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Computer Technology

NOTE: Where the 2013 requirements for a programme differ from those previously published, care will be taken to ensure existing students are not disadvantaged.

The Computer Technology specialisation involves the study of both computer hardware and computer software. A particularly important aspect of this major is the interaction between these components. Graduates of this specialisation have many of the skills of traditional computer engineers but also have a strong grounding in computer science. Topics include computer hardware, digital electronics, systems software, operating systems and digital communications systems.

Requirements

We list the Computer Technology requirements in the form of a "degree planner". Where semesters are shown they refer to the 2013 schedule.



YEAR 1 – 120 POINTS
COMP103A
Introduction to Computer Science 1
COMP104B
Introduction to Computer Science 2
MATH102A/B
Introduction to Algebra
STAT121A
Introduction to Statistical Methods

__________
or
STAT111B
Statistics for Science
MATH101A/B
Introduction to Calculus
ENEL111A
Introduction to Electronics
100 LEVEL
(should be outside FCMS)
100 LEVEL


YEAR 2 – 120 POINTS
COMP200A
Computer Systems

 
__________
 
COMP203A
Programming with Data Structures
COMP202B
Computer Communications

__________
 
COMP204B
Object Oriented Program Design
COMP235B
Logic and Computation
200 LEVEL ENEL211A
Digital Electronics

 
__________
 
200 LEVEL
ENEL205B
Analog Electronics and Circuit Analysis


YEAR 3 – 120 POINTS
COMP301B
Operating Systems

__________
or
COMP311
Computer Systems Architecture

(when available)
COMP312A
Communications and Systems Software
40 points of papers at 300 LEVEL
 
Chosen from:
COMP301B, COMP311, COMP313A, COMP317A, ENEL317B, ENEL321B
200 LEVEL* 200 LEVEL*


YEAR 4 – 120 POINTS
COMP477
Report of an Investigation

 
60 points of papers in Computer Science at 400 LEVEL
 
Must include at least three papers chosen from:
COMP401B, COMP413A, COMP414B, COMP418B
300 LEVEL* 300 LEVEL*

* For the honours programme, the two 200 level papers in year 3 must be replaced by an additional two 300 level papers, and year 4 requirements are COMP520 Report of an Investigation (45 points) plus five COMP5XX papers (15 points each).

Elective papers may be replaced by papers at a higher level.

Admission to Honours Programme
To be eligible for honours candidates will require an average of B+ in at least 80 points at 300 level in Computer Science papers. This does not apply to double major students, who will be treated separately.

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