Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Computer Science - 2018

Undergraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2018 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Information Technology.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Course code

S2004

Credit points

192

Abbreviated title

BSc/BCompSci

CRICOS code

082580G

Managing faculty

Science

Partner faculty

Information Technology

Admission and fees

Australia

Course progression map

S2004 (pdf)

Course type

Comprehensive/Specialist
Bachelor/Bachelor

Standard duration

4 years FT, 8 years PT

Students have a maximum of 10 years to complete this course including any periods of intermission and suspension, and must be continuously enrolled throughout.

Mode and location

On-campus (Clayton)

Award

Bachelor of Computer Science

Bachelor of Computer Science in Data Science

Bachelor of Science

The computer science award conferred depends on the specialisation completed.

Alternative exits

Students may exit the double degree course with the award for one of the single degrees. Refer to 'Alternative exits' entry below for further requirements and details.

Description

IT is driving major advances in many areas of science, which increasingly relies on computing in collecting, storing and analysing huge volumes of data such as computationally intensive simulations of new physical phenomena. So it's an exciting time to combine computer science with any of the emerging or traditional areas of science.

This double degree course will provide you with a highly transferable set of skills and knowledge. It develops your scientific thinking skills, including critical analysis and problem-solving ability, and adds computational and complex IT skills, maximising opportunities for employment related to information technology and science.

Structure

Double degree courses include the features of the component degree courses, except that electives may be reduced.

Science

S2000 Bachelor of Science is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete:

Part A. Science specified study

This will provide you with the mathematical or statistical foundation for your study of science and address the nature of science and its communication. It will also expose you to different science disciplines, contributing breadth to your understanding of science and giving you the opportunity to learn about several disciplines before finalising your choice of major.

Part B. Science listed major

This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your expertise in one discipline area. You will learn to develop, apply and communicate an advanced level of understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks that constitute the knowledge base of the discipline.

Computer science

C2001 Bachelor of Computer Science course is a specialist course that develops through the themes of computer science foundation study, professional skills study, specialist discipline knowledge, problem solving and analytic skills study, and professional skills study which come together in applied practice.

Part A. Computer science foundation study

This study will develop your understanding of the role and theoretical basis of computer science and computational methods.

Part B. Professional skills study

This study develops professional skills by providing an understanding and appreciation of the ethical and professional guidelines applicable to computer science, developing the ability to work as an effective team member, developing the ability to communicate proficiently and appropriately for professional practice, and developing formal project management skills.

Part C. Specialist discipline knowledge

This study will develop your in-depth knowledge of the specific computer science methods of your specialised field within computer science.

Part D. Problem solving and analytical skills study

This study will develop your ability to apply appropriate methodologies in computer science and develop efficient computational solutions. It develops strong problem solving skills and the ability to apply analytical thinking.

Part E. Applied practice

The above knowledge and skills are integrated and consolidated in applied practice as demonstrated in a computer or data science project, and in some cases in an industry-based learning placement.

Requirements

Students must complete 192 points, of which 96 points are from the Bachelor of Science (including all of the requirements in Part A and Part B for the single degree) and 96 points from the Bachelor of Computer Science (including all of the requirements in Parts A, B, C, D and E for the single degree).

The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2018handbooks/maps/map-s2004.pdf) will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Units are 6 points unless otherwise stated.

Alternative exits

Students may be eligible to exit the double degree program and graduate with either a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Computer Science named degree after three years, depending on the units studied.

Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Science prior to the completion of the double degree must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the requirements in Part A and Part B for the Bachelor of Science degree.

Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Computer Science named degree prior to the completion of the double degree must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the requirements in Parts A, B, C, D and E for the particular computer science specialisation.