Course summary

The Bachelor of Applied Computing is an articulated course which is specifically designed for students wishing to upgrade their TAFE Diploma qualifications to Bachelor level via university studies. To qualify for entry into the Bachelor of Applied Computing, applicants must hold an approved NSW TAFE or Gold Coast Institute of TAFE Diploma of Information Technology or Advanced Diploma of Information Technology or equivalent qualification.

Students holding a TAFE Diploma of Information Technology or Advanced Diploma will receive the equivalent of 12 units (144 credit points) of the 24-unit Bachelor degree as credit – leaving them with only 12 units (144 credit points) to complete at university. These 12 units can be completed in 18 months of fulltime study or equivalent part-time study.

Students holding a TAFE Advanced Diploma in Information Technology (Systems Development) with Distinction will receive the equivalent of 16 units (192 credit points) of the 24-unit Bachelor degree as credit – leaving them with only eight units (96 credit points) to complete at university. These eight units can be completed in 12 months of full-time study or equivalent part-time study.

The degree builds on and enhances the practical skills gained during TAFE studies, providing graduates with greater avenues for employment and career advancement.

The University also offers the mentoring program Women in Technology to provide dedicated support for women entering this specialised area.

The Bachelor of Applied Computing is an articulated course which is specifically designed for students wishing to upgrade their TAFE Diploma qualifications to Bachelor level via university studies. To qualify for entry into the Bachelor of Applied Computing, applicants must hold an approved NSW TAFE or Gold Coast Institute of TAFE Diploma of Information Technology or Advanced Diploma of Information Technology or equivalent qualification.

Students holding a TAFE Diploma of Information Technology or Advanced Diploma will receive the equivalent of 12 units (144 credit points) of the 24-unit Bachelor degree as credit – leaving them with only 12 units (144 credit points) to complete at university. These 12 units can be completed in 18 months of fulltime study or equivalent part-time study.

Students holding a TAFE Advanced Diploma in Information Technology (Systems Development) with Distinction will receive the equivalent of 16 units (192 credit points) of the 24-unit Bachelor degree as credit – leaving them with only eight units (96 credit points) to complete at university. These eight units can be completed in 12 months of full-time study or equivalent part-time study.

The degree builds on and enhances the practical skills gained during TAFE studies, providing graduates with greater avenues for employment and career advancement.

The University also offers the mentoring program Women in Technology to provide dedicated support for women entering this specialised area.

This course does not have majors. Students will study units in applications development, database systems, digital media, programming, systems analysis and design and web development.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Develop and create effective solutions to straight forward problems from a discipline area.

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

Creativity

Incorporated in Intellectual rigour.

Ethical practice

Describe and apply a recognised ethical framework to analyse behaviour in a discipline or workplace/organisation.

Apply discipline based knowledge and skills in situations that require autonomy and well-developed responsible behaviour.

Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate and apply in-depth discipline specific knowledge and skills with a global perspective.

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

Lifelong learning

Incorporated in Intellectual rigour.

Communication and social skills

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

Prepare and deliver well developed and justified, discipline advice using written communications suitable for business and public contexts.

Investigate and identify a broad range of leadership practices in the management of people and self.

Demonstrate the ability to effectively participate in and reflect upon self and team activities in general business situations.

Cultural competence

Incorporated in Knowledge of a discipline.

This course is accredited by the Australian Computer Society.


Course overview

Course code

3002116

Course abbreviation

BAppComp

Credit points

288

Equivalent units

24

Duration

3 years full-time; 6 years part-time

Duration

3 years full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Coffs Harbour Session 1 N/A N/A
Gold Coast Session 1 N/A N/A
Online Session 1 N/A N/A

Fee information

Commonwealth supported


International

Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Coffs Harbour Session 1 $16,560 ($2,070 per unit) 053728K
Gold Coast Session 1 $16,560 ($2,070 per unit) 053728K

Course requirements

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

To be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Applied Computing, a candidate shall successfully complete:

  1. Nine (9) units from Part A and three (3) units from Part D and have completed a diploma or hold an equivalent qualification as specified in the Admission requirement (a); OR
  2. Five (5) units from Part B and three (3) units from Part D  and have completed a diploma or hold an equivalent qualification as specified in the Admission requirement (b); OR
  3. Five (5) units from Part C and three (3) units from Part D and have completed a diploma or hold an equivalent qualification as specified in the Admission requirement (c).

Schedule of units

Title Level of learning Note

Part A

MAT10251 - Statistical Analysis Introductory
MNG10247 - Managing Organisations Introductory
CSC00235 - Applications Development Introductory
COM00207 - Communication in Organisations Introductory
ISY10209 - Web Development I Introductory
CSC00228 - Database Systems I Intermediate
ISY10058 - Electronic Commerce Systems Intermediate
ISY00245 - Principles of Programming Introductory
ACC00222 - Computer Control Auditing and Security Advanced Note 1
ISY10056 - Intelligent Decision Systems Intermediate Note 1
CSC10217 - Web Development II Intermediate
ISY00325 - Audio-Video Resources for Interactive Applications Introductory
ISY00243 - Systems Analysis and Design Introductory

Part B

ACC00222 - Computer Control Auditing and Security Advanced Note 1
ISY10056 - Intelligent Decision Systems Intermediate Note 1
CSC10216 - Object Oriented GUI Development Advanced Note 1
ISY10058 - Electronic Commerce Systems Intermediate
ISY00246 - Client/Server Systems Advanced Note 1
CSC10217 - Web Development II Intermediate
ISY00324 - Visual Resources for Interactive Applications Introductory

Part C

ISY10209 - Web Development I Introductory
CSC00228 - Database Systems I Intermediate
ISY10058 - Electronic Commerce Systems Intermediate
ISY00245 - Principles of Programming Introductory
ACC00222 - Computer Control Auditing and Security Advanced Note 1
CSC10217 - Web Development II Intermediate

Part D

ISY10212 - Contemporary Issues in Information Technology Introductory
ISY10221 - Computing Project I: Analysis and Design Advanced
ISY10222 - Computing Project II: Development and Implementation Advanced

Course progressions

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. Assistance on how to enrol can be accessed here.

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

Browse uni-wide elective units by selecting Uni-wide elective in the advanced filter of the Unit search

Browse shared majors and their units at Shared majors

Notes

Note 1: Students must choose one of these units for professional accreditation status from the Australian Computer Society.