Course summary

The Bachelor of Information Technology with Honours is a research focused program that offers students a pathway to a career in academia as well as the opportunity to attain or develop a career in the private and public sector. The honours degree is available to students who have completed their undergraduate degree in information technology (or equivalent) and achieved a grade point average of five or above. Students will complete coursework units as well as a research project (thesis) of approximately 20,000 words.

Interested applicants need to contact the University to discuss their eligibility and to find a suitable honours supervisor for their proposed honours topic prior to lodging their application. 

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Develop and create professional solutions to specific problem from a discipline area.

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

Creativity

Develop a research question in collaboration with a research supervisor.

Demonstrate and apply critical thinking and judgement in developing new understanding.

Ethical practice

Analyse and compare challenging organisational ethical issues within a professional context.

Apply discipline based knowledge and professional skills in situations that require autonomy and a high level of responsible behaviour.

Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate and apply well-developed discipline knowledge and professional skills in a specialised management area within a global perspective.

Apply and integrate research principles and methods to professional management situations.

Lifelong learning

Critically review the literature relevant to their research question and methodology.

Demonstrate autonomy, well developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a learner.

Communication and social skills

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

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

Investigate and explain leadership research and practice in the management of people and self.

Appraise self and team regarding participation and performance.

Cultural competence

Demonstrate cultural awareness relevant to the research question and methodology.


Course overview

Course code

3507042

Course abbreviation

BInfTech(Hons)

Credit points

96

Equivalent units

8

Domestic duration

1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

International duration

1 year full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Session UAC code QTAC code
Gold Coast 1 N/A N/A
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.

To be awarded the Bachelor of Information Technology with Honours, students must complete 4 units (96 credit points) comprising:

  1. SC183011 Scientific Research, Context, Perspective and Method OR COM40015 Research Methods for Arts and Social Sciences
  2. BUS40004 Research Thesis (1 of 3)
  3. BUS40005 Research Thesis (2 of 3)
  4. BUS40006 Research Thesis (3 of 3)

Class of Honours

A candidate may be awarded Honours with one of the following merit descriptors:

  1. First Class Honours;
  2. Second Class Honours which may be graded into Division 1 or Division 2; or
  3. Third Class Honours

Course progressions

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

Notes

Note 1: Double-weighted unit