- Townsville: February, May, September
- Cairns: February, May, September
- Singapore: March, July, November
- Brisbane: February, May, September
3 years full-time
English (Units 3/4,C)
Mathematical Methods (Units 3/4,C)
English language requirements
If your native language is not English, you must meet the minimum English language requirements for this course.
JCU IT students study essential core subjects such as Gamification and Games Design, Information Security, and Data mining. You can also choose from a wide variety of optional areas of specialisation, including JCU's revolutionary Internet of Things (IoT) course.
Prepare yourself for the future. JCU Information Technology graduates are highly skilled and ready for a competitive workforce.
The Bachelor of IT program is available on campus in both Townsville and Cairns and can also be completed online.
You could also undertake an Honours degree, which consists of extra study plus a personal research project and thesis.
View the Handbook for a detailed overview of available subjects.
About JCU's Bachelors Degree in Information Technology
You understand technology and know how to use it, but you want to know more. You want to solidify your Information Technology skills and use them to build a career and improve the world. Be ready to take on the fast-changing field of Information Technology with your Bachelor of Information Technology from James Cook University.
A World-Class Information Technology Degree for a Cutting-Edge Industry
Study alongside those who share your vision for what Information Technology can do to improve businesses, the work of scientists and engineers, and the life of the average person. In your Bachelor of IT studies at JCU, learn from lecturers committed to student success in a program closely-aligned with Australian Computer Society standards. Gain a world-class education rated five stars by the 2018 Good Universities Guide for experience, support, quality, and engagement.
You will master the essential knowledge and best practices needed to build a thriving career. Leaders in Design Thinking, JCU’s lecturers and tutors will develop you as an innate problem solver and innovative thinker.
Learn how to approach and solve complex technology problems. You will be adept in building programs and developing websites, apps and artificial intelligence algorithms. Demand grows exponentially for IT graduates, learn about the rapid developments in technology and turn your interests into a rewarding career.
You will also have the opportunity to minor in education curriculum, governance and society, the internet of things, computer science and networking, or games design. You can use your minor to focus your studies in a particular direction or give you more career options.
A Bachelor of Information Technology with Endless Possibilities
The world of IT changes quickly. A bachelor's degree in information technology from JCU will equip you with the skills to adapt and thrive in a competitive industry.
As well as critical thinking skills, you will learn how to effectively communicate with colleagues and other professionals in your workplace.
As you work towards your information technology degree, build your understanding of the ethical considerations that impact those in the Information Technology world. Develop a thorough sense of social responsibility when considering ethical issues such as client and customer privacy, data security, storage and collection.
A degree like a BA in information technology expands your career prospects. Upon graduation, you will be highly sought after in various tech-based industries.
With a Bachelor of Information Technology from JCU, you could work as a systems analyst, a software developer, or a game designer. You could develop or test mobile apps, work in web design or design simulations for a broad range of technical or scientific fields. You could also use your Bachelor of Technology to work as a manager, administrator, consultant, or teacher.
Experience Is Everything
Experience has no substitute, and when you study IT at JCU, you will work alongside lecturers and tutors committed to student success. JCU offers real-world experience with projects in companies leading the way in information technology solutions. You could work in industry placement positions or design projects based on workplace situations.
Throughout your degree, build your resume and enhance your professional connections. As you work toward your information technology degree, you will gain confidence in your abilities, and see how your skills complement those of your teammates.
Whether you want to start your own business, sign on with a multinational corporation, or enjoy the flexibility of freelance work, you will graduate from JCU with the experience and skills employers are looking for.
Study IT and Forge Your Own Path
Working in IT demands both collaboration and independent work skills. Your Bachelor of Information Technology with JCU equips you with both. In your final year, you can choose to do a professional internship, work on a multidisciplinary project, or create your own independent project to showcase your strengths.
You know Information Technology is your passion, and you have the drive to succeed in the jobs of tomorrow. Choose a Bachelor of Information Technology from JCU and be ready for an exciting, dynamic future.
