Bachelor of Computing in Industry (Honours)

2024 course information for Domestic Students
2024 course information for International Students

updated 6:02 AM on Sun, 28 May

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International snapshot

IELTS
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ATAR
N/A
Duration
4 years full-time; 8 years part-time
4 years full-time
Location
Gold Coast, Online
Gold Coast
Start date
March, July
February, June
Course code
3508005
Course abbreviation
BCompInd(Hons).
Credit points
384
Equivalent units
32
CRICOS
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Fees
Commonwealth supported
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Course overview

Do you want to gain practical industry experience while gaining your bachelor qualification in Information Technology? If so, the Bachelor of Computing in Industry (Honours) may be for you.

The Bachelor of Computing in Industry (Honours) is designed to meet the requirements for accreditation at the level of IT Professional by the Australian Computer Society (accreditation pending). The first full-time year is on-campus or online and builds your skills and theory from the Core Body of Knowledge through foundational core units and workplace skill preparation.

You will then choose a major from either 'software development' or 'digital interactivity and the user experience', and be competitively matched with an industry partner. For the next three years you will work with an industry partner for half of your study time, and complete the remaining core and major units in the remaining study time.

In your final year you will continue to intern with your industry partner while you focus and learn more about research methods, and complete an industry research project based on a research problem, or area of interest at your industry partner.

When you have finished this degree, you will graduate with not only a graduate degree but also 3 years of paid experience in industry, and an Honours year of research experience, which will be of major benefit if you wish to go onto a Masters by Research, or to a PhD.

Do you want to gain practical industry experience while gaining your bachelor qualification in Information Technology? If so, the Bachelor of Computing in Industry (Honours) may be for you.

The Bachelor of Computing in Industry (Honours) is designed to meet the requirements for accreditation at the level of IT Professional by the Australian Computer Society (accreditation pending). The first full-time year is on-campus or online and builds your skills and theory from the Core Body of Knowledge through foundational core units and workplace skill preparation.

You will then choose a major from either 'software development' or 'digital interactivity and the user experience', and be competitively matched with an industry partner. For the next three years you will work with an industry partner for half of your study time, and complete the remaining core and major units in the remaining study time.

In your final year you will continue to intern with your industry partner while you focus and learn more about research methods, and complete an industry research project based on a research problem, or area of interest at your industry partner.

When you have finished this degree, you will graduate with not only a graduate degree but also 3 years of paid experience in industry, and an Honours year of research experience, which will be of major benefit if you wish to go onto a Masters by Research, or to a PhD.

Current Southern Cross students – to access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook.

Entry requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

Credit for prior learning

No Advanced Standing will be given apart from the following:

1. Advanced Standing from the SCU Bachelor of Information Technology

2. Advanced Standing from the SCU Diploma of Information Technology

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

CategoryScore
Overall6.0
Listeningminimum 5.5
Readingminimum 5.5
Speakingminimum 5.5
Writingminimum 5.5

About the course

Students choose a major from the following:

Software Development: Students acquire the skills to efficiently develop and maintain high quality software systems and to participate in and manage software projects.

Digital Interaction and the User Experience: Students acquire the skills to design and develop multimedia resources and interactive programs that support a great user experience. Students develop an ability to select and use multimedia resources that facilitate engagement and usability.  

Domestic students

Location Teaching period
Gold CoastTerm  1, Term  3
OnlineTerm  1, Term  3

International students

Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Gold CoastTerm  1, Term  3$33,184 ($4,148 per unit)113009G

Tuition fees are in Australian dollars, and are subject to change, including annual increases over the duration of a course. Annual tuition fee is based on completing 8 units per year. In addition students are required to pay OSHC for the duration of their visa in advance. Non-tuition fee covers textbooks, stationery and excursions.

How to apply

Where and when do you want to study?

Applications for this course are made directly to Southern Cross University via our online application service.

Australian/Domestic students

Early Offer

If you're a current Year 12 student you can register for our Early Offer program. You may be eligible to receive an early offer based on your School Principal's recommendation.

