Planning Your First Year

It may be hard to decide whether you want to take a BE(Hons) or BSc degree, but Victoria University offers you a lot of flexibility in the way you take your degree. For example, if you start out taking a BE(Hons), you can switch at any time to a BSc, or to any other undergraduate degree, such as a BA or BCom.

If you are torn between a number of different degrees and are not sure which you prefer, then we recommend taking courses from each in your first year. This way, you can find out which you prefer as soon as possible. In the end, this might mean your degree takes longer – but at least you’ll be doing a degree you enjoy!

We’ve provided a few example first-year programmes here, which can lead in different directions. If you can’t find one that suits you, then you should come and see us in person at the School of Engineering and Computer Science - we can advise you on the best route to take.

Programme A - for students deciding between a BE(Hons) (ECEN), BSc (ELCO) and BSc (PHYS):

Tri 1 ENGR 101 Engineering Technology
  COMP 102 / COMP 112 Intro to Programming / Computer Science
  MATH 151 Algebra
  PHYS 114 Physics 1A
Tri 2 ENGR 110 Engineering Modelling and Design
  COMP 103 Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms
  MATH 142 Calculus 1B
  PHYS 115 Physics 1B

Programme B - for students deciding between a BE(Hons) (NWEN) or BE(Hons) (SWEN) or BSc (COMP) or BSc (MATH):

Tri 1 COMP 102 / COMP 112 Intro to Programming / Computer Science
  ENGR 101 Engineering Technology
  MATH 151 Algebra
  STAT 193 Statistics for Natural and Social Sciences
Tri 2 COMP 103 Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms
  ENGR 110 Engineering Modelling and Design
  MATH 142 Calculus 1B
  MATH 161 Discrete Mathematics and Logic

Programme C - for students deciding between a BE(Hons) (SWEN) and BSc (COMP):

Tri 1 ENGR 101 Engineering Technology
  COMP 102 / COMP 112 Intro to Programming / Computer Science
  ENGR 121 Engineering Mathematics Foundations
  PHYS 122 Physics for Engineers and Scientists
Tri 2 COMP 103 Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms
  ENGR 110 Engineering Modelling and Design
  ENGR 123 Engineering Maths with Logic and Statistics
  Elective  

First year programme for students who want to do a degree in the general ICT area, but are not sure whether they want to be more on the technical side or the information systems side. The programme would lead to a BE(Hons) (SWEN) or BSc (COMP) or BCom (INFO) or BCom (ELCM).

Tri 1 COMP 102 / COMP 112 Intro to Programming / Computer Science
  ENGR 101 Engineering Technology
  INFO 101 Foundations of Information Systems
  STAT 193 Statistics for Natural and Social Sciences
Tri 2 COMP 103 Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms
  ENGR 110 Engineering Modelling and Design
  MATH 161 Discrete Mathematics and Logic
  INFO 151 Databases

Programme E – for students deciding between BSc Comp Graphics and BDI Media Design:

First year programme for students who want to do a degree involving computers and graphics, but are not sure whether they want to be on the programming or the design side.

Tri 1 COMP 102 / COMP 112 Intro to Programming / Computer Science
  ENGR 121 Engineering Mathematics
  DSDN 101 Design Visualisation
  DSDN 111 Ideas and Principles of Design
Tri 2 COMP 103 Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms
  ENGR 123 Engineering maths with Logic and Statisitics
  DSDN 112 Introduction to Interaction Design
  CGRA 151 Computer Graphics

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