Faculty of Engineering

School of Computer Science

Bachelor of Advanced Computing/Bachelor of Science (Medical Science) (2023)


Note: This course version applies only to students first enrolling in 2023.
WARNING: This course version is currently under review and is subject to change.


1. Overview

Course: Bachelor of Advanced Computing/Bachelor of Science (Medical Science) (2023)
CP Required: 240
Min FT Duration: 5.00 Years
Min PT Duration: N/A
Faculty/School: School of Computer Science
Years Offered: 2024, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018

2. Requirements

Award requirements

Bachelor of Advanced Computing/Bachelor of Science

To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Advanced Computing / Bachelor of Science a candidate must complete 240 credit points comprising:

(a) 96 credit points of core units as specified in Table A for the Bachelor of Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Computing;

(b) An Information Technology Major (48 credit points) from Table A for the Bachelor of Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Computing;

(c) At least 12cp of 4000-level or higher IT electives from Table A

(d) Degree Core: 12 credit points of mathematics degree core units of study as set out in Table A for the Bachelor of Science (students may count the units from their major(s) or minor(s) to fulfil this requirement); and 12 credit points of 1000-level science elective units of study (excluding units listed as Mathematics degree core) as set out in Table A (students may count the units from their major(s) or minor(s) to fulfil this requirement); and

(e) A Science Major (48 credit points) or a 3-year program with an embedded major from Table A for the Bachelor of Science, and which is different from the major completed to satisfy requirements (note: candidates taking Computational Data Science to fulfil BAdvComp requirements may not take Data Science again to fulfil requirements for the second major specified in this clause);

(f) If enrolled in a stream, requirements for the stream as specified in Table A for the Bachelor of Science or Table S.

(g) 12 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as listed in Table O;

(h) Where appropriate, additional elective units as required from Table A for the Bachelor of Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Computing, Table A for the Bachelor of Science and Table S.

Streams

The available streams in the Bachelor of Advanced Computing are:

• Dalyell

Achievement of the Dalyell stream requires:

(i) Completion of 12 credit points of Dalyell units as set out in Table S

(ii) Admission on the basis of ATAR or first year WAM as determined by the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies

(iii) Maintenance of the required WAM as determined by the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies

Majors

(a) Completion of a major (the Information Technology Major) from Table A for the Bachelor of Computing/Bachelor of Advanced Computing is a requirement for the Bachelor of Advanced Computing/Bachelor of Science.

Available majors are:

• Computer Science

• Computational Data Science

• Cybersecurity

• Software Development

(b) Completion of a major (the Science Major) or a program which contains a major (the Science Program) from Table A for the Bachelor of Science is a requirement for the Bachelor of Advanced Computing/ Bachelor of Science. The Science Major must not be the same as the Information Technology Major completed. Students taking an Information Technology Major in Computational Data Science may not take a Table A major for the Bachelor of Science or Table S Major in Data Science. The majors and programs available and requirements for completing the majors and programs are as specified in Table A for the Bachelor of Science.

Minors

The available minors in this course are:

• Computer Science

• Computational Data Science

• Cybersecurity

• Software Development

Requirements for the minors are listed below.

Honours

Entry into the Honours pathway is via application. Admission to the program requires a WAM of at least 65 and completion of at least one Table A major.

To be eligible for the award of Honours in the Bachelor of Advanced Computing, students must complete the Honours pathway comprising 24 credit points of research-related units.

