Computing

Bachelor of Science (Computing) -BSc. (Curtin)

JPT/BPP(N/481/6/0805) 5/23

Location Bentley or Malaysia or Dubai
Study Method Full-time
Study Mode On-Campus
Intake February or July
Duration 3 Years

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Computer scientists, software engineers, programmers and other computing professionals are experts on how technology works and how computing can address even the most complicated and intricate problems.

This major can provide you with the skills and knowledge you need for a successful career in the rapidly evolving information and communications technology industry.

In your first year, you will develop your programming skills and study the fundamental theoretical knowledge of computing. Topics covered will include C++, Java, Linux and object oriented programming.

In your second year, you can specialise in one of the following streams:

Cyber Security
This stream focuses on the key concepts and challenges in data and resource protection and computer software security. You will examine the high level (cryptography theory, data access policy development and security program management) and low level (computer forensics, network intrusion detection and incident handling) practical aspects of computer security.
You will develop skills in identifying appropriate applications for specific scenarios, with an understanding of cultural and ethical issues related to protecting individual rights.

Software Engineering
This stream aims to produce graduates who are well versed in the principles of design, measurement and analysis applied in the context of the development of software-based systems.
You will receive a strong foundation in computer science, with further emphasis on software requirements gathering, design, implementation and testing. You will also focus on communication skills, professional responsibility, ethics, interpersonal relationships, teamwork and time management. In your final year, you will undertake an industry-based project.

 

Minimum English language entry requirements

ENGLISH QUALIFICATION SCORE
International English
Language Testing System
(IELTS)
Overall 6.5
(no individual band
below 6.0)
Test of English as a
Foreign Language (TOEFL)
79 (band minimum W-21,
L-13, R-13, S-18)
SPM 1119 English C
GCE ‘A’ Level E
GCE ‘O’ Level C

Cut-off scores

QUALIFICATIONS SCORE
GCE-A Level/ STPM/ (best of 3 subjects) 5
UEC (best of 5 selected subjects) 20
HKDSE 15
IB 24
Ontario Gr 60
ATAR (WACE/ SACE/ HSC/ VCE/ AUSMAT/ SAM/ MUFY) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India/ Pakistan 65%
Sri Lanka 5

Cut-off scores key:

GCE : General Certificate of Education
STPM : Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia
IB : International Baccalaureate
ATAR : Australian Tertiary Admission Rank – applicable to all Australian matriculation
HKDSE : Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education
India : Includes All India Senior School Certificate awarded by The Central Board of Secondary School Education (CBSE), Indian School Certificate (ISC) awarded by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), Higher School Certificate (HSC) awarded by one of the State Secondary School Boards. Certificates awarded by the CBSE and the CISCE are generally considered to represent a higher level of achievement than state certificates.
Sri Lanka : GCE ‘A’ level issued by the Department of Examinations

Score Conversion for Advanced level/GCE/GCSE:
Grades awarded from 2010 onwards: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1
Grades awarded up to 2009: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1
AS Levels equal half of that of an Advanced Level, e.g. 3 points for an A*, 2.5 points for an A (prior to 2010)

Subject Grades Conversion for STPM : A=5, A- =4, B+ =4, B=3, B- =2, C+ = 2, C=1
The following UEC subjects are included in the aggregate of best five subject:
• Mathematics • Advance Mathematics I • Advance Mathematics II • Biology • Chemistry • Physics • Business Studies • Bookkeeping and Accounts • Accounting
• Economics • History • Geography • Computing and Information Technology

Note: scores for individual prerequisites may be taken into consideration for assessment purposes.

Minimum academic entry requirements

Course Prerequisites

Mathematics. Calculus is desirable.

Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)

Australian Computer Society

Diploma applications will be treated on case to case basis.

• Cyber security analyst
• Forensic computer analyst
• Software developer
• IT analyst
• Web application developer
• Software engineer
• Software developer
• Games developer
• Analyst
• Algorithm designer
• Web applications developer

Cyber Security Stream

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1
Object Oriented Program Design
Introduction to Software Engineering
Linear Algebra 1
Statistical Data Analysis
Science Communications
YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2
Unix and C Programming
Data Structures and Algorithms
Foundations of Computer Science
Database Systems
YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1
Computer Communications
Operating Systems
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography
Fundamental Concepts of Data Security
YEAR 2 SEMESTER 2
Penetration Testing and Defence
Computing Topics
2 elective units
YEAR 3 SEMESTER 1
Capstone Computing Project 1
Human Computer Interface
Design and Analysis of Algorithms
Cyber Security Concepts
YEAR 3 SEMESTER 2
Capstone Computing Project 2
Cyber Crime and Security Enhanced Programming
Cyber Security – Intrusion Detection System and Incident Handling
Elective unit


 

Software Engineering Stream

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1
Object Oriented Program Design
Introduction to Software Engineering
Linear Algebra 1
Statistical Data Analysis
Science Communications
YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2
Unix and C Programming
Data Structures and Algorithms
Foundations of Computer Science
Database Systems
YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1
Computer Communications
Operating Systems
Object Oriented Software Engineering
Design and Analysis of Algorithms
YEAR 2 SEMESTER 2
Computer Graphics
Requirements Engineering
Mobile Application Development
Elective unit
YEAR 3 SEMESTER 1
Capstone Computing Project 1
Human Computer Interface
Software Metrics
Elective unit
YEAR 3 SEMESTER 2
Capstone Computing Project 2
Software Engineering Testing
Software Engineering Concepts
Elective unit

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