2018 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Bachelor of Computer Science | 2018

Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Bachelor of Computer Science



UOW Course Code:




Total Credit Points:



5-5.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences

Intake Session(s):


Delivery Mode:

On-campus (Face-to-face)

Delivery Campus / UAC Code:

Wollongong / 751609


Due to rapid developments in computer technology and its application to engineering, there is a significant demand for engineers with a much broader knowledge of computer interfacing and programming.

Double degrees aim to broaden a student's knowledge and skill base and improve career options in competitive, increasingly interactive fields. The programs are designed to enhance a student's educational, academic and professional qualifications whilst minimising the costs of their studies. More information regarding double degree course requirements can be found in UOW's Policy Guidelines. Students must seek advice and approval from both Faculties before enrolment.

Entry Requirements & Credit Arrangements

Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is 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:

CLO Description
1 Demonstrate sound disciplinary knowledge;
2 Critically review, analyse and synthesise information
3 Exercise critical thinking and independent problem solving;
4 Implement research methods in the chosen discipline;
5 Communicating clearly and coherently knowledge and ideas to others

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

Course Structure

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Bachelor of Computer Science must complete a total of 264 credit points made up of: 

1. At least 174 credit points of Engineering subjects, consisting of:

a. Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Core Subjects;
b. Subjects leading to at least one of the majors* from the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)*
c. at least 12 weeks of approved professional engineering experience during the course.**

2. At least 90 credit points of Computer Science subjects, consisting of:

a. Core subjects and 300 level computer science subjects in consultation with Course Advisor. ***

3. No more than 90 credit points shall be for 100-level subjects.

*  Depending on the major chosen, students may require the completion of additional credit points .

**  Part-time students completing a major in Civil, Environmental, Materials, Mechanical, Mechatronic or Mining Engineering, and in an approved full-time engineering employment may be exempted from up to three specified subjects.  

***  Depending on the Engineering major, core computer science subjects and computer science elective component will be more or less than is prescribed. Students must seek advice regarding their enrolment.

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Computer Science who satisfy entry requirements may be eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours). See the program coordinator for more information.

All students must discuss their Engineering and Computer Science program with the relevant Academic or Discipline Advisor.

Professional Recognition/Accreditation

UOW's engineering programs are accredited by Engineers Australia and relevant world engineering bodies through the Washington Accord. This ensures recognition by equivalent professional engineering bodies in the USA, UK, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, Ireland, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and other countries. The Bachelor of Computer Science is accredited by the Australian Computer Society.

Other Information

For further information email: eis@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 21 November, 2017