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Bachelor of Computer Science

Course code U65

Focuses on the practical and theoretical dimensions of computer science, and prepares students for careers in the fields of computing and software development.

The course emphasises critical thinking and problem solving alongside discipline knowledge and skills, providing students with the opportunity to undertake complex computer science projects both independently and in teams.

Students are introduced to concepts including programming, mathematics, networking, databases and security in their foundation year, before specialising in an area of computer science. Advanced topics in computer science, including artificial intelligence and distributed computing, are studied alongside the chosen area of specialisation.

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Entry requirements

70 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

U65

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $9,550

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Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

U65

CRICOS code

052112F

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $32,650

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Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 1: Study part-time Online

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study part-time Online

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCI1125Professional Science Essentials15
CSP1150Programming Principles15
MAT1252Mathematics for Computing15
CSI1241Systems Analysis15
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSG1105Applied Communications15
CSI1101Computer Security15
ENS1161Computer Fundamentals15
CSG1207Systems and Database Design15
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSP2348Data Structures15
CSP2104Object-oriented Programming with C++15
Unit from Majorx 230
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSG2341Intelligent Systems15
CSG2344Project Methods and Professionalism15
Unit from Majorx 230
Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSI3344Distributed Systems15
CSP3341Programming Languages and Paradigms15
Unit from Majorx 230
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit TitleCredit Points
Students not completing Work Integrated Learning enrol in:
CSG3101Applied Project30
Unit from Majorx 2 30
Students completing Work Integrated Learning enrol in:
CSI3345Work Experience Project60

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

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Majors you can study in this course

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply broad knowledge of concepts, principles and techniques in the discipline of computer science, including computational thinking and the storage, processing and communication of data.
  2. Apply discipline knowledge, problem solving and creative thinking skills to anticipate challenges and produce solutions to computer science problems.
  3. Communicate computer science knowledge and ideas clearly and coherently to technical and non-technical audiences.
  4. Demonstrate autonomous and ongoing learning in the area of computer science to ensure continued relevance of skills and knowledge.
  5. Demonstrate technological literacy by finding, evaluating and using relevant tools and information from a range of sources.
  6. Incorporate diverse perspectives, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives, and accessibility issues when designing computer-based systems.
  7. Interpret and analyse complex computer science problems using systems thinking, design thinking and computational thinking.
  8. Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative on complex computer science projects.

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $9,550 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $32,650 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

This course prepares graduates for a range of careers via practical experience in analysing and solving real world problems in computer science and related disciplines, underpinned by strong theoretical concept knowledge. Over the course of the degree students have the opportunity to undertake international study tours, work integrated learning and internships in their chosen field.

Possible future job titles

Computer Programmer, Computer Support Officer, Application Developer, Mobile Application Developer, Systems Analyst, e-Commerce Developer, Software Engineer, Software Designer, Project Manager

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Student
stories

  • "I worked with the WA police to create software that will have real community benefits"
    Laurence Da Luz
    Laurence Da LuzComputer Science graduate

    I was really impressed with the number of computing labs and the 24/7 accessibility at ECU. Not only did they provide me with all the resources I needed to succeed at university, the atmosphere allowed me to make great friends and enjoy my study.

    I didn't expect to be able to work for real clients during my time at uni, so was surprised when I was given the opportunity to develop software for the WA Police Air Wing.

    We developed a mobile phone app that could assist police in search and rescue missions. We were able to work with them on the design and then able to test the app in the field using the Police helicopter. The experience and recognition has been invaluable.

  • "I came to realise that ECU had a really good reputation when it came to collaboration with industry."
    Joseph Dowden
    Joseph DowdenBachelor of Computer Science (Cyber Security major) graduate

    During high school while researching courses and universities in my area of interest i.e. Computer Science, I came to realise that ECU offers a great combination of theoretical and applied coursework and had a really good reputation when it came to their collaboration with industry. This led me to enroll for this course. During my final year of study I undertook the WIL (Work Integrated Learning) program and was able to participate in a government placement, an experience that completed my studies perfectly and was the perfect introduction to the industry. It developed my professional persona, introduced me to important connections within the industry and enabled me to practice my technical skills within a professional setting. I began this course with an interest in becoming a software developer, however the course has shaped my interests and I have graduated with a promising future in cyber security.

  • "The benefits of doing a work placement while studying"
    Mason CrawfordComputer Science student

    Bachelor of Computer Science student Mason learnt a lot during his Work Integrated Learning placement and was made to feel like he was part of the team right from the start.

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