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Honours in Information Sciences - 860AA

Course Code: 860AA
Course Version: 2
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Technology
CRICOS Code: 054169F
Selection Rank: N/A
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Take IT to the next level

If you are interested in high-level research training which focuses on IT and engineering, then our Honours in Information Sciences course is aimed at you. Under the professional guidance of an expert supervisory panel, you will be introduced to research methodology, learn how to frame a research proposal and then prepare a formal thesis to be presented in seminar-form at the end of your study.

Upon graduation, you will have a range of career and study choices available to you, such as pursuing a master’s or PhD in research, or entering the workforce as a job-ready project manager, web application developer, network security engineer or software engineer.

 Study an Honours in Information Sciences at UC and you will:

  • research articles and formulate research topics in your related study field
  • develop research plans, including reviewing literature and researching question formalisation and methodology
  • discuss research issues and apply the appropriate theoretical frameworks to research problems
  • critique research methodologies and identify the latest developments in your relevant field
  • prepare an information sciences research proposal and complete an ICT honours thesis.

Work Integrated Learning

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is heavily embedded in both the coursework and thesis components of your course. A large proportion of your study will be practice-based and, during your research project, you will be closely mentored by a supervisory panel made up of industry professionals at the forefront of their field. You will also be encouraged to tailor your studies to suit either your previous employment experience or future career ambitions.

Career opportunities

  • Researcher
  • Software engineer
  • Network engineer
  • Web application developer
  • Network security engineer
  • Software and hardware programmer
  • Network and systems administrator
  • IT project manager
  • IoT (Internet of Things) specialist
  • ICT security engineer
  • Software and network engineering consultant
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning engineer

 Course-specific information

To be eligible for admission, applicants must:

  • have completed a bachelor’s degree in the areas of Information Technology, Engineering, Business Informatics or Software Engineering within the previous two years; and
  • have achieved the academic performance of Credit average or better over the last two years of the bachelor’s degree; and 
  • be able to submit a satisfactory preliminary research proposal.

Enquiries

Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the University Student Centre by Email student.centre@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1300 301 727
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

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, the applicants must
- have completed a Bachelor degree in an area of Information Technology and Engineering, for example, Bachelor of Business Informatics, Bachelor of Information Technology, Bachelor of Software Engineering, and Bachelor of Engineering etc., within the previous two years; and
- have achieved the academic performance of credit average or better over the last two years of the Bachelor degree,; and
- be able to submit a satisfactory preliminary research proposal.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2023 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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 Software Engineering (Honours) BSE (Hons)
Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) BIT (Hons)
Bachelor of Business Informatics (Honours) B BusInformatics(Hons)

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

      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.
      Research: The unit is research focused. Attendance at regular classes in not required, however on-campus, face to face activity may be necessary.

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
2020

CSP

$28,700

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.


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 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; 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; and ability to contribute new knowledge to fields. Analysis and enquiry;
Problem solving;
Personal attributes: critical thinking, reflective practice, thriving in an environment of change.

Course Duration

Standard 2-semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum four semesters.

Offerings

  • 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
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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