MJRU-COMPU v.1 Computing Major (BSc Science)
This major/stream is part of a larger course. Information is specific to the major/stream, please refer to the course for more information.
This major provides a thorough coverage of modern computing, covering the core aspects of programming and the theoretical knowledge to put this into context. This knowledge is broadened by an opportunity to specialise in one of the four key computing streams: Computer Science, Information Technology, Cyber Security and Software Engineering. Curtin's Computing course teaches Java and C and introduces other languages in specific streams. Linux is used throughout the course, with most packages used being freely available for the students to install at home. An industry-level object-oriented programming methodology is taught throughout the course. Graduates from the course will have a high level of knowledge of the processes involved in software development and maintenance. The aim of this Major is to prepare the students for the areas of Information and Communications Technology stated to be most in demand and for positions that are most difficult to fill based on regular consultations with industry.
Graduates of this course may be eligible for membership to the Australian Computer Society,
Major/Stream Entry and Completion Details
The Computing Major requires Mathematics Applications ATAR. Mathematics Methods ATAR is desirable.
Major/Stream Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply the theoretical foundations of computing to new application areas, with the ability to place new technological developments in an historical context for a changing and evolving society
2. evaluate standard algorithms, techniques, and software technologies in a manner that is appropriate for a given problem and think critically and creatively to generate innovative and optimum theoretical and practical solutions
3. identify, evaluate and synthesise information from a range of computing sources to optimise the process of software design and implementation
4. document software development activities and artefacts and communicate them in written and oral form to both technical and non-technical audiences, and communicate effectively in ways appropriate to the audience and purpose
5. effectively use new and existing technologies, recognising their advantages and limitations
6. sustain intellectual curiosity by updating their knowledge, engage in continuous training and research, and take control of their own learning and development
7. recognise and apply IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)/ACM (Association for Computing Machinery)/ACS (Australian Computer Society) standards and best practices in process software design and development
8. contribute to society using technology in an ethical, legal, and socially responsible manner
9. demonstrate initiative, leadership and ethical practice when working independently and collaboratively
Duration and availability
This Major is three years' full-time study.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|ISAD1000||v.1||Introduction to Software Engineering||4.0||25.0|
|STAT1002||v.1||Statistical Data Analysis||3.0||12.5|
|COMP1001||v.1||Object Oriented Program Design||4.0||25.0|
|MATH1015||v.1||Linear Algebra 1||4.0||25.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|COMP1000||v.1||Unix and C Programming||4.0||25.0|
|COMP1002||v.1||Data Structures and Algorithms||4.0||25.0|
|COMP1006||v.1||Foundations of Computer Science||3.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|Year 2 Semester 2|
|ISEC3002||v.2||Penetration Testing and Defence||3.0||25.0|
|SELECT ELECTIVE UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||25.0|
|STRU-CYBSC||v.1||Cyber Security Stream (BSc Science)||200.0|
|STRU-CMPSC||v.2||Computer Science Stream (BSc Science)||200.0|
|STRU-SWENG||v.2||Software Engineering Stream (BSc Science)||200.0|
|STRU-INFTC||v.2||Information Technology Stream (BSc Science)||200.0|
|Year 3 Semester 1|
|ICTE3002||v.1||Human Computer Interface||3.0||25.0|
|ISAD3000||v.2||Capstone Computing Project 1||1.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 2|
|ISAD3001||v.2||Capstone Computing Project 2||1.0||25.0|
|SELECT ELECTIVE UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||25.0|
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