3. Semesters

Year 1 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
6 Select from MEDS1001: Human Biology
3 Select from MATH1021: Calculus of One Variable
3 Select from MATH1002: Linear Algebra
6 Select from INFO1110: Introduction to Programming
6 Select from INFO1111: Computing 1A Professionalism

Note: From 2024, 3cp Math units are replaced by new 6cp units MATH1061 and MATH1062. Students who have not yet completed all 3cp Math units can use this interactive tool on Canvas for enrolment advice: https://canvas.sydney.edu.au/courses/2806/pages/mathematics-changes-in-2024

Year 1 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
6 Select from MATH1064: Discrete Mathematics for Computation
6 Select from INFO1112: Computing 1B OS & Network Platforms
6 Select from ELEC1601: Introduction to Computer Systems
6 Select from INFO1113: Object-Oriented Programming

Year 2 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
6 Select from CHEM1111: Chemistry 1A
6 Select from Unit Block:
IT Major Units
6 Select from COMP2123: Data Structures & Algorithms
6 Select from DATA1001: Foundations of Data Science

Note: COMP2123 may be replaced by advanced unit COMP2823. CHEM1111 may be replaced by advanced unit CHEM1911.

Year 2 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
6 Select from Unit Block:
IT Major Units
6 Select from BIOL1007: From Molecules to Ecosystems
6 Select from Unit Block:
IT Major Units
6 Select from SOFT2412: Agile Software Development Practices

Year 3 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
6 Select from MEDS2003: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
6 Select from MEDS2002: Key Concepts in Pharmacology
6 Select from MEDS2001: Key Concepts in Physiology
6 Select from INFO2222: Computing 2 Usability and Security

Year 3 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
6 Select from MEDS2005: Human Anatomy and Histology
6 Select from MEDS2004: Microbes, Infection and Immunity
6 Select from Unit Block:
IT Major Units
6 Select from ISYS2120: Data & Information Management

Year 4 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
6 Select from MEDS3888: Medical Science Interdisciplinary Project
6 Select from Unit Block:
IT Major Units
6 Select from INFO3333: Computing 3 Management
6 Select from Unit Block:
Science Units


Note: For the Bachelor of Science (Medical Science) component, students are required to complete 12 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as listed in Table O.

Year 4 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
List
6 Select from Unit Blocks:
Table A Electives
Science Units


Note: As there are 12cp worth of units that can count to either the IT or Science requirements of the combined degree, students can choose to select up to 12cp of electives from either IT or Science, or a combination of both.

Students must be sure they will complete the requirements of the Science side of the degree if they want to choose any IT elective units.
6 Select from Unit Block:
Science Units


Note: 3000-level Medical Science selective
6 Select from Unit Block:
Table A Electives
6 Select from Unit Block:
Science Units


Note: For the Bachelor of Science (Medical Science) component, students are required to complete 12 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as listed in Table O.

Year 5 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
6 Select from Unit Block:
Science Units


Note: 3000-level Medical Science selective
6 Select from Unit Block:
Adv. Electives
6 Select from INFO4001: Thesis A
6 Select from INFO4444: Computing 4 Innovation

Note: Students in the Honours pathway take INFO4911 and INFO4912 in place of INFO4001 and INFO4002, and INFO4990 in place of INFO4444. INFO4913 counts in place of a 4000+ level elective.

Entry into the Honours pathway is via application only.

Year 5 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
6 Select from Unit Block:
Science Units


Note: 3000-level Medical Science selective
List
6 Select from Unit Blocks:
Table A Electives
Science Units


Note: As there are 12cp worth of units that can count to either the IT or Science requirements of the combined degree, students can choose to select up to 12cp of electives from either IT or Science, or a combination of both.

Students must be sure they will complete the requirements of the Science side of the degree if they want to choose any IT elective units.
6 Select from Unit Block:
Adv. Electives
6 Select from INFO4002: Thesis B

Note: Students in the Honours pathway take INFO4911 and INFO4912 in place of INFO4001 and INFO4002, and INFO4990 in place of INFO4444. INFO4913 counts in place of a 4000+ level elective.

Entry into the Honours pathway is via application only.

