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Bachelor of Computer Science for 2015

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Why study Bachelor of Computer Science?

Wherever you look, you'll find computer scientists and intelligent systems at work. They're supporting or driving everything from the daily weather report to new research discoveries. They're pushing developments in bioinformatics, gaming, networking, artificial intelligence and other fields that use and transform information.

So if you want to be where the action is, this is the course for you.

Our program focuses on algorithms, software development and the underlying theory of computation. You'll study computational approaches in science and engineering and information processing applications in industry and commerce.

One of our associate professors, Jon McCormack, uses computer science to create art. His internationally-renowned work has appeared at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne. He has also developed the Nodal app - a completely new way of composing music with a computer.

Our graduates are also running their own businesses. Damian Kovach and Adi Rum, for example, created a search engine that matches people to gyms and fitness centres in their local area.

While still at Monash, James Eunson created a full-scale iPhone app to help other students find Monash buildings, handbook entries, events, shuttle-bus timetables, staff and the latest University news.

If you're a high-achieving local student, you can apply for our Industry-Based Learning (IBL) program, which includes a 22-week industry placement in third year and a scholarship of up to $19,000. Former IBL student Phillip Abramson used the program to help Oxfam Australia improve the functionality and user-friendliness of its intranet.

The course consists of six core information technology units, eight core computer science and mathematics units (including a computer science project), two electives from an approved list of computer science topics and eight open electives.

You can also complete a major or two minor sequences from your electives. If you're selected for the IBL placement program, those units replace your computer science project and two approved computer science elective units.

See where this course took one of our graduates

Professional recognitions

Australian

Graduates of this course from Australian campuses are eligible for professional-level membership of the Australian Computer Society.

Domestic

Entry requirements

Clearly in ATAR score (2014):

  • 85.30 (Clayton)

View entry requirements and applications for domestic students

Duration

3 years full-time
6 years part-time

Fees for 2015

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Average annual student contribution
$ 8,650 AUD
Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Note: Fees for courses offered in Malaysia and South Africa will differ from those shown here.

Intakes

First Semester (March), Second Semester (July), Malaysia (October)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Clayton: full-time, part-time
  • On-campus at Malaysia: full-time, part-time

Note: attendances for courses offered in Malaysia and South Africa will differ from those shown here.

Faculty

Faculty of Information Technology

Course code: 2380

CRICOS code: 079336A

Find out more

Enquire nowApply nowEntry requirements

Contact

Telephone: 1800 MONASH
(1800 666 274)
For more information:
http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/future/courses/

International

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for international students

Duration

3 years full-time

Fees for 2015

Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee per 48 credit points
48 credit points represents a standard full-time course load for a year
$ 32,900 AUD

Note: Fees for courses offered in Malaysia and South Africa will differ from those shown here.

Intakes

First Semester (March), Second Semester (July), Malaysia (October)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Clayton: full-time
  • On-campus at Malaysia: full-time

Note: attendances for courses offered in Malaysia and South Africa will differ from those shown here.

Faculty

Faculty of Information Technology

Course code: 2380

CRICOS code: 079336A

Find out more

Enquire nowApply nowEntry requirements

Contact

Telephone: +61 3 9903 4788
Online Enquiry: Enquire Now

Malaysia Student Enquiries

Telephone: +60 3 5514 6000
Email: info@monash.edu.my

Admissions information for domestic students

Entry requirements

Minimum entrance requirements

Equivalent Australian Year 12.

More information on Monash University Malaysia requirements.

Minimum entrance requirements for non-school-leavers

All applicants must meet the University's English requirements, as well as any other minimum entry requirements and listed course prerequisites. In cases where an applicant has completed studies higher than at secondary level, the applicant's entire academic record can be taken into consideration in order to meet the Faculty's entry requirements for the course.

TAFE

A completed Certificate IV with at least a Distinction (70%) grade average and year 12 maths or equivalent, or a completed Diploma with at least a Credit (60%) grade average and year 12 maths or equivalent is sufficient to meet eligibility requirements.

