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Bachelor of Information Technology

CRICOS Code: 074009A


Admissions Requirements

  • Satisfactory completion of a Year 12 High School examination, or overseas equivalent
  • Background in Mathematics recommended
  • Required proficiency in English: IELTS overall band score of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5.

Tuition Fee

2017

A$23700/Year x 3 Years*

* Fees are indicative and subject to change without prior notice.

Program Overview & Objectives

The Bachelor of Information Technology is an innovative program designed with input from major IT industry partners. Upon completion of the program you will:

  • have achieved industry recognised qualifications;
  • have the foundation to become leaders in the IT field;
  • be able to understand the impact of technological change;
  • be able to appreciate not only current usage of IT in business and industry environments, but also trends in computing; and
  • be able to analyse, design and implement up-to-date computer-bases systems including those related to internet technology, multimedia and web-based applications.

The program is based on a number of core courses, which cover the fundamentals of information technology, such as World Wide Web (WWW) technology, design techniques for multimedia and the internet, Java programming, software engineering, human computer interaction, electronic data interchange and networks, collaborative computing and groupware applications. The focus is on fundamental concepts which enable you to become a skilled IT professional. These core courses are complemented by elective studies.

There is a balance between specific knowledge of particular development tools (languages, operating systems, development environments) and general lifelong learning skills which ensure that graduates are able to remain at the forefront of this vibrant and rapidly developing sector.

The program also includes an elective strand; possible elective strands include accounting, graphic design, law, management, marketing, psychology, computing / Information Technology.

Career Opportunities

There is a variety of career opportunities in small, medium and large business and government. Careers include network manager, applications developer, programmer, software engineer, systems analyst, multimedia developer, database administrator, project manager and IT consultant.

Program Structure

The program consists of 24 courses, and is 3 years full-time.

Core courses are designed to cover the material that you will need to appreciate, in order to become an IT professional. Specialist streams allow you to select an area in which you wish to develop your knowledge more deeply.

Specialist streams in the final year may allow studies in Electronic Commerce, Interactive Courseware, Networks, Distributed Systems, Electronic Business Development, Software Development or Project.

The program also includes an elective strand; possible elective strands include accounting, graphic design, law, management, marketing, psychology, computing / Information Technology.

Specialist streams in the final year may allow studies in

  • Electronic Commerce
  • Interactive Courseware
  • Networks
  • Software Development
  • Project
  • Computer Games

The structure may be summarised as follows:

Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

ITECH1000 Programming 1 (15)

Computing Elective or MATHS/STATS Elective (15)

ITECH1001 Communications and Technology (15)

Elective (15)

ITECH1002 Network Operating Systems (15)

ITECH1006 Database Management Systems (15)

ITECH1004 Introduction to Multimedia (15)

ITECH2100 Programming 2 (15)

Year 2

Semester 1

Semester 2

Elective (15)

Computing Elective or MATHS/STATS Elective (15)

ITECH1003 Network Protocols & Services (15)

Elective (15)

ITECH2106 Webpage and Multimedia Design (15)

ITECH3213 Introduction to IT Project Management (15)

ITECH3201 Software Engineering: Analysis and Design (15)

ITECH3224 World Wide Web Technology 2 (15)

Year 3

Semester 1

Semester 2

Computing Elective or MATHS/STATS Elective (15)

Computing Elective or MATHS/STATS Elective (15)

Elective (15)

Computing Elective or MATHS/STATS Elective (15)

ITECH3208 Project 1 (15)

ITECH3203 Professional Development (15)

ITECH3215 Information Security (15)

ITECH3209 Project 2 (15)

Professional Accreditation

This course was accredited to the Professional Level by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) to 2016 and is being considered for re-accreditation in 2017.