2017 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) | 2017

This information is for students commencing their course in 2017. Students follow the rules and requirements for the year they commenced their course. Please refer to the Archives link in the menu for years prior to 2017.

Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours)



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1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Engineering & Information Sciences

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On-campus (Face-to-face)

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The Honours course is a follow-on degree from the Bachelor of Computer Science and provides an opportunity for candidates to develop, to a sophisticated level, established theoretical and practical skills gained during their undergraduate course.

In the Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) course, students are given the opportunity to undertake research on a topic of their interest. In addition, a weekly seminar in Autumn and Spring Sessions provides training in advanced research skills specific to disciplines within computer science as well as providing the opportunity to exercise these skills in a peer-reviewed environment.

The objectives of the Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) are to give students:

  • a scholarly grounding in scientific research
  • a high level of research competency
  • a strong foundation in scientific work
  • advanced research skills in computer science
  • a preparation for future higher level research degrees.

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

Entry Requirements

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

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) will be able to:

  1. Analyse and evaluate advanced knowledge of computer fundamentals and the ability to apply theoretical basis of computer science to solve a range of practical problems.
  2. Interpret information and communicate knowledge, ideas and procedures to both computer science professionals and stakeholders.
  3. Analyse critically, evaluate and transform information from research literature and other sources to complete a range of research activities.
  4. Develop methodological skills in conducting scholarly research in computer science.
  5. Independently plan and compose a substantial research-based project or piece of scholarship that demonstrates in-depth understanding and critical analysis in computer science.
  6. Exhibit a capacity for independent learning to sustain personal and professional development in the changing world related to the field of computer science. 

Course Structure

The program of study for Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) is 48 credit points.

Students must complete:

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
CSCI400 Computer Science Honours Project 18 Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2017
CSIT440 CS Research Methodology 6 Autumn, Spring
24 credit points of 400-level subjects from the following list.


Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
CSCI426 Software Testing and Analysis 6 Autumn
CSCI410 Software Requirements, Specifications and Formal Methods 6 Autumn
CSCI468 Advanced Network Security 6 Autumn
INFO411 Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery 6 Autumn
CSCI433 Machine Learning Algorithms and Applications 6 Autumn
CSCI424 Reasoning and Learning 6 Spring
CSCI446 Big Data Analytics 6 Spring
CSCI424 Reasoning and Learning 6 Spring
CSCI427 Service-Oriented Software Engineering 6 Spring
CSCI435 Computer Vision Algorithms and Systems 6 Spring
CSCI471 Advanced Computer Security 6 Spring
CSCI444 Perception and Planning 6 Spring
CSCI450 Software Engineering Requirements and Specifications 6 Not offered in this year
CSCI466 Coding for Secure Communication 6 Not offered in this year

With the permission of the Head of School, candidates may substitute up to 12 credit points of subjects with 300-level Computer Science subjects or 400-level subjects from another discipline.

Honours Grades

The Honours grade for the degree of Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) will be calculated in accordance with Method 1, as defined in the General Course Rules Section 8.

Joint Honours with Computer Science

CSCI405 Computer Science Joint Honours comprises one half of the Bachelor of Computer Science Honours program and is available to students who wish to undertake a joint honours project in Computer Science and another discipline. This is particularly suited to students who have undertaken a double major in the Bachelor of Computer Science degree. A thesis topic will be determined in consultation with both academic units. 

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

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Email: eis@uow.edu.au
Email: Academic Program Director

Last reviewed: 2 November, 2016