Bachelor of Computer Science

La Trobe University

Behind every simple task - like charging an iPhone or using an elevator - is a complex set of processes and systems. La Trobe University's Bachelor of Computer Science teaches you how to uncover and understand these hidden processes. You will explore the fundamentals of computer science, including key mathematical areas like discrete mathematics, calculus and linear algebra. You also establish expertise in programming languages such as C++ and Java, and develop an in-depth understanding of software analysis and design, databases, artificial intelligence, computer architecture, networks and multimedia systems. This degree can lead to a number of specialised careers including developing IT solutions as a systems analyst, interpreting technical designs as a developer programmer, or writing code as a multimedia and games developer. You'll have the option to obtain an industry-standard CISCO certification, and if they achieve strong results in first year, they may also be eligible for a scholarship. Depending on your existing qualifications and experience - whether from TAFE, another La Trobe campus or another university - you may be able to transfer credits towards this degree.

Course Fee:


International: $103,200

Entry Requirements:

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (any) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics. International students must meet the academic and English language requirements of this course. NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Structure:

First-year studies include computer science, mathematics, and object-oriented programming in Java and C++. Second and third-year studies cover databases, computer systems design, and algorithms and data structures. Students can specialise in artificial intelligence, data engineering, computer networks, or software engineering. In third year, students also undertake an industry-based software engineering project.

Subjects you can Study:

Algorithms and Data Structures; Artificial Intelligence; Computer Architecture; Computer Programming; Database Programming; Databases; Industrial Collaboration and Experience; Multimedia Systems; Network Security; Networks; Operating Systems; Software Engineering; Wireless Technologies.

Further information:

Students without the appropriate computer science background may be required to commence three weeks early to undertake accelerated first-year computer science subjects. A CISCO certification training program is available for students who pass the network engineering subjects in their undergraduate studies. For more information, contact the Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering at the beginning of first semester.

Recognition:

The Bachelor of Computer Science is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). Graduates of the Bachelor of Computer Science may apply for membership with the ACS. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00115M

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne No info Yes Full time 3 years
Melbourne No info Yes Part time 6 years
La Trobe University, believes that higher education has the power to transform people and societies. Their goal is to make a difference to their students, staff, and the communities they serve.

In 2016, La Trobe was ranked in the QS Top 50 Under 50 for the first time, and 56 in the 2017 Times Higher Education 200 Under 50 Rankings. They are also in the world's top 400 universities in all three major ranking agencies: QS World University Rankings 2016-2017, Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-2017 and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2016.

La Trobe's research is focused on resolving some of the greatest challenges of our time. Researchers in facilities like the La Trobe Institute of Molecular Science and the Centre for Agribioscience are driving new ways to fight disease, and tackle climate change, drought and other threats to Australian agriculture.

Work placements are an important part of La Trobe's courses and students find work experience with organisations like CSIRO, the Australian Synchrotron, PwC and the University's partner hospitals. Students also receive hands-on training in facilities including a TV studio, an archaeological dig simulation site, moot court, and on field trips to places like Victoria's alpine wilderness.

La Trobe encourages students to participate in overseas study programs including nursing in Nepal, nanotechnology in Tokyo, and Indigenous studies in the Philippines. In 2016, La Trobe awarded travel grants and scholarships to 950 undergraduate and postgraduate students to study with partners like National University of Singapore, San Diego State University and Stockholm University.

The University has eight campuses in Victoria and NSW and is the largest provider of university education in regional Victoria. The University has more than 190,000 graduates. It's an impressive group that includes CEOs, parliamentarians, human rights activists, medical researchers and Olympians.

Provider CRICOS: 00115M

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