Bachelor of Information Technology

Bachelor of Information Technology

Course code

103110

Course type

Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7)

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 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.

Division

Tropical Environments and Societies

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

English (Maths B desirable)

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1 Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

72 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

A maximum of 30 credit points may be taken at level 1

A minimum of 18 credit points must be taken at level 2

A minimum of 18 credit points must be taken at level 3

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

CP1401:03 Fundamentals of Problem Solving and Programming

CP1402:03 Internet Fundamentals

CP1403:03 Design Thinking

CP1404:03 Programming I

CP1405:03 Games for Business and Gamification

CP1406:03 Interactive Media and Web Technologies

Level 2

CP2403:03 Information Processing and Management

CP2404:03 Database Modelling

CP2405:03 Collective Intelligence & Social Networks

CP2406:03 Programming II

CP2407:03 Information Visualisation

CP2408:03 Design Thinking and Creative IT Industries

Level 3

CP3401:03 e-Strategic Management

CP3402:03 Content Management Systems

CP3403:03 Business Intelligence and Data Mining

CP3404:03 Enterprise and Information Security

CP3405:03 Design Thinking and Project Management

CP3406:03 Mobile Computing

CP3101:03 Professional Internship or CP3102:03 Multi-Disciplinary Project or CP3103:03 Independent Project

OPTIONS

Select Option 1 or Option 2

Option 1

Select 15 credit points of any undergraduate subjects or subjects approved by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Division of Tropical Environments and Societies

Option 2

Select an Information Technology minor from the Table A

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of any undergraduate subjects or subjects approved by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Division of Tropical Environments and Societies

TABLE A (INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MINORS)

Type of minor

Optional, single

Credit points in minor

12 credit points

MINOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Computer Science and Networking

Singapore

External

Not available to JCUS students intending to complete before the end of 2016 or to External students intending to complete before the end of 2017

Embedded Systems

Townsville

Not available in joint degrees

Human Computer Interaction and Games Design

Singapore

External

Not available to JCUS students intending to complete before the end of 2016 or to External students intending to complete before the end of 2017

Internet of Things

Cairns

Not available in joint degrees

Campus

Course available at

Notes

Cairns

 

Singapore

 

Townsville

 

External

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

10 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 years

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

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.

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

A student who has failed a single subject towards the award in their final teaching period and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject. However if that subject is required for accreditation, then the criteria specified by that accreditation will apply.

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

48 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 5 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 15 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

Nil

Award Details

Award title

Bachelor of Information Technology

Approved abbreviation

BInfTech

Inclusion of majors on testamur

NA - This course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Students 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

Course articulation

Not applicable

Honours

Honours availability

Available as an additional year of study.

Eligibility

Application for entry to the Honours program is by approval of the College Dean.

Normally an overall GPA of 5 is required in the level 2 and 3 subjects in the bachelor (pass) degree