4. Pathways

Honours Pathway

Type CP CP From
Core
6 INFO4911: CS Research Thesis A
Core
6 INFO4912: CS Research Thesis B
Core
6 INFO4913: CS Research Thesis C
Core
6 INFO4990: IT Research Methods

Note: Students in the Honours pathway take INFO4911 and INFO4912 in place of INFO4001 and INFO4002, and INFO4990 in place of INFO4444. INFO4913 counts in place of a 4000+ level elective.

Entry into the Honours pathway is via application only.

Major in Computational Data Science

Type CP CP From
6 Select from COMP2123: Data Structures & Algorithms
12 Select from COMP3027: Algorithm Design
COMP3308: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
DATA3404: Scalable Data Management
DATA3406: Human-in-the-Loop Data Analytics


Note: Two units from this block to be taken in Semester 1 and/or Semester 2 of Year 3
6 Select from DATA1001: Foundations of Data Science
6 Select from INFO1110: Introduction to Programming
6 Select from DATA2001: Data Science: Big Data and Data Diversity
6 Select from DATA2002: Data Analytics: Learning from Data
6 Select from DATA3888: Data Science Capstone

Note: Achievement of a minor in Computational Data Science requires 36 credit points from this table including:

(i) 2 1000-level core units DATA1001 and INFO1110.

(ii) 3 2000-level core units COMP2123, DATA2001 and DATA2002.

(iii) 1 3000-level selective unit from INFO3406 and COMP3308.

Major in Computer Science

Type CP CP From
6 Select from INFO1113: Object-Oriented Programming
6 Select from COMP2123: Data Structures & Algorithms


Note: COMP2123 may be replaced by advanced unit COMP2823.
6 Select from COMP3221: Distributed Systems
COMP3308: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
COMP3419: Graphics and Multimedia
COMP3520: Operating Systems Internals


Note: One unit from this block to be taken in Semester 1 or Semester 2 of Year 3
6 Select from INFO1110: Introduction to Programming
6 Select from COMP3027: Algorithm Design
6 Select from COMP2017: Systems Programming
6 Select from COMP2022: Models of Computation
6 Select from COMP3888: Computer Science Project

Note: Achievement of a minor in Computer Science requires 36 credit points from this table including:

(i) 2 1000-level core units INFO1110 and INFO1113.

(ii) 3 2000-level core units COMP2123, COMP2017 and COMP2022.

(iii) 1 3000-level selective unit from COMP3221 or COMP3419.

Major in Cybersecurity

Type CP CP From
6 Select from ISYS2120: Data & Information Management
6 Select from INFO1110: Introduction to Programming
6 Select from INFO1113: Object-Oriented Programming
6 Select from ISYS3402: Decision Analytics & Support Systems [not running in 2019]
6 Select from ISYS2160: Information Systems in the Internet Age
6 Select from ISYS3401: Information Technology Evaluation
6 Select from ISYS2110: Analysis & Design of Web Information Systems
6 Select from ISYS3888: Information Systems Project

Note: Achievement of a minor in Cybersecurity requires 36 credit points from this table including:

(i) 2 1000-level core units INFO1110 and INFO1113.

(ii) 2 2000-level core units COMP2017 and ISYS2120.

(iii) 2 3000-level core unit from CSEC3616 and ELEC3506.

Major in Software Development

Type CP CP From
6 Select from INFO1113: Object-Oriented Programming
6 Select from SOFT2412: Agile Software Development Practices
6 Select from COMP2123: Data Structures & Algorithms


Note: COMP2123 may be replaced by advanced unit COMP2823.
6 Select from INFO1110: Introduction to Programming
6 Select from SOFT3202: Software Construction and Design 2
6 Select from SOFT2201: Software Construction and Design 1
6 Select from SOFT3888: Software Development Project
6 Select from INFO3315: Human-Computer Interaction

Note: Achievement of a minor in Software Development requires 36 credit points from this table including:

(i) 2 1000-level core units INFO1103 and INFO1113.

(ii) 3 2000-level core units COMP2123, SOFT2412 and SOFT2201.

