Bachelor of Information Technology (Co-op)

Rank thresholdATAR: 84 SR: 84
Duration3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Location
Online and
Next start termTerm 1, 2024
Study modeOn Campus, Online
Course codeCG99
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Overview

With extensive work-integrated learning opportunities featuring a three-month paid industry placement, our Bachelor of Information Technology (Co-op) will provide you with hands-on industry-relevant experience to launch a successful career in the Information, communication and technology (ICT) industries. 


Accredited by the Australian Computer Society, you will have the choice to major in application development, cyber security or business analysis. Tailor your studies further with a mix of minors, designed to equip you with skills and knowledge in emerging fields of IT. 

CQUni's Bachelor of Information Technology (Co-op) has been developed to provide you with a broad foundation of IT knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career in this growth industry. Featuring extensive work-integrated learning experiences and industry-relevant majors to future-proof your career, you will be highly sought-after by employers across the IT sector.

During your studies, your core units will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of key areas in IT and computer-based systems. From your second term, you will begin to study units from your chosen major - Application Development, Business Analysis or Cyber Security. 

At the end of your second year, you will undertake a paid work placement where you will gain real-world and hands-on experience within the industry. Through this industry placement, you will be able to apply your knowledge and skills learned to real-world projects and gain valuable industry experience to enhance your work readiness.  

You will have the flexibility to choose from a comprehensive range of minors to tailor your studies further. You can also fast-track your studies by studying units in Term 3, so you can start your career sooner.

You will also have the flexibility to exit the degree early after completing a number of units and graduate with an Associate Degree of Information Technology or a Diploma of Information and Communications Technology.

Study experience

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    I chose to study IT because I have a real passion for computers. I chose CQUni because it's close to home and allows me to work and study at the same time.

    Jack Rolfe

    Bachelor of Information Technology

Career Opportunities

On completion of the Bachelor of Information Technology (Co-op) you will be qualified to work in both public and private sectors and in roles such as:

  • application programmer
  • analyst programmer
  • database administrator
  • ICT customer support technician
  • ICT support engineer
  • ICT support technician
  • information technology project manager
  • network administrator
  • security analyst
  • systems administrator
  • systems analyst
  • web developer

Structure & Availability

Course structure

You are required to complete a total of 22 units including an industry work placement, a major, a minor, four elective units and eight core units.

Unit information

For information on the units you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

 

Credit transfer information

If you have already completed study relevant to the course you enrol in, you may be eligible for credit transfer credit transfer.

 

On-Campus Availability

IntakeLocations
Term 1, 2024Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney
Term 2, 2024Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney
Term 3, 2024Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney

Online Availability

IntakeLocations
Term 1, 2024Available Online
Term 2, 2024Available Online
Term 3, 2024Available Online

Application Development major
Application Development involves using tools, techniques, and programming languages to develop systems. In this major, you will study concepts such as the architectural design of an application including how to break up an application and distribute its components across a networked system and the development of mobile and internet applications. You'll graduate an advanced, enterprise-ready developer.


Business Analysis major
With this major, you will delve into the world of enterprise analysis. You'll use a variety of tools and techniques for data modelling, visualisation, and analysis skills to become an expert in identifying and managing the changes needed to introduce an information system into an organisation.


Cyber Security major
In the evolving area of cyber security, you will develop your understanding of information, networks, and system security issues whilst cultivating your skills to detect and prevent different types of security attacks. Plus, your expertise will span to include digital forensics in the investigation of eCrime activities.

Animation and Motion Graphics minor
Enhance your technological creativity with skills in animation, motion graphics, 3D computer graphics and 3D character design using industry standard software. 


Application Development minor
Tailor your studies with this minor to equip yourself with the foundational skills and knowledge for software design, internet applications and programming language. 


Business Analysis minor
An in demand skillset, business analysis requires the ability to determine and specify ICT business requirements using data modelling. Tailor your studies with this minor to widen your employment options. 


Cyber Security minor
This minor introduces you to the skills needed to detect and prevent different types of cyber security attacks and the information, networks and systems at risk. 


Emerging Technologies minor
Available to pair with any major, this minor explores the main emerging technologies including artificial intelligence, data science and blockchain technologies.


Entrepreneurship minor
This minor allows you to explore the integration of your IT skillset with the successful development, launch and management of innovative ideas. 


ICT Management minor
The introduction of ICT systems requires organisations to change and this minor provides you with the foundations to contribute the change management. 


