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The Bachelor of Science (Honours) program in Computer Science and Engineering is a 1 year full-time or 2 year part-time award undertaken by eligible students after completion of a 3 year Bachelor of Science program in a relevant discipline and offers students an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the discipline through the completion of advanced coursework and a research thesis.

The goals of the program are to:

  • Provide advanced training to enable graduates to competently undertake sophisticated computing tasks in industry and commerce.
  • Provide investigative academic training in preparation for undertaking postgraduate research, through Masters and PhD programs.

In attaining these goals the following objectives are considered important:

  • To expand the scope and depth of training, by coursework, in chosen areas.
  • To foster the development of personal initiative and group interaction by encouraging individual and cooperative investigation of topics of interest.
  • To foster the development of creativity and project management by the planning and undertaking of significant project work in the form of a research thesis.
  • To promote the development of verbal and written presentation skills.
  • To provide an environment for open and free enquiry based on the accepted tenets of academic scepticism.
  • To expose students to the rigour and excitement of novel enquiry.


Study Level


Typical duration

1 Years

Delivery Mode


Intake Period

Term 1, Term 3

Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit


Award type

Bachelors Honours


Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BSc (Hons)



Program Structure

Students must complete 48 UOC as a standalone program.

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) consists of 48 UOC comprising:

  1. COMP4961 Computer Science Thesis A (6 UOC)
  2. COMP4962 Computer Science Thesis B (6 UOC)
  3. COMP4963 Computer Science Thesis C (6 UOC)
  4. COMP electives level 4 or higher (30 UOC)

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Entry Requirements
Progression Requirements

University Medal

Honours Classes

Program Fees

At UNSW fees are generally charged at course level and therefore dependent upon individual enrolment and other factors such as student's residency status. For generic information on fees and additional expenses of UNSW programs, click on one of the following:

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