Course summary

The Bachelor of Information Technology at Southern Cross University is designed to provide knowledge and skills required for students who wish to be employed in the information and communication technology (ICT) industry. The program focuses on the development of web-based business information systems. Students undertake studies in programming, systems analysis and design, multimedia development and usage, database development, networking and communications theory, computer security and technology management. 

Students also study issues confronting the ICT industry including employer obligations, employee rights, impacts on society, and future directions of the industry.

The University offers the ‘Women in Technology’ program which provides dedicated support for women entering this industry. Throughout the year, social events with a networking focus 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.

Information Systems: Students gain the skills needed to design, develop, implement and manage information systems and also provides students with a realistic understanding of the roles of information technology in organisations.

Software Development: Students develop the skills needed to efficiently develop and maintain high quality software systems and also provides students with the knowledge to participate in and manage software projects.

User experience: Gives students the skills needed to effectively and efficiently design and develop multimedia resources and interactive multimedia programs that support a great user experience. Students develop an ability to select and use multimedia resources that facilitate engagement and usability for users.

Additional majors: University-wide majors are also available in this course.

Unit availabilities are published for each study period and may vary from year to year. Sydney and Melbourne students can only study the Information Systems and Software Development majors.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

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

Creativity

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

Ethical practice

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

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

Knowledge of a discipline

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

Lifelong learning

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

Communication and social skills

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

Prepare and deliver well developed and justified, IT 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

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

Students can undertake optional internship units. Internship positions vary depending on each student's discipline area, placement firm size and industry. Recent roles undertaken by internship students include software quality assurance, coordinator, IT support officer, network support officer, software development and various other management and IT roles in private and government sectors. 


Course overview

Course code

3002111

Course abbreviation

BInfTech

Credit points

288

Equivalent units

24

Domestic duration

3 years full-time; 6 years part-time

International duration

3 years full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Session UAC code QTAC code
Gold Coast 1 332161 052361
Online 1 N/A N/A

Domestic fees

Commonwealth supported


International

Location Session Annual Fees CRICOS
Gold Coast 1 $24,000 ($3,000 per unit) 019840D
China - Guangxi UST 3 N/A N/A
Melbourne 1 $25,600 ($3,200 per unit) 086031D
Perth 1 $25,600 ($3,200 per unit) 086031D
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby 1 N/A N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Enga 1 N/A N/A
Sydney 1 $25,600 ($3,200 per unit) 086031D

Course requirements

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

Requirements

To be awarded the Bachelor of Information Technology, students must complete 288 credit points comprising:

  1. all ten (10) core units; and
  2. one eight (8) unit major; and
  3. six (6) elective units

Exit Awards

Students can choose to exit with the Associate Degree of Information Technology if 16 units are completed and they meet the requirements of the Associate Degree.


Schedule of units

Title Level of learning Note

Core Units

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

Majors

Electives


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
COM00207 - Communication in Organisations Introductory
CSC00240 - Data Communications and Networks Introductory
ISY10209 - Web Development I Introductory
MNG10247 - Managing Organisations Introductory
Year 1, Session 2
CSC71001 - Programming I Introductory
ISY00243 - Systems Analysis and Design Intermediate
ISY10212 - Contemporary Issues in Information Technology Introductory
CMP71001 - Cybersecurity Introductory
Year 2, Session 1
CSC72001 - Database Systems Intermediate
CSC72003 - Programming II Intermediate
Major unit 1 OR Elective unit
Elective unit
Year 2, Session 2
Major unit 2 OR Elective unit
Major unit 3 OR Elective unit
MNG00314 - Entrepreneurship and Innovation Advanced
Major unit 4 OR Elective unit
Year 3, Session 1
ISY10221 - Computing Project I: Analysis and Design Advanced
Major unit 5 OR Elective unit
Elective unit
Elective unit
Year 3, Session 2
ISY10222 - Computing Project II: Development and Implementation Advanced
CMP73010 - Managing Software Development Advanced
Major unit 6 OR Elective unit
Elective unit

Title Level of learning Note

Year 1, Session 2

CSC71001 - Programming I Introductory
ISY00243 - Systems Analysis and Design Intermediate
ISY10212 - Contemporary Issues in Information Technology Introductory
CMP71001 - Cybersecurity Introductory

Year 2, Session 1

CSC00240 - Data Communications and Networks Introductory
COM00207 - Communication in Organisations Introductory
ISY10209 - Web Development I Introductory
MNG10247 - Managing Organisations Introductory

Year 2, Session 2

Major unit 1 OR Elective unit
Major unit 2 OR Elective unit
MNG00314 - Entrepreneurship and Innovation Advanced
Major unit 3 OR Elective unit

Year 3, Session 1

CSC72003 - Programming II Intermediate
CSC72001 - Database Systems Intermediate
Major unit 4 OR Elective unit
Elective unit

Year 3, Session 2

ISY10221 - Computing Project I: Analysis and Design Advanced
CMP73010 - Managing Software Development Advanced
Major unit 5 OR Elective unit
Elective unit

Year 4, Session 1

ISY10222 - Computing Project II: Development and Implementation Advanced
Major unit 6 OR Elective unit
Elective unit
Elective unit

Notes

Note 1: Students must choose two advanced level units.
Note 2: Internship A and Internship B are both double-weighted units requiring a 16 unit pre-requisite including the Professional Development for the Workplace unit (MNG10476). Please be aware of this double-weighting if you are restricted in the number of electives you can select in your major. All internship placements must be approved by the Work Integrated Learning Coordinator, prior to commencement.
Note 3: MAT10251 is recommended for students who wish to enrol in the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) after completing their degree.