Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology

 

Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology

Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology (Advanced)

Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology (Honours)


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

BPCSTECN-03

Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology

BPCSTECN-03

Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology (Advanced)

BHCSTECH-02

Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology (Honours)

BHCSTECH-02

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

 

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full-time or part-time. Part time students must still follow appropriate enrolment progression and are subject to the same degree time limits as full time students. International students are required to follow the enrolment pattern as specified by their visa. The Faculty strongly recommends full time enrolment as the preferred option for all undergraduate students unless exceptional circumstances exist.

3 Admission to candidature

(1)
Admission to these courses is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English. Special admission pathways are open for mature aged applicants who do not possess a school leaving qualification, educationally disadvantaged applicants and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking. Details of admission policies are found in the Coursework Rule.
(2)
Candidates for the Bachelor of Science at the University of Sydney may apply to transfer their candidature to the Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology, or the Advanced degree, providing that the applicant has completed 1000-level units of study in mathematics and computer science equivalent to the those specified in the Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology table of units.

4 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the degrees are set out in the table of units of study: Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology, a candidate must successfully complete 144 credit points, comprising:
(a)
at least 114 credit points from core and recommended elective units;
(b)
18 credit points of selected Mathematics and Statistics units, with at least six credit points at 2000-level or above;
(c)
a maximum of 30 credit points of elective units of study for either a Computer Science stream or an Information Systems stream shown in the units of study tables for this course;
(d)
and ensuring
(i)  no more than 72 credit points in junior (1000-level) units of study; and
(ii)  at least 36 credit points in 3000-level or above.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology (Advanced), a candidate must successfully complete 144 credit points specified in the Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology above, except:
(a)
a minimum of 12 credit points of 2000-level core and recommended elective units are at the Advanced level; and
(b)
a minimum of 12 credit points of 3000-level core and recommended elective units are at the Advanced level.

5 Streams

(1)
Completion of a stream is a requirement of the course. Candidates have the option of completing up to two streams. Candidates must follow the progression of study as prescribed by the table of units of study for the stream. Units of study counted towards one stream may not count toward any other stream completed. The streams available are:
(a)
Computer Science
(b)
Information Systems.

6 Progression rules

Candidates for the Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology (Advanced) must maintain a credit average in each year of enrolment. If this level of result is not achieved, candidates will be transferred to the Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology degree program with full credit for units of study already completed.

7 Requirements for the Honours degree

(1)
Honours is available to meritorious candidates who complete an additional year of full-time study, after the completion of the pass degree. Part-time study is permitted if the Head of School is satisfied the candidate cannot undertake full-time study.
(2)
To qualify for admission to the honours year a candidate should:
(a)
have qualified for, or been awarded, the pass degree or an equivalent degree from another university, including a stream or major in the intended area of study;
(b)
Admission to the Honours program is by permission of the program coordinator after the completion of the necessary pre-requisites of the Honours Thesis and any other other applicable progression requirements. Admission requires an HWAM of at least 65 calculated at the end of the semester immediately prior to the commencement of Honours.
(c)
have the permission of the relevant Head of School.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the honours degree a candidate must complete 48 credit points of honours units of study from the Honours Table, as prescribed by the Head of School. The honours mark is determined by calculating a WAM from the 48 credit points of honours level units of study.
(4)
Candidates qualified to enrol in two honours streams may either:
(a)
complete the honours courses in the two streams separately and in succession; or
(b)
complete a joint honours course, equivalent to an honours course in a single stream, in the two streams.
(5)
A joint honours course shall comprise such parts of the two honours courses as may be decided by the Head of School.

8 Award of the degree

(1)
The Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology and the Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology (Advanced) are awarded in the grades of either Pass or Honours. The honours degree is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Third Class as below:

Description

Honours Mark Range

Honours Class I

80 <= WAM

Honours Class II (Division 1)

75 <= WAM < 80

Honours Class II (Division 2)

70 <= WAM < 75

Honours Class III

65 <= WAM < 70

Honours not awarded

WAM < 65

(2)
Candidates for the award of the Honours degree who do not meet the requirements, and who have not already graduated, will be awarded the pass degree.

9 University Medal

A student with an honours mark of 90 or above and a minimum ISWAM of 80 may be awarded a university medal. The medal is awarded at the discretion of the Faculty to the highest achieving students who in the opinion of the Faculty have an outstanding academic record, in accordance with the Coursework Rule.

10 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2013 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2013 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2013 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement.