The Bachelor of Information Technology requires three years of full-time study (or the equivalent part-time) and the honours program an additional year (or equivalent part-time).
The course is offered by the School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics, within The Faculty of Science and Engineering.
The Faculty also offers the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) - 4 years.
The minimum requirements for consideration for entry to all undergraduate courses are specified in detail in the University Entry Requirements.
The course has been designed to provide graduates with:
- a strong foundation in both the theoretical and the practical aspects of Information Technology and information systems management
- a strong, practical understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities and a commitment to them
- well developed written and oral communication skills
- an ability to critically analyse and evaluate complex information and solve problems
- an awareness of social, economic, cultural and environmental aspects of Information Technology
- the ability to work professionally as an individual and as a member of multi-disciplinary teams
- an understanding of the need to undertake lifelong learning and the capacity to do so
- preparation for future management roles as an information technologist.
The course provides the foundations that will underpin ongoing professional development, preparing graduates for further study or for a career in a computing related field or in other areas where the range of skills and knowledge acquired is needed or desirable.
On completion of the award, students will be able to:
- competently use Professional Skills and knowledge in the systematic development of complex information systems
- demonstrate a broad understanding of the information technology discipline
- apply their skills and knowledge in a professionally responsible manner
- communicate effectively with other information technology professionals and the wider global community using a wide range of communication technologies
- work professionally as an individual and in a team
- develop computer-based solutions appropriate to the social, political, international, economic and environmental contexts in which they are applied
- engage in the process of continuing learning needed to retain the necessary level of Professional Skills and knowledge in the area of Information Technology.
On completion of The Bachelor of Information Technology, students will be eligible for professional membership of the Australian Computer Society.
To qualify for The Bachelor of Information Technology, a student must complete 108 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below.
Electives may be selected from any topics offered by the University at the appropriate year level, provided entry and course requirements are met and that no more than 45 units of First Year topics are included in the 108-unit program.
Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.
Students achieving a credit level average or better at the end of third year will be eligible to enrol in the honours degree program in Information Technology - a separate one-year award focussing on advanced Information Technology coursework, plus a research project.
Core - Year 1 topics
36 units comprising:
COMP1001 Fundamentals of Computing (4.5 units)
COMP1101 Fundamentals of Information and Communication Technology (4.5 units)
COMP1102 Computer Programming 1 (4.5 units)
ENGR1401 Professional Skills** (4.5 units)
Plus 13.5 units of elective topics from across the University where entry requirements are met.##
## Students without appropriate mathematics background may wish to consider selecting NMCY1001 Academic and Professional Numeracy as one of their electives.
Core - Year 2 topics
36 units comprising:
COMP2731 Software Engineering 1 (4.5 units)
COMP2741 Application Development (4.5 units)
COMP2761 Database and Conceptual Modelling (4.5 units)
ENGR2782 Computer Networks and Operating Systems (4.5 units)
Plus 9 units of topics taken from Table C:
Plus 9 units of elective topics from across the University where entry requirements are met.
Core - Year 3 topics
Plus 13.5 units of topics taken from Table C:
* With the permission of the Director of Studies and with the agreement of the industry partner, the practicum topics may be extended by six months by enrolling in the topic COMP3741 Extended Industry Experience. COMP3741 Extended Industry Experience does not attract fees or HECS payments. Note that under the Fair Work Act, students enrolled in 0-unit Industry Experience topics must be in receipt of appropriate remuneration from the industry partner. Evidence of appropriate remuneration must be demonstrated before enrolment is permitted in the topic. International students, please be aware that your student visa conditions restrict you from undertaking the topic within Australia. Please see the topic coordinator for further details.
** With the permission of the course coordinator, students from non-English speaking backgrounds may enrol in ESOL1101 English as a Second Language 1.
*** Students planning to transfer to The Bachelor of Computer Science should select MATH1121 Mathematics 1A as one of their electives.
Enrolment in the honours program may be offered to a student who meets certain academic criteria and subject to the school being able to provide appropriate resources and staff to supervise the program.
The Bachelor of Information Technology may also be studied in a combined degrees program with: