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Bachelor of Information Technology - 322AA

Course Code: 322AA
Course Version: 8
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Technology
UAC Code: 366043
CRICOS Code: 019936G
Lowest Selection Rank: 53.95
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

 

Make IT happen with a degree from UC

If you have a passion for information technology (IT) and are keen to learn the high-tech skills to establish a career comfortably navigating an increasingly digitised world, then the UC Bachelor of Information Technology is the perfect course for you.

This course is highly expansive course, covering both the technology and business sides of IT, and as part of your studies you’ll explore and learn relevant IT theories and principles that underpin the IT industry.

Areas of study include business and information systems, system analysis and modelling, system administration, security, networking and software development which will give you the perfect platform from which to move seamlessly into a wide range of career specialisations.

This course is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and, upon graduation, you’ll possess the necessary knowledge, skills, qualifications and professional contacts to forge a stimulating IT career across a wide range of industries both here in Australia and around the world.

This course offers the chance to specialise in Cloud Computing and Internet of Things, Cybersecurity and System Administration, Data Science or Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.

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

  • gain extensive experience in developing information technology systems designed 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
  • establish a comprehensive network of industry contacts
  • refine your teamwork, project management and communication skills
  • earn a globally recognised degree.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

Work-integrated learning (WIL) is an integral component of the Bachelor of Information Technology journey as it gives students the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience and build professional relationships through real work, or work-like placements.

This, in turn, enhances each student’s confidence, employability and reinforces the university’s commitment to preparing professional and highly employable graduates with the right mix of skills, knowledge, and experience.

As part of this approach UC fosters close industry connections who offer preferential access to work placement positions and training opportunities with companies such as 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 also have the chance to complete a real-world industry capstone project while working in teams to produce and implement an IT system for a local business, government or community organisation.

Career opportunities

The UC Bachelor of Information Technology is a globally recognised qualification that will help you progress into any of the following career pathways including:

  • Cloud computing architect
  • ICT project manager
  • Data analyst
  • Mobile apps developer
  • Cybersecurity specialist
  • Cybersecurity operations manager
  • Chief information officer
  • Big data engineer
  • Big data architect
  • Data scientist
  • Business intelligence specialist
  • Service desk manager
  • System administrator
  • Cloud computing architect
  • IoT engineer, developer or designer
  • Artificial Intelligence practitioner
  • Machine learning engineer
  • Robotics specialist.

Course-specific information

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

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students
E study@canberra.edu.au P 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226) W www.canberra.edu.au/future-students
Prospective International Students
E international@canberra.edu.au P +61 2 6201 5342 F +61 2 6201 5040 W www.canberra.edu.au/future-students
Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the University Student Centre by Email student.centre@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1300 301 727

Admission Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.
More information is available on our Alternative Entry page: http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/applications/apply-now/alternative-entry

Assumed Knowledge

Basic knowledge and skills in ICT (Information and Communication Technology); Basic numeracy and literacy skills.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2019 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 2
Semester 2
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Winter Term
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Winter Term
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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For a list of breadth majors and minors follow this link. Other majors may also be available so seek course advice if you want more information.

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
2019 CSP $27,900

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
Explain and practice ICT profession, including professional ethics, professional expectations, team work skills, communication skills, societal issues, legal issues, and privacy issues etc. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Be self-aware; and adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.
Formulate, appraise, and implement ICT solutions under the context of social and economic constraints, legal and ethical issues, risk and benefit balance, technology availability and stakeholders' acceptance, and the professional standards of the industry etc. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; be self-aware; adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Demonstrate a good command of balanced General ICT Knowledge (information and communication technology) prescribed in ACS CBOK (Australian Computer Society, Core Body of Knowledge), with a focus on applying Technical Resources ranging from the business side to the technical side of ICT. UC graduates are professional: Work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
Examine and determine the available general ICT capabilities to design solutions to complex ICT problems. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; and display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Develop in-depth knowledge and a higher-level skill in a few selected specialised ICT fields and/or build broad knowledge and skills in complement fields, which may not be directly within ICT. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; and display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; and make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and evaluate and adopt new technology.

Course Duration

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

Honours

Students can apply for a one-year honours program after completion of their Bachelor of Information Technology degree, based on their GPA, within ITS program in the Faculty of Science and Technology.

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

View the number of student enrolments for this course for the previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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