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“I want to learn how to design and implement software, web or mobile application development by focusing on either cybersecurity, internet of things, data science or artificial intellegence”

“I want to learn how to design and implement software, web or mobile application development by focusing on either cybersecurity, internet of things, data science or artificial intellegence”

Bachelor of Computer Science

R2/481/6/0544 (01.09.2027) | MQA/SWA0010

We believe a modern approach to the analysis, design and implementation of large-scale systems is essential for a career in software development. That’s why we offer computer science at Swinburne.

We offer a focus on application development involving mobile devices and web-based systems, with an emphasis on the design and implementation of effective human–computer interfaces. It’s just a matter of choosing the specialisation that suits your future: cybersecurity, internet of things or software development.

The Bachelor of Computer Science involves the use of the most up-to-date technology and methods, and includes a major emphasis on software development. The course is oriented towards applications in areas such as defence, aerospace and medicine, where complex software plays a major role and often of a safety-critical nature; as well as in businesses that require extensive computer support, such as banking and manufacturing.

INTAKES
March, August

DURATION

3 years

This degree is accredited with the Australian Computer Society at the professional level.

Course details

Course objectives

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  1. Apply a broad and coherent knowledge of computer science and software development in diverse contexts and domains using critical thinking and judgment
  2. Apply appropriate methods and contemporary tools to the scoping, analysis, design, construction, verification and operation of software systems
  3. Communicate proficiently to a variety of audiences, function as an effective member or leader of a team, and use the basic tools and practices of project management within project work
  4. Demonstrate professionalism, integrity, ethical conduct, professional accountability and an awareness of professional practice in a global context
  5. Apply problem analysis and decision-making methodologies to identify, design and implement solutions to industry relevant problems with intellectual independence
  6. Reflect on personal performance, learning, and self-management processes as a means of continued professional development and lifelong learning.

Course structure

For the completion of the Bachelor of Computer Science, students are required to complete a total of 24 units (300 credit points) consisting of:

  • 8 units in core studies (100 credit points)
  • 8 units in major study (100 credit points)
  • 8 units in other studies (100 credit points)

Units of study

Core Units

8 units (100 credit points)

Units Unit codes Credit points
Introduction to Programming COS10009 12.5
Creating Web Applications COS10011 12.5
Computer and Logic Essentials COS10003 12.5
Network and Switching TNE10006 12.5
Fundamentals of Data Management COS20015 12.5
Software Engineering Project A SWE40001 12.5
Professional Issues in IT ICT30005 12.5
Software Engineering Project B SWE40002 12.5

Major: Software Technology

8 units (100 credit points)

Units Unit codes Credit points
Object-oriented Programming COS20007 12.5
User Centered Design COS20001 12.5
Managing Software Projects SWE20001 12.5
Software Development for Mobile Devices COS30017 12.5
Data Structure and Patterns COS30008 12.5
Software Testing and Reliability SWE30009 12.5
IoT Programming SWE30011 12.5
Creating Secure and Scalable Software COS30041 12.5

Major: Cybersecurity

8 units (100 credit points)

Units Unit codes Credit points
Object-oriented Programming COS20007 12.5
IT Security COS30015 12.5
Network Routing Principles TNE20002 12.5
eForensic Fundamentals ICT30010 12.5
Information Systems Risk and Security INF30020 12.5
Managing Software Projects SWE20001 12.5
Secure Remote Access Networks TNE30012 12.5
Network Security & Resilience TNE30009 12.5

Major: Internet of Things

8 units (100 credit points)

Units Unit codes Credit points
Object-oriented Programming COS20007 12.5
IT Security COS30015 12.5
Foundations of Statistics STA10003 12.5
Cloud Computing Architecture COS20019 12.5
Software Development for Mobile Devices COS30017 12.5
Managing Software Projects SWE20001 12.5
IoT Programming SWE30011 12.5
IoT Launcher Project SWE30012 12.5

Major: Data Science

8 units (100 credit points)

Units Unit codes Credit points
Object-oriented Programming COS20007 12.5
Introduction to Data Science COS10022 12.5
Managing Software Projects SWE20001 12.5
Foundations of Statistic STA10003 12.5
Data Structure and Patterns COS30008 12.5
Big Data Architecture and Application COS20028 12.5
Data Visualisation COS30045 12.5
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence COS30019 12.5

Major: Artificial Intelligence

8 units (100 credit points)

Units Unit codes Credit points
Object-oriented Programming COS20007 12.5
User Centered Design COS20001 12.5
Managing Software Projects SWE20001 12.5
Intelligent Systems COS30018 12.5
Data Structure and Patterns COS30008 12.5
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence COS30019 12.5
Fundamentals of Natural Language Processing COS30081 12.5
Applied Machine Learning COS30082 12.5

Electives/Minor/Second Major

8 units in other studies (100 credit points)

Cybersecurity Electives

Units Unit codes Credit points
Malware Analysis COS20030 12.5
Security Operations Centre COS30047 12.5

Minor in Big Data Analytics

4 units (50 credit points)

Units Unit codes Credit points
Introduction to Data Science COS10081 12.5
Applied Analytics in Business COS10082 12.5
Advanced Data Analytics COS20083 12.5
Big Data Architecture and Application COS20085 12.5

Co-major/minor in Social Media

8 units (100 credit points)

Units Unit codes Credit points
Innovation Cultures MDA10006 12.5
National Media in a Globalised World MDA20025 12.5
Digital Communities MDA20009 12.5
Networked Selves MDA20003 12.5
Sports /Advertising / Media MDA20011 12.5
New Media & Everyday Life MDA30014 12.5
Media & Communications Project B* MDA30007 12.5
Researching Social Media Publics MDA30012 12.5

* Prerequisite subject

Fees & scholarships

Fee*

Malaysian students
RM24,720 annual
International students
RM31,600 annual

* The indicative course fees shown here applies to students studying on-campus in Malaysia for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student’s study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

Scholarships

At Swinburne scholarships are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. Scholarships are available for both commencing and current students.

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Entry requirements

Prerequisite

Apply for this course by following the step-by-step process from the links below.

Entry Requirements

Assess your eligibility for entry to Swinburne Sarawak.

English Requirements

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Career opportunities

Graduates typically find employment in organisations engaged in medium- to large-scale software development. Initially graduates are usually employed in technical areas such as programming and systems analysis and design, internet systems development. They are well-prepared for progression into project leadership and management positions as their experience develops.

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