Certificate IVs and Diplomas can be from any field of study.

Transcripts must provide with graded results. Transcripts listing only competency-based grades will not be considered.

Diplomas that are IT-related can receive up to a maximum of 48 points of first year level credit.

UNIVERSITY

An approved pathway program of at least two approved information technology-related units can be undertaken.

A credit average is required to be competitive for selection.

COURSE TRANSFERS

Applicants currently studying at other universities are advised to undertake information technology-related units in their current degree. A credit average is required to be competitive for selection.

  • Applicants who meet entry requirements of the course with their previous Year 12 (or equivalent) qualification, require a minimum of two completed university units to be considered for admission.
  • Applicants who do not meet entry requirements with their previous Year 12 (or equivalent) qualification, must complete at least one semester (four units) of university study, with a Credit (60%) average.
  • Applicants without Year 12 level mathematics requirements must have completed a maths unit at University.

Special Tertiary Entry Admissions Test (STAT) (Available to domestic students only)

The STAT, as a pathway for admission into this course, is available to applicants who do not meet the normal entry requirements (ie, Year 12, TAFE). Information available at: http://www.acer.edu.au/tests/stat

All applicants, except those currently completing Year 12, are eligible to sit the STAT.

Note: the overall score required from STAT needs to equate to the clearly-in ATAR of the course for that intake year.

VCE prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 35 in Maths: Further Mathematics or at least 25 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate subject prerequisites

  • A score of at least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL, and
  • A score of at least 4 in mathematics SL or 4 in further mathematics SL or or 3 in mathematics HL or at least 6 in maths studies SL.

Extra requirements

INDUSTRY BASED LEARNING APPLICATIONS

Applicants who wish to apply for the Industry Based Learning (IBL) Program and IBL Entry Scholarship must submit an online application by 2 December 2014.

IBL applicants will be invited to attend an interview conducted by industry partners of the course on 11 December 2014.

Further IBL places will be made available at the completion of the first year of the course.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Entry scores

Qualification Clayton Malaysia
2014 ATAR clearly in for CSP 85.30 Contact us

Applications

Semester one (March)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Current Monash students should apply for an internal transfer directly to the Faculty.

Applicants for the Malaysia campus should apply directly to the campus. More information can be found by visiting the Malaysia campus website.

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash

Current Monash students should apply for an internal transfer directly to the Faculty.

Applicants for the Malaysia campus should apply directly to the campus. More information can be found by visiting the Malaysia campus website.

Admissions information for international students

Entry requirements

International entry requirements

2015 international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course are available from the Undergraduate Qualifications Database.

English and higher mathematics (Australian equivalent Year 12).

More information on Monash University Malaysia requirements.

Minimum entrance requirements for non-school-leavers

All applicants must meet the University's English requirements, as well as any other minimum entry requirements and listed course prerequisites. In cases where an applicant has completed studies higher than at secondary level, the applicant's entire academic record can be taken into consideration in order to meet the Faculty's entry requirements for the course.

TAFE

A completed Certificate IV with at least a Distinction (70%) grade average and year 12 maths or equivalent, or a completed Diploma with at least a Credit (60%) grade average and year 12 maths or equivalent is sufficient to meet eligibility requirements.

Certificate IVs and Diplomas can be from any field of study.

Transcripts must provide with graded results. Transcripts listing only competency-based grades will not be considered.

Diplomas that are IT-related can receive up to a maximum of 48 points of first year level credit.

UNIVERSITY

An approved pathway program of at least two approved information technology-related units can be undertaken.

A credit average is required to be competitive for selection.

COURSE TRANSFERS

Applicants currently studying at other universities are advised to undertake information technology-related units in their current degree. A credit average is required to be competitive for selection.

  • Applicants who meet entry requirements of the course with their previous Year 12 (or equivalent) qualification, require a minimum of two completed university units to be considered for admission.
  • Applicants who do not meet entry requirements with their previous Year 12 (or equivalent) qualification, must complete at least one semester (four units) of university study, with a Credit (60%) average.
  • Applicants without Year 12 level mathematics requirements must have completed a maths unit at University.

