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Bachelor of Technology and Innovation

Townsville, Cairns
February, July
3 years full-time
Part-time available
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Entry Requirements
OP 14 | English (4,SA) Assumed knowledge: Maths B (4,SA)
ATAR 66.45 | English (Units 3/4,C)
Rank 70
CNS: 322361
TSV: 312361
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JCU Technology and Innovation graduates have the flexibility to solve complex problems across different industries, technologies, and contexts.

Graduates will possess a range of practical technology skills and an invaluable capacity for critical thinking and creativity.

You could find employment as a data scientist, technology manager, director of innovation, software engineer, systems analyst, digital product manager, solutions manager, business intelligence developer, infrastructure manager, enterprise architect, or project manager.

Make a difference to modern industry with the Bachelor of Technology and Innovation at JCU. Develop the skills and knowledge to deliver safe and sustainable solutions to real-world problems.

Put your creativity to the test, challenge yourself, and improve your problem-solving skills. Learn to make meaning of data and find inventive ways to re-invigorate businesses.

Combine valuable IT skills with critical thinking and innovation to help businesses run efficiently. Use your broad knowledge of technology to make appropriate recommendations and identify opportunities. Network with industry mentors and undertake a Work Integrated Learning placement to graduate job-ready.
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About JCU's Bachelor of Technology and Innovation in Queensland

Prepare yourself for success with a Bachelor of Technology and Innovation (similar to a Bachelor of Innovation and Technology) from JCU. Build a complete portfolio of knowledge, experience, and skills that will make you valuable in the industry and help you get the job you want.

Study a Bachelor of Technology and Innovation and Get Results

Learn how to develop an organisation and manage a team as you study your Bachelor of Technology and Innovation. Gain experience in data analysis and developing iterative ways of improving business processes.

Build your problem-solving skills to address the biggest issues that face tomorrow's business environments. Develop your IT skills and combine them with your flair for innovation. Learn to recognise problems and opportunities and make the right recommendations for success.

Practice setting goals, managing time, and using effective communication. Understand the fundamentals of design thinking and apply these principals to real-world issues.

Choose Your Specialisation

Be ready for the jobs of the future as you pursue your Bachelor of Technology and Innovation in Queensland. Build a solid foundation of theoretical knowledge as you learn natural systems modelling, problem solving, and basic and advanced programming skills. Learn effective data visualisation methods to uncover truly meaningful information and use it to make decisions.

Choose a major that fits your skills and career goals. Become a robust innovator through a major in Information Technology. Use your creativity to find technological solutions that make a difference in the global economy. Apply your skills to make the world a better and more just place through the power of connected technology.

Use your major in data science in a government department, a private corporation, or your own start-up. Apply your analytical skills to understand data and build statistical models that offer effective solutions to the biggest problems facing industry and society.

Gain Experience

Be ready today for tomorrow through extensive experience that puts theory into practice. See first-hand how technology can have a positive and negative impact on society. Consolidate your passion for using and building technology and learn how to make positive changes in society and the built environment.

Build your strategic skills and apply them to achieve success. Integrate your knowledge and skills in practical placements in real-world settings, supervised by lecturers committed to student success.

Put your understanding of technology to work through developing systems and components that address and solve specific problems.

A Bachelor of Technology and Innovation with World-Class Education

Your world-class education begins here, at JCU. Build your professional network through JCU's links to industry and government departments. Work with leaders in technological innovation in courses with small class sizes.

Experience the incredible as you learn how to find sustainable solutions and safe innovations for the future's biggest problems. Develop your skills under industry mentors at a university committed to student success.

Study a Bachelor of Technology and Innovation at JCU

Challenge yourself, developing your skills and knowledge, at James Cook University. Graduate ready to enter the workforce and lead the way in building meaningful change for our future.
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Data Science

Gain data and analytics skills highly sought-after in every industry – from government departments to internet start-ups and financial institutions. Build your understanding of data science and learn the tools of the trade, including advanced statistical modelling, data mining, machine learning, linear algebra, and data visualisation.

Information Technology

Become an innovative developer with the skills to solve problems in a group. Learn to apply design thinking to deliver technological solutions to a wide range of issues. Analyse technology, creativity, and disruptive innovation in the global economy and across disciplines. Study web and software development, database modelling, and programming.

Note the course QTAC code for the location you've chosen. You'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

Townsville (312361) - Apply now
Cairns (322361) - Apply now

Note the course QTAC code for the location you've chosen. You'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

Townsville: 312361
Cairns: 322361

OP Score/Rank is indicative only. Entry scores will be finalised in the major offer round.

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Bachelor of Technology and Innovation

Handbook year


Course code


Course type

BAC – Bachelor Pass (AQF level 7)


Tropical Environments and Societies

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites


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.

Additional Course requirements

Applicants who have not completed high school intermediate level Mathematics B (or equivalent) must select MA1020: Preparatory Mathematics as part of their study plan to successfully complete the Bachelor of Technology and Innovation.

Students required to undertake MA1020 should enrol at the first availability of their study plan and may be required to undertake the subject in intensive mode in order to complete the program in the normal 3 year timeframe.

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


Level 1

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

MA1020:03 Preparatory Mathematics or select one level 1, 2, 3 or 5 subject

SC1101:03 Science, Technology and Truth

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)

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

CP1403:03 Design Thinking


Select one level 1, 2, 3 or 5 subject

Level 2

MA2830:03 Data Visualisation

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

EV2502:03 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems


Select 6 credit points of level 1, 2, 3 or 5 subjects

Level 3

SC3008:03 Professional Placement

BX3173:03 Innovation Driven Entrepreneurship

EG3000:03 Engineering Project Management


Select 3 credit points of Level 3 or 5 subjects


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


Select a Major from Table A


Type of major

Mandatory, single

Credit points in major

24 credit points




Data Science



Information Technology



Sensor Technologies and the Internet of Things



Suspended in 2020





Not available to any student seeking to complete the program prior to 2022


Not available to any student seeking to complete the program prior to 2022


Expected time to complete

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

7 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year


Course progression


Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)


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 Coursework Enrolment Policy.

Course includes mandatory FieldworkNo

Special assessment


Professional accreditation


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



Students may apply for a credit transfer for previous tertiary study or informal and non-formal learning in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure.

Maximum allowed

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


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


Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 17 years after the date of the examination upon which the credit 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 credit may be granted at level 3 or above.

Award Details

Award title


Approved abbreviation


Inclusion of majors on

Majors will appear on the testamur

Exit with lesser award

Students who exit the course prior to completion and have successfully completed 12 credit points of appropriate subjects, may be eligible for the award of Certificate of Higher Education.

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 AwardsNot applicable


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.


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.

Annual Tuition Fee: $9,527. (Estimate only)

Student Services and Amenities fee is payable per subject up to a maximum amount per year.

A variety of Scholarships are available to suit different student types.

An OP or ATAR is the score required for entry into most undergraduate courses. If you are not a Year 12 school leaver or do not have an OP or ATAR, you can be assigned an equivalent rank score. Ranks are calculated from previous study that you might have completed, either secondary, tertiary or vocational, or previous paid employment experience.

JCU offers pathway courses to help you move into a degree. Pathway courses provide you with an individualised study plan and specialised support as you transition to university.

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JCU offers pathways courses to help you move into a degree at JCU. Pathway courses provide you with an individualised study plan and specialised support as you transition to university.  Contact us for more information.

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