(NEW) Bachelor of Computer Science

Course summary for international students

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Award granted Bachelor of Computer Science
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)No
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Indicative annual fee 2015$23,070* AUD
LevelUndergraduate
CRICOS course code083695K
IELTS Requirement

Overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org

Deakin course code S306
VTAC Codes
Faculty contacts

Deakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

* to be offered at Burwood (Melbourne) in 2015, and Cloud (online) as of 2016

Course sub-headings

Course overview

While studying in a fast-paced and evolving field, the Bachelor of Computer Science will equip students with the skills to design and develop advanced software and systems, along with the capacity to create and integrate new computing technologies that enhance effective business operation in today’s digital age. With a focus on the technological aspects of IT, including analytics, cloud computing, computer programming, software engineering, and database development and administration, students will develop the knowledge, skills and competencies to build a wide range of applications to solve the technological challenges of today and tomorrow.

Students will also develop skills in critical thinking, problem solving, team work and communication through a variety of platforms. Hands-on experiential learning is a key component of this course and students will have access to specialised computer laboratories, the opportunity to study for industry certifications, and to learn from professional industry guest lecturers. Students also have the opportunity to apply for internships and industry based learning placements as part of their course.

Graduates are highly sought-after for employment in a range of areas including software development, system analytics, business analytics, database development, new technology research, project management, solutions architecture and systems programming.

An honours year is available for high-achieving students upon completion of this degree.

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

Fees and charges

Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

Career opportunities

You will be suited to find employment in organisations engaged in software development, Big Data analysis, cloud computing infrastructure. Initial graduates are typically employed as a software developer, software analyst and design, database and web developer, network and systems manager, and IT consultant.  As your experience develops, you will also be well prepared for progression into project management positions.

Course rules

The course comprises a total of 24 credit points, which must include the following:

  • 15 core IT units (6 at Level 1**,  5 at Level 2, and 4 at Level 3)
  • 3 elective units
  • Completion of SIT010 Safety Induction Program (0 credit-point compulsory unit)
  • At least one 6-credit point Computer Science major sequence from:  Data Science OR Cloud Computing
  • level 1 - maximum of 10 credit points
  • levels 2 and 3 - minimum of 14 credit points over both levels
  • level 3 - minimum of 6 credit points of which at least 4 must be SIT Course Grouped units 

Major sequences

Refer to the details of each major sequence for availability.
Cloud Computing
Data Science

Course structure

Level 1

Trimester 1

SIT010Safety Induction Program *

SIT105Critical Thinking and Problem Solving for IT

SIT190Introductory Mathematical Methods **

SIT111Introduction to Computer Science

One SIT-coded unit (major)

Trimester 2

SIT102Introduction to Programming

SIT103Database and Information Retrieval

SIT192Discrete Mathematics

One SIT-coded unit (major)

Level 2

Trimester 1

SIT222Operating Systems Concepts

SIT223Information Technology Professional Skills

SIT232Object-Oriented Development

One SIT-coded unit (major)

Trimester 2

SIT202Computer Networks

SIT221Data Structures and Algorithms

One elective

One SIT-coded unit (major)

Level 3

Trimester1

SIT365Interface Design

SIT322Distributed Systems

One elective

One SIT-coded unit (major)

Trimester2

SIT302Project

SIT306Work Placement ^

One elective

One SIT-coded unit (major)

*Note: SIT010 is a 0 credit point safety induction unit.

** Students who have completed Mathematical Methods 3 and 4 or equivalent may choose to replace SIT190 with an elective unit

^ available from 2016 (offered in Trimester 1, trimester 2 and trimester 3)


Equipment requirements

Students must have access to a suitable computer and a network connection. Information about the hardware and software requirements may be obtained from the School of Information Technology's website www.deakin.edu.au/sebe/it, or by telephone 03 9244 6699.

Entry requirements - general

General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table (194kb).
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.

Credit for prior learning - general

If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

How to apply

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au
 

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