This course provides a coverage of aspects modern computing and computer networks. It covers fundamental programming and security knowledge as well as specializing in network programming and other aspects of distributed computing. The course teaching Python as a tool for learning programming Linux skills are taught throughout the course and emphasis is placed on learning the basics before moving onto advanced topics. Graduates from the course will have sound knowledge of computer systems and processes involved in software development and maintenance.
The aim of this major is to prepare the students for the areas of ICT stated to be most in demand and for positions that are most difficult to fill. On completion of the three year degree, students who have performed well will be eligible to complete an extra year of study to obtain an honours qualification, BH-SCNCE Bachelor of Science (Honours).
The research focus of an Honours degree provides a pathway for career advancement at a higher level than the base degree. Students who perform well in this course can apply for transfer to the Bachelor of Computing course, although acceptance is not automatic.
Successful completion of Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level with at least 5 points from the best three subjects (excluding General English). Points are assigned on the basis that: A=5, B=4, C=3, S=1.
Separate evidence of English competency as specified in Table 1 is required.
Essential course prerequisites: S (Ordinary Pass) grade in Applied Mathematics OR Pure Mathematics OR Combined Mathematics.
Successful completion of Curtin University-SLIIT Academy Foundation Program (IT Stream).
Successful completion of any other test/examination/program recognized by Curtin University
Successful completion of one-year full-time study of a Bachelor degree at a recognized university, separate evidence of English competency is required.
English Entry Requirement
All Students are required to satisfy Curtin’s English language requirements for undergraduate admission. Curtin accepts a minimum of any one of the accepted English proficiency tests as detailed in Table 1 below.
|IELTS (International English Language Test System)|
|Writing and Speaking||
|Reading and Listening||
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) iBT (Internet Based Test)|
|Reading and Listening||
|PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic)|
|Listening and Reading||
|Speaking and Writing||
|Sri Lankan GCE Ordinary (‘O’) Level English||
|Sri Lankan GCE Advanced (‘A’) Level General English||
Graduates can apply for accreditation from the Australian Computer Society.
Graduates qualify for a career in programming, network design or network programming roles, among many others.
- Computer programmer
- IT professional
- Computer security professional
- Software engineer/developer
- Applications and software development
- Cyber security
- IT analysis
This degree is designed to prepare you for careers in high-demand areas of computing.
At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.
You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
Curtin works closely with industry partners both to optimise course content and provide final-year student placement opportunities.