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Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Information Technology - 799AA

Course Code: 799AA
Course Version: 4
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Arts and Communications
Academic Program Area - Maths & Technology
CRICOS Code: 056130E
Selection Rank: 68.00
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Double degree: Define your talent for the arts with an IT edge

Team your arts degree with an accredited Bachelor of Information Technology (IT). Discover all that university has to offer while specialising in IT, humanities and social science subjects. 

Acquire diverse knowledge and skills essential for your competitive edge in the job market. 

Combine a Bachelor of Arts with a Bachelor of Information Technology at UC to:

  • study majors in information systems and software engineering, as well as units in web design and programming
  • pursue an arts major of personal interest from the following areas of study:
    • politics, society and culture
    • communication, English language, writing and cultural heritage
    • architecture, design and media
  • follow a specific career path by also choosing a professional major
  • explore open electives across the University. 

Study opportunities

With course advice, you can exit this course early with a single degree: 

  • Bachelor of Arts.
  • Bachelor of Information Technology. 

Career opportunities

  • Graduates achieve a broad range of technical, analytical and communication skills to address the needs of modern organisations in the public or private sectors.
  • This course is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Important to know

Save time and complete 2 degrees in 4 years.

Admission Requirements

Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.

Additional Admission Requirements

Refer to individual courses.

Assumed Knowledge

Refer to individual courses.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

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 Arts BA
Bachelor of Information Technology BIT

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Information Technology

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.


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
To provide students with a flexible preparation for many areas of vocational and professional employment, as well as the broad perspective required for informed citizenship through an in-depth understanding of three discipline areas.

The course aims to equip students with a range of skills necessary for being an independent thinker, and to improve your ability to deal confidently and effectively with complex reasoning, argumentation and divergent thinking.

Further, the course aims to develop students capacities to analyse and evaluate complex arguments, to construct strong and convincing arguments and to communicate those arguments effectively. It also aims to develop skills needed for idea generation and creative problem solving.

The course provides foundation units in the first year to develop all the essential generic skills as listed in the UC Generic Skills Policy.

The UC Generic Skills are also developed across the three Majors. While some units in some Majors focus on a few of the Generic Skills, by the completion of a Major, all the skills have been developed. These skills are developed in a general (Foundation units) and discipline specific way (Majors and Open Electives).

The course also provides open electives from any discipline within the University of Canberra.
To provide students with a flexible preparation for many areas of vocational and professional employment, as well as the broad perspective required for informed citizenship through an in-depth understanding of three discipline areas.

The course aims to equip students with a range of skills necessary for being an independent thinker, and to improve your ability to deal confidently and effectively with complex reasoning, argumentation and divergent thinking.

Further, the course aims to develop students? capacities to analyse and evaluate complex arguments, to construct strong and convincing arguments and to communicate those arguments effectively. It also aims to develop skills needed for idea generation and creative problem solving.

The course provides foundation units in the first year to develop all the essential generic skills as listed in the UC Generic Skills Policy.

The UC Generic Skills are also developed across the three Majors. While some units in some Majors focus on a few of the Generic Skills, by the completion of a Major, all the skills have been developed. These skills are developed in a general (Foundation units) and discipline specific way (Majors and Open Electives).

The course also provides open electives from any discipline within the University of Canberra.
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 eight semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Honours

Refer to individual courses.

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 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

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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