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Bachelor of Computing (Honours)

A single one year undergraduate award offered by the ANU College of Engineering Computing & Cybernetics

  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan HCOMP
  • Post Nominal BComp(Hons)
  • CRICOS code 112693A
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Computer Science
  • STEM Program
  • Academic contact
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan HCOMP
  • Post Nominal BComp(Hons)
  • CRICOS code 112693A
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Computer Science
  • STEM Program
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

Bachelor of Computing (Honours) requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

30 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

COMP4450 Computing Research Methods

COMP4550 Computing Research Project which must be completed twice in consecutive semesters (12+12 units)

18 units from completion of further 4000-level COMP courses excluding project courses (COMP4500, COMP4820, COMP4800)

HONS4700 Final Honours Grade will be used to calculate the Class of Honours and the Mark. It will be calculated using the formula: S (mark x units) / S units, giving NCN and WN a nominal mark of zero

Capstone Courses


Elective Study

Once you have met the program requirements of your degree, you may have enough electives to complete an additional elective majorminor or specialisation.

Admission Requirements

At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to ANU is on a competitive basis as the number of places available in a program is limited. Admission to Honours is also subject to supervisory capacity and approval from the relevant Delegated Authority within the Academic College.

An AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree or equivalent, completed within the last two years, in a cognate discipline, and with a weighted average mark equivalent to an ANU 70 per cent calculated from the 36 units (i.e., 0.75 EFTSL) of courses in cognate disciplines, excluding 1000-level courses (i.e., introductory undergraduate courses), with the highest marks.


Cognate disciplines

Advanced Computing, Computer Science, Computing, Information Systems, Information Technology.


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Cognate Disciplines

Advanced Computing, Computer Science, Computing, Information Systems, Information Technology.

Adjustment Factors

Adjustment factors are additional points added to an applicant's Selection Rank (for example an applicant's ATAR). ANU offers adjustment factors based on performance and equity principles, such as for high achievement in nationally strategic senior secondary subjects and for recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies. 

Selection Rank adjustments are granted in accordance with the approved schedules, and no more than 15 (maximum 5 subject/performance-based adjustment factors and maximum 10 equity-based adjustment factors) can be awarded. 

You may be considered for adjustment factors if you have:

  • applied for an eligible ANU Bachelor degree program
  • undertaken Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate
  • achieved an ATAR or equivalent at or above 70
  • not previously attempted tertiary study.

Please visit the ANU Adjustment Factors website for further information.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

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Annual indicative fee for international students

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Fee Information

All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)

The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.

For further information on Fees and Payment please see:


ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Honours in Computing is a program offered within the School of Computing that offers students who have excelled in their undergraduate studies a challenging but rewarding year of study in computer science. We seek outstanding students who are keen to undertake independent research with the guidance from academic staff, and who wish to be prepared for exciting careers as computing professionals or who wish to pursue further study.

Note that students may also pursue an honours year in Computing through the ANU Bachelor of Science honours program.

Career Options

ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.

We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

This program is available for applications to commence from First Semester, 2024

Employment Opportunities

All large and small organisations, both public and private, need people to work on their Computing systems, or want staff with other professional training who have advanced computing skills. Computing students typically work as programmers, network administrators/managers, systems or business analysts, and web designers/developers. It also provides a pathway to higher degree research.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a sound knowledge and critical understanding of research design and methods
  2. Apply that knowledge to the development of a research proposal and research plan
  3. Develop the capacity to perform high-level independent research
  4. Exhibit in-depth knowledge of their chosen research topic
  5. Demonstrate a high level of ability to critically analyse and evaluate computer science research questions and communicate the results.

Further Information

Learn more about the degrees offered at the ANU College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics, read current student profiles to see what campus life is really like, and discover what our graduates have achieved since leaving the College - visit the College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics website.

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