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Bachelor of Information Technology - 322AA

Course Code: 322AA
Course Version: 7
Location: UC - Global Business College of Australia, Melbourne
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Technology
UAC Code: 366043
CRICOS Code: 019936G
Lowest Selection Rank: 60
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 5.5

Make IT happen with a degree from UC

If you have a passion for information technology (IT) and are keen to enrich your employment prospects across a wide range of industries, this could be the pathway you’ve been looking for. An expansive course, covering both the technology and business sides of IT, you’ll explore the relevant IT theories and principles, including business, information systems, system analysis and modelling, system administration, security, networking, software development and artificial intelligence.

Available to study in two different locations – the University of Canberra’s Bruce campus and the Global Business College of Australia, Melbourne – you can choose the site which suits you best, and courses are delivered flexibly, with a mixture of business hours and weekday evening study options. The course is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and, upon graduation, you’ll have developed a thorough understanding of the cutting-edge IT industry, and will be ready to take your first steps towards a flexible and stimulating future career.

Study a Bachelor of Information Technology at UC and you will:

  • gain extensive experience in developing information technology to address the needs of modern organisations
  • develop knowledge, skills and understanding of the application of IT systems to their business environments, policies and management
  • explore the technical and human aspects of IT and its use
  • refine your teamwork, project management and communication skills.

Work Integrated Learning

UC works hard to foster close industry connections, with the course content reviewed annually by our Course Advisory Group, made up of a panel of industry experts, and collaborations with industry partners who can provide you with work placement positions and training opportunities. Previous students have undertaken internships with companies including Dialog Information Technology, Pursuit Technology, CycleLifeHQ, Birdsnest, Australian Sports Commission, Agsafe, Kiah Consulting, ALLBIDS, ThoughtPatterns Consulting, ESKAPEE, Carers ACT, the Department of Defence’s Chief Information Officer Group, Emanate Technology, Getaboutable.com and Clearz Defence.

In your final year, you’ll have the chance to complete a real-world industry capstone project in teams, producing and implementing an IT system for a local business, government or community organisation.

Career opportunities

  • Project manager
  • ICT consultant
  • Big data specialist
  • Data scientist
  • Database administrator
  • Information security analyst
  • Cyber security specialist/forensics
  • Business or systems analyst
  • System architect/technical architect
  • User interface designer
  • Artificial intelligence/machine learning engineer
  • Web/mobile app developer
  • Software engineer
  • Games developer
  • IT test engineer
  • Robotics specialist
  • Support analyst
  • System administrator
  • Digital marketing/social media manager
  • Network administrator/engineer

Course-specific information

This course is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) at the Professional level.

Enquiries

Prospective Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Bruce Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the University Student Centre by Email student.centre@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1300 301 727
GBCA Current and Commencing Students
Email UC.enquiry@canberra.edu.au

Admission Requirements

Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.

Assumed Knowledge

ACT: Mathematical Methods. NSW: Mathematics

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2018 UC - Global Business College of Australia, Melbourne Semester 1
Semester 1
2018 UC Canberra - Bruce Campus Semester 1
Winter Term
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2019 UC - Global Business College of Australia, Melbourne Semester 2
Semester 2
2019 UC Canberra - Bruce Campus Semester 1
Winter Term
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Credit Arrangements

Credit arrangements (if available) for this course can be found on the University's Credit Search website.

Course Requirements

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Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

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

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.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2018 CSP $26,400

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.

Professional Accreditation

This course is accredited by the professional body, the Australian Computer Society, at the Professional level.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Knowledge and skills of the cutting edge development in the information technology (IT) industry and application of the knowledge and skills to real life IT systems and their business environments, policies, and management, independently and/or work in a team. Analysis and enquiry
Working independently and with others
Solid foundation of the relevant theories and the basic principles in IT fields, including business, information systems, system analysis and modelling, system administration, security, networking, software development, and artificial intelligence etc.; from the foundation to acquire up-to-date knowledge and skills in the future. Analysis and enquiry
Personal attributes: critical thinking, reflective practice, thriving in an environment of change
Knowledge, skills, understanding and application of the investigation, analysis, and synthesis to IT systems and their business environments, policies, and management with a high level of professional ethics, responsibilities, values and standards. Analysis and enquiry
Problem solving
Professionalism and social responsibility
Personal attributes: critical thinking, reflective practice, thriving in an environment of change
Communication skills in listening, reading, speaking, explaining, teaching, and writing from and to audiences of different backgrounds and papers of different scops and levels. Professionalism and social responsibility
Communication; Problem solving
Working independently and with others
Expertise and skills to critique, synthesise and apply new development, skills, knowledge, and standards in the IT fields to real world IT systems, with respect to their business environments, policies, and management. Analysis and enquiry
Problem solving
Personal attributes: critical thinking, reflective practice, thriving in an environment of change
Expertise and skills in research to test established theories against a body of knowledge in IT fields; expertise and skills in designing and testing hypothesis for problem solving and conducting research; expertise and skills in contributing new knowledge and skills to the IT fields. Analysis and enquiry
Problem solving
Personal attributes: critical thinking, reflective practice, thriving in an environment of change

Course Duration

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

Honours

High performing students may be eligible to enrol in the course Honours in Information Sciences.

Offerings

  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
    • 2013->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
    • 2014->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
    • 2014->UC Melbourne - City Campus-Internal
    • 2014->UC Sydney - Liverpool Campus-Internal
    • 2014->UC Melbourne - Chadstone Campus-Internal
    • 2015->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
    • 2015->UC Sydney - Liverpool Campus-Internal
    • 2015->UC Melbourne - Chadstone Campus-Internal
    • 2016->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
    • 2016->UC Melbourne - City Campus-Internal
    • 2016->UC Sydney - Liverpool Campus-Internal
    • 2016->UC Melbourne - Chadstone Campus-Internal
    • 2017->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
    • 2017->Global Business College Of Australia - Melbourne-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

View course numbers for previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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