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Science, Engineering and Technology




Bachelor - Combined


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Associate degree



2013 Bachelor of Computing and Bachelor of Science(S3L)

Responsible faculty or institute:
Science, Engineering and Technology (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Course Duration: Minimum 4 yrs, Maximum 10 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


Note: This course code is no longer available for new enrolments, students should enrol in 73V.

This 4-year (minimum) full-time or part-time course is offered by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology and is available at Hobart and Launceston.

Admission & Prerequisites

Minimum University entrance requirements. Students are encouraged to study some of the following subjects: MT843 Mathematics Stage 3 ; ME5C Mathematics Methods MAP5C Mathematics Applied; IT862 Computer Science; CHM5C Chemistry; GL876 Geology; GG833 Geography; EV55C Environmental Science; PHY5C Physics; BIO5C Biology; PSC5C Physical Sciences. Subject (unit) prerequisites also apply.

Course Objectives

The BComp-Bsc will qualify students with computing skills and scientific knowledge to bridge the gap between technology and their chosen field of science.

In addition to the objectives of the Bachelor of Computing program, the Bachelor of Science component aims to:

  • provide students with opportunities to acquire knowledge, attitudes and skills in a range of basic physical, computational, mathematical, earth and life sciences;
  • introduce students to scientific method through a range of disciplines;
  • provide graduates with advanced knowledge in one or more of the science disciplines;
  • meet the needs of industry, business and government agencies.

Career Outcomes

See entry for Bachelor of Computing and the Bachelor of Science.

Articulation to/from Course

Credit for units included in the schedules for the BComp and BSc will be awarded to students who transfer to the combined degree. Up to one year of credit for TAFE programs will be awarded for the BSc component on the same basis as for the single degree. Articulation arrangements already in place for the BComp will apply to the BComp component of the course.

Professional Recognition

The BComp component provides eligibility for student membership of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). On completion of the degree and entry into the computing profession, graduates can apply to become full members of these bodies. For the BSc component, graduates are eligible for membership of a number of professional organisations. Specific details are provided under individual discipline entries.

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