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Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours)

This honours program will provide you with foundation research skills that will underpin your future career as a computer science researcher or professional practitioner.

Key details

Duration
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Course Code
BH013, 064395B
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$33,600 per year / $33,600 total

About this course

This honours program will provide you with foundation research skills that will underpin your future career as a computer science researcher or professional practitioner.

Honours students develop a range of critical, advanced skills that can be used across many industries and projects, including:

  • greater depth of knowledge in your chosen field
  • knowledge of research theory and practical methods
  • negotiation and communication skills
  • problem solving and critical thinking capability
  • project and time management expertise
  • research independence and capacity for self-directed learning

Research experience gained as part of this honours program is required for most academic and research positions, and increasingly for positions in other sectors of industry. An honours degree improves your employability and widens your career options. According to Graduate Careers Australia (GCA, 2006) “many employers will now prefer or even stipulate that candidates have at least an honours degree when recruiting.

In consultation with the program coordinator and your potential supervisor, you will be allocated a project that aims to complement your skills and areas of interest.

Computer science and information technology honours projects

To complete your honours project, you will work one-on-one with a specially selected academic. You will get personal attention from an expert in your field.

The projects are developed specifically for honours students and may be a preliminary exploration, a smaller component of a bigger research project or may also be part of an existing collaboration with industry. All projects draw from the wide range of disciplines taught across RMIT's computer science programs.

Research areas include:

  • Big data management and analytics
  • Computer science education research
  • Cyberspace and security
  • Evolutionary computing and machine learning
  • Information retrieval
  • Intelligent agents
  • Smart sensing and services

A list of current projects is available from the

Entry requirements

The highest level of education you have previously completed will determine which category applies to you.

Applicants with Higher Education study

You'll need to have completed at least one of the following (or equivalent program*), with at least a distinction average (grade point average 3.0):

*The program should have covered the mandatory areas of the ACS Core Body of Knowledge, especially project management and professional practice in ICT.

Applicants with recent secondary education (current or within the past two years)

Secondary education (Year 12) is not considered for entry into this program.

Applicants with Vocational Education and Training

Vocational education and training (VET) is not considered for entry into this program.

Applicants with Work and Life Experience

Work and life experience is not considered for entry into this program.

Study locations

Melbourne City

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Computing & Information Systems courses at RMIT University.
70.3%
Overall satisfaction
72.2%
Skill scale
57.6%
Teaching scale
63.8%
Employed full-time
$57.4k
Average salary