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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. Refer to the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) Handbook for eligibility information.
JCU Information Technology graduates are ready to make a difference in a range of industry sectors.
You could pursue a career in a multinational corporation, a government department, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SME), or even in your own business. You could work in areas such as software development, design, gaming, and enterprise IT.
You could work as a network administrator, designer, systems analyst, or software developer.
Graduates are eligible to become an Associate Member of the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
Bachelor of Information Technology
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 (https://www.seoulaccord.org/). The Accord signatories accord mutual recognition to their respective accreditation schemes.
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 credit, 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.
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English (Units 3/4,C).
Recommended: Mathematical Methods (Units 3/4,C).
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
72 credit points as per course structure
Additional course rules
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:
Inherent requirements are the fundamental abilities, attributes, skills and behaviours needed to complete the learning outcomes of a course while preserving the academic integrity of the university’s learning, assessment and accreditation processes. Students and prospective students must be able to demonstrate that they have acquired or have the ability to acquire the inherent requirements for their degree.
Reasonable adjustments may be made to assist students manage additional circumstances impacting on their studies provided these do not change the academic integrity of a degree. Reasonable adjustments do not alter the need to be able to demonstrate the inherent requirements of the course.
CP1401:03 Problem Solving and Programming I
CP1402:03 Internet Fundamentals
CP1403:03 Design Thinking
CP1404:03 Programming II
CP1406:03 Web Design and Development
CP2403:03 Information Processing and Visualisation
CP2404:03 Database Modelling
CP2405:03 Collective Intelligence and Entrepreneurship
CP2406:03 Programming III
CP2408:03 Design Thinking and Creative IT Industries
CP2414:03 Network Security
CP3401:03 e-Strategic Management
CP3402:03 Content Management Systems
CP3403:03 Data Mining
CP3404:03 Information Security
CP3405:03 Design Thinking and Project Management
CP3406:03 Mobile Computing
Select 3 credit points of any Level 2 or 3 subjects
Select 12 credit points of any undergraduate subjects
Lists of subjects grouped according to potential career aspirations and interests can be accessed here.
Options available include recommended information technology related areas of Computer Science and Networking, Education Curriculum, Human-Computer Interaction and Games Design and Internet of Things.
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
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.
Supplementary exam for final subject
Students may apply for credit transfer for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure.
48 credit points
Credit will be granted only for studies completed in the 5 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 15 years after the date of the examination upon which the credit is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.
BACHELOR OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Inclusion of majors on testamur
NA - This course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award
Students who have completed 24 credit points of their course award requirements, and withdraw from or fail to meet the requirements for progression in the later years, may be eligible for the award of Diploma of Tertiary Studies.
Available as an additional year of study.
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
Estimated annual tuition fee: $AUD30,960.00
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.
Bachelor of Information Technology
What I really like about the course is that it allows me to explore my creative side and come up with innovative solutions that have the potential to make a big difference in the world. I’m glad I chose JCU because it has such a great support network and sense of community.
Bachelor of Information Technology
I choose to complete my degree at JCU to turn my passion of tinkering into a career. The highlights of software development include a sense of craftsmanship, diversity of problem domains, and the feeling of pride every time a user says they love our product.
Bachelor of Information Technology
JCU's Bachelor of IT is a great mix of the hard and soft skills that are needed and expected by the industry. These skills helped me get to where I am now, but it was the lecturers, tutors and student mentors who provided assistance the whole way through the program, that allowed me to enjoy and thrive in what I do.
JCU is a great choice for IT because of its attentive staff, strong industry connections and its award-winning program of integrating Design Thinking across all years of the degree to give students industry-ready skills for the future.
JCU graduates are eager to contribute and take on challenges. A graduate’s university experience instills a habit for learning that continues into the workplace, and because of this they’re resourceful and driven. JCU graduates inject great ideas into the business and we’ll continue to rate highly those with a degree.