Bachelor of Information Technology

Year

2015

Course code

103110

Version

2

Professional accreditation status

This course is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). The ACS is the authority responsible for the accreditation of professional ICT education programs in Australia. The ACS is also a signatory to the Seoul Accord (http://www.seoulaccord.com/accord/contents.jsp). The Accord signatories accord mutual recognition to their respective accreditation schemes. Graduates are eligible to become an Associate Memberof the Society immediately and a full Professional Member after they have been certified as a Certified Technologist or Certified Professional and satisfy the Society that they have acquired the Core Body of Knowledge through demonstrated equivalence and adhere to the ACS Code of Ethics. However, the course is accredited as a whole course and the accreditation may not apply when students are granted advanced standing, credit(s) or exemption(s) by the institution. A course undertaken by a student granted advanced standing, credit(s) or exemption(s) will only be regarded as the accredited course where, in the opinion of the Society, credit(s) or exemption(s) are given for equivalent subjects (particularly in terms of Information Technology content) taken at an equivalent educational level in an institution of appropriate academic standing.

Course type

Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7)

Division

Tropical Environments and Societies

Award Requirements

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Course learning outcomes

JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development, and to the display of exemplary personal, professional and ethical standards. They have a sense of their place in the tropics and are charged with professional, community, and environmental responsibility. JCU graduates appreciate the need to embrace and be acquainted with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia. They are committed to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability. They exhibit a willingness to lead and to contribute to the intellectual, environmental, cultural, economic and social challenges of regional, national, and international communities of the tropics.

In the context of a JCU graduate on successful completion of the Bachelor of Information Technology graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate essential knowledge for a career in technology related professions and practice

  • Synthesise industry standard and underlying principles and concepts for decision making

  • Critically analyse the core professional obligations, values and operations of organisations including sustainability

  • Critically evaluate data & resources in the context of relevant academic literature

  • Apply critical thinking to address IT related issues

  • Convey information clearly and fluently, in high quality written form appropriate for their audience

  • Demonstrate effective oral presentation skills for academic and professional audiences

  • Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively

  • Apply technical skills, including numeracy, necessary for professional practice

  • Demonstrate an awareness of ethical and social responsibility in professional practice

  • Identify and act upon, learning opportunities and self-improvements.

Course Structure

Core Subjects

Level 1

CP1030:03 IT Fundamentals

CP1200:03 Introduction to Programming 1

CP1300:03 Introduction to Programming 2

CP1500:03 Conceptual Modelling

Level 2

CP2010:03 Web Programming

CP2013:03 Software Engineering

Level 3

CP3046:03 Project Management 1

CP3047:03 Project Management 2

CP3301:03 Human Computer Interaction

CP3302:03 Information Security

Options

Select a Major from the table below

Majors

Type of major

Mandatory

Single

Credit points in major

42 credit points

Special requirements

Nil

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Computing and Networking

Singapore

 

Interactive Technologies and Games Design

Singapore

 

Campus

Course available at

Notes

Singapore

 

Progression

Professional accreditation requirements

Graduates are eligible to become an Associate Member of the Society immediately and a full Professional Member after they have been certified as a Certified Technologist or Certified Professional and satisfy the Society that they have acquired the Core Body of Knowledge through demonstrated equivalence and adhere to the ACS Code of Ethics However, the course is accredited as a whole course and the accreditation may not apply when students are granted advanced standing, credit(s) or exemption(s) by the institution. A course undertaken by a student granted advanced standing, credit(s) or exemption(s) will only be regarded as the accredited course where, in the opinion of the Society, credit(s) or exemption(s) are given for equivalent subjects (particularly in terms of Information Technology content) taken at an equivalent educational level in an institution of appropriate academic standing.

Advanced Standing

Other restrictions

A maximum of 9 credit points of advanced standing may be granted at level 3.

Award Details

Exit with lesser award

Candidates who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed 24 credit points of appropriate subjects, may be eligible to receive the award of Diploma of Higher Education.