computer-science/ug-it-computer-science

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Students who commenced study in 2016 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

Undergraduate

Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.

Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Information Technology component of any bachelors double degrees.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Information Technology

Websites

Faculty of Information Technology

Location

Clayton

Computer science studies the theory and practice of applying computers and software to problem solving. Its practical applications span all disciplines including science, engineering, business and commerce, creative and performing arts and the humanities. You will learn how to think like a computer scientist about processes and their descriptions to enable you to design algorithms and data structures. You will acquire the practical programming skills to produce efficient software solutions to real-world problems. This minor will provide depth for students doing the Bachelor of Information Technology and add breadth for students from other courses by giving them the skills to develop software solutions to problems in their discipline.

Availability

Computer science is listed in the Bachelor of Information Technology at Clayton as a minor.

Units

Minor requirements (24 points)

No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited to the minor.

Students complete:

  • FIT1045 Introduction to algorithms and programming*
  • FIT1008 Introduction to computer science
  • FIT2004 Algorithms and data structures**
  • FIT2014 Theory of computation or FIT3155 Advanced data structures and algorithms

* This unit has a prerequisite of any Year 12 Mathematics study or MTH1010 or equivalent.

** This unit has a prerequisite of 6 points of Level 1 Mathematics.

Relevant courses

Bachelors

Single degrees

Successful completion of the minor can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:

  • C2000 Bachelor of Information Technology

Students in this course can complete the minor by using 24 points of their free electives or, where, relevant prescribed FIT electives.*

Students in other single bachelor's degrees may be eligible to complete the minor by using 24 points of their free electives.

Double degrees

Successful completion of the minor can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Information Technology component in the following double degrees:*

  • B2017 Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • B2018 Bachelor of Business Specialist and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • B2025 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • B2015 Bachelor of Commerce Specialist and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • F2005 Bachelor of Design and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • D3009 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Information Technology**
  • F2006 Bachelor of Fine Art and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • C2002 Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Arts
  • C2003 Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Science

* Depending on units completed it may be possible for students to complete a minor and a major by using, where relevant, prescribed FIT electives. Students cannot complete both a minor and a major in the same area of study.

** Students studying the secondary education specialisation in this double degree cannot complete a minor.