Bachelor of Computer Science (Professional)

Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning

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Course rules

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Computer Science (Professional) students must complete 375 credit points comprising:

  • 8 Computer Science Core units (100 credit points)
  • 8 units of study from one of the following Computer Science Majors: Cybersecurity, Data Science, Games Development, Software Development, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence (100 credit points)
  • 4 units of study from the Professional Placement Co-Major (100 credit points); and
  • 6 units of other studies (75 credit points) comprising of minor/s, advanced minor/s, co-major or electives

Students also undertake a WIL Professional Placement. Students cannot complete more than 150 credit points (12 units) at Stage 1 (unit codes with a first digit of '1') A unit of study can only be counted once, where units are shared between majors and/or minors, students must choose an approved alternate.

Academic Progress – Special Requirements

In addition to the standard academic progress rules, this course has the following additional academic progress rules which are established in accordance with Academic Courses Regulation 62(2):

1. A student is classified as 'at risk' of unsatisfactory progress if they:

(a) fail any unit of study

(b) behave in a manner which breaches the Swinburne Student Charter whilst on a professional placement

(c) are unsuccessful in securing a Professional Placement two months before Week 1 of their final year of study.

2. A student is classified as 'unsatisfactory progress' if they:

(a) fail any unit of study in the next Progress Review period after being classified as being 'at risk'

(b) fail a Professional Placement or Work Experience in Industry unit

(c) have their professional placement terminated early by an industry partner. In the case of early termination of an industry placement by an industry partner, the student will be deemed as having 'unsatisfactory progress' and a progress review hearing may be convened within 2 weeks of the cessation of the placement.

(d) are unsuccessful in securing a Professional Placement two months before Week 1 of their final semester of study

Students in this situation may be invited to transfer to an alternative undergraduate course. Students who are identified as having unsatisfactory progress will be subject to the show cause provisions in the Progress Review section of the Academic Progress Policy.

Volume of Learning
The Bachelor of Computer Science (Professional) consists of 375 credit points. Units normally carry 12.5 credit points (cps). A standard annual full-time load comprises 100 credit points and a part-time load comprises 50 credit points. The volume of learning of the Bachelor of Computer Science (Professional) is typically 4.0 years.


Maximum Academic Credit
The maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Bachelor of Computer Science (Professional) is 200 credit points (normally sixteen units)