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    Bachelor of Computer Science

    Charles Sturt University

    Charles Sturt University

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    Australia, Port Macquarie

    University RankQS Ranking
    810

    Key Facts

    Program Level

    Bachelor

    Study Type

    Full Time

    Delivery

    Online

    Campuses

    Bathurst

    Program Language

    English

    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake Deadlines3-Mar-2025 20-Jun-2025
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    Go to the official application for the university

    Duration 3 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 28,640  / year
    Apply Date 20-Jun-2025
    Next Intake 3-Mar-2025

    Bachelor of Computer Science

    About

    Dreaming of building the next top-selling app or developing revolutionary software? If so, the Bachelor of Computer Science from Charles Sturt University is for you. This on-campus or online computer science degree promotes technical mastery while equipping you with the practical skills and attributes to put you at the top of the employment list.

    From the foundations of computer science and programming to studies in software production, operating systems and the Internet of Things, you'll move through subjects reflecting the most up-to-date global technologies. You can specialise in game design, or focus on cloud computing and mobile app development. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to gain real work experience through our paid internship program with global companies IBM Australia and Axiom Connected.

    Science, Technology and Health Direct Entry Program

    Get direct entry into this course by completing a free five-day intensive program. Find out how.

    Charles Sturt University's Bachelor of Computer Science is a dynamic online course that will equip you to become an expert programmer. You'll graduate with the object oriented programming skills you need to take a software application from concept to reality, whether designing for the desktop, mobile or web. < dl>

    A degree with clout

    Charles Sturt University's computer science course has an excellent national reputation, with a research profile that is ranked at world level according to the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluation in 2015.

    Flexibility at its core

    Choose to study the Bachelor of Computer Science online, full-time or part-time, to match your work and lifestyle commitments. You can study at a Charles Sturt University campus, a Charles Sturt University Study Centre or online from almost anywhere in the world. You can speed up or slow down your study pace to meet your changing professional and personal needs. And you could cut the overall length and cost of your course by obtaining recognition of prior study - in some cases, waiving up to half of the degree.

    Majors

    You can tailor your computer science study to major in the high-growth areas of cyber security or web development. Or you might instead choose a selection of subjects across multiple technologies. We have electives available in areas such a project management, virtualisation, mobile app development, ethical hacking, and more. High-achieving graduates may also elect to join a computer science Honours program.

    Strong industry ties

    Our dedicated teaching staff have strong research backgrounds and collaborate closely with industry. If you're studying on campus, you'll have opportunities to visit industry sites and work on two projects based on real-world industry situations.

    Workplace experience

    Gain real work experience in our paid internship partnership with IBM Australia and Axiom Connected you'll have the opportunity to apply the knowledge you gain from your studies in a professional workplace setting and make industry relationships - all while getting paid for it! Other work placement opportunities exist with a broad range of IT employers working across all industry sectors.

    Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    • A completed High School Certificate (or equivalent) with a minimum ATAR required (including adjustment factors) or greater.
      OR
    • A Higher School Certificate (or equivalent) with results of 60% or higher in subjects in the Software Development, English and Mathematics areas.
      OR
    • For recent school leavers, a report from the School Principal, equivalent to that used in the School Recommendation Scheme (SRS), recommending the applicant as well-suited for university study.
      OR
    • Successful study at University level of at least two subjects in any area, as long as the subjects are full university level.
      OR
    • A completed Vocational Education and Training (VET) Certificate III or higher in Information Technology (including any specialisation of Information Technology), studied at a TAFE or Registered Training Organisation (RTO) or AQF equivalent Certificate IV in an area related to Information Technology.
      OR
    • Two years relevant professional IT work experience (i.e. in areas such as programmer, analyst, systems administration, help desk, network support but NOT clerical roles such as data entry or secretarial) demonstrated by a detailed resume.
      OR
    • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) with an equivalent ranking to the currently listed ATAR.

    English Program Requirements

    Career

    When you graduate, you'll be ready to make your mark in a wide range of careers, including:

    • computer programmer
    • computer systems architect
    • games programmer
    • machine learning developer
    • mobile applications developer
    • research systems developer
    • software engineer

    Fee Information

    +estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load


    Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
    Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 28,640 

    How to Apply

    The process to apply to study with us is simple, just follow these steps. 

    Step 1: Choose your course

    Choose a course from the list of courses available to international students. Each course lists the fees for the course for that year. 

    Make sure you change the search filter to 'international'. This will ensure courses available for international students to study will display.

    Step 2: Check the entry requirements and application dates

    All of your course entry requirements (academic and English) can be found online.

    If you have not reached the level required for entry to your chosen course, there are other pathways you can follow.