(iii) 1 3000-level selective unit from INFO3315 and SOFT3202.

5. Unit Blocks

Block 1 - Core (Min CP: 96,Max CP: 96)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
COMP2123 Data Structures & Algorithms 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
DATA1001 Foundations of Data Science 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
ELEC1601 Introduction to Computer Systems 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO1110 Introduction to Programming 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO1111 Computing 1A Professionalism 6 Semester 1
INFO1112 Computing 1B OS & Network Platforms 6 Semester 2
INFO1113 Object-Oriented Programming 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO2222 Computing 2 Usability and Security 6 Semester 1
INFO3333 Computing 3 Management 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO4001 Thesis A 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO4002 Thesis B 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO4444 Computing 4 Innovation 6 Semester 1
ISYS2120 Data & Information Management 6 Semester 2
MATH1002 Linear Algebra 3 Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
MATH1021 Calculus of One Variable 3 Semester 1
Semester 2
MATH1064 Discrete Mathematics for Computation 6 Semester 2
SOFT2412 Agile Software Development Practices 6 Semester 2

Block 2 - Adv. Electives

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
COMP4216 Mobile Computing 6 Semester 2
COMP4270 Randomised and Advanced Algorithms 6 Semester 2
COMP4313 Large Scale Networks 6 Semester 1
COMP4318 Machine Learning and Data Mining 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP4328 Advanced Machine Learning 6 Semester 2
COMP4329 Deep Learning 6 Semester 1
COMP4338 Advanced Data Models 6 Semester 2
COMP4347 Web Application Development 6 Semester 1
COMP4348 Enterprise Scale Software Architecture 6 Semester 2
COMP4349 Cloud Computing 6 Semester 1
COMP4405 Digital Media Computing 6 Semester 1
COMP4415 Multimedia Design and Authoring 6 Semester 2
COMP4416 Advanced Network Technologies 6 Semester 2
COMP4424 Information Technology in Biomedicine 6 Semester 1
COMP4425 Multimedia Retrieval 6 Semester 1
COMP4426 Parallel and Distributed Computing 6 Semester 1
COMP4427 Usability Engineering 6 Semester 1
COMP4445 Computational Geometry 6 Semester 1
COMP4446 Natural Language Processing 6 Semester 1
COMP4447 Pervasive Computing 6 Semester 2
COMP4448 Visual Analytics 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP4530 Discrete Optimisation 6 Semester 2
COMP4617 Empirical Security Analysis and Engineering 6 Semester 2
COMP4618 Applied Cybersecurity 6 Semester 2
DATA4207 Data Analysis in the Social Sciences 6 Semester 1
ELEC5306 Video Intelligence and Compression 6 Semester 1
ELEC5307 Advanced Signal Processing with Deep Learning 6 Semester 2
ELEC5508 Wireless Engineering 6 Semester 2
ELEC5509 Mobile Networks 6 Semester 1
ELEC5514 IoT Wireless Sensing and Networking 6 Semester 2
ELEC5616 Computer and Network Security 6 Semester 1
ELEC5618 Software Quality Engineering 6 Semester 1
ELEC5619 Object Oriented Application Frameworks 6 Semester 2
ELEC5620 Model Based Software Engineering 6 Semester 2
HTIN4003 Health Technology Evaluation 6 Semester 2
HTIN4005 Applied Healthcare Data Science 6 Semester 2
HTIN4006 Foundations of Healthcare Data Science 6 Semester 1
INFO4406 Enterprise Healthcare Information Systems 6 Semester 2
INFO4491 Services Science Management and Engineering 6 Semester 2
ISYS4050 Knowledge Management Systems 6 Semester 1
ISYS5070 Change Management in IT 6 Int January
Int July

