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University of Newcastle

Newcastle , New South Wales ,Australia

Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours)

This additional one year program is normally undertaken by students with an excellent academic record in the Bachelor of Computer Science degree who wish to broaden their knowledge as further preparation for professional practice or to meet the requirements for admission to a research degree.

Students enrolled in the program are required to complete a project and directed courses in computer science and software engineering.

Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Advanced and in depth knowledge of computer science fundamentals directed towards an ability to undertake research projects in at least one area of computer science.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with researchers in computer science and related fields.
  • Advanced technical competencies in a discipline of computer science and the capacity to undertake postgraduate research.
  • Ability to apply advanced concepts in research and development within the information communication and technology (ICT) industry.
  • Ability to undertake in depth, self-directed analysis (such as literature reviews) of the current level of knowledge in any area of computer science.

Campus Information

Newcastle - Callaghan

The University of Newcastle's main campus at Callaghan is only 12 kilometres from beaches and the heart of Newcastle - a city named as one of the world's top 'Smart Cities' to watch in 2017 by Global magazine National Geographic Traveler.


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Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

PSW Opportunity

  • 3 years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools..

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