Bachelor of Technology and Innovation

Bachelor of Technology and Innovation

Handbook year

2019

Course code

118410

Course type

BAC – Bachelor Pass (AQF level 7)

Division

Division of Tropical Environments and Societies

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

English

Assumed Knowledge: Maths B

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

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of the Bachelor of Technology and Innovation, graduates will be able to:

  • Integrate and apply a coherent body of theoretical and technical knowledge, including underlying concepts and principles, in one or more technology disciplines
  • Critically appraise the role and relevance of technology in society, particularly in creating sustainable futures in the tropics, worldwide
  • Demonstrate broad understanding of technology methods, including design processes, whole system approaches, project management, and decision-making strategies and their application in technology and innovation practice
  • Retrieve, analyse, synthesise and evaluate information from a range of sources
  • Plan, conduct and produce reliable, evidence-based experiments and designs, by selecting and applying methods, techniques and tools as appropriate to the technology discipline
  • Organise, analyse and interpret data using mathematical, statistical and technological skills
  • Communicate ideas, arguments, designs and conclusions clearly and coherently to a variety of audiences, through advanced English language skills and a variety of media
  • Develop components, systems and/or processes to meet specified requirements, and creative approaches to synthesise alternative solutions, concepts and procedures for unpredictable or complex problems
  • Critically review regulatory requirements, ethical principles and cultural frameworks, to work effectively, responsibly and safely in diverse contexts and interdisciplinary teams
  • Prioritise multiple demands to achieve personal and team goals, with regular review of performance to manage continuing professional development

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

SC1101:03 Science: Nature, Knowledge and Understanding

SC1102:03 Modelling Natural Systems or SC1109:03 Modelling Natural Systems-Advanced

CP1403:03 Design Thinking

CP1401:03 Fundamentals of Problem Solving and Programming I (recommended for students undertaking the Information Technology Major) or CP1404:03 Programming II (recommended for students undertaking the Data Science Major)

Level 2

SC2202:03 Quantitative Methods in Science or SC2209:03 Quantitative Methods in Science-Advanced

EG2000: 03 System Engineering Practice

MA2830:03 Data Visualisation

EV2502:03 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Level 3

SC3008:03 Professional Placement

BX3173:03 Strategic Entrepreneurship

PLUS

Select a Major from Table A

OPTIONS

Select 3 credit points of Level 2, 3 or 5 subjects

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of Level 3 or 5 subjects

PLUS

Select one of the following Options

Note: Students who have not completed high school Mathematics B or equivalent must select Option 2

Option 1 (Minor)

Select a Minor from Table B

or

Option 2 (Electives)

Select 12 credit points of any* Level 1, 2, 3 or 5 subjects

*All students who have not completed high school level Mathematics B or equivalent must undertake MA1020 Preparatory Mathematics.  

TABLE A (MAJORS)

Type of major

Mandatory, single

Credit points in major

24 credit points

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Data Science

Cairns

Townsville

 
Information Technology

Cairns

Townsville

 
Sensor Technologies and the Internet of Things

Cairns

Townsville

Must take MA1000 in elective choices (e.g. the Introduction to Data Science Minor, or free electives)

TABLE B (MINORS)

Type of minor

Optional, single

Credit points in minor12 credit points

MINOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Introduction to Data Science

Cairns

Townsville

This minor is recommended with the Sensor Technologies and the Internet of Things Major

Inter-Disciplinary Minors

Cairns

Townsville

Please refer to list for details of all minors available for selection.

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

Not available to any student seeking to complete the program prior to 2021

Townsville

Not available to any student seeking to complete the program prior to 2021

Candidature

Expected time to complete

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

7 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression
requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

Yes

This course includes prescribed professional placements. Students may be required to undertake such placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled, at their own expense.

Further information about placements can be found at Enrolment Policy – Coursework Students

Course includes mandatory FieldworkNo

Special assessment
requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation
requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass
Conceded (PC) grade

3 credit points

Subjects taken with a PC grade may not be part of the Core or the Major.

Supplementary exam for
final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

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

Maximum allowed

36 credit points except where a student transfers from one JCU award to another, then advanced standing may be granted for more than two-thirds of the new award, where there is subject equivalence between the awards

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 17 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.

Other restrictions

A maximum of 6 credit points of advanced standing may be granted at level 3 or above.

Award Details

Award title

BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

Approved abbreviation

BTechInnov

Inclusion of majors on
testamur

Majors will appear on the testamur

Exit with lesser award

Students who exit the course prior to completion, and have successfully completed 24 credit points of appropriate subjects, will be eligible for the award of Diploma of Tertiary Studies.

Course articulation

Not applicable

Special Awards

Not applicable

Honours

Honours availability

Graduates may be eligible to be admitted to honours programs in Science, Information Technology, Social Science or other disciplines appropriate to their interests. Interested students should seek advice from the Course Coordinator.

Eligibility

Normally an overall GPA of 5.5 is required in the bachelor (pass) degree subjects relevant to the field in which Honours is to be taken.