Block 3 - Table A Electives

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
COMP2017 Systems Programming 6 Semester 1
COMP2022 Models of Computation 6 Semester 2
COMP2922 Models of Computation (Adv) 6 Semester 2
COMP3027 Algorithm Design 6 Semester 1
COMP3221 Distributed Systems 6 Semester 1
COMP3308 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence 6 Semester 1
COMP3419 Graphics and Multimedia 6 Semester 2
COMP3520 Operating Systems Internals 6 Semester 2
COMP3608 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (Adv) 6 Semester 1
COMP3888 Computer Science Project 6 Semester 2
COMP3927 Algorithm Design (Adv) 6 Semester 1
COMP3988 Computer Science Project (Advanced) 6 Semester 2
DATA2001 Data Science: Big Data and Data Diversity 6 Semester 1
DATA2002 Data Analytics: Learning from Data 6 Semester 2
DATA2901 Big Data and Data Diversity (Advanced) 6 Semester 1
DATA3404 Scalable Data Management 6 Semester 1
DATA3406 Human-in-the-Loop Data Analytics 6 Semester 2
DATA3888 Data Science Capstone 6 Semester 1
INFO1911 IT Special Project 1A 6 Semester 1
Int July
INFO1912 IT Special Project 1B 6 Semester 2
Int July
INFO2150 Introduction to Health Data Science 6 Semester 2
INFO2911 IT Special Project 2A 6 Semester 1
Int July
INFO2912 IT Special Project 2B 6 Semester 2
Int July
INFO3315 Human-Computer Interaction 6 Semester 2
INFO3616 Principles of Security and Security Engineering 6 Semester 2
INFO3911 IT Special Project 3A 6 Semester 1
Int July
INFO3912 IT Special Project 3B 6 Semester 2
Int July
INFO4911 CS Research Thesis A 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO4912 CS Research Thesis B 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO4913 CS Research Thesis C 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO4990 IT Research Methods 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
ISYS2110 Analysis & Design of Web Information Systems 6 Semester 1
ISYS2160 Information Systems in the Internet Age 6 Semester 2
ISYS3401 Information Technology Evaluation 6 Semester 1
ISYS3402 Decision Analytics & Support Systems [not running in 2019] 6 Semester 2
ISYS3888 Information Systems Project 6 Semester 2
SOFT2201 Software Construction and Design 1 6 Semester 2
SOFT3202 Software Construction and Design 2 6 Semester 1
SOFT3410 Concurrency for Software Development 6 Semester 2
SOFT3888 Software Development Project 6 Semester 2

Block 4 - Required for Computer Science Major

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
COMP2017 Systems Programming 6 Semester 1
COMP2022 Models of Computation 6 Semester 2
COMP3027 Algorithm Design 6 Semester 1
COMP3221 Distributed Systems 6 Semester 1
COMP3308 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence 6 Semester 1
COMP3419 Graphics and Multimedia 6 Semester 2
COMP3520 Operating Systems Internals 6 Semester 2
COMP3888 Computer Science Project 6 Semester 2

Note: COMP2823, COMP2922, COMP3608 and COMP3988 may be taken as advanced alternatives to COMP2123, COMP2022, COMP3308 and COMP3888 respectively.

Block 5 - Required for Cybersecurity Major

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
COMP2017 Systems Programming 6 Semester 1
COMP3221 Distributed Systems 6 Semester 1
CSEC3616 Cybersecurity Engineering 6 Semester 2
CSEC3888 Cybersecurity Project 6 Semester 2
ELEC3506 Communications Networks 6 Semester 2
ISYS2120 Data & Information Management 6 Semester 2

Block 6 - Required for Software Development Major

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
INFO3315 Human-Computer Interaction 6 Semester 2
SOFT2201 Software Construction and Design 1 6 Semester 2
SOFT2412 Agile Software Development Practices 6 Semester 2
SOFT3202 Software Construction and Design 2 6 Semester 1
SOFT3888 Software Development Project 6 Semester 2

