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Overview

In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely. 

This course will be available for students to study remotely whilst the Australian border remains closed due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the degree may not be available to be studied remotely.

The Bachelor of Design Computing (Honours) provides students who have qualified for, or been awarded, an undergraduate pass degree in design computing the opportunity to extend their potential in a research task under the supervision of a member of academic staff. The honours degree requires an extra year of full-time study.

The award of honours is an avenue by which the best students can be recognised. By its nature, an honours degree carries more weight or prestige than the pass degree. It is highly regarded by employers and other universities.

Extend your knowledge of your undergraduate degree with a stand-alone Honours year in your subject area expertise. This course is available to students who have already completed their studies in this study area.

Subject areas
Shared pool

Admission, fees and how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status

The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

Your fee

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University via the online application portal before the closing date. Before you apply, visit the How to Apply information for honours and the faculty honours page for specific information. When you are ready to apply, select the `Apply' button on the right-hand side of this page.

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 15 January of the commencing year.

Semester 2 - 25 June of the commencing year.

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate Scholarship deadlines apply - visit the scholarships webpage for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (August)

Applications are made directly to the University via the online application portal before the closing date. Before you apply, visit the How to Apply information for honours and the faculty honours page for specific information. When you are ready to apply, select the `Apply' button on the right-hand side of this page.

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 15 January of the commencing year.

Semester 2 - 25 June of the commencing year.

We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate Scholarship deadlines apply - visit the scholarships webpage for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (August)

Sample study plan

Bachelor of Design Computing (Honours)

Year Sem  Units of study 
1 1 Honours semester one
  2 Honours semester two

Assumed knowledge

To qualify to enrol in the Bachelor of Design Computing (Honours) candidates should have qualified for the award of the pass degree, or a similar degree from another university that is acceptable to the University, or be a graduate of not more than four years standing. Candidates should have a weighted average mark of at least 70 for the pass degree. Before applying candidates should have an approved thesis topic and supervisor. The supervisor must be from our academic staff. We invite candidates to discuss their plans with a relevant staff member. Candidates who are new to the University should contact one of the Student Administration Centre staff who will put them in touch with someone to start the discussions.

Applying for honours

All students who plan to undertake the Bachelor Design Computing (Honours) submit an application to the University.  Before applying the student must develop a thesis topic and have an allocated supervisor from the school's academic staff. Students should discuss their proposed research with relevant staff prior to applying for admission to honours. It is also possible to have an Associate Supervisor to share supervision where topics extend beyond the immediate expertise of the Primary Supervisor. Candidates who are new to the University should contact one of the Student Administration Centre staff who will put them in touch with someone to start the discussions.

Admission requirement

To qualify to enrol in the Bachelor of Design Computing (Honours) candidates should have qualified for the award of the pass degree, or a similar degree from another university that is acceptable to the University, or be a graduate of not more than four years standing. Candidates should have a weighted average mark of at least 70 for the pass degree.

NOTE: This degree requires completion of only a single major. If you have completed or are on track to complete a double major (the equivalent of a University of Sydney double major) you will be required to apply for the Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours).

Before applying candidates should have an approved thesis topic and supervisor. The supervisor must be from our academic staff. We invite candidates to discuss their plans with a relevant staff member. Candidates who are new to the University should contact one of the Student Administration Centre staff who will put them in touch with someone to start the discussions.

Credit for previous study

For more information about the University’s credit policy, please see the Credit for Previous Studies page.

Graduate opportunities

Through our strong links with the creative industries in Sydney, many of our students receive job offers during their final year. Careers pathways include: 

  • Interaction designer
  • User-experience (UX) designer
  • Product designer
  • Service designer
  • Data visualisation specialist
  • Creative technologist
  • Front-end developer
  • Digital producer

The world is changing, and university education needs to change too

Domestic students

International students

To help you understand common terms that we use at the University, we offer an online glossary.