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2014 Bachelor of Computing and Bachelor of Economics(S3U)  Download to Zip

Responsible faculty or institute:
Science, Engineering and Technology (principal)
Business
Campus(es) Offered:
Hobart:
Launceston:
Course Duration: Minimum 4 yrs, Maximum 10 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school): Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology (03) 6226 2125 or School of Computing and Information Systems (03) 6226 2900 (Hobart) or (03) 6324 3469 (Launceston) or Secretary@cis.utas.edu.au; Faculty of Business (03) 6226 2269

Introduction

Note: This course code is no longer available for new enrolments, students should enrol in 73C.

This four-year (minimum), 10-year (maximum), internal full-time or part-time course is offered at the Hobart campus and the first year at the Launceston campus.

Admission & Prerequisites

Possession of the University's minimum entry requirements. Students who have not passed Maths Applied or a similar unit or who are returning to study after a long absence and/or new students lacking confidence in their quantitative skills should enrol in either the unit BEA109 Introduction to Quantitative Methods or UPP090 Bridging Maths. The units lead gently into the elementary aspects of BEA140 Quantitative Methods.

Course Objectives

The BComp-BEc combined degree program provides graduates with computing skills to enhance a career in central, commercial or merchant banking; government; management; market research; or stockbroking, for example. Alternatively the Economics qualification process a excellent skill base for a diverse range of careers in Information Technology.

In addition, to the objectives of the Bachelor of Computing program, the Bachelor of Economics component aims to:

* produce well educated and adaptable graduate with appropriate knowledge and professional skills to meet the existing needs and demands of employment in industry, commerce, banking and public administration or the more specialized fields of professional or research economics.

Students returning to study after a long absence and/or new students lacking confidence in their quantitative skills should enroll in the unit BEA109 Introduction to Quantitative Methods or UPP090 Bridging Mathematics. The major objective of the unit is to remove any Maths phobia experienced by first year students and along the way to provide a first acquaintance of business study applications of these techniques. The unit leads gently into the elementary aspects of BEA140 Quantitative Methods.

Career Outcomes

Please refer to the Career Outcomes entries under the Bachelor of Economics and the Bachelor of Computing course details.


Articulation to/from Course

Credits for units included in the schedules for the BEc and BComp will be awarded to students who transfer to the combined degree.

If students have completed the TAFE Diploma of Information Technology they may be granted up to four units advanced standing in the Bachelor of Computing.


The BComp articulates into the S4D Bachelor of Computing with Honours.

Professional Recognition

It is anticipated that this combined degree will be recognised by the professional bodies that recognised the programs in the BComp and BEc. While studying students can apply to become special members of the Economic Society of Australia. See http://www.ecosoc.org.au/members.html

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