Bachelor of Computer Science

Key Information


3 years


February, July & November


ECU Sri Lanka Campus




2024 Domestic Unit Price (LKR)




2024 International Unit Price (USD)

Course Overview

Focusing on the practical and theoretical dimensions of computer science, this course prepares students for careers in the fields of computing and software development.

The Bachelor of Computer Science emphasises critical thinking and problem solving alongside discipline knowledge and skills, providing students with the opportunity to undertake complex computer science projects both independently and in teams.

Students are introduced to concepts including programming, mathematics, networking, databases and security in their foundation year, before specialising in an area of computer science. Advanced topics in computer science, including artificial intelligence and distributed computing, are studied alongside the chosen area of specialisation.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Apply broad knowledge of concepts, principles and techniques in the discipline of computer science, including computational thinking and the storage, processing and communication of data.
  • Apply discipline knowledge, problem solving and creative thinking skills to anticipate challenges and produce solutions to computer science problems.
  • Communicate computer science knowledge and ideas clearly and coherently to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Demonstrate autonomous and ongoing learning in the area of computer science to ensure continued relevance of skills and knowledge.
  • Demonstrate technological literacy by finding, evaluating and using relevant tools and information from a range of sources.
  • Interpret and analyse complex computer science problems using systems thinking, design thinking and computational thinking.
  • Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative on complex computer science projects.

Employment Opportunities

This course prepares graduates for a range of careers via practical experience in analysing and solving real-world problems in computer science and related disciplines, underpinned by strong theoretical concept knowledge.

Possible Future Job Titles

  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Support Officer
  • Application Developer
  • Mobile Application Developer
  • Systems Analyst
  • e-Commerce Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Designer
  • Project Manager

Course Structure

Core Units

  • SCI1125          Professional Science Essentials
  • CSP1150        Programming Principles
  • MAT1252       Mathematics for Computing
  • CSI1241          Systems Analysis
  • CSG1105        Applied Communications
  • CSI1101           Computer Security
  • ENS1161         Computer Fundamentals
  • CSG1207        Systems and Database Design

Core Units

  • CSP2348           Data Structures
  • CSP2104            Object Oriented Programming with C++
  • CSI2312              Foundations of Software Engineering
  • CSI2343             Object Oriented Analysis and Design
  • CSG2341            Intelligent Systems
  • CSG2344           Project Methods and Professionalism
  • CSP2108            Introduction to Mobile Applications Development
  • CSI2441             Applications Development

Core Units

  • CSI3344         Distributed Systems
  • CSP3341        Programming Languages and Paradigms
  • CSI3105          Software Testing
  • CSI3106         Software Architectures and Design
  • CSG3101         Applied Project*
  • Elective 1
  • Elective 2

Core Units

  • CSP2348          Data Structures
  • CSP2104           Object-oriented Programming with C++
  • CSG3309         IT Security Management
  • CSI2108            Cryptographic Concepts
  • CSG2341          Intelligent Systems
  • CSG2344          Project Methods and Professionalism
  • CSG2305          Computer Forensics
  • CSI3207            Network Security Fundamentals

Core Units

  • CSI3344             Distributed Systems
  • CSP3341             Programming Languages and Paradigms
  • CSI3208             Ethical Hacking and Defence
  • MAT3170           Data Analysis and Visualisation
  • CSG3101             Applied Project*
  • Elective 1
  • Elective 2

Please note these units are subject to change and should be used as an overview. Unit availability may differ upon each intake.

*Note: CSG3101 Applied Project is a 30-credit point unit

Entry Requirements


Domestic students please refer to:

International students please refer to:

CRICOS Code: 052112F

Course Code: U65