BP094 - Bachelor of Computer Science

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Plan: BP094P21 - Bachelor of Computer Science
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Bachelor of Computer Science
Award abbreviation: BCompSc
Total credit points: 288
Career: UGRD
Duration: Three years full time, six years part time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Computing Technologies (175H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/schools-colleges/computing-technologies
ASCED code: 020100
CRICOS code: 103230G

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Purpose of the Program

The Bachelor of Computer Science develops a skill set that spans from theoretical and algorithmic foundations to cutting-edge developments in computing. As a graduate of this program, you will be knowledgeable and creative; have excellent programming skills; be capable of designing, implementing and maintaining complex software systems which drive mobile devices, social media, intelligent robots and more; and be able to readily adapt to new advances in the rapidly changing information technology environment and/or continue towards a research degree.

This program provides an extensive treatment of systems infrastructure, software methods and technologies, and application technologies from a more theoretical aspect. In addition, as computer scientists are expected to have some understanding of all aspects of computing, some treatment of computer hardware and organisational issues will also be provided. This program concentrates on developing capabilities in theory, principles and innovation of these topics.

You will develop information technology industry knowledge and skills that are essential for employment as a competent software developer with potential to move into a leadership role. 

One of the important elements in this program is the 12-credit-point capstone programming project (COSC2408 Programming Project 1  or COSC2409 Programming Project 2) in the final year of the program. The project course provides you with experience under supervision in the development lifecycle of a substantial piece of software - integrating practice and theory. 

This program is primarily delivered face-to-face on the city campus; some courses may be available online.

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Articulation and pathways


Articulation agreements between RMIT programs enable students graduating from an RMIT qualification to achieve credit in a higher level qualification.

Graduates from AD006P11 Associate Degree in Information Technology who have met the following requirements are eligible for guaranteed entry with advanced standing of 84 credit points into RMIT’s Bachelor of Computer Science (BP094P21) program:

  1. Must have passed VCE Mathematical Methods (CAS), Specialist Mathematics or have completed MATH2395 - Introduction to Engineering Mathematics as a program option course within AD006;
  2. Must have successfully completed MATH1150 Discrete Mathematics or COSC2627 Discrete Structure in Computing; and
  3. Must have successfully completed COSC2391 Further Programming

The tables below provide you with information about the credit agreements between these programs.

You will gain entry into the:

BP094P21 Bachelor of Computer Science

then you may apply for credit for up to:

6 courses, 84 credit points

The courses for which you will get credit are:

  • COSC2801 Programming Bootcamp 1
  • COSC2803 Programming Studio 1
  • MATH2411 Mathematics for Computing 1
  • ISYS1118 Software Engineering Fundamentals
  • University Elective
  • University Elective


Pathways from this program include BH012CS Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) (Honours) and MC061 Master of Computer Science. Eligibility is subject to standard program entry requirements.

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Entrance requirements

Very Important: This plan is being phased out. 
BP094P21 - Bachelor of Computer Science plan has been discontinued and will no longer accept new students after Semester 2 2022.

Program Entry Requirements

Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education, or equivalent.

For information on international qualifications and corresponding entry requirements that are equivalent to Australian academic entry requirements, see the Country equivalents web page.


Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.

English Language Requirements

A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6.0; or equivalent. For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page.

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External accreditation and industry links

External Accreditation

The Bachelor of Computer Science is conditionally accredited at a professional level by the Australian Computer Society, which accredits Information and Communication Technology related programs that are offered by Australian universities, both onshore and offshore.

Industry Links

The School of Computing Technologies has a very strong Industry Advisory Committee, which is the main link between the program and industry. Membership includes staff from major IT companies with global and local presence.  The committee meets quarterly and provides feedback on the currency of our programs, the changing needs of Industry and has input into the design of new programs. It also actively contributes to the School through participation in seminars, marketing events, industry awards and scholarships.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT http://www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.  

You can find more information on library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library  including specific resources for computer science: http://rmit.libguides.com/compsci.

Online learning tools and content:
As a student in this program you may access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the student portal, myRMIT http://www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit.

Learning services available to you as a student at RMIT
RMIT provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
You can find more information at https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support

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