Course summary

If you are keen to be equipped in a field that is integral to shaping the world we live in and offers professional opportunities across almost all industries, an Associate Degree in Information Technology will set you on your way. 

The course has a strong technical focus and will prepare you with practical and problem-solving abilities that every modern organisation needs. As a graduate, you will be able to apply skills in programming, web development and cyber security to systems analysis and design, databases and networks. Alternatively, choose to continue on for another year for your Bachelor qualification and specialise in your IT passion!

The University offers the 'Women in Technology' program which provides dedicated support for women entering this industry. Throughout the year, social and networking events are held for female students. The program has a coordinator who acts as an advocate for the students, offering support and advice for women entering this industry. 

This entry-level course comprises the first two years (16 units) of the Bachelor of Information Technology. Core units cover programming, web development and cyber security, systems analysis, contemporary issues in IT, databases and networks. Successful graduates may upgrade their qualification to Bachelor level following completion of an additional year of study.

Unit availabilities are published for each study period and may vary from year to year.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Critically evaluate, analyse and synthesise an elementary issue or theory from a discipline area to arrive at a conclusion/decision with justification.

Creativity

Develop and create effective solutions to elementary problems from a discipline area

Ethical practice

Identify a recognised ethical framework to analyse behaviour in a discipline or workplace/organisation.

Recommend solutions to situations that require responsible behaviour.

Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate an understanding and application of research and technical skills in a business discipline.

Lifelong learning

Reflect on, assess and self-regulate own learning capabilities and performance.

Communication and social skills

Prepare and deliver discipline advice, knowledge and ideas orally for a business context.

Prepare and deliver written discipline advice, knowledge and ideas for a business context.

Cultural competence

Demonstrate and apply broad discipline specific knowledge and skills with a global perspective.


Course overview

Course code

2202321

Course abbreviation

AssocDegInfTech

Credit points

192

Equivalent units

16

Domestic duration

2 years full-time; 4 years part-time

International duration

2 years full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Session UAC code QTAC code
Online 1 N/A N/A

Domestic fees

Commonwealth supported


Course requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

Requirements

To be awarded the Associate Degree of Information Technology, students must complete 192 credit points comprising:

  1. all ten (10) core units, and
  2. any two (2) specialist units, and
  3. four (4) elective units

Schedule of units

Title Level of learning Note

Core Units

COM00207 - Communication in Organisations Introductory
MNG10247 - Managing Organisations Introductory
ISY10209 - Web Development I Introductory
ISY00243 - Systems Analysis and Design Intermediate
CSC71001 - Programming I Introductory
ISY10212 - Contemporary Issues in Information Technology Introductory
CSC00240 - Data Communications and Networks Introductory
CMP71001 - Cybersecurity Introductory
CSC72003 - Programming II Intermediate
CSC72001 - Database Systems Intermediate

Specialist Units

Note 1 Note 1
Select two (2) units from the following:
ACC10707 - Accounting and Finance for Business Introductory
CSC72002 - Object Oriented Programming Intermediate
ISY00324 - Visual Resources for Interactive Applications Intermediate
ISY10058 - Electronic Commerce Systems Intermediate

Elective units

Select four (4) elective units from the suggested units below. Other School of Business and Tourism or University-wide electives may be taken as elective units on approval by your Course Coordinator.
ISY00324 - Visual Resources for Interactive Applications Intermediate
ISY00325 - Audio-Video Resources for Interactive Applications Intermediate
CSC10214 - Designing the User Experience Intermediate
CSC10215 - Developing the User Experience Advanced
CSC72002 - Object Oriented Programming Intermediate
CSC73010 - Programming Mobile Systems Advanced
CSC73001 - Cloud Systems Development Advanced
CSC10217 - Web Development II Advanced
ACC10707 - Accounting and Finance for Business Introductory
MKT00075 - Marketing Principles Introductory
ISY10058 - Electronic Commerce Systems Intermediate
MAT10251 - Statistical Analysis Intermediate
ACC73002 - Business Analytics and Big Data Advanced
MNG10476 - Professional Development for the Workplace Intermediate
MNG00314 - Entrepreneurship and Innovation Advanced
CMP73010 - Managing Software Development Advanced

Course progressions

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

Title Level of learning Note
Year 1, Session 1
CSC00240 - Data Communications and Networks Introductory
COM00207 - Communication in Organisations Introductory
MNG10247 - Managing Organisations Introductory
ISY10209 - Web Development I Introductory
Year 1, Session 2
ISY10212 - Contemporary Issues in Information Technology Introductory
CMP71001 - Cybersecurity Introductory
CSC71001 - Programming I Introductory
ISY00243 - Systems Analysis and Design Intermediate
Year 2, Session 1
CSC72003 - Programming II Intermediate
CSC72001 - Database Systems Intermediate
Choose one of your two (2) Specialist Units or one of your four (4) Elective Units Note 1 Note 1
Choose one of your two (2) Specialist Units or one of your four (4) Elective Units Note 1 Note 1
Year 2, Session 2
Choose one of your two (2) Specialist Units or one of your four (4) Elective Units Note 1 Note 1
Choose one of your two (2) Specialist Units or one of your four (4) Elective Units Note 1 Note 1
Choose one of your two (2) Specialist Units or one of your four (4) Elective Units Note 1 Note 1
Choose one of your two (2) Specialist Units or one of your four (4) Elective Units Note 1 Note 1

Title Level of learning Note
Year 1, Session 2
CMP71001 - Cybersecurity Introductory
ISY00243 - Systems Analysis and Design Intermediate
CSC71001 - Programming I Introductory
ISY10212 - Contemporary Issues in Information Technology Introductory
Year 2, Session 1
CSC00240 - Data Communications and Networks Introductory
ISY10209 - Web Development I Introductory
COM00207 - Communication in Organisations Introductory
MNG10247 - Managing Organisations Introductory
Year 2, Session 2
Choose one of your two (2) Specialist Units or one of your four (4) Elective Units Note 1 Note 1
Choose one of your two (2) Specialist Units or one of your four (4) Elective Units Note 1 Note 1
Choose one of your two (2) Specialist Units or one of your four (4) Elective Units Note 1 Note 1
Choose one of your two (2) Specialist Units or one of your four (4) Elective Units Note 1 Note 1
Year 3, Session 1
CSC72003 - Programming II
Intermediate
CSC72001 - Database Systems Intermediate
Choose one of your two (2) Specialist Units or one of your four (4) Elective Units Note 1 Note 1
Choose one of your two (2) Specialist Units or one of your four (4) Elective Units Note 1 Note 1

Notes

Note 1: Specialist units include ACC10707, ISY00324, ISY10058 and Object Oriented Programming only. Students planning to continue into the Bachelor of Information Technology may wish to choose as electives other units that will contribute to a Bachelor of Information Technology major. Other unit choices must be approved by the Course Coordinator.