Bachelor of Advanced Computer Science (Honours)
Delve deeply into the principles and use of computers
Start with programming fundamentals then explore advanced elective topics. Majors include data science and software development. Includes industry-based work integrated learning. Focus your honours year on a detailed study of your research problem.
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Graduates of a Bachelor of Advanced Computer Science (Honours) will have a broad and coherent body of knowledge in the areas of computer science and computer programming. They will have a deep understanding in the underlying principles and concepts in computer science. They will be able to apply their knowledge to solve real-world and research problems with equipped professional standards and advanced skills.
This program prepares students for careers as a software developer, computer programmer, web and mobile applications developer, data scientist, systems analyst, computer games programmer, software systems architect and computer scientist.
The Griffith University's Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy will apply.
VET qualification: Diploma
English Proficiency Requirements
English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:
- A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0
- OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL
- OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)
- OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
- OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)
- OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.
English test results must be no more than two years old.
Reduce the time it takes to finish your degree. You can apply to Griffith to recognise your prior learning, including:
- Formal learning through courses completed at uni and TAFE.
- Informal learning through workplace experience or volunteer training.
- Non-formal learning through social experiences and hobbies.
Computer Science is a dynamic and developing field that is increasingly pervading every aspect of society. In this program you will learn the fundamental principles underpinning computer science and learn practical software technology development skills for many different platforms and applications.
You will have the choice of studying topics such as Programming Languages, Distributed Computing, Computer Architectures, Algorithms and Operating Systems, Machine Learning, Intelligent Systems, Robotics, Programming for Web, Mobile and Embedded Applications, Scientific Computing, Visualisation and Big Data Mining, and Analytics. You can choose between one of two majors and also select from a range of elective courses. In the last year of your studies, you will complete a practical project for industry or research placement providing first-hand experience of the knowledge, skills and attributes required to succeed in full-time employment.
Recommended Study Pattern
As a guide, core subjects in this degree can include:
- Programming Fundamentals
- Foundation Mathematics
- Programming Principles
Plus there’s a selection of majors and electives to choose from. As part of your application, you’ll be guided through how to get the right degree structure in place for you.
For the award of Bachelor Advanced of Computer Science (Honours) (BAdvCompSc(hons), you must successfully complete 320 credit points, made up of the core courses AND
- 60 credit points for one major OR
- if you elect not to complete a major, you will complete 60 credit points from the No Major Option list; AND
- 30 credit points of listed electives AND 40 credit points of free-choice electives.
- 100 credit points for two majors AND 30 credit points of listed electives