2018 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Computer Science Global (Honours)

Testamur Title of Degree:

 Bachelor of Computer Science Global (Honours)



UOW Course Code:




Total Credit Points:



 4 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:

 Wollongong / 754130


The Bachelor of Computer Science Global (Honours) focuses on the development of high-level computing and programming skills that can be applied across a wide range of applications, including analysis of stock market trends, game development, neural network design, automatic teller machines and patient monitoring in hospitals.

Places are limited each year. Bachelor of Computer Science or Bachelor of Computer Science (Dean's Scholar) students who have achieved a weighted average mark (WAM) of 80 at the end of one year of full-time study may apply to transfer to the Bachelor of Computer Science Global (Honours) degree.

Entry Requirements and 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

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:

CLO Description
1 Demonstrate advanced knowledge of computer science fundamentals and discuss how these can be applied to analyse and solve a range of practice problems.
2 Interpret knowledge, ideas and procedures and use a variety of media to communicate these effectively to both computer science professionals and other stakeholders.
3 Design, develop, and employ novel approaches and algorithms in solving practical problems and innovative software solutions for a variety of applications.
4 Deploy appropriate theory, practices, and tools for the specification, design, implementation, and maintenance as well as the evaluation of computer-based systems.
5 Adopt a professional and ethical approach to decision making and related social responsibilities.
6 Independently plan and compose a substantial research-based project or piece of scholarship that demonstrates in-depth understanding and critical analysis in computer science.
7 Function effectively as part of a team to accomplish a set of common goals and objectives and communicate with project stake holders in a variety of international settings and contexts.

Course Structure

Students who enrol in the Bachelor of Computer Science Global (Honours) shall accrue an aggregate of at least 192 credit points by satisfactory completion of:

  1. The following core subjects  
Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
CSIT111 Programming Fundamentals 6 Autumn, Spring
CSIT113 Problem Solving 6 Autumn
CSIT114 System Analysis 6 Autumn
CSIT115 Data Management and Security 6 Autumn, Spring
CSIT121 Object Oriented Design and Programming 6 Autumn, Spring
CSIT127 Networks and Communications 6 Spring
CSIT128 Introduction to Web Technology 6 Spring
CSCI235 Database Systems 6 Autumn, Spring
CSIT180 Introductory Global Internship 0 Summer
MATH221 Mathematics for Computer Science 6 Autumn
CSIT226 Human Computer Interaction 6 Spring
CSIT214 IT Project Management 6 Autumn, Spring
CSCI251 Advanced Programming 6 Autumn, Spring
CSCI203 Algorithms and Data Structures 6 Spring
CSIT280 Global Internship 6 Summer
CSIT314 Software Development Methodologies 6 Autumn
CSIT321 Project 12 Annual, Spring 2018/Autumn 2019
CSIT380 Advanced Global Internship 6 Summer
CSCI400 Computer Science Honours Project 18 Annual, Spring 2018/Autumn 2019
CSIT440 Research Methodology 6 Autumn, Spring
Two 400-level CSCI subjects 12  
Two 400 level CSCI subjects or 300 level subjects 12  
  1.  To be awarded with a major, a candidate must satisfactorily complete four (4) subjects (24cp) listed for that major.In addition, CSCI400 Honours Project 18 credit points must be completed on a topic related to the major that the student will complete as part of this degree.  
  2. Students not completing a major must complete 12 credit points of 300 level CSCI or ISIT subjects, AND an additional 12 credit points of either 200 or 300 level CSCI, CSIT or ISIT subject not listed in the core.
  3. To be awarded with a double major, candidates must ensure that four of the subjects selected satisfy the requirements of one major and that a separate set of four subjects satisfy the requirements of a second major, i.e. any subject counted towards one major cannot also be counted towards a second major. 

Continuation in the Bachelor of Computer Science Global (Honours) will be dependent on the student achieving a WAM of at least 80 in each year of study. Students who do not meet the required average will be transferred to the Bachelor of Computer Science.

Major Study

Students enrolled in this degree may major in:

  • Big Data
  • Cyber Security
  • Digital Systems Security
  • Game and Mobile Development
  • Software Engineering.

Big Data

Subjects required for major study

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
CSCI316 Big Data Mining Techniques and Implementation 6 Spring
INFO411 Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery 6 Autumn
CSCI317 Database Performance Tuning 6 Autumn
ISIT312 Big Data Management 6 Spring

Cyber Security

Subjects required for major study 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
CSCI262 System Security 6 Spring
CSCI301 Contemporary Topics in Security 6 Autumn
CSIT302 Cybersecurity 6 Spring
CSCI369 Ethical Hacking 6 Spring

Digital Systems Security

Subjects required for major study

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
CSCI262 System Security 6 Spring
CSCI361 Cryptography and Secure Applications 6 Autumn
CSCI368 Network Security 6 Spring
CSCI376 Multicore and GPU Programming 6 Spring

Game and Mobile Development

Subjects required for major study

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
CSCI236 3D Modelling and Animation 6 Spring 2018/Summer 2018
Complete 3 subjects from the list below (18cp)
CSCI336 Interactive Computer Graphics 6 Autumn
CSCI366 Mobile Multimedia 6 Autumn
CSCI376 Multicore and GPU Programming 6 Spring
CSCI356 Game Engine Essentials 6 Spring
CSCI376 Multicore and GPU Programming 6 Spring

Software Engineering

Subjects required for major study

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
ISIT219 Knowledge and Information Engineering 6 Autumn
CSCI318 Software Engineering Practices & Principles 6 Spring
CSCI334 Software Design 6 Autumn
ISIT315 Web Modelling 6 Spring

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.

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

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

Last reviewed: 3 January, 2018