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Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours)

Overview

The Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) is a one-year program of advanced courses designed to provide a deeper understanding of all aspects of computer technology and prepare you for leadership roles.

You'll gain crucial skills in communication, critical judgment, and ethical and social understanding, and graduate as an independent and creative thinker.

Join a growing industry

  • All of Australia's top five emerging jobs feature automation or Artificial Intelligence (AI) skills (LinkedIn 2020 Emerging Jobs Report Australia)
  • Demand for technology workers will grow by 100,000 between 2018 and 2024 (ACS Australia's Digital Pulse 2019)
  • Australia’s technology workforce has seen average growth trend of 2.5% per annum between 2011 and 2018 (Australia's Digital Pulse 2019)
Location
St Lucia
Duration
1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
Program Code
2452
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$45120 (indicative per year)
Duration
1 Year full-time
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
Program Code
2452
CRICOS Code
102784C
AQF
Level 8

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Advanced Human-Computer Interaction
  • Advanced Topics in Security
  • Software Architecture
  • Advanced Embedded Systems

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Cyber security analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Machine learning engineer
  • Software engineer
  • Technical business analyst
  • Data engineer
  • Statistical analyst
  • Security architect

Graduate salary

Computing and information systems (undergraduate)

$58K–$62K

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Next steps after graduation

  • 82.5% of graduates are in full-time employment (Computer and Information Systems Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching, 2019)
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Entry requirements

Prerequisites

To be eligible for admission in the program, an applicant must hold:
(a) the BCompSc from this university, with a GPA of 5.0; or
(b) an approved degree, with a GPA of 5.0.
(2) For the purpose of rule 1(1), an applicant whose degree was awarded more than 5 years prior to admission will not be considered.

Prerequisites

To be eligible for admission in the program, an applicant must hold:
(a) the BCompSc from this university, with a GPA of 5.0; or
(b) an approved degree, with a GPA of 5.0.
(2) For the purpose of rule 1(1), an applicant whose degree was awarded more than 5 years prior to admission will not be considered.

English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fees and Scholarships

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

Centrelink support

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit