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ProgramsIT/CSIT/CS(UG)BCSTBachelor of Computer Science and Technology (Advanced) (2016)


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Year 1 - Semester 1

SITS Diet Block/TypeCPUnit of Study/Unit Block
Core
6ENGG1805: Professional Engineering and IT


Note:  This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is INFO1111.
Core
6INFO1103: Introduction to Programming


Note:  This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement units are INFO1110 and INFO1113.

If you have not completed INFO1103, you must complete both INFO1110 and INFO1113. You will take one less elective unit as a result.
6Maths Units for IT


Note:  MATH1001/MATH1021 and MATH1002 are recommended for first semester, or advanced alternatives MATH1901/MATH1921 and MATH1902.
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6Select from
Level 1000-2000 Recommended Units
Other Electives for IT Degrees
or other units.

Note:   Continuing students should note that 2015 BCST (Advanced) tables shown here differs from previous years by bringing the Computer Science and Informations Systems streams together, rather than treating as separate courses. The merging of the stream details was done to to make it easier for students to compare the different requirements of each stream, and see where the requirements are the same in both cases. Apart from this change, the BCST (Advanced) remains as it was before.


Year 1 - Semester 2

SITS Diet Block/TypeCPUnit of Study/Unit Block
Core
6ELEC1601: Introduction to Computer Systems
Core
6INFO1105: Data Structures


Note:  This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is COMP2123.

COMP2823 (advanced version) can be taken as an alternative core to COMP2123.
6Maths Units for IT


Note:  MATH1003/MATH1023 and MATH1005 are recommended for second semester, or advanced alternatives MATH1903/MATH1923 and MATH1905.
List
6Select from
Level 1000-2000 Recommended Units
Other Electives for IT Degrees
or other units.

Year 2 - Semester 1

SITS Diet Block/TypeCPUnit of Study/Unit Block
Core
6COMP2129: Operating Systems and Machine Principles


Note:  This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is COMP2017.
Core
6INFO2820: Database Systems 1 (Advanced)


Note:  This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is ISYS2110.
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12Select from
Maths Units for IT
Level 1000-2000 Recommended Units
IT Stream Units
or other units.

Note:  At least 6 credit points of Level 2000 Maths Units and 6 credit points of Level 2000 Stream Units must be taken across the year as a whole. The Stream unit must be selected from:

(a) ISYS2140 in Semester 1 for the Information Systems stream) OR,

(b) COMP2022 in Semester 1 or COMP2121 in Semester 2 for the Computer Science Stream.

Year 2 - Semester 2

SITS Diet Block/TypeCPUnit of Study/Unit Block
Core
6COMP2907: Algorithms and Complexity (Advanced)


Note:  This unit is discontinued from 2018. Please complete a unit from Maths Units for IT, Level 1000-2000 Recommended Units, IT Stream Units or other units in this semester instead.

Please note: if you have not yet completed COMP2907, you must select COMP3927 in the next semester as an alternative core unit.
Core
6INFO2110: Systems Analysis and Modelling


Note:  This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is ISYS2120.
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12Select from
Maths Units for IT
Level 1000-2000 Recommended Units
IT Stream Units
or other units.

Note:  At least 6 credit points of Level 2000 Maths Units and 6 credit points of Level 2000 Stream Units must be taken across the year as a whole.

Year 3 - Semester 1

SITS Diet Block/TypeCPUnit of Study/Unit Block
Core
6INFO3402: Management of IT Projects and Systems


Note:  This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is INFO3333.
6Select from
INFO3220: Object Oriented Design
ISYS3401: Information Technology Evaluation


Note:  In the Computer Science stream, choose INFO3220. In the Information Systems stream: choose ISYS3401.
List
12Select from
Level 3000 Recommended Units
IT Stream Units
or other units.

Note:   If you have not yet completed COMP2007, you must select COMP3027/COMP3927 in this semester as an alternative core unit.

BCST (Advanced) students must take 42 credit points of Level 3000 units in Year 3: INFO3402/INFO3333 (6 credit points) plus INFO3600 (12 credit points) plus another 24 credit points of Level 3000 Stream and/or Recommended Units, including 18 credit points of units for their specified stream.

- Computer Science stream: INFO3220 (6 credit points) plus 12 credit points from COMP3109, COMP3308, COMP3419, COMP3520, COMP3530 and/or COMP3608.

Please note: COMP3109 and COMP3530 are discontinued from 2018.

- Information Systems stream: ISYS3401 (6 credit points) plus 12 credit points from INFO3220, INFO3315, INFO3404, INFO3504, DATA3404 or INFO3406.

Please note: INFO3404 and INFO3504 are discontinued from 2018.


Year 3 - Semester 2

SITS Diet Block/TypeCPUnit of Study/Unit Block
Core
12INFO3600: Major Development Project (Advanced)
List
12Select from
Level 3000 Recommended Units
IT Stream Units
or other units.

1. Computer Science stream

Type CP CP From
6 Select from COMP2022: Programming Languages, Logic and Models
COMP2121: Principles of Distributed Systems and Networks


Note: Choose at least one of these units in Year 2.
6 Select from INFO3220: Object Oriented Design


Note: This unit is completed in Year 3, Semester 1.
12 Select from COMP3109: Programming Languages and Paradigms
COMP3308: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
COMP3419: Graphics and Multimedia
COMP3520: Operating Systems Internals
COMP3530: Discrete Optimization
COMP3608: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (Adv)


Note: Two units (12 credit points) must be taken.
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Note: The Computer Science stream of the Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology BCST (Advanced) requires completion of the following stream units across Years 2 and 3 of the degree (in addition to the 90 credit points of common core and recommended IT units, and 30 credit points of electives, required in both BCST streams).

1) 6 credit points of Level 2000 Stream units taken in Year 2. Either COMP2022 Formal Languages & Logic (Semester 1 - 6 CP) or COMP2121 Principles of Distributed Systems and Networks (Semester 1 - 6 CP).

2) 18 credit points of Level 3000 Stream units taken in Year 3, comprising:

- - INFO3220 (6 credit points, Semester 1) plus

- - 12 credit points selected from COMP3109, COMP3308, COMP3419, COMP3520, COMP3530, and/ or COMP3608.

2. Information Systems stream

Type CP CP From
6 Select from ISYS2140: Information Systems


Note: This unit is completed in Year 2, Semester 1.
6 Select from ISYS3401: Information Technology Evaluation


Note: This unit is taken in Year 3, Semester 1.
12 Select from INFO3220: Object Oriented Design
INFO3315: Human-Computer Interaction
INFO3404: Database Systems 2
INFO3406: Introduction to Data Analytics
INFO3504: Database Systems 2 (Adv)


Note: Choose two units (12 credit points) from these.
View complete Program Structure

Note: The Information Systems stream of the Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology BCST (Advanced) requires completion of the following stream units across Years 2 and 3 of the degree (in addition to the 90 credit points of common core and recommended IT units, and 30 credit points of electives, required in both BCST streams).

1) 6 credit points from ISYS2140 Informations Systems, taken in Year 2, Semester 1.

2) 18 credit points of Level 3000 Stream units taken in Year 3, comprising:

- - ISYS3401 (6 credits) in Semester 1

- - 12 credit points selected from INFO3220, INFO3315, INFO3404, INFO3406 and/or INFO3504.

3. Computer Science/Information Systems double stream

Type CP CP From
6 Select from ISYS2140: Information Systems


Note: Taken in Year 2, Semester 1.
12 Select from COMP2022: Programming Languages, Logic and Models
COMP2121: Principles of Distributed Systems and Networks


Note: Either COMP2022 (Semester 1) or COMP21221 (Semester 2) must taken in Year 2, along with ISYS2140.
12 Select from INFO3220: Object Oriented Design
ISYS3401: Information Technology Evaluation


Note: Both of these units must be taken.
24 Select from Unit Block IT Stream Units


Note: Select 12 cp from COMP3109, COMP3308, COMP3419, COMP3520, COMP3530, COMP3608 for the Computer Science stream and 12 cp from INFO3220, INFO3315, INFO3404, INFO3406, INFO3504 for the Information Systems stream.
View complete Program Structure

Note: The Computer Science/Information Systems double stream in the BCST (Advanced) requires completion of the following stream units across Years 2 and 3 of the degree (in addition to the 96 credit points of common core IT units and electives required for the rest of the degree).

1) 12 credit points of Level 2000 Stream Units, taken in Year 2, including ISYS2140 Informations Systems (6 CP taken in Semester 1) plus either COMP2022 in Semester 1 or COMP2121 in Semester 2.

2) 36 credit points of Level 3000 Stream units, taken in Year 3, comprising:

- - 12 credit points from mandatory units INFO3220 (Computer Science stream) and ISYS3401 (Information Systems stream), taken in Semester 1.

- - 12 credit points from Computer Science recommended units COMP3109, COMP3308, COMP3419, COMP3520, COMP3530, and/or COMP3608.

- - 12 credit points from Information Systems recommended units INFO3220, INFO3315, INFO3404 (or INFO3504) and/or INFO3406.

Block 1 - BSCT(Adv) Core Units (Min CP: 66) (Max CP: 66)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
COMP2007 Algorithms and Complexity 6 Semester 2
COMP2017 Systems Programming 6 Semester 1
COMP2123 Data Structures & Algorithms 6 Semester 1
COMP2129 Operating Systems and Machine Principles 6 Semester 1
COMP2907 Algorithms and Complexity (Advanced) 6 Semester 2
COMP3027 Algorithm Design 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP3927 Algorithm Design (Adv) 6 Semester 1
ELEC1601 Introduction to Computer Systems 6 Semester 2
ENGG1805 Professional Engineering and IT 6 Semester 1
INFO1103 Introduction to Programming 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO1105 Data Structures 6 Semester 2
Summer Early
Summer Main
INFO1110 Introduction to Programming 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO1111 Computing 1A Professionalism 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO1113 Object-Oriented Programming 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
INFO1905 Data Structures (Advanced) 6 Semester 2
INFO2110 Systems Analysis and Modelling 6 Semester 2
INFO2120 Database Systems 1 6 Semester 1
INFO2820 Database Systems 1 (Advanced) 6 Semester 1
INFO3333 Computing 3 Management 6 Semester 1
INFO3402 Management of IT Projects and Systems 6 Semester 1
ISYS2110 Analysis & Design of Web Information Systems 6 Semester 1
ISYS2120 Data & Information Management 6 Semester 2

Note: Students are expected to complete ELEC1601, ENGG1805/INFO1111, INFO1103/(INFO1110+INFO1113), INFO1105/COMP2123, COMP2129/COMP2017, INFO2110/ISYS2110, INFO2820/ISYS2120, COMP2907/COMP3927, INFO3402/INFO3333 and INFO3600 as core units.

INFO1905/COMP2823 may be taken as advanced alternatives to INFO1105/COMP2123.

Block 2 - Maths Units for IT (Min CP: 18,Max CP: 36)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
MATH1001 Differential Calculus 3 Semester 1
Summer Main
MATH1002 Linear Algebra 3 Semester 1
Summer Main
MATH1003 Integral Calculus and Modelling 3 Semester 2
Summer Main
MATH1004 Discrete Mathematics 3 Semester 2
Summer Main
MATH1005 Statistics 3 Semester 2
Summer Main
MATH1021 Calculus of One Variable 3 Semester 1
Semester 2
MATH1023 Multivariable Calculus and Modelling 3 Semester 1
Semester 2
MATH1901 Differential Calculus (Advanced) 3 Semester 1
MATH1902 Linear Algebra (Advanced) 3 Semester 1
MATH1903 Integral Calculus and Modelling Advanced 3 Semester 2
MATH1905 Statistics (Advanced) 3 Semester 2
MATH1921 Calculus of One Variable (Adv) 3 Semester 1
MATH1923 Multivariable Calculus and Modelling (Adv) 3 Semester 2
MATH2061 Linear Mathematics and Vector Calculus 6 Semester 1
Summer Main
MATH2063 Math Computing and Nonlinear Systems 6 Semester 1
MATH2065 Partial Differential Equations (Intro) 6 Semester 2
Summer Main
MATH2068 Number Theory and Cryptography 6 Semester 2
MATH2069 Discrete Mathematics and Graph Theory 6 Semester 1
MATH2070 Optimisation and Financial Mathematics 6 Semester 2
STAT2012 Statistical Tests 6 Semester 2
STAT2912 Statistical Tests (Advanced) 6 Semester 2

Note: A minimum of 18 credit points is required with:

- - at least 12 credit points Maths or Stats units at Level 1000, and

- - at least 6 credit points at Level 2000.

Recommended units at Level 1000 are MATH1001/MATH1021 (3 cp), MATH1002 (3 cp), MATH1003/MATH1023 (3 cp), MATH1005 (3 cp). At Level 2000, MATH2069, MATH2063, STAT2012 and/or STAT2912 are recommended for Computer Science stream students. STAT2012 and/or STAT2912 are recommended for Information Systems stream students. Additional Maths or Stats units may be taken depending on availability. See Science Faculty handbook for details of available MATH and STAT units at http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks

Block 3 - Level 1000-2000 Recommended Units (Max CP: 30)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
BUSS1001 Understanding Business 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Late
BUSS1002 The Business Environment 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
DATA1002 Informatics: Data and Computation 6 Semester 2
ELEC1103 Fundamentals of Electrical and Electronic Engineering 6 Semester 1
INFO1003 Foundations of Information Technology 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO1903 Informatics (Advanced) 6 Semester 1
INFO2150 Introduction to Health Data Science 6 Semester 2
INFO2315 Introduction to IT Security 6 Semester 2
INFS2020 Business Process Modelling & Improvement 6 Semester 2
INFS3040 Enterprise Systems & Integrated Business 6 Semester 1
PHIL1012 Introductory Logic 6 Semester 2

Note: Recommended Units also include all Level 2000 COMP, INFO, ISYS unit and ELEC units. See Faculty of Engineering/IT Unit of Study page at http://cusp.sydney.edu.au/students/view-units-page/did/742 for full list of COMP, INFO, ISYS and ELEC units of study.

