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U65 Bachelor of Computer Science



The School of Computer and Information Science offers this course designed to prepare students for careers in the fields of computing and software development. The program focuses on the practical and theoretical dimensions of computer science and students select at least one of four major streams of study:

  • Computer Science
  • Games Programming
  • Mobile Computing
  • Software Engineering


Students may also select a second major chosen from the above plus:


·        Information Technology

·        Computer Security

·        Internetworking Technologies (CISCO)

·        Network Administration and Design (MCSE)

·        Or a Major selected from outside the School, a Minor study or an Elective program




Standard university admission requirements apply.




The course is available by full-time or part-time study on Joondalup and

Mount Lawley campuses.




The Bachelor of Computer Science degree is a 360 credit point three year full-time award which may be studied in part-time mode.


The degree has three main components:


  1.               a Foundation program of eight units
  2.               a Major program consisting of eight units in a specialised area (listed above)
  3.               a Supplementary program consisting of eight units comprising:

·        A second Major from the School of Computer and Information Science or from outside the School:  students are recommended to follow this option




·        A Minor area of study, plus electives




·        An elective program of eight units




Regardless of which pattern students choose, it is required that:

·        Normally no more than twelve of the units (180 credit points) studied should be at first year level

·        At least four units (60 credit points) must be at third year level



CSG1132 Communicating in an IT Environment 15
CSP1150 Programming Principles 15
ENS1161 Computer Fundamentals 15
CSI1241 Systems Analysis 15
CSG1105 Applied Communications 15
CSI1101 Computer Security 15
CSG1206 Operating Systems 15
CSG1207 Systems and Database Design 15



In the second year, students embark on their Major programs.


Major programs consist of eight units (120 credit points) of study taken over two years.


Students may complete one or two Major programs within the School of Computer and Information Science. If two majors from within the School of Computer and Information Science are selected, students must choose to complete a project sequence consisting of  CSG2207 Project Methods and Professionalism and CSG3303 Project within one major only. Students complete CSG3204 Information Services Management and one elective unit, selected in conjunction with their Course Coordinator, in lieu of the project in their second major.   


Where an overlap in the two majors results in fewer than 240 credit points, substitute units must be approved by your Course Coordinator. A minimum of 210 credit points must be directly relevant to the major areas of study


Students who have achieved a course weighted average of 65% at the end of second year (240 credit points) and achieved a Credit grade or better in CSG2207 Project Methods and Professionalism may apply to participate in an industry based full-year project. These students should complete CSG3305 Applied IT Project 2 in lieu of an elective unit.


Minor and elective programmes must be selected in consultation with your Course Coordinator


MACSCIComputer Science Major
MACSGPGames Programming Major
MACSMCMobile Computing Major
MACSSESoftware Engineering Major
MACSITInformation Technology Major
MACSCSComputer Security Major
MACSINInternetworking Technologies Major
MACSNANetwork Administration and Design Major
MACSRMRecords Management Major
Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes, Graduate Attributes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website:

Last Updated - Higher Education: 18/11/2004