Course and Subject Handbook 2018 Courses Undergraduate Courses Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) [End-on]

Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) [End-on]

Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) [End-on]

Course code


Course type

Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF Level 8)


Tropical Environments and Societies

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an AQF level 7 Bachelor Degree in Information Technology, from this or another university.

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.

Additional selection requirements

Must have obtained a minimum average grade of a Credit (GPA 5) for level 2 and 3 subjects.

Special admission requirements

Applications must be approved by the Dean, College of Business, Law and Governance after recommendation of the Head of Academic Group.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

24 credit points as per course structure

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 (Honours) graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the concepts and principles widely used in information technology

  • Critically reflect on at least several current issues in information technology research and practice

  • Analyse critically the core paradigms, research methodologies, methods and analytical tools which shape research effort in the discipline of information technology

  • Identify and integrate knowledge in select areas of information technology which underpin a research issue

  • Synthesize creatively the existing research information with a critical mind-set for the purposes of designing a research investigation

  • Cooperatively develop and execute a research project addressing pertinent research questions and built on an advanced understanding of a topic area

  • Use initiative to solve specific research project problems in an ethical and socially responsible fashion

  • Convey information clearly and fluently in high quality written format appropriate for an academic information technology audience

  • Demonstrate effective oral presentation skills for academic and professional audiences.

Course Structure


Select full-time honours (103109-FT-HONS) or part-time honours (103109-PT-HONS)

Full Time Honours (103109-FT-HONS)


CP4100:06 Honours Project (Part 1 of 2)

CP4101:06 Honours Project (Part 2 of 2)

CP5080:03 Literature Review and Research Proposal

CP5090:03 Scientific Research Methods


Select 6 credit points of any Level 5 CP subjects

Part Time Honours (103109-PT-HONS)


CP4200:03 Honours Project (Part 1 of 4)

CP4201:03 Honours Project (Part 2 of 4)

CP4202:03 Honours Project (Part 3 of 4)

CP4203:03 Honours Project (Part 4 of 4)

CP5080:03 Literature Review and Research Proposal

CP5090:03 Scientific Research Methods


Select 6 credit points of any Level 5 CP subjects









Expected time to complete

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

3 years

Maximum leave of absence

6 months


Course progression requisites


Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)


Special assessment requirements


Professional accreditation requirements


Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade


Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing


Not eligible

Maximum allowed



Not applicable


Not applicable

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title

Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)

Approved abbreviation


Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable – this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable