The Bachelor of Computer Science involves the use of the most up-to-date technology and methods, and includes a major emphasis on software development. The course is oriented towards applications in areas such as defence, aerospace and medicine, where complex software plays a major role and often of a safety-critical nature; as well as in businesses that require extensive computer support, such as banking and manufacturing.
Course learning outcomes
Upon completion of their course, students will be capable graduate software developers, and able to:
apply a broad and coherent knowledge of computer science and software development in diverse contexts and domains using critical thinking and judgement
apply software engineering methods and contemporary software development tools to the scoping, analysis, design, construction, verification and operation of software systems
communicate proficiently to a variety of audiences, function as an effective member or leader of a software development team, and use the basic tools and practices of project management within project work
demonstrate professionalism, integrity, ethical conduct, professional accountability and an awareness of professional software development practice in a global context
apply problem analysis and decision-making methodologies to identify, design and implement solutions to industry relevant problems with intellectual independence
reflect on personal performance, learning, and self-management processes as a means of continued professional development and lifelong learning.
Graduates typically find employment in organisations engaged in medium- to large-scale software development. Initially graduates are usually employed in technical areas such as programming and systems analysis and design, internet systems development. They are well-prepared for progression into project leadership and management positions as their experience develops.