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Science, Engineering and Technology




Bachelor - Combined


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2012 Bachelor of Computing with Honours(S4D)

Responsible faculty or institute:
Science, Engineering and Technology (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Course Duration: Minimum 1 yrs, Maximum 2 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school): Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology (03) 6226 2125 or School of Computing and Information Systems (03) 6226 2900 (Hobart) or (03) 6324 3469 (Launceston) or


This 1-year full-time or 2-year part-time course is offered by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology at Launceston and Hobart.

Admission & Prerequisites

Bachelor of Computing or equivalent qualification approved by the School of Computing. Applicants will normally be expected to have achieved a grade of credit or better in four of the year three computing units of their degree.

Course Objectives

The honours program aims to provide in-depth knowledge and advanced training in a major area of computing; and to provide the opportunity to practise research in preparation for employment in advanced technical positions or for research in higher degrees (eg PhD).

Career Outcomes

Students are prepared for careers and research in the areas of Information and Communications Technology. Computing professionals find well paid, interesting positions in almost any area. Honours graduates generally find themselves accepted for interview, ranked more highly, and with more rapid career advancement than those with pass degrees. The research nature of an honours degree also enables applications for a range of work not available to those without one.

Articulation to/from Course

Candidates with qualifications from other tertiary institutions may be accepted in the course subject to approval by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology.

The BComp(Hons) leads on to the MSc and PhD.

Professional Recognition

Undergraduate students of the BComp are eligible for student membership of the Australian Computer Society (ACS). On completion of the degree and entry into the computing profession, graduates can apply to become full members of this body.

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