Bachelor of Computer Science (Professional)

Swinburne University of Technology

The Bachelor of Computer Science (Professional) includes a mandatory 12-month paid work placement. You'll benefit from Swinburne's unique industry partnerships, gain invaluable full-time work experience and earn credit towards your degree. The course focuses on developing expertise in software development and computer science. Students receive extensive education in contemporary approaches to the analysis, design and implementation of large-scale systems, along with a sound understanding of the traditional aspects of computer science such as hardware and operating systems. This course pays particular attention to the human factors involved in the development, deployment and use of computer-based systems. Students will develop skills in a range of contemporary approaches to software development, programming languages, development environments, and software development tools.

Course Fee:

Australian: $35,096
International: $119,840

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; VCE Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in English (or equivalent) or 30 in English (EAL); and Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of any Mathematics. English language requirements - satisfactory completion of one of the following: Swinburne's English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 70%, all skills 65%;minimum IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0; TOEFL iBT (internet-based) minimum score of 79 with a reading band no less than 18 and writing band no less than 20; Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 58 (no communicative skills less than 50); any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency. Note: A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) can now be done on campus in Hawthorn.

Structure:

375 credit points comprising: 8 Core units (100 credit points); 8 units for Major (100 credit points); 4 Placement units (100 credit points); 6 units for Other studies (75 credit points).

Subjects you can Study:

Cybersecurity; Data science; Games development; Internet of Things; Network design; Software design; Software development

Study Pathways:

Pathways allow students to progress from one qualification to another where the first course is recognised as an entry requirement and/or provides advanced standing to the second. Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Further information:

This degree includes a mandatory 12-month professional placement. This placement provides invaluable full-time, paid work experience. Students will earn credit towards their degree and confidence in knowing that they have what it takes to land a job in their field by graduation. Students can participate in other Work Integrated Learning opportunities - choose from professional internships, industry-linked projects, industry study tours and accreditation placements. Note: Some Work Integrated Learning opportunities are not available to international students due to visa restrictions.

Recognition:

Accredited with the Australian Computer Society (ACS) at the professional level.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00111D

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Higher Education Hawthorn 81.2 No Full time 4 years
Higher Education Hawthorn 81.2 No Part time

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For over 100 years, Swinburne has been creating students and grads who lead the worlds in which they study, work and live. 

  • Dimity Hawkins, a graduate, co-founded the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which won a Nobel Peace Prize (2017).
  • Our film and television students win more awards at international film festivals than any other university. 
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