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Computer Science Major


Designed to provide students with skills in programming, analysis and project management, that can be applied to a wide range of roles in the information technology (IT) industry.





Mount Lawley

South West (Bunbury)



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Major details

Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of theoretical and practical computer science situations.
  2. Apply knowledge and skills to diverse contexts.
  3. Communicate disciplinary knowledge and values in professional and public contexts.
  4. Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for own learning and professional practice.
  5. Think creatively to anticipate challenges and deploy computer programs.
  6. Think critically to analyse, construct and evaluate solutions to complex computer science problems.
  7. Use digital technologies and literacies to access, evaluate and synthesise abstract programming constructs.
  8. Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative to implement social, sustainable, and ethical values, including Indigenous cultural competence


Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSP1150Programming Principles15
ENS1161Computer Fundamentals15
CSP2348Data Structures15
CSG2245Computer Science Methods15
CSG2341Intelligent Systems15
CSP2104Object-oriented Programming with C++15
CSP3242Internet and Java Programming15
CSP3341Programming Languages and Paradigms15

Possible future job titles

Computer Programmer, Computer Support Officer, Applications Developer, Systems Analyst, IT Consultant, e-Commerce Developer, Systems Administrator, Software Engineer, Software Designer, Project Manager, Software Support Officer

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