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.


The core units of this program provide students with the necessary computer science skills so that they are well prepared for work when graduated. The program stresses both the importance of theory and the application of theory into practice through projects and practical exercises. Progression into the Bachelor of Science (Honours) is available for suitable candidates or students can progress with a Master of Information Technology. This course is reliant on on-line materials including electronic submission of assessment items. Students must have access to a reliable high-speed broadband connection and a scanner.A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 240 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.Unit typeCredit PointsSpecific requirementsCommon Units(2 units)20cpCommon units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability (compulsory)CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating TechnologySelect Common Units to find out more about individual units and advanced standing options. Core Units(20 units)200cpCompulsory Core units totalling 200 credit points as detailed below.HIT137 Software NowHIT164 Computing FundamentalsHIT172 Operating Systems and ApplicationsSMA101 Mathematics 1ASMA102 Mathematics 1BHIT140 Foundations of Data Science (replaces STA101 from 2021)HIT220 Algorithms and ComplexityHIT226 Mobile Web StructuresHIT234 Database Concepts (replaces BIS234 from 2019)HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer ArchitectureHIT237 Building Interactive SoftwareHIT274 Network Engineering Applications (replaces HIT174 from 2020)PMO201 Project ManagementENG303 Research ProjectHIT326 Database-Driven Web ApplicationsHIT332 Embedded and Mobile SystemsHIT333 Cyber Security (replaces BIS243 from 2019)HIT339 Distributed Development (replaces HIT337 from 2019)HIT365 C ProgrammingHIT381 Human Computer Interaction DesignElectives (2 units)20cpElective units totalling 20 credit points selected from undergraduate units offered by the University. 240cpTotal Credit PointsStudents who commenced in or after 2013No more than 20 credit points shall be counted with a grade of "PC" in a Bachelor AQF Level 7 course award and no more than 10 credit points at "PC" may be received at the highest level of the program of learning.Of the total 240 credit points: (unless specified in the specific course structure above)* not more than 100 credit points may be taken from 100 level units* a minimum of 60 credit points must be taken from 300 level units or aboveStudents should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.Course Changes from 2021HIT140 Foundations of Data Science replaces STA101 Statistics 1 from 2021. Students who have already completed STA101 will not be required to complete HIT140.Course Changes from 2020HIT274 Network Engineering Applications replaces HIT174 Network Engineering Concepts as a core unit from 2020. Students who have already completed HIT174 will not be required to complete HIT274. 


  • Engineering and IT

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 IV 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 135 (or a score of 145 if prior to May 2010).Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course.Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.* After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
CDU Online International: $29,616 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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