Bachelor of Information Technology

Courses and Study Australian courses Bachelor of Information Technology

The possibilities for Information Technology (IT) graduates are endless, offering employment opportunities world-wide. IT skills are required by every industry, and our expert staff will teach you the skills needed to keep up with rapid developments in technology.

Campus
Townsville; External; Cairns; Singapore
Available to Australian students for inter-campus study in Singapore.
Start dates
February, July
Duration
3 years full-time
Part time available
Study mode
On campus; Off campus
Prerequisites
English, (Maths B desirable)
OP/Rank
17/63

Career opportunities

Graduates will have the expertise to pursue exciting careers as project manager, network administrator and designer, system analyst, software developer, application developer, IT researcher, IT manager, system administrator, multimedia developer, game designer/tester/reviewer, simulation designer, enterprise architect, consultant, story boarder, web designer, and mobile app developer.

  • Graduates are eligible to become an Associate Member of the Australian Computer Society (ACS)

Course highlights

  • Tailor your course to include subjects from business or human-computer interaction and games or computer science and networking
  • Apply your skills to real-life business projects while you study
  • Graduates are eligible to become an Associate Member of the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Course overview

This course brings together the knowledge and skills that are essential for professional IT careers along with subjects in interactive visualisation, serious games, big data and data mining, interactive 2D/3D graphics and web technologies, mobile technologies, programming and design thinking, and programming.

The course features creative group problem solving in multi-disciplinary teams through a number of live events and an opportunity for an industry internship or industry based project in your final year.

How to apply

Check the QTAC information and apply by clicking on the relevant link below depending on where you wish to study.

Take note of the QTAC code for this course in the location you've chosen because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

Townsville (312341) - Apply now
Cairns (322341) - Apply now
External (312349) - Apply now

Our campuses in Singapore and Brisbane operate on a trimester system – three semesters per year. View academic calendars.

Subjects

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

CP1406:03 Interactive Media and Web Technologies

MA1020:03 Preparatory Mathematics or MA1000:03 Mathematical Foundations

Level 2

CP2403:03 Information Processing and Visualisation

CP2404:03 Database Modelling

CP2405:03 Collective Intelligence & Social Networks

CP2406:03 Programming II

CP2408:03 Design Thinking and Creative IT Industries

CP2414:03 Network Security

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 

Option 2

Select a minor from the Table A

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of any undergraduate subjects 

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

Human Computer Interaction and Games Design

Singapore

External

Internet of Things

Cairns

Townsville

Governance and Society

Cairns

Townsville

External

Not available to students intending to complete before the end of 2018

Pathway into course

On successful completion of the Diploma of Higher Education you may be eligible to continue into this degree, and you may be able to receive some credit for successfully completed subjects.

Students are encouraged to undertake the Tertiary Access Course if they have not studied recently and/or want assistance making the transition to University studies.

Get prepared - Bridging subjects

Bridging subjects are designed to fill any gaps in your knowledge. We offer maths and chemistry bridging subjects that can be studied on-campus in Cairns and Townsville. You may need to enrol in a bridging subject if you have not achieved the grade of ‘Sound Achievement or better’ in Queensland Year 12 maths or chemistry.

Handbook

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 afull Professional Member after they have been certified as a CertifiedTechnologist or Certified Professional and satisfy the Society that they haveacquired the Core Body of Knowledge through demonstrated equivalence and adhereto the ACS Code of Ethics.  However, thecourse is accredited as a whole course and the accreditation may not apply whenstudents are granted advanced standing, credit(s) or exemption(s) by theinstitution. 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 forequivalent subjects (particularly in terms of Information Technology content)taken at an equivalent educational level in an institution of appropriateacademic 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

CP1406:03 Interactive Media and Web Technologies

MA1020:03 Preparatory Mathematics or MA1000:03 Mathematical Foundations

Level 2

CP2403:03 Information Processing and Visualisation

CP2404:03 Database Modelling

CP2405:03 Collective Intelligence & Social Networks

CP2406:03 Programming II

CP2408:03 Design Thinking and Creative IT Industries

CP2414:03 Network Security

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 

Option 2

Select a minor from the Table A

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of any undergraduate subjects 

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

Human Computer Interaction and Games Design

Singapore

External

Internet of Things

Cairns

Townsville

Governance and Society

Cairns

Townsville

External

Not available to students intending to complete before the end of 2018

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

Honours

The Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) degree is available for high-achieving students. It consists of extra study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. An Honours degree is usually essential for entry to research higher degrees. Please refer to the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) Handbook for eligibility information.

What is Information Technology?

This website is intended as general guide. Prospective students should contact the university to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice.