Honours Degree of Bachelor of Computer Science
Turn high-achieving into a higher degree
An honours degree is a one-year program that builds upon undergraduate study by introducing the challenge of an extended research project.
There are many reasons we encourage graduates to apply for an honours year. You might want to build a necessary foundation for postgraduate research. You could be seeking computer-based solutions to problems in industry, commerce, science, entertainment, or the public sector. Perhaps you’re pursuing advanced communication skills and subject knowledge to gain a competitive edge in the job market.
Our researchers work at the cutting edge of science and technology within a faculty ranked 43 in the world for computer science and engineering*. Our prerequisite for honours study is at least a credit standard GPA.
What will you do?
- Attend regular classes for advanced coursework.
- Conduct a major research project in your chosen specialisation.
- Partner with a mentor who’ll support and encourage your progress.
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I am a:
SATAC Code 3BH004 Intake February and July Enquiries Future Students team Higher Education Study Students who have completed the required undergraduate program to a satisfactory level may be eligible to apply for the Honours program. Other Entry PathwaysSATAC Code: 3BH004
CRICOS 015094K Intake February and July
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry Requirements
Tertiary Qualifications Graduate entry only.
Fees and Scholarships
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I am a:
Annual tuition feesCommonwealth-supported place: $9,455
More information on Student Contribution Amounts.
Annual tuition fees International student place: $41,000
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Graduates are highly regarded by employers and have been successful in a wide variety of areas. Employment opportunities exist in areas of administration, business data processing, computer programming, computer science, engineering design, financial software, games programming, graphics programming, information technology management, Internet commerce, defence, and database and information systems management.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Professional AccreditationThe Honours Degree of Bachelor of Computer Science is accredited by the Australian Computer Society.
Computer Programmer, Computer Scientist, Computer Systems Engineer, Instrumentation Engineer, Internet - Web Programmer, IT Manager, Network Engineer, Software Engineer, Systems Analyst, Information and Communications Technologist
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.Honours Degree of Bachelor of Computer Science is normally made up of six honours courses and an individually supervised project. The supervised project lasts the whole year and counts for 40% of the assessment. In special cases, the honours degree may be spread over two years.
The courses offered in the honours degree vary from year to year, depending on the research interests of the academic staff presenting them. Examples include:
Distributed Databases and Data Mining
Mobile and Wireless Networks
Honours courses typically have smaller classes and are less formal than undergraduate courses. Assessment varies and may include writing reports, assignments, and/or exams.
Honours projects are conducted under the supervision of a member of the academic staff, sometimes in association with one of the School of Computer Science's research groups. Project topics are selected by discussion with a supervisor during the first week of the degree.
Example Study PlanStudy plans are available on the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences website.
AssessmentAssessment can vary from course to course and can include a combination of class work, tutorials, assignments, laboratory work, quizzes, project work and exams.
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Last updated: Saturday, 21 Sep 2019