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Bachelor of Information Technology in Mainframe Computing - 938AA

Course Code: 938AA
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Education, Science, Technology & Maths
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Maths & Technology
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0


The Bachelor of Information Technology in Mainframe Computing focuses on the systems development aspects of the information technology profession, with emphasis on mainframe computing. Students enter this course at year two level following a selection process - please see 'Course Requirements' and Admission Requirements' below.

Students study mainframe technologies based on the IBM z/OS environment and graduate with a comprehensive understanding of the systems and application architectures, and the ability to program and develop systems in the z/OS environment. Students undertake initial mainframe units at the start of their course (year 2), building on their first year studies, to enable them to be effective in their work place with their sponsor. They will have undertaken two open electives in their first year (if at UC and probably if elsewhere). Students complete their mainframe major with the capstone unit Systems Integration in their final semester.


Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the University Student Centre by Email or Phone 1300 301 727
Prospective Students
Please email or telephone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)

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. Applicants must have already completed the first year of an undergraduate IT course (or equivalent TAFE diploma) and must also have achieved a GPA of 5 or higher to be admitted to this course.

Additional Admission Requirements

Applicants' first year course must have included introductory systems analysis and also a rigorous, object-oriented programming language. Applicants will go through a further selection process conducted by industry partner, Global Online Learning and interviews with the potential sponsor.

Assumed Knowledge

ACT: Maths Methods or Specialist Maths major and English (T) major

NSW: Mathematics or HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and English Advanced; or equivalent.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

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


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Information Technology in Mainframe Computing BIT MainframeComp

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.

This course is not currently accepting new admissions. Please contact the Faculty via the enquiry details below for further information.

Special Class Delivery Details

The course is taken part-time and is presented in mixed mode involving Summer Schools, and online units in standard semester times.

Course Duration

In addition to their previous study at another university or TAFE, students undertake three summer schools at UC (over three years) and complete the rest of their course online while working for their sponsor. Standard: six semesters and three summer semesters Maximum: nine semesters and five summer semesters


  • 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

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