Charles Darwin University

Bachelor of Computer Science

Charles Darwin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00300K

The Bachelor of Computer Science will prepare you to be part of a continually evolving and diverse field, developing new applications and systems to improve the modern world. You will develop skills and knowledge in the technical principles and applications of computer science as well as strengthen your problem solving, decision making and communication skills making you a confident and competent candidate for a role in the IT industry.


  • IAS201 Cultural Capabilities (replaces CUC107 from 2024) (compulsory)
  • CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology OR
  • LAL100 Language, Literacy and Sustainability (replaces CUC100 from 2024)
  • HIT137 Software Now
  • HIT164 Computing Fundamentals
  • HIT172 Operating Systems and Applications
  • SMA101 Mathematics 1A
  • SMA102 Mathematics 1B
  • HIT140 Foundations of Data Science (replaces STA101 from 2021)
  • HIT220 Algorithms and Complexity
  • HIT226 Mobile Web Structures
  • HIT234 Database Concepts (replaces BIS234 from 2019)
  • HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer Architecture
  • HIT237 Building Interactive Software
  • HIT274 Network Engineering Applications (replaces HIT174 from 2020)
  • PMO201 Project Management
  • ENG303 Research Project
  • HIT326 Database-Driven Web Applications
  • HIT332 Embedded and Mobile Systems
  • HIT333 Cyber Security (replaces BIS243 from 2019)
  • HIT339 Distributed Development (replaces HIT337 from 2019)
  • HIT365 C Programming
  • HIT381 Human Computer Interaction Design

Standard entry requirements

Admission requirements are met by one of the following:Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60*.Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate III level or higher.Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 140.Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognized tertiary preparation course.Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.Defense members with service of 1 year or more at the following ranks (or higher) meet the academic entry requirement for this course:Navy: Seaman, Able Seaman, Leading SeamanAir Force: Aircraftmen/Aircraftwoman, Leading Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman, CorporalArmy: Private, Lance Corporal, CorporalCurrent School Leaver Pathways:Best of 3 Year 12 subject gradesSchool recommendation program* After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Casuarina International: $31,688 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
CDU Online No
  • Part-time : 6 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 3 years

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