2017 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Computer Science | 2017

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Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Computer Science



UOW Course Code:




Total Credit Points:

Minimum 216


Minimum 4.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

Intake Session(s):


Delivery Mode:


Delivery Campus / UAC Code:

Wollongong / 751503

Additional Information:

Course Finder


There is a growing market for IT professionals who work in computer graphics, computer animation, computer games and new media. UOW's Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Computer Science double degree is designed for students who are interested in developing artistic works using computer software.

Entry Requirements

Academic requirements and English requirements are available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

A number of the course learning outcomes in each of these degrees complement and consolidate outcomes in the partner degree. Applied across two discipline areas, the outcomes are achieved at a broader and more comprehensive level.

The outcomes which are common and consolidated in this joint degree ensure that on successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate sound discipline knowledge;
  2. Apply relevant skills and knowledge to produce disciplinary work;
  3. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  4. Function effectively as part of a team to accomplish a set of common goals;
  5. Apply ethical principles to a range of contexts.

Please refer to the Undergraduate Course Handbook page of each individual for a comprehensive list of degree course learning outcomes.

Course Structure

To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Computer Science, students must complete a minimum of 216 credit points (cp) comprised of the following:

  1. The core subjects prescribed for the Bachelor of Creative Arts;
  2. One of the majors listed for the Bachelor of Creative Arts;
  3. A major sequence in the Bachelor of Computer Science as prescribed by the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences;
  4. Elective subjects to bring the total number of credit points completed to 216;
  5. No more than 90 credit points at 100 level.

Students must achieve a clear pass in the core 300 level subjects to be eligible to graduate with a Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Computer Science.


Students can take Minors as part of their double degree program provided they meet the requirements set. Minor studies consist of a minimum of 24 credit points of which at least 12 credit points are completed at 200-level or higher. 

Minors appear on the transcript (academic record) but do not appear on the testamur. To have a minor study recorded, students must declare their minor study by submitting an Application to Declare or Change Intended Major/Minor.

Students can consult with academic advisors in the relevant schools concerning the selection of appropriate subjects.


Honours is an additional year of study that provides training in independent research. Students who complete the double degree with the required academic standard in the relevant major are encouraged to proceed to the Honours degree in either the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) or Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours). Please refer to the Undergraduate Course Handbook for further information about these degrees.

Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Other Information

The Faculty may impose quotas on subjects to ensure optimal class sizes.

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Email: lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 2 November, 2016