Overview

The Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) provides you with the opportunity to take your undergraduate studies in Computer Science and Software Engineering to an advanced level.

This qualification requires you to complete a thesis, giving you the skills and knowledge to conceptualise problems, develop your oral and written communication skills and devise research strategies.

View Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) course handbook
Is your course available for Midyear entry?

Starting midyear means getting your study goals under way before the year is over. Semester 2 begins Monday 29 July, 2024.

Your industry experience

All our bachelor degrees include a guaranteed Work Integrated Learning opportunity, which could be a placement, internship or industry-linked project. In this degree, you'll apply your learning every semester of your studies through projects in professionally focused & industry-linked projects.

Skills you’ll learn

  • Advance software engineering
  • Advanced Computer software development
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem-solving
  • Machine learning application
  • Written & oral communication

Your career opportunities

  • Data scientist
  • Programmer or software developer
  • Software engineer
  • Software architect
  • Systems analyst

Key codes

CRICOS course code
083473B
International student visa

International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.

Professional accreditations

Why Swinburne?

Ranked top 10 Australian university for Computer Science and Electronics

85.1% of students found employment within 4 months of graduating

The median income for PG graduates nine years out is $105.5K

Ranked top 100 in the world for Computer Science and Engineering

ARWU Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022

Qualifications

To be eligible for admission to the Honours course, students must have completed a Bachelor (pass) degree in Computer Science, Software Development or Software Engineering equivalent to an Australian Bachelor degree and must have at least a credit average in ICT studies undertaken. Students who achieve at least two distinctions or better in third year ICT units may also be considered. Agreement of a Project Supervisor for the Honours Research Project proposed is mandatory.

To be eligible for admission to the Honours course, students must have completed a Bachelor (pass) degree in Computer Science, Software Development or Software Engineering equivalent to an Australian Bachelor degree and must have at least a credit average in ICT studies undertaken. Students who achieve at least two distinctions or better in third year ICT units may also be considered. Agreement of a Project Supervisor for the Honours Research Project proposed is mandatory.

Admission requirements

Meeting the minimum entry requirements for the course does not guarantee an offer of a place. See admission requirements for general information about the admission process.

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

Need to undertake an English assessment for entry?

A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) can now be done at our Hawthorn campus.

Book your Pearson Test of English

Credit transfer

Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about credit

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows students to gain credit (advanced standing) towards their course in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about RPL

Finding your fit

At Swinburne, we recognise that not one size fits all. If this course doesn’t meet all your study criteria, check out these alternatives.

How credit points work

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) requires students to complete units of study to the value of 100 credit points. All units of study are valued at 12.5 credit points unless otherwise stated.

6
Core units
+
2
Elective units
=
Honours degree

Your units

Units of study Unit code
Core units
Topics in Computer Science
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
COS40004
Honours Research Project
Core unit, 50.0 credit points
ICT40001
Honours Research Project A
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ICT40003
Honours Research Project B
Core unit, 37.5 credit points
ICT40004
Research Methods
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ICT40005
Honours Seminar
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ICT40009
Research Report A
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ICT40010
Research Report B
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ICT40011
Want to see the full range of electives?

Learn about all the electives you can take in the course handbook.

View course handbook

2024 fees

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$8,948

Total fee* ($AUD)

$8,948

2024 fees

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$38,840.00

Fees are estimates only

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. These fees apply to 2024 unit enrolments for HE Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) and Undergraduate Full Fee Paying (FFP) only and may change for units studied in future years. If part-time study is permitted, annual fees will be proportionally lower based on the number of units taken per semester.

Fees are estimates only

The indicative course fees shown apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. International tuition fees are generally inclusive of Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

How do I pay my fees?

HECS-HELP is a loan and discount scheme available to you if you are eligible and enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place. A HECS-HELP loan can cover all or part of your contribution amount. You can also choose to pay your fees up front. 

Find out more about fees

International students need to pay tuition fees up-front by the relevant due date. You can find the due dates on your Statement of Account.

To pay your fees:

  • log in to My Financials
  • check your Australian bank account details are correct 
  • check your Statement of Account to see how much you owe 
  • pay using your preferred payment method.
Learn more about paying your fees

Eligibility for HECS-HELP

You are eligible for a HECS-HELP loan if you have been offered a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) for an undergraduate degree at Swinburne or a UniLink course, and you:

  • are an Australian citizen and doing at least one unit of your course in Australia; or
  • hold a permanent humanitarian visa and will be living in Australia for the duration of your course; or
  • hold a New Zealand Special Category visa and meet the special eligibility requirements for New Zealand citizens.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Student services and amenities fee

This funding serves to improve the student experience at Swinburne. You may use many or just some of the services and amenities that the fee provides.

The fee shown in the capped amount for 2024.

This funding serves to improve the student experience at Swinburne. You may use many or just some of the services and amenities that the fee provides.

This amenities fee is included within your annual tuition fee listed above. The fee shown in the capped amount for 2024.

Please refer to the Student Services Amenities Fee page for more information.

SSAF fee* ($AUD)

$351.00

SSAF fee* ($AUD)

$351.00

Learn more about SSAF

Scholarships

Scholarship applications for 2024 are open. Scholarships at Swinburne are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. We want you to reach your potential and achieve your life and career goals. 

Our handy guide will assist you to gather documents for your application.

Learn more about scholarships

When you apply for a Swinburne course, we automatically consider you for an international scholarship of up to 20 per cent off your course fees – no separate application required! Just apply for your Swinburne course of choice and when we review your course application, we will also assess you for an international scholarship.

Learn more about scholarships

Apply through an agent

Most international students use an education agent to help them through the application process. Swinburne has agents all over the world that can help you with your application to study. Search for a Swinburne representative in your country. If your country is not listed, please contact us.

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