Interactive Media Development minor 
This minor is a comprehensive introduction to coding, web application development, game design and game development. Plus, increases your experience with industry standard software tools. 


Mathematics minor
Information Technology combined with the mathematics minor provides you with a powerful foundation of analytical and quantitative skills for decision making. 

This course has no residential schools.

Learned Society - Australian Computer Society

Cyber Security Major, Business Analysis Major

This course is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) at the professional level https://www.acs.org.au/cpd-education/accredited-courses.html

Learned Society - Australian Computer Society

Application Development Major

This course is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) at the professional level https://www.acs.org.au/cpd-education/accredited-courses.html

Industry Work Placement - COIT13238

(Compulsory) Students are required to undertake a compulsory paid industry placement. Refer to More Details in the Handbook for further information.

The Bachelor of Information Technology (Co-op) provides a distinguished bachelors degree in IT that enables you to acquire valuable experience through a paid, supervised, industry placement. You will normally undertake industry placement following the successful completion of two years (4 terms) of study. Industry placements are typically of three months duration.

Requirements

Rank Threshold

The rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank required for your application to be considered for entry to this course.

The rank threshold for this course is: SR 84 | ATAR 84.0

Student profile

If you would like to know more about entry scores for applicants with recent secondary education and the student profile for this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1, 2023.

 

 

Institute profile

To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2023 view our Institute Profile.

 

Recommended study

No recommended study required

Prerequisites

English (Unit 3 and 4, C)

English (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent

English Language Proficiency Requirements

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

  • A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
  • An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma level qualification, or
  • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 5.5.

completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

International Students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information.

Each student will be assessed individually.

You will have to meet this course's inherent requirements by demonstrating essential skills and attributes.

Fees & Scholarships

2023 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee$8,296

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee$8,944
Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee$23,856

Indicative first-year fee

The fees listed are indicative only and based on enrolling in a full-time study load for one academic year (generally, this is eight units over two terms). Your fees may vary depending on the units you select and the number you study per term. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Understanding your fees.

Commonwealth support and government assistance loans

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are subsidised by the Australian Government, meaning you are only required to pay the student contribution rather than full tuition fees if you meet eligibility requirements. If offered a CSP, you may be eligible for a HECS-HELP government loan. HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme that assists you in paying your student contributions. Provided you meet the HECS-HELP eligibility criteria, you may use HECS-HELP to defer part or all of your student contribution fees. Learn more about paying for university.

Other study costs

Part of your course costs includes Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF). There may also be additional costs as part of your studies, such as textbooks, technology expenses, travel expenses, professional certifications, uniforms, or vaccinations. Explore other study costs.

At CQUniversity, we believe higher education should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time, and we are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more. 

How to apply

StateAdmission Code
TasmaniaOnline: 150171
New South WalesSydney: 160170; Online: 160171
South AustraliaOnline: 150171
QueenslandCairns: 820889; Brisbane: 880881; Rockhampton: 850881; Online: 850885
Northern TerritoryOnline: 150171
VictoriaOnline: 150171 ; Melbourne: 153004
Western AustraliaOnline: 150171

If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way.

Before you apply, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not have a USI, creating one is quick and easy. Simply visit usi.gov.au to create one.

Want to know more about application dates and other admission information?
View our important dates information and read about other admission considerations, such as information for domestic students with overseas qualifications, indigenous support, and elite athlete, coach and performer support.


What’s the best way to apply?

  • Option 1: Ideal for most situations, whether you have completed high school recently or some time ago.
  • Option 2: Ideal if you are studying with one of our partner study hubs.
  • Option 3: Ideal if you have previously studied with CQU.

Option 1: Ideal for most situations, apply via a tertiary admission centre

View the table below for the best application option based on where you live.

If you live in Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC)*
Queensland Apply via QTAC
New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Apply via UAC
Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory, South Australia Apply via ApplyCQUNI

*Please note that you may be required to pay a fee when applying via a TAC.


Option 2: Want to study with one of our partner study hubs? Apply via ApplyCQUni

Benefit from local support, space, technology and facilities offered by one of our delivery partners.

If you are studying with: Study Support
Murray River Study Hub Access to local study facilities.

ApplyCQUNI


Option 3: If you have previously studied with CQU, apply direct.

As a past CQU student, you may be eligible to apply directly to CQU for this course. To apply directly, your prior study with CQU must be a completed or partially completed CQU course or unit, including:

  • CQU’s Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS), Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP), or Start Uni Now (SUN) units.
  • A CQU certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master or research higher degree, or a unit within these courses.