Up to 30 credit points may be completed from these units.

Block 4 - Level 3000 Recommended Units (Max CP: 12)

Note: This collection is intended to cover Level 3000 Recommended IT units that are outside of your selected stream (Computer Science or Information Technology. All Level 3000 COMP, INFO, ISYS unit and ELEC units may be selected as Recommended IT Units. Students in BCST (Advanced) may take also take Recommended units from fourth year BIT (including Level 5000 COMP, INFO, ISYS unit and ELEC units), with Special Permission from the School of IT.

Overall, 24 credit points of Level 3000 IT (or above) electives must be taken for the BCST (Advanced), including a minimum of 18 credit points from Level 3000 units in the your selected stream. If you are only doing the minimum number of Level 3000 units within your stream (18 credit points, or three units), you will need to select at least 6 credit points (one extra unit) from the units of study here.

See IT Stream Units list below for units within your stream.

See Faculty of Engineering/IT Unit of Study page at http://cusp.sydney.edu.au/students/view-units-page/did/742 for full list of COMP, INFO, ISYS and ELEC units of study.

Block 5 - Other Electives for IT Degrees (Max CP: 30)

Note: Electives may be chosen from Level 1, 2 or 3 ENGG units, Level 2 or 3 PMGT units or any Level 1, 2 or 3 unit in Architecture, Arts, Business, Science , Health Sciences or Bioscience. Up to 30 credit points may be taken from these units.

Block 6 - IT Stream Units (Min CP: 24,Max CP: 66)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
COMP2022 Programming Languages, Logic and Models 6 Semester 2
COMP3221 Distributed Systems 6 Semester 1
COMP3308 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence 6 Semester 1
COMP3419 Graphics and Multimedia 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP3520 Operating Systems Internals 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP3608 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (Adv) 6 Semester 1
COMP3615 Computer Science Project 6 Semester 2
DATA3404 Data Science Platforms 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO3220 Object Oriented Design 6 Semester 1
INFO3315 Human-Computer Interaction 6 Semester 2
INFO3406 Introduction to Data Analytics 6 Semester 2
ISYS2160 Information Systems in the Internet Age 6 Semester 2
ISYS3400 Information Systems Project 6 Semester 2
ISYS3401 Information Technology Evaluation 6 Semester 1
ISYS3402 Decision Analytics & Support Systems [Not available in 2019] 6 Semester 1
Semester 2

Note: Completion of a stream is a requirement of the course. Candidates have the option of completing up to two streams. The streams available are: (a) Computer Science and (b) Information Systems. Each stream requires 24 credit points for the BCST (Advanced).

The Information Systems stream requires ISYS2140 in Year 2 plus ISYS3401 Year 3, and two units (12 credit points) from Information Systems units INFO3220, INFO3315, DATA3404, ISYS3402 and/or INFO3406.

The Computer Science stream requires either COMP2022 or COMP2121 in Year 2, then INFO3220 in Year 3, and 12 credit points from Computer Science units COMP3308, COMP3419, COMP3520, and/or COMP3608.

Course: Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology (Advanced) (2016)
CP Required: 144
Min FT Duration: 3.00 Years
Min PT Duration: N/A
Faculty/School: Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies
Years Offered: 2017, 2016, 2015
Requirements: To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology, a candidate must successfully complete 144 credit points, comprising:

(a) at least 114 credit points from core and recommended elective units;

(b) 18 credit points of selected Mathematics and Statistics units, with at least six credit points at 2000-level or above;

(c) a maximum of 30 credit points of elective units of study;

(d) units required for either a Computer Science stream or an Information Systems stream, as shown in the units of study tables for this course;

(e) and ensuring (i) no more than 72 credit points in junior (1000-level) units of study; and (ii) at least 42 credit points in 3000-level or above.

Advanced degree

To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology (Advanced), a candidate must successfully complete 144 credit points specified for the Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology above, with the following additional requirements:

(a) a minimum of 12 credit points of 2000-level core and recommended elective units are at the Advanced level; and

(b) a minimum of 12 credit points of 3000-level core and recommended elective units are at the Advanced level.

Streams

Completion of a stream is a requirement of the course. Candidates have the option of completing up to two streams. Candidates must follow the progression of study as prescribed by the table of units of study for the stream. Units of study counted towards one stream may not count toward any other stream completed. The streams available are: (a) Computer Science and (b) Information Systems.

See Pathways section of this outline for the units presecribed for each stream. See Semesters section for recommended enrolment sequence.

Course Resolutions

The Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology and Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology(Advanced) are governed by the course resolutions of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies, available at http://cusp.sydney.edu.au/resolutions/infotech2012/
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