2017 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Computer Science | 2017

Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Computer Science



UOW Course Code:




Total Credit Points:



 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

 Faculty of Engineering & Information Sciences

Intake Session(s):


Delivery Mode:

 On-campus (Face-to-face)

Delivery Campus / UAC Code:

 South Western Sydney - 754120

Additional Information:

Course Finder


The Bachelor of Computer Science focuses on the development of high-level programming skills that can be applied across a wide range of applications, including analysis of stock market trends, games design, neural network design, automatic teller machines and patient monitoring in hospitals. The core subjects teach you to understand the structure of data and the role it plays in delivering solutions to complex problems. The degree includes core of programming subjects as well as IT project management, human computer interaction, database systems and a final year project.

Entry Requirements

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

Course Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of core knowledge of computer fundamentals and the ability to apply theoretical basis of computer science to solve a range of practical problems.
  2. Design and develop innovative software solutions for a variety of applications.
  3. Design, develop, and employ novel approaches and algorithms in solving practical problems.
  4. Deploy appropriate theory, practices, and tools for the specification, design, implementation, and maintenance as well as the evaluation of computer-based systems.
  5. Function effectively as part of a team to accomplish a set of common goals and objectives and communicate with project stake holders.
  6. Adopt a professional and ethical approach to decision making and related social responsibilities.

 Course Structure

Students who enrol in the Bachelor of Computer Science shall accrue an aggregate of at least 144 credit points by satisfactory completion of:

1. The following core subjects:

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
CSIT111 Programming Fundamentals 6 Autumn, Spring
CSIT113 Problem Solving 6 Autumn
CSIT114 System Analysis 6 Autumn, Spring
CSIT115 Data Management and Security 6 Autumn
CSIT121 Object Oriented Design and Programming 6 Autumn, Spring
CSIT127 Networks and Communications 6 Spring
CSIT128 Introduction to Web Technology 6 Spring
CSIT214 IT Project Management 6 On offer from 2018
CSIT226 Human Computer Interaction 6 On offer from 2018
CSCI251 Advanced Programming 6 On offer from 2018
CSCI235 Database Systems 6 On offer from 2018
MATH221 Mathematics for Computer Science 6 On offer from 2018
CSCI203 Algorithms and Data Structures 6 On offer from 2018
CSIT314 Software Development Methodologies 6 On offer from 2019
CSIT321 Project 12 On offer from 2019

2. Plus 12 credit points of 300-level CSCI or ISIT subjects, (not listed above), AND an additional 12 credit points of either 200 or 300 level CSCI, CSIT or  ISIT subjects. 

3. Elective subjects, to bring the total to 144 credit points, chosen from the School of Computing and Information Technology Subject List, and/or the General Schedule. Note: No more than 60 credits points are to be completed at the 100-level.

The Faculty encourages the development of ICT skills and knowledge in the workplace through industry placement. Completion of ISIT200 Industry Placement, which is a minimum of a single 8-week period of approved industry placement, assessed in the form of written reports is highly recommended to all students to complete this placement.

Note that certain 300 level subjects, required as part of a major, may have 100 and 200 level prerequisite subjects which are not listed as part of the major.

All candidates are expected to consult with the School and Faculty advisers before committing themselves to any particular pattern of study, whether outlined above or not.

First Year Elective in Spring

In the Bachelor of Computer Science, students have an elective space in the Spring session of the first year.  Please see a list below of possible options (please note that this is not a complete list but just a guide for students):

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
ELL 182 Effective Written Communication (ESB) 6 Autumn, Spring
HIST111 The Modern World 6 Spring
INTS121 Global Politics and Power 6 Spring
BCM 111 International Media and Communication 6 Spring
COMM101 Principles of Responsible Business 6 Autumn, Spring
COMM121 Statistics for Business 6 Autumn, Spring, Summer 2017/2018
FIN 111 Introductory Principles of Finance 6 Autumn, Spring, Summer 2017/2018
MGNT102 Business Communications 6 Autumn, Spring, Summer 2017/2018


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. 

Professional Recognition/Accreditation

The Bachelor of Computer Science accredited by the Australian Computer Society as meeting the requirements for membership at a “Professional Level”. 

Other Information

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


Last reviewed: 2 December, 2016