Bachelor of Computer Science with Honours

University of New England

Program Overview

When you study the Bachelor of Computer Science with Honours you will undertake an intensive program which combines coursework and a thesis. Our course provides you with the opportunity to develop an original research project on a topic that interests you, and to conduct empirical or theoretical research under the guidance of a supervisor who is a specialist in your chosen field.

An honours degree will not only enhance your employment prospects, it is the ideal preparation for higher degree studies. Honours will allow you to develop advanced problem-solving, design, decision-making, and communication skills. You will deepen your understanding of computer science while developing your knowledge of research principles and methods.



  Course Duration

12 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 31,600



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Core Units

48 credit points

Complete the following unit:

  • Honours in Computer Science (COSC400) – 48 credit points

A candidate shall:

  • hold a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of New England or an equivalent AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification in a relevant discipline*; and

  • have achieved a GPA of 5 in at least 18 credit points at 300-level in Computer Science.

  • Normally, candidature for the degree shall commence at the beginning of either Trimester 1 or Trimester 2 of the year following that in which the candidate qualifies in terms of Rule (b).


English Language Requirements

All applicants must meet a minimum of one of the following criteria:

  • English is the applicant's first language; or

  • Satisfactory completion, within five years of the date of application for admission to UNE, of at least one year of full-time or equivalent full-time study at senior secondary, post-secondary or tertiary level in a country in which English is the primary official language or co-official language and in which English was the sole medium of instruction and assessment for the particular period of study claimed; or

  • A pass grade or better in an English language subject at Australian Year 12 level or overseas equivalent; or

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic overall score of at least 6.0 with no sub-band less than 5.5*; or

  • Equivalent Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 213 in the computer-based test or at least 79 in the internet-based test with no less than 22 in the written component*; or

  • A Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50*

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While many computer science graduates go on to careers in computing, it is also an excellent starting point for careers in business, law, medicine, and other professions, in roles such as:

  • internet and networking specialist

  • software solution designer

  • economic modelling

  • artificial intelligence

  • game programming

  • electronic product design.

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