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Bachelor of Information Technology / Bachelor of Media Arts and Production - 998AA

Course Code: 998AA
Course Version: 3
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Education, Science, Technology & Maths
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Maths & Technology
Discipline of Creative and Cultural Practice
UAC Code: 366084
CRICOS Code: 065745K
ATAR 60
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 5.5

Extend your flair for the creative arts with an IT edge

A super-charged career catalyst, this Double Degree will certify you as a pioneering designer and producer of interactive and computer-based media across a range of dynamic sectors.

Be amply rewarded with creative (and lucrative) international career opportunities in the fields of animation, computer programming, media design, content strategy or as an applications developer, and gain a broad perspective across both multimedia production and computing.

You’ll study a compelling range of topics from sound editing and database design to 3D animation, cinematography and software systems architecture, plus your IT qualifications are accredited by the Australian Computer Society. Now that’s career optimization!

Combine a Bachelor of Information Technology / Bachelor of Media Arts and Production at UC and you will:

  • study information systems and software engineering
  • explore  a range of units in web design and programming
  • gain sophisticated knowledge and the ability to produce advanced creative works for film, television and in multimedia
  • focus on the latest techniques in all forms of media production
  • enjoy greater career flexibility and international work options.

Work-integrated learning

Work-integrated learning (WIL) is learning first-hand through real work or work-like experiences. WIL is a key element to enhancing employability in the workplace and is integral to many of our courses. This reinforces our commitment to preparing professional and highly employable graduates with the right mix of skills and knowledge.

Career opportunities

Opportunities exist for Bachelor of Information Technology / Bachelor of Media Arts and Production graduates in a range of public and private sectors, including as a:

  • Animator
  • Applications Developer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Content Strategist
  • Creative Digital Designer and Developer
  • Digital Media Designer
  • Flash Animator / Developer
  • Games Developer
  • Multimedia Developer
  • Video Editor
  • Web Designer

Course specific information

Applicants must meet normal university requirements for admission to an undergraduate degree course or hold qualifications deemed to be equivalent by the University's admissions committee.

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic 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
Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the University Student Centre by Email estem-courseadvice@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1300 301 727

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet normal University requirements for admission to an undergraduate course or hold qualifications deemed to be equivalent by the University?s Admissions Committee.

Additional Admission Requirements

Refer to individual courses.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2017 UC Canberra - Bruce Campus Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2018 UC Canberra - Bruce Campus Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2019 UC Canberra - Bruce Campus Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

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.

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Information Technology BIT
Bachelor of Media Arts and Production B MediaA&Prod

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Media Arts and Production 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

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Flexible: The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.
      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2017 CSP $23,740
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

For the Bachelor of Information Technology, 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 scopes 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
Broad understanding of Media Production practices, technical literacy and workflows Analysis and inquiry
Advanced skills in and knowledge of one or more media production techniques, and the ability to further develop skill and knowledge within Media Arts and Production. Problem solving Analysis and inquiry
Demonstrated analytical and creative skills within a problem solving context and have developed communication skills for sharing ideas and working in teams Working independently and with others Communication
Creative and responsible in their application of their acquired knowledge and skills as they respond to a changing media production landscape Problem solving Professionalism and social responsibility

Course Duration

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

Honours

None.

Offerings

  • 2017->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
    • 2013->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
    • 2014->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
    • 2015->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
    • 2016->UC Bruce Campus-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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