Block 7 - Required for Computational Data Science Major

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
COMP3027 Algorithm Design 6 Semester 1
COMP3308 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence 6 Semester 1
DATA2001 Data Science: Big Data and Data Diversity 6 Semester 1
DATA2002 Data Analytics: Learning from Data 6 Semester 2
DATA2901 Big Data and Data Diversity (Advanced) 6 Semester 1
DATA3404 Scalable Data Management 6 Semester 1
DATA3406 Human-in-the-Loop Data Analytics 6 Semester 2
DATA3888 Data Science Capstone 6 Semester 1

Note: COMP3927 and COMP3608 may be taken as advanced alternatives to COMP3027 and COMP3308 respectively

Block 8 - Medical Science Stream Core (Min CP: 54,Max CP: 54)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
BIOL1007 From Molecules to Ecosystems 6 Semester 2
CHEM1111 Chemistry 1A 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Int January
MEDS1001 Human Biology 6 Semester 1
MEDS2001 Key Concepts in Physiology 6 Semester 1
MEDS2002 Key Concepts in Pharmacology 6 Semester 1
MEDS2003 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 6 Semester 1
MEDS2004 Microbes, Infection and Immunity 6 Semester 2
MEDS2005 Human Anatomy and Histology 6 Semester 2
MEDS3888 Medical Science Interdisciplinary Project 6 Semester 2

Block 9 - Science Units (Min CP: 30,Max CP: 42)

Note: Candidates must complete 96 credit points of Science (Medical Science stream) study, including:

- 54cp core units

- 18cp 3000-level selective units

- 12 credit points of OLEs

- Elective units as required

Math and Chem units taken as part of the Engineering component may be counted towards the 96 cp total. See Science faculty handbook for list of Science units and majors: http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/science/

Block 10 - IT Major Units

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
COMP2017 Systems Programming 6 Semester 1
COMP2022 Models of Computation 6 Semester 2
COMP3027 Algorithm Design 6 Semester 1
COMP3221 Distributed Systems 6 Semester 1
COMP3308 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence 6 Semester 1
COMP3419 Graphics and Multimedia 6 Semester 2
COMP3520 Operating Systems Internals 6 Semester 2
COMP3888 Computer Science Project 6 Semester 2
COMP3988 Computer Science Project (Advanced) 6 Semester 2
DATA2001 Data Science: Big Data and Data Diversity 6 Semester 1
DATA2002 Data Analytics: Learning from Data 6 Semester 2
DATA2901 Big Data and Data Diversity (Advanced) 6 Semester 1
DATA3404 Scalable Data Management 6 Semester 1
DATA3406 Human-in-the-Loop Data Analytics 6 Semester 2
DATA3888 Data Science Capstone 6 Semester 1
ISYS2110 Analysis & Design of Web Information Systems 6 Semester 1
ISYS2120 Data & Information Management 6 Semester 2
ISYS2160 Information Systems in the Internet Age 6 Semester 2
ISYS3401 Information Technology Evaluation 6 Semester 1
ISYS3402 Decision Analytics & Support Systems [not running in 2019] 6 Semester 2
ISYS3888 Information Systems Project 6 Semester 2
SOFT2201 Software Construction and Design 1 6 Semester 2
SOFT2412 Agile Software Development Practices 6 Semester 2
SOFT3202 Software Construction and Design 2 6 Semester 1
SOFT3410 Concurrency for Software Development 6 Semester 2
SOFT3888 Software Development Project 6 Semester 2

Block 11 - Honours Pathway core units (Min CP: 24,Max CP: 24)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
INFO4911 CS Research Thesis A 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO4912 CS Research Thesis B 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO4913 CS Research Thesis C 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO4990 IT Research Methods 6 Semester 1
Semester 2

Note: Students in the Honours pathway take INFO4911 and INFO4912 in place of INFO4001 and INFO4002, and INFO4990 in place of INFO4444. INFO4913 counts in place of a 4000+ level elective.