Course summary

Information technology is not just a pathway to your future; your degree could help you shape the future. Technology is everywhere, affects everyone and is never still. If IT is your passion, our Bachelor of Information Technology immerses you in a field that is driving our world forward.

If you dream of developing amazing software, designing multimedia experiences or creating tomorrow’s smart systems, this degree provides the technical, analytical and creative skills you need. Study on campus or online and take advantage of optional internship units that add hands-on, real-life experience.

Tailor your studies through the choice of a major in business analytics, networks and cybersecurity, software development or user experience.

Whether as a programmer, designer, web developer, systems analyst, database administrator, project manager, ICT network professional or technical support personnel, the Bachelor of Information Technology is the beginning of what could be an amazing future.

Information technology is not just a pathway to your future; your degree could help you shape the future. Technology is everywhere, affects everyone and is never still. If IT is your passion, our Bachelor of Information Technology immerses you in a field that is driving our world forward.

If you dream of developing amazing software, designing multimedia experiences or creating tomorrow’s smart systems, this degree provides the technical, analytical and creative skills you need. Study on campus or online and take advantage of optional internship units that add hands-on, real-life experience.

Tailor your studies through the choice of a major in business analytics, networks and cybersecurity, software development or user experience.

Whether as a programmer, designer, web developer, systems analyst, database administrator, project manager, ICT network professional or technical support personnel, the Bachelor of Information Technology is the beginning of what could be an amazing future.

Students choose a major from the following:

Big Data Technologies: Provides students with the skills needed to investigate Big Data and solve real-world business problems through the application of modern data analytics tools.

Digital Interaction and the User Experience: Students develop the skills to design and develop multimedia resources and interactive  programs that support a great user experience. Students develop an ability to select and use multimedia resources that facilitate engagement and usability.

Networks and Cybersecurity: Students gain the skills needed to develop, implement, manage and secure enterprise networks and systems.

Software Development: Students acquire the skills to efficiently develop and maintain high quality software systems and to participate in and manage software projects.

Please note Sydney, Melbourne and Perth students may choose from the Big Data Technologies, Digital Interaction and the User Experience or Software Development majors.

Course Learning Outcome

Apply specialised knowledge and skills appropriate to a specified IT professional role to solve a range of specific problems.

Apply broad theoretical and technical core ICT knowledge and skills to solve a range of practical problems.

Model well-developed socially-responsible and ethical behaviour in the performance of professional IT tasks.

Apply broad theoretical and technical core ICT knowledge and skills to solve a range of practical problems.

Apply specialised knowledge and skills appropriate to a specified IT professional role to solve a range of specific problems.

Reflect on, assess and self-regulate own learning capabilities and performance to develop skills for ongoing professional development.

Apply academic and technical communication skills to clearly and coherently present relevant knowledge and ideas in a variety of mediums to other ICT professionals, clients, users, the public and other stakeholders.

Demonstrate the ability to effectively participate in and reflect upon self and team activities in achieving a common ICT goal.

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.

This course has full professional accreditation by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). ACS accreditation is awarded to an institution and its programs after a rigorous evaluation of their capacity to produce graduates who have the knowledge and skills required of an ICT professional.


Course overview

Course code

3002111

Course abbreviation

BInfTech

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
Gold Coast Term 1 N/A N/A
Online Term 1 N/A N/A

Fee information

Commonwealth supported


International

Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Gold Coast Term 1 $28,000 ($3,500 per unit) 019840D
Gold Coast (Dalian Only) Term 5 $28,000 ($3,500 per unit) 019840D
China - Guangxi UST Term 1 N/A N/A
Melbourne Term 1 $31,200 ($3,900 per unit) 086031D
Perth Term 1 $31,200 ($3,900 per unit) 086031D
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby Term 1 N/A N/A
Sydney Term 1 $31,200 ($3,900 per unit) 086031D

Course requirements

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

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Information Technology, students must complete the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points) comprising:

  • 10 core units (120 credit points),
  • 1 major (96 credit points), and
  • 6 equivalent elective units (72 credit points).

Exit awards

Students may be eligible to exit with an Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology after completing 4 units (48 credit points) as specified in the Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology exit requirements.

Students may be eligible to exit with an Associate Degree of Information Technology after completing 16 units (192 credit points) as specified in the Associate Degree of Information Technology course structure.


Schedule of units

Title Note

Core Units

COMP1002 - Foundations of Computing
EDUC1001 - Language and Learning in your Discipline
ISYS1002 - Cybersecurity
ISYS1001 - Web Development I
ISYS1005 - Systems Analysis and Design
PROG1001 - Programming I
PROG2007 - Programming II
COMP1001 - Data Communications and Networks
ISYS1004 - Contemporary Issues in Information Technology
DATA2001 - Database Systems

Majors


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