Special Tertiary Entry Admissions Test (STAT) (Available to domestic students only)

The STAT, as a pathway for admission into this course, is available to applicants who do not meet the normal entry requirements (ie, Year 12, TAFE). Information available at: http://www.acer.edu.au/tests/stat

All applicants, except those currently completing Year 12, are eligible to sit the STAT.

Note: the overall score required from STAT needs to equate to the clearly-in ATAR of the course for that intake year.

VCE prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 35 in Maths: Further Mathematics or at least 25 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate subject prerequisites

  • A score of at least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL, and
  • A score of at least 4 in mathematics SL or 4 in further mathematics SL or or 3 in mathematics HL or at least 6 in maths studies SL.

English requirements for international students

IELTS 6.5 overall with no band lower than 6.0; TOEFL 550 with a TWE of 4.5; or an Internet-based TOEFL score of 79 with 21 in Writing; Speaking 18; Reading 13 and Listening 12.

More information on English requirements.

Special entry requirements

INDUSTRY BASED LEARNING APPLICATIONS

Applicants who wish to apply for the Industry Based Learning (IBL) Program and IBL Entry Scholarship must submit an online application by 2 December 2013.

IBL applicants will be invited to attend an interview conducted by industry partners of the course at Clayton campus on 11 December 2013.

Further IBL places will be made available at the completion of the first year of the course.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Entry scores

2015 international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course are available from the Undergraduate Qualifications Database.

Qualification Clayton Malaysia
International Baccalaureate 28
A Level GCE (Click on the Undergraduate Qualifications Database link above for details on how the A-Level score is calculated.) 9
China, Gaokao 70% (eg 525 out of 750)

Applications

Semester one (March)

Current VCE or IB students studying in Victoria should apply online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

Apply directly to Monash

Current Monash students should apply for an internal transfer directly to the Faculty.

Applicants for the Malaysia campus should apply directly to the campus. More information can be found by visiting the Malaysia campus website.

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash

Current Monash students should apply for an internal transfer directly to the Faculty.

Applicants for the Malaysia campus should apply directly to the campus. More information can be found by visiting the Malaysia campus website.

Enrolment obligation

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than 25% of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students cannot enrol exclusively in distance and/or online learning study in any compulsory study period. See standard 9.4 of The National Code 2007.

Study areas

COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE (Clayton)

Computational science enables the study of vast amounts of data that modern science and engineering must process during computational analysis and visualisation. Computers allow us to perform virtual experiments that are too dangerous, too costly, or plainly impossible to conduct in reality, and using simulation we can even explore hypothetical worlds.

The computational science major complements computer science with foundational studies in another field of science and with specialised topics in scientific computation. It aims to produce graduates that combine a scientific education with computational expertise and are adept in trans-disciplinary work.

DECISION SUPPORT (Clayton)

Decision support is a vital component of organisations and the environments they operate in. They have become increasingly more complex, and information technology has become an indispensable component of the decision making processes that allow us to deal with this complexities. Decision support systems use innovative IT techniques to model organisations and to reveal the impact of alternative choices on the quality of service and operational costs. Decision support applications include strategic planning, market analysis, resource allocation and scheduling, online adaptation and operational control. The decision support major complements the foundational studies in computer science, with topics on data analysis, decision making, intelligent systems, and decision support systems.

SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT (Clayton)

Systems development requires not only a solid grounding in computer science, but also sound knowledge of technological topics, such as computer architecture and networking. The systems development major combines the study of these areas with basic training in software engineering and is aimed at students who want to focus on the engineering aspects of information technology.

  • Career opportunities

    This degree opens exciting career options all over the world, especially with governments and large corporations.

    Computer scientists are in high demand in a wide variety of roles, such as specialist programmer, systems analyst, research scientist, consultant and IT manager.

    They perform research and development in exciting areas, including artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, networking and cryptography, computer games, multimedia, and robotics.

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