Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology (Honours) (Advanced)

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

Students who have qualified for the Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology (Advanced) degree may apply to enter the Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology (Advanced) (Honours) year. Please note that unlike the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) or the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), honours in the Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology (Advanced) requires an additional 48 credit points of study. It is available in either the computer science or information systems streams, depending on the study completed during the degree.
Computer science honours provides specialist training for postgraduate research in computer science, and for IT research and development in industry or business. Information systems honours provides graduates with the analytical and consulting skills for solving problems (or performing research) in a variety of areas in the IT sector. Both consist of advanced coursework related to the research interests of members of the school and a year-long project conducted under the supervision of an academic staff member.
As a specialist degree, the aim of honours is not to cover the full breadth of IT, but rather to introduce students to the cutting edge in selected areas of research and practice. It provides an opportunity to become actively involved in the research carried out by members of the school. Graduates take skills with them into the workplace which give them a competitive edge. Consequently, University of Sydney graduates are much in demand within industry.

Honours subject areas

Units of study

Units of study information for this degree

Full units of study list

Further course information

Typical workload and assessment

Honours requires the completion of a thesis on an approved topic under the supervision of an academic staff member or staff members, or an academic staff member and an external expert or experts in the field.

Honours awards and classes

The classes of Honours awarded are: , Honours Class I (where the Honours mark is in the range of 80 - 100) , Honours Class II Division 1 (75 - 79) , Honours Class II Division 2 (70 - 74) , Honours Class III (65 - 69) , Pass (50 - 64)

Postgraduate research at the University

Research in the Faculty of Engineering and IT spans all areas of human endeavour and its successes are the result of the unflagging curiosity and energy of our researchers and students. Our ongoing planning efforts aim to bolster our research strengths and create fertile ground for innovation. By creating the space for free intellectual inquiry, the Faculty fosters strong core disciplines as the essential foundation for our work.

Applying for honours

Students who have completed and attained the level of credit average in the BCST(Advanced) pass degree,a computer science major in BSc(Advanced) or equivalent can apply directly to the University for entry to the BCST (Advanced) Honours program.

Admission

Admission requirements

Students who have completed and attained the level of credit average in the BCST(Advanced) pass degree, a computer science major in BSc(Advanced) or equivalent can apply directly to the Faculty for entry to the BCST(Advanced) Honours program.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications for Honours programs are made directly to the university. Contact the relevant faculty for forms and application information.

International students

How to apply

Overseas applicants may apply directly to the University's International Office or through a University overseas representative (education agent).

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Indicative Undergraduate Student Contribution Amount

This student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol. If you are a Commonwealth supported student and was enrolled in a University course before 1 January 2013 your student contribution may differ.

For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Future Students' website.

Annual review

Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.

International students

Indicative international tuition fees for undergraduate students

This international tuition fee is an indication only of the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014, for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact tuition fees that you pay will depend on the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol.

For further information about how to calculate your specific total tuition fees, please refer to the University's Future Students' website.

Annual review

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees and health insurance

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.

In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.