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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 | MQA/FA15194 (01.09.2027)

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
February, September

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
Computing Technology Inquiry Project COS10026 12.5
Networks and Switching TNE10006 12.5
Computer Systems COS10004 12.5
Object Oriented Programming COS20007 12.5
Technology in an Indigenous Context Project COS10025 12.5
Computing Technology Project A* COS40005 12.5
Computing Technology Project B* COS40006 12.5

Major: Software Development

8 units (100 credit points)

Units Unit codes Credit points
Computing Technology Design Project COS20031 12.5
Computing Technology Innovation Project* COS30049 12.5
Data Structures and Patterns* COS30008 12.5
Interface Design and Development* COS30043 12.5
Concurrent Programming* COS40003 12.5
Software Testing and Reliability SWE30009 12.5
Software Architecture and Design SWE30003 12.5
Cloud Computing Architecture COS20019 12.5

Major: Cybersecurity

8 units (100 credit points)

Units Unit codes Credit points
Cloud Computing Architecture COS20019 12.5
Computing Technology Design Project COS20031 12.5
Computing Technology Innovation Project* COS30049 12.5
Software Architecture and Design SWE30003 12.5
Malware Analysis* COS20030 12.5
IT Security* COS30015 12.5
Internet and Cybersecurity for Engineering Applications TNE20003 12.5
Network Security and Resilience* TNE30009 12.5

Major: Internet of Things

8 units (100 credit points)

Units Unit codes Credit points
Cloud Computing Architecture COS20019 12.5
Computing Technology Design Project COS20031 12.5
Computing Technology Innovation Project* COS30049 12.5
Software Development for Mobile Devices* COS30017 12.5
Software Architecture and Design* SWE30003 12.5
IoT Programming* SWE30011 12.5
Network Administration TNE10005 12.5
Advanced Web Development COS30020  12.5

Major: Data Science

8 units (100 credit points)

Units Unit codes Credit points
Cloud Computing Architecture COS20019 12.5
Computing Technology Design Project COS20031 12.5
Computing Technology Innovation Project* COS30049 12.5
Software Architecture and Design* SWE30003 12.5
Data Science Principles COS10022 12.5
Big Data Architecture and Application* COS20028 12.5
Data Visualisation* COS30045 12.5
Software Deployment and Evolution SWE40006 12.5

Major: Artificial Intelligence

8 units (100 credit points)

Units Unit codes Credit points
Cloud Computing Architecture COS20019 12.5
Computing Technology Design Project COS20031 12.5
Computing Technology Innovation Project* COS30049 12.5
Software Architecture and Design SWE30003 12.5
Intelligent Systems* COS30018 12.5
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence* COS30019 12.5
Applied Machine Learning* COS30082 12.5
Artificial Intelligence for Engineering COS40007 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
Data Science Principles COS10022 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

* Outcome unit

Fees & scholarships

Fee*

Malaysian students
RM27,204 (annual)
International students
RM35,496 (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

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Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

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English Requirements

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Application process

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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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