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Bachelor of Technology and Innovation

Location
Townsville; Cairns
Commencing
February, July
Duration
3 years full-time
Attendance mode
Internal
Entry Requirements
English (4,SA)
Assumed knowledge: Maths B (4,SA)
CRICOS code
0100009
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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.

What you need to know before you apply

Certified copies of supporting documents

You must supply the following information with your application:

  • Previous and current certificates and academic transcripts
  • The Grading Scale used at the institution(s) where you have undertaken your studies
  • English proficiency test results (if required and available at time of application)
  • Your passport to confirm your name and citizenship (if available at time of application)

You can speed up the application process by emailing copies of your documents to internationaladmissions@jcu.edu.au. If your application is approved you must then post certified copies and/or documents to:

James Cook International
James Cook University
Townsville QLD 4811, AUSTRALIA

If your documents are in a language other than English, you must provide both certified translations and a certified copy of the original document.

An acceptable certified document is a photocopy of the original document, signed and certified as a copy of the original by a public notary, registered agent of JCU, or a representative of the institution. Copies of certified copies are not acceptable.

Credit and Articulation

Before applying for credit for previous studies you should read the Credit and Articulation Procedure. You can review any possible credits you may have with our Credit Calculator. When you apply for credit you must submit the course syllabi (subject outline) for each relevant subject and ensure the subject corresponds to a similar JCU subject.

Entry requirements

As well as having the prerequisites for this course, you must also meet minimum academic and language requirements.

Check the minimum English language proficiency requirements for this course in the Course Handbook.

If you meet the academic requirements for this course, but not the minimum English requirements, you will receive a packaged offer. This includes the opportunity to take an English language program as well as an offer to study a degree at JCU. Your JCU degree offer will be conditional on you gaining a certain grade in your English program.

Application deadlines

  • 31 January for commencement in teaching period 1 (semester 1)
  • 30 June for commencement in teaching period 2 (semester 2)

Our campuses in Singapore and Brisbane operate on a trimester system – application deadlines vary for Singapore and Brisbane. View academic calendars.

Advanced Standing (credit for prior learning)

To apply for credit for previous studies you must submit the course syllabi (subject outline) for each relevant subject and ensure the subject corresponds to a similar JCU subject.

Help with your application

If you need help with your application, or would like to change your preferences (e.g. course, campus, commencing semester) after you have submitted your application please contact JCU International Admissions at enquiries@jcu.edu.au or phone: +61 7 4781 5601

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Bachelor of Technology and Innovation

Handbook year

2020

Course code

118410

Course type

BAC – Bachelor Pass (AQF level 7)

Division

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.

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

CORE SUBJECTS

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

PLUS

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

PLUS

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

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of Level 3 or 5 subjects

PLUS

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

PLUS

Select a Major from Table A

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

Suspended in 2020

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

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

Townsville

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

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 Coursework Enrolment Policy.

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

Credit

Eligibility

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

Currency

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

Expiry

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

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 AwardsNot 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.

Annual Tuition Fee: AUD$28,080 (Estimate only)

Courses are charged per year of full-time study. International course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change.

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

Student Visa holders must have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of their Student Visa (except Norwegian, Swedish and Belgian citizens). Costs depend on the length of study and the number of dependants accompanying the student. For more information see Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

Scholarships and financial aid are also available for international students.

JCU offers pathway study options if you don't meet the academic of English language requirements for direct entry into your preferred JCU degree, or if you want to enhance your career prospects. Contact us for more information.