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Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science/Bachelor of Information Technology - 277JA

Course Code: 277JA
Course Version: 1
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Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science
Academic Program Area - Maths & Technology
CRICOS Code: 081003D
Lowest Selection Rank: ATAR TBC
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Sport with a twist of Information Technology 

Information technology (IT) is an essential tool to assess and improve sporting performance. If you have a passion for IT and sport, this double degree is the perfect blend to kick-start your career. 

You will learn how to make effective use of computer systems and information technology in sport and explore the methods of designing and developing new technology and systems to analyse sport performance. 

Combine a Bachelor in Exercise and Sport Science with a Bachelor of Information Technology to enrich your career prospects. 

Combine a double degree of Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science with a Bachelor of Information Technology at UC to: 

  • gain extensive experience in developing IT to address the needs of sporting organisations and individuals
  • refine your teamwork, project management and communication skills
  • explore the technical and human aspects of IT and its application in sport
  • cover a wide range of units across IT, information systems and programming. 

Study opportunities 

  • In your final year, you will have the chance to complete a team project, producing and implementing an IT system within a sporting organisation.
  • An IT degree is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS), at the professional level. 

Career opportunities 

Our graduates make valuable contributions to: 

  • the business of sporting organisations, developing and using IT-based systems
  • equipment and software suppliers in designing programs to enhance elite sporting individuals and teams
  • specialist consulting groups within sports and related industries
  • coaching children and adults
  • coaching resources and facilities
  • sport development in government bodies and across urban and regional localities. 

Further postgraduate studies can lead you to the following careers: 

  • sports psychologist  
  • coach
  • sport director
  • sport and exercise scientist. 

Admission Requirements

Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.

Additional Admission Requirements

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Assumed Knowledge

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Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Information Technology BIT
Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science B Sp&ExSc

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science Bachelor of Information Technology Diploma of Health Studies Associate Degree of Health Studies

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

New course commencing semester 1, 2014. Replaces Bachelor of Sport Coaching and Exercise Science/Bachelor of Information Technology, 157JA.

Professional Accreditation

At the completion of the degree, graduates are eligible for membership of Exercise and Sport Science Australia. A number of industry qualifications are also available to students on completion of appropriate units.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Learn to conceive, plan and carry to completion a discrete piece of original research, in close association with a professional scientist in the field AQF skills: Demonstrate cognitive and technical skills by synthesising information from a variety of sources and exercise critical thinking, problem solving and judgement to acquire new understanding related to the research area.

UC Generic skills: Analysis and inquiry; Problem-solving; Working independently and with others; Professionalism and social responsibility.
Critically evaluate information from a range of sources, testing it for consistency with existing frameworks of understanding, to frame research questions in their field of study and to organise and conduct a critical literature review and to apply an holistic approach to problem solving AQF skills: Demonstrate cognitive and technical skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge in the form of a literature review and research proposal to identify and provide solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence.

UC Generic skills: Communication; Analysis and inquiry; Problem-solving; Working independently and with others
Develop the ability to work independently, taking responsibility for substantial elements of the planning and implementation of an original piece of research and to take a leading role in exploring the implications of that research for the particular field of endeavour and in a broader context AQF skills: Working independently to apply knowledge and skills associated with planning and executing research.

UC Generic skills: Analysis and inquiry; Problem-solving; Working independently and with others.
Develop an ability to express professional knowledge, understanding, ideas, argument and opinions with confidence and clarity; in both spoken and written form, with the effective use of communication aids. AQF skills: Application of knowledge and skills to demonstrate professionalism in the communication of the body of research to a variety of audiences, in both spoken and written forms.
UC Generic skills: Communication; Professionalism and social responsibility.
Develop interpersonal and self-organisational skills including the ability to work within a research group and manage time, goals and priorities. AQF skills: Application of knowledge and skills to demonstrate responsibility and accountability for managing learning and collaborations within a broader research group.
UC Generic skills: Communication; Working independently and with others; Professionalism and social responsibility.
Develop a knowledge of, and commitment to, the principles of scientific ethics and a professional attitude to their work, being independent and objective in their research and in giving professional advice. AQF skills: Application of knowledge and skills to demonstrate a commitment to ethical and professional practices in research.
UC Generic skills: Working independently and with others; Professionalism and social responsibility.

Course Duration

Standard eight semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Honours

Refer to individual courses.

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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