Computer Science / Arts - 3968

This Program is no longer accepting new enrolments

Program Summary

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering


Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Typical Duration: 4 Years  

Typical UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC Per Semester: 3

Max UOC Per Semester: 27

Min UOC For Award: 192

Domestic Entry Requirements: See Domestic Entry Requirements

International Entry Requirements: See International Entry Requirements


Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Bachelor of Arts (Major)

Bachelor of Arts (Minor)

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Bachelor of Science (Major)

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Program Description

This program has been replaced by program 3963 Computer Science/ Arts.

The dual award BSc (Computer Science) BA enables students to complete the requirements of the BSc (Computer Science) and a Bachelor of Arts program from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

For admission to the program, students must satisfy the entry requirements for both the BSc (Computer Science) and the BA in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Students in this program must complete 192 units of credit of study.

Program Objectives and Graduate Attributes

Please contact the School of Computer Science and Engineering and the Faculty of Arts & Sciences for information on the Program Objectives and Learning Outcomes.

Program Structure

With this dual award, students take the 96 units of credit core of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Program3978 and the 96 units of credit core of the Bachelor of Arts Program 3403


The award of Honours in either the Arts and Social Sciences or the Computer Science component requires at least a further year of study, and the Honours year is subject to the admission requirements of the corresponding Arts and Social Sciences program or the Honours program in Computer Science.

Academic Rules

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science of Computer Science in dual award mode

The 96 units of credit for the BSc component consists of all of the requirements for the Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) except for the 12 units of credit General Education requirement and 36 units of free electives.

See the specialisation page below governing rules and requirements for the Computer Science major.
Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in dual award mode

To qualify for the award of the degree at Pass level, a student must:
  1. enrol in the Bachelor of Arts and complete 96 UOC;
  2. complete the requirements for one home major stream
  3. complete the requirements for one minor stream
  4. complete a 6 UOC Prescribed Faculty Elective
  5. complete at least 30 UOC of Level 1 courses before enrolling in Level 2 courses
  6. specify their major(s)/minor at the time of enrolment into Level 2
  7. complete at least 24 UOC in their major/minor before enrolling in Level 3 courses
  8. complete 72 UOC overall before enrolling in their Major stream(s) Capstone course


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Professional Recognition

The Australian Computing Society

The peak professional body for computing in Australia is the Australian Computing Society (ACS) -

The objectives of the ACS can be found here and include: "advanc[ing] professional excellence in information and communications technology, and further[ing] the study, science and application of information and communications technology."

Again, students who want to join ACS should go to Join Now

Area(s) of Specialisation