within the information communication and technology (ICT) industry.
  • Ability to undertake in depth, self-directed analysis (such as literature reviews) of the current level of knowledge in any area of computer science.


Program code Locations and UAC codes

  • International students - 1 year full-time.

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Domestic applicants can apply by submitting the End-On Honours Application Form. International applicants can apply by submitting both the End-On Honours Application Form and the International Application Form. 

Entry to the Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) program is possible for graduates of other disciplines. For further information, please contact the Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) Program Convenor.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University‚Äôs English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

Credit transfer

Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.

International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at

Program requirements

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Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses Code

Directed Courses Code

Choose 40 units from the following directed courses. Please note: If students choose to undertake COMP4851A they must also undertake COMP4851B in sequence. Due to the similarities between INFT4000, INFT4010 and BUSN4100, students may only choose to take INFT4000 and INFT4010 OR BUSN4100.

  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
20 units
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units


Three levels of honours are awarded: Class I, Class I Division 1, Class II, Division 2, Class III.

Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

International students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Additional support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online.

Students who have impaired function in their hands or arms, or a visual impairment may experience difficulty in pursuing this program. It is highly advisable for any prospective student to contact the Program Convenor to discuss the issue.

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