(CRICOS NO.: 00102E)


Bachelor of
Computer Science


QR Level: 5

QR Registration No.: 19/000663/L5

QR Reg. Validity Period: 29/08/2020-31/08/2024

This programme is accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications.


This is a registered programme under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance in Hong Kong (Registration No.: 212898). It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualifications to which this programme 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.


Upon completion of the Bachelor of Computer Science Top-up Programme, students should 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 stakeholders;
  • Adopt a professional and ethical approach to decision making and related social responsibilities.

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.





Institution Qualification

Associate of Engineering

Associate of Science in Information Systems Development

Associate of Science in Network and Systems Administration

Institute of Vocational Education

Higher Diploma in Software Engineering

Hong Kong Community College

Associate of Information Technology

HKU SPACE Community College

Associate of Engineering

Caritas Institute of Higher Education

Higher Diploma in Computing Studies



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



Entry requirements


Student must have completed a recognised associate degree or higher diploma in a related discipline such as Information Systems Development, Network and Systems Administration, Information Technology, and Computer Engineering.


AD/HD graduates from other disciplines (i.e. non-IT), must take one year of IT-related courses offered by the College before entering the top-up programme.


The completed qualifications taken for entry need to be pitched at HKQF Level 4 at a minimum.




English language proficiency requirement

  • IELTS Academic – 6.0 overall (Reading 6 Writing 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6); or
  • Pearson Academic – 54 overall (Reading 54 Writing 54 Listening 47 Speaking 47); or
  • Cambridge Advanced - 169 (based on revised 2015 exam format); or
  • TOEFL (internet) - 70 overall (Reading 18 Writing 18 Listening 17 Speaking 17); or
  • Equivalent


Remark: Completion of a 2-year tertiary study at an approved institution taught and assessed in English is considered as meeting the English proficiency requirement of the course. The qualification must have been obtained within the previous 2 years.



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:


Semester A

Subject code Subject name Credit Point

Human Computer Interaction



IT Project Management



Introduction to Web Technology



Database Systems



Semester B

Subject code Subject name Credit Point

Advanced Programming



Software Design*



Software Development Methodologies






Semester C

Subject code Subject name Credit Point

Distributed Systems and Cloud Computing*



Cryptography and Secure Applications*



Big Data Management*







 Subject to sufficient enrolment, more electives may be offered from the following list:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Big Data Mining Techniques and Implementation
  • Multicore and GPU Programming
  • Interactive Computer Graphics

**This is a 12 credit point subject that is delivered over two semesters (Semester B and Semester C).


IT-related HD/AD graduate:





non-IT HD/AD graduate:



Student Testimonial




Bachelor of Computer Science


“UOW’s Bachelor of Computer Science programme 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 programme 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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