(CRICOS NO.: 00102E)


Bachelor of
Computer Science


Reference No.: 412575

QF Level: 5

QR Registration No.: 16/000323/L5

QR Reg. Validity Period: 29/8/2016–28/8/2020

This programme is accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications to reach HKQF level 5, which is equivalent to the standing of bachelor’s degrees offered by local universities in Hong Kong. The degree qualification is formally recognised by the Government for employment purposes within the Civil Service.


This is an exempted programme under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance in Hong Kong. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualifications to which these programmes may lead.


Why study a Bachelor of Computer Science?


If you are a logical-thinker with great problem-solving abilities and have a fascination and interest in computing and technology, UOW’s Bachelor of Computer Science is for you.


UOW recognises the fast pace of development in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry. UOW was one of the first universities to combine fields of study related to this industry into one faculty. Wollongong is now one of the largest sites for ICT research in the southern hemisphere. Leading global companies such as Motorola, IBM, Telstra and Accenture have chosen to collaborate with the Faculty undertaking significant research projects. Such creative partnerships enable all UOW students to interact with and learn from industry leaders and Faculty staff who bring their industry experience to the classroom.



What will you learn?


By studying UOW’s Bachelor of Computer Science, you’ll learn how to harness the power of technology to make a positive difference on the lives of many. The Bachelor of Computer Science focuses on the development of high-level programming skills that can be applied across a wide range of applications, including analysis of stock market trends, games design, neural network design, automatic teller machines and patient monitoring in hospitals. This degree includes a core of programming subjects as well as electives in database, languages, artificial intelligence, computer security, computer graphics, operating systems, real-time software and software engineering. The core subjects teach you to understand the structure of data and the role it plays in delivering solutions to complex problems.



Course Learning Outcomes


Students graduating from this course will be able to:


  • Demonstrate an understanding of core knowledge of computer fundamentals and the ability to apply theoretical basis of computer science to solve a range of practical problems
  • Design and develop innovative software solutions for a variety of applications
  • Design, develop, and employ novel approaches and algorithms in solving practical problems.
  • Deploy appropriate theory, practices, and tools for the specification, design, implementation, and maintenance as well as the evaluation of computer-based systems
  • Function effectively as part of a team to accomplish a set of common goals and objectives and communicate with project stake holders
  • Adopt a professional and ethical approach to decision making and related social responsibilities



Career opportunities


Upon graduation, you will have excellent career prospects in the field of information technology. We make sure you are equipped for jobs involving state-of-the-art technology and the construction of large software systems. You can look forward to professional advancement in areas of technical expertise or corporate technology management and you will also be well prepared to pursue a career in research and development.


Information technology industries within Hong Kong that have demand for IT professionals include banking and financial services, industrial and manufacturing industries, IT and telecommunications, media and entertainment, professional services and consulting. Graduates will have the knowledge and experience to move into careers such as:

  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Scientist
  • Computer Systems Architect
  • Graduate Analyst/Programmer
  • Robotics Engineer
  • Software Designer
  • Technical Analyst
  • Technology Infrastructure Manager


An independent survey of graduates from this programme in 2017 indicated that average monthly salary was HK$15,857. Most were engaged in computer-related industries. The Insurance, Marketing, Retail and Government sectors were the main job destinations. About half of the graduates went on to postgraduate studies.



Entry requirements




Students applying for entry into a UOW degree must have successfully completed a relevant associate degree or higher diploma from a recognised institution.


Qualified graduates from the following programmes who have minimum GPA of 2.0 may be eligible for entry into the Bachelor of Computer Science and be awarded credit for prior learning:


UOW College Hong Kong/Community College of City University (UOWCHK/CCCU)

  • Associate of Engineering
  • Associate of Science in Information Systems Development
  • Associate of Science in Network and Systems Administration

Institute of Vocational Education (IVE)

  • Higher Diploma in Software Engineering

Hong Kong Community College (HKCC)

  • Associate of Information Technology

HKU SPACE Community College (SPACE)

  • Associate of Engineering

Caritas Institute of Higher Education

  • Higher Diploma in Computing Studies

Admission into a UOW top-up degree is not limited to graduates from the above programmes. Applicants from other programmes or unrelated disciplines with demonstrated foundation knowledge may also be considered and will be assessed on a case by case basis.


English Language


Students applying for entry into a UOW degree must meet the University’s English language requirements. Applicants may meet the English language requirements based on successful study where English was the language used. Find out more about satisfying the English language requirements of UOW at: www.uow.edu.au/future/international/apply/english/


Admittance into any UOW programme is at the sole discretion of UOW.



Programme structure


All students are required to complete ten (10) subjects worth six (6) credit points each, plus one (1) worth twelve (12) credit points to be awarded the Bachelor of Computer Science.


The course structure* is outlined below:


Subject code Subject name Credit Point Session*

Human Computer Interaction


Semester A


IT Project Management


Semester A


Introduction to Web Technology


Semester A


Database Systems


Semester A


Advanced Programming


Semester B


Software Design


Semester B


Software Development Methodologies


Semester B




Semester B and C


Distributed Systems and Cloud Computing


Semester C


Cryptography and Secure Applications


Semester C


Big Data Management


Semester C


*Program may be subject to change.



Student Testimonial




Bachelor of Computer Science


“UOW’s Bachelor of Computer Science program adopts both theoretical and practical approaches to learning and a flexible study mode. Such flexibility has enabled me to take on a part-time job related to my studies. The combined approach of theory and practice lets me learn the theoretical side of things while understanding what’s really happening out there in the indstury. I think this is the reason why I chose the program. The knowledge and skills I acquired through the program really helped my career and further study. The important thing is, I now know what I really want to do in my career.”





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