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Summary
Bachelor of Science (Honours) Major Computing (BSCH)

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Number of Units
  • 8 units

Duration
  • 1 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Ipswich
  • Toowoomba

View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Become an expert in computer science

Are you a high-achiever looking to stand out in the job market? Build upon the expertise you gained through your bachelor degree in computing with USQ’s Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Computing). Increase your depth of knowledge and take advantage of the opportunity to make meaningful contributions to your field through supervised research projects.

The Honours program will give you an appreciation of the professional standards required of the practising scientist, and the ethical challenges presented by modern science and technology. You will also participate in research teams, be introduced to advanced experimental and literature research methods, and have opportunities to make contact with the wider scientific community in the local region, elsewhere in Australia and overseas.

Further study

Successful completions of honours will qualify you for entry into postgraduate programs, including masters and PhD studies.

Other majors available for the Bachelor of Science (Honours) are: Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Environment and Sustainability, Physics and Psychology.

Courses to be studied Units
1 x major 8
Total 8

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported AUD 9048
Domestic full fee paying AUD 21840

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2017 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • Subject pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent
  • 3-year degree or equivalent in the area of Honours study from a recognised institution, with a minimum GPA of 5.0 (credit)
  • Candidates must have both supervisory and honours committee approval prior to enrolment.

Satisfaction of admission requirements does not guarantee admission.


English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.


How to apply

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
  • Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July 2018.

Credit for previous study or work experience

You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.