Bachelor of Computer Science/ Bachelor of Applied Innovation

Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning

BB-CSAIN Double degree Hawthorn Send me a link to this course

Computers are central to the way we live. And innovation is the driving force behind using them in better ways, to the advantage of all.

With the unique Bachelor of Computer Science/Bachelor of Applied Innovation double degree, your knowledge and skills – and career prospects – will benefit from the best of both worlds.

Develop expertise in software development and computer science. Learn about contemporary approaches to the analysis, design and implementation of large-scale systems. Gain a sound understanding of the evolution of hardware and operating systems, and explore advanced options such as artificial intelligence, computer networks, enterprise systems and programming languages.

Directly apply your human-centred design and innovation learning in the Bachelor of Applied Innovation to enhance your knowledge of the human factors in computer-based systems. Learn to make decisions of impact, based on analytical and strategic thinking, creativity and ideation, and respect for future generations. Working in collaborative, interdisciplinary groups, you’ll be challenged and inspired to harness the power of innovation to solve complex challenges of today and emerging opportunities of tomorrow.

Practical hands-on experiential learning is part of every degree, from professional placements and internships to working in teams on industry-based projects.

The Bachelor of Computer Science is accredited with the Australian Computer Society and opens the door to careers in medium- and large-scale system development in areas such as defence, aerospace, medicine, banking and manufacturing. The door opens further as an innovation specialist in roles such as innovation analyst, strategic designer, human-centred researcher, product manager, and innovation manager.

Every international student application is considered for a scholarship
Whether you’re living in Australia or overseas, you’re automatically considered for a scholarship of up to 20% off your course fees. Please check our updated entry requirements.

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Start dates

Hawthorn campus

  • Semester 1 - 26 February 2024
  • Semester 2 - 29 July 2024

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4 Year/s


VTAC codes

  • 3400212551 (CSP)
  • 3400212553 (IFP)




A$38840 (annual for 2024)*

The indicative course fees shown in Course Search 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. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

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.