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Bachelor of Information and Mainframe Technology - ITB001

Course Code: ITB001
Course Version: 1
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Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Technology
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Introduction

Bachelor of Information and Mainframe Technology (BIMT) introduces students to the knowledge and skills in the field of information and communication technology (ICT) in general and comprehensive mainframe computing knowledge and skills in particular. The latter includes programming languages, database systems, systems integration and information security etc. under the context of mainframe computing. This course is jointly developed by the University of Canberra and Column 72. Built on the broad and solid foundation of the flagship course Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) at the University of Canberra, enriched by the field knowledge and expertise from Column 72, BIMT is designed to offer students a general yet solid BIT course with a specialist focus on IBM mainframe computing technology.

Graduates of this course will possess strong communication skills, with solid expertise and skills to critique, synthesise and apply new development, skills, knowledge, and standards in the ICT field to real world ICT systems with respect to their business environments, policies, and management. Graduates will also have the knowledge and skills of cutting edge developments in the ICT industry, especially in the context of mainframe computing, including business, information systems, system analysis and modelling, system administration, security, networking, software development, and data analytics and artificial intelligence etc, with a high-level awareness of professional ethics, responsibilities, values and standards.

The BIMT is the premier example of Work Integrated Learning in Australia. Candidates are selected by Column 72 for full-time employment in public or private-sector organisations for the three years of the degree. They work on the organisation's IBM mainframe platform as a systems programmer or an application developer in this complex environment. When they graduate, the combined study and practical experience is the entry to a career in large, mission-critical systems that power banking, insurance, retail, logistics and government across the globe.

Enquiries

For all enquiries:
Please visit www.column72.com

Admission Requirements

Information on the closing dates for applications and timing for interviews can be found at www.column72.com

In addition to University of Canberra's normal requirements for admission to an undergraduate degree course, the following applies:

Students must be employed by a Sponsoring Employer for the duration of the three years required to complete the degree. Column 72 will recruit candidates for employment by the Sponsoring Employers, with assistance from University of Canberra on admission eligibility.

A Sponsoring Employer will issue a letter of employment offer to the successful candidate, and once accepted, the candidate is eligible to be admitted into the Bachelor of Information and Mainframe Technology degree course at the University of Canberra, subject to the aforementioned University of Canberra's normal requirements for admission to an undergraduate degree course.

Students must also have a Diploma degree (AQF 5) or a Certificate IV (AQF 4) in the ICT field plus 3 years relevant working experience or equivalent. Successful applicants will receive 24 credit points of advanced standing towards the course.

Assumed Knowledge

Diploma (AQF 5) level of Essential Core Knowledge and skills in ICT (Information and Communication Technology) and General ICT Knowledge as prescribed in ACS CBOK (Australian Computer Society, Core Body of Knowledge) or equivalent.

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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Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Information and Mainframe Technology BIMT

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

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate a good command of balanced General ICT Knowledge (information and communication technology) prescribed in ACS CBOK (Australian Computer Society, Core Body of Knowledge), including Technical Resources, Technology Building, and ICT Management, 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.
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to develop the specialised knowledge and skills of mainframe computing, including business, information systems, system analysis and modelling, system administration, security, networking, software development, and data analytics and artificial intelligence etc. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; and work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict.
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to evaluate, formulate, and criticize solutions to complicated mainframe computing 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.
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to 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.
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to 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.
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to examine and determine the available general ICT capabilities to construct 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.

Course Duration

Standard 3 years full-time or equivalent. Maximum 10 years. Students will receive one year (24cp) of credit and would normally complete this course in 3 years through intensive, full-time study in summer semesters and part-time online during the year whilst working for the sponsoring employer.

Honours

None.

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Mixed Mode
  • Past Offerings
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Mixed Mode

Enrolment Numbers

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