    Higher Education Application Dates

    Semester 3 2023 Semester 1 2024 Semester 2 2024 Semester 3 2024

    Last date to submit offshore applications 

    15 October 2023 22 January 2024 20 May 2024 23 September 2024

    Last date to submit onshore applications 

    24 October 2023 26 February 2024 1 July 2024 28 October 2024

    Last date to submit applications for course changes/transfers 

    29 October 2023 26 February 2024 1 July 2024 28 October 2024
    Orientation week commences 30 October 2023 26 February 2024 1 July 2024 28 October 2024

    Teaching commences

    6 November 2023 4 March 2024 8 July 2024 4 November 2024
    Census date 27 November 2023 24 March 2024 29 July 2024 25 November 2024

    TAFE Application Dates

    Semester 1 2024 Semester 2 2024
    Last date to submit offshore applications  20 November 2023 17 June 2024
    Last date to submit onshore applications  22 December 2023 24 June 2024
    Teaching commences 1 January 2024 1 July 2024
    Census date 11 March 2024 11 August 2024

    CDU International College

    Semester 3 2023 Semester 1 2024 Semester 2 2024 Semester 3 2024

    Last date to submit offshore applications 

    25 October 2023 22 January 2024 20 May 2024 23 September 2024

    Last date to submit onshore applications 

    1 November 2023 26 February 2024 1 July 2024 28 October 2024

    Teaching commences

    6 November 2023 4 March 2024 8 July 2024 4 November 2024
    Census date 27 November 2023 24 March 2024 29 July 2024 25 November 2024
    Step 3: Apply online or through an agent

    Applications must be submitted online through our application portal. You’ll need a valid email address to create your online account. Once you have started your application, you will be able to save it and resume it later. There is no application fee when you apply online. 

    You can lodge a direct application. However, there may be restrictions on your geographic location. If you are not able to submit a direct application via the application portal, then apply through one of our registered agents.

    Option 1: Direct

    Submit your application to study at CDU via the online portal.

    Option 2: Agent

    We have authorised representatives in many countries, and you may use their services to assist you in the application process. Education agents are generally able to help you with your visa application as well as your university application.

    Please select your country of nationality to find our other overseas or external representatives.

    When applying for your course, ensure that your application form is completed as an incomplete application may delay the application process. You’ll also need to provide and label correctly all the required documentation below:

    1. Passport copy showing all relevant information
    2. Proof of English language proficiency test
    3. A well-written Statement of Purpose (Single) or Statement of Purpose (Family)
    4. Certified copies of all academic transcripts, award certificates including grading systems information and English translations (whenever applicable)
    5. Resume
    6. Other supporting documents.

    Scholarships

    We offer an exciting and generous range of scholarships to support international students coming to study at CDU. More information on available international scholarships can be found on our international student scholarship page.

    Apply for Credit, Advanced Standing or Recognition of Prior Learning (RLP) (if applicable)

    Please indicate in your application if you will be applying for advanced standing based on previous studies and submit the following documents:

    • Certified academic transcripts of your previous study along with unit outlines (and certified English translation, if required). 
    • Completed HE113 Application for Exemption form.

    View more details about Advanced standing at CDU.

    The University may ask for further documentation if required at any time of the application process. Once your application has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation email with a reference number which will allow you to track the status of your application. Remember to include this reference number in all correspondences with the University about your application.

    Certifying documents

    What is a certified document?

    A certified document is a copy of an original document that a qualified person has cited and confirmed as correct and legitimate. When you need a document to be certified, you must have both the copy and the original with you.

    Who can certify my documents?

    The person who certifies your document/s must be contactable by telephone during normal working hours.

    Your documents must be certified by one of the following authorised officers:

    • Any CDU staff member
    • Any manager-level staff or higher from the Institution the academic document has come from
    • The official records department of the Institution that initially issued the document/s
    • An Australian overseas diplomatic mission and an Australian Education Centre
    • The Universities Admission Centre (UAC)
    • A Justice of the Peace (JP)/Notary with a registration number
    • An accountant - must be a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, or the Australian Association of Taxation and Management Accountants or be a Registered Tax Agent
    • A CDU-registered international agent
    • A bank manager, but not a manager of a bank travel centre
    • A credit union branch manager
    • A commissioner for declarations
    • A barrister, solicitor or patent attorney
    • A police officer in charge of a police station, or of the rank of sergeant and above
    • A postal manager
    • A Principal of an Australian secondary college, high school or primary school
    • A medical practitioner

    It is important to note that you (or immediate family members) cannot certify your documents, even if you or they belong to one of the categories listed above.

    How should the authorised officer certify each document?

    The certifying officer must print the following text on all pages of the copied document:

    'I certify this to be a true copy of the document shown and reported to me as the original.'

    They must also include their name, address, contact telephone number, profession or occupation or organisation, and the date, and then they must sign the document.

    The certifying officer should also include the official stamp or seal of the certifier's organisation on the copy if the organisation has such a stamp.

    In addition to the above, a Justice of the Peace/Notary must also print their registration number and provide details of the state in which they are registered.

    Documents certified by a Justice of the Peace without a registration number will not be accepted. To find a Justice of the Peace in your area, check the public register available online from the NSW Attorney-General's Department.

    Charles Sturt University

    Bachelor of Computer Science

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