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International students studying in Australia

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Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Computing in Industry (Honours) students must complete the equivalent of 32 units (384 credit points) comprising:

Exit awards

Students may be eligible to exit with a Diploma of Information Technology after completing the equivalent of 8 core units (96 credit points).

Students may be eligible to exit with the Bachelor of Information Technology after Completing the equivalent of 24 core units (288 credit points).

 

 


Course structure


Schedule of units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes

Core Units

COMP1002Foundations of Computing
EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
ISYS1002Cybersecurity
ISYS1001Web Development I
ISYS1005Systems Analysis and Design
PROG1001Programming I
PROG2007Programming II
COMP1001Data Communications and Networks
ISYS1004Contemporary Issues in Information Technology
DATA2001Database Systems
INFO2002Industry Internship I - Placement
INFO2003Industry Internship I - Practice
INFO3001Industry Internship II
INFO3002Industry Internship III
SCIN4002Scientific Research Context, Perspective and Methods 1
SCIN4003Scientific Research Context, Perspective and Methods 2
INFO4001Industry Research Thesis A
INFO4002Industry Research Thesis B

Majors

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
PROG2002Web Development II
PROG2004Object Oriented Programming
PROG2003Cloud Systems Development
PROG2005Programming Mobile Systems
ISYS3001Managing Software Development
BUSN3003Entrepreneurship and Innovation
ISYS3007Information Technology Project A
ISYS3008Information Technology Project B

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
ISYS2001Resources for User Interaction
PROG2006Designing the User Experience
PROG2001Developing the User Experience
ISYS3004User Experience Evaluation and Analysis
ISYS3001Managing Software Development
BUSN3003Entrepreneurship and Innovation
ISYS3007Information Technology Project A
ISYS3008Information Technology Project B



Why choose SCU?

Excellence in research

Outstanding ratings of 'at world standard' or above in 23 research fields.

Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) 2018

Top 200 Young Universities

Only 25 years young and ranked in the top 200 universities in the world.

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Outstanding student support

5-Star Student Support across undergraduate and postgraduate studies

Good Universities Guide 2021

Learning outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.

Course Learning Outcome

Develop and apply specialised knowledge and skills appropriate to a specified IT professional role to solve a range of specific and complex problems in an industry.

Apply advanced theoretical and technical core ICT knowledge and skills to solve a range of practical problems.

Model well-developed socially-responsible and ethical behaviour that demonstrates awareness of social and cultural inequalities that may arise in the performance of professional IT tasks.

Apply advanced theoretical and technical core ICT knowledge and skills to solve a range of practical problems.

Develop and apply specialised knowledge and skills appropriate to a specified IT professional role to solve a range of specific and complex problems in an industry environment.

Analyse, critically assess and self-regulate own learning capabilities and performance to develop skills for ongoing professional development.

Apply academic and technical communication skills to clearly and coherently present relevant knowledge and ideas in a variety of mediums to other ICT professionals, clients, users, the public and other stakeholders.

Collaborate with industry stakeholders to analyse, interpret, and disseminate research findings and/or solutions to peers and the public.

Demonstrate the ability to effectively participate in and critically reflect upon self and team activities in achieving a common ICT goal.

Model well-developed socially-responsible and ethical behaviour that demonstrates awareness of social and cultural inequalities that may arise in the performance of professional IT tasks.


Assessment methods

Assessment may be in the form of essays, reports, audio or video presentations, online quizzes, case analyses or problem resolutions, software programs, research project and thesis, and examinations.

 

Teaching methods

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Our online study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Career opportunities

Graduates in the 'Software Development major' will have opportunities to work as IT professionals in a range of fields including mobile app developers, web developers and cloud app developers. Students in the 'Digital Interaction and the User Experience' major will graduate with the capacity to become multimedia and user experience designers and developers, including VR and AR designers and developers. The computing field is constantly growing and it is impossible for us to specify occupations that do not yet exist - whatever our graduates find themselves doing, they will be in demand, and highly sought after.

Professional placement

In Years 2, 3 and 4, students complete 96 credit points of paid internship - equivalent to 1200 hours of study, as well as working alongside their industry partner for both their capstone project and Industry Research Thesis units.

Professional recognition

Australian Computer Society (ACS) accreditation will be sought in 2023.

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