Bachelor of Information Technology
|Rank threshold||ATAR: 65 SR: 65|
|Duration||3 years full-time, 6 years part-time|
|Next start term||Term 1, 2024|
|Study mode||On Campus, Online|
Kickstart your IT career with our Bachelor of Information Technology and benefit from real-world experience and the support of our experienced course leaders. Develop in-demand industry skills valued by employers through authentic learning experiences. Accredited by the Australian Computer Society and designed in consultation with industry, you can choose to major in Application Development, Business Analysis, or Cyber Security. Customise your studies further with a wide range of minors, offering depth in complementary disciplines and aligning with emerging IT fields to align with your career aspirations.
Within this highly practical degree, you'll develop a broad foundation of IT knowledge and skills, plus gain access to work-integrated learning opportunities that prepare you for a successful IT career. Designed with input from our industry partners, benefit from innovative, up-to-date and industry-relevant units, as well as in-built practical experiences.
During your studies, your core units will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of key IT and computer-based systems areas. From your second term, you will begin to study units from your chosen major. You also have the choice of a minor that complements your major and career aspirations which reflect emerging fields and industry demands within the IT sector are available.
Decide what suits you with either a project or internship in your final year. If you choose the capstone project unit, you'll enhance your collaboration skills in the production of project management artefacts typically required of a small-scale commercial project appropriate to your major. Alternatively, the internship allows you to gain real-world experience before you graduate and multiply your professional networks.
- Authentic Learning Experiences
- Industry Accredited
- Real-world Learning Facilities
- Seamless Pathways
- Work-integrated learning
On completion of the Bachelor of Information Technology 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
You are required to complete a total of 23 units including eight core units, seven major units, four minor units, plus four electives.
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 have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.
|Term 1, 2024||Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney|
|Term 2, 2024||Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney|
|Term 3, 2024||Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney|
|Term 1, 2024||Available Online|
|Term 2, 2024||Available Online|
|Term 3, 2024||Available 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.
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.
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
This course and the Cyber Security major is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) at the professional level.
Learned Society - Australian Computer Society
Business Analysis Major
This course and the Business Analysis major is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) at the professional level.
Learned Society - Australian Computer Society
Application Development Major
This course and the Application Development major is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) at the professional level.
Undergraduate ICT Internship - COIT13239
Students have the option of undertaking an internship instead of the capstone units COIT13230, COIT13232, and COIT13236.
Students are able to undertake discipline capstone units while working with industry partners. The capstone units are COIT13230 Application Development Project, COIT13232 Business Analysis Project, and COIT13236 Cyber Security Project.
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 65 | ATAR 65.0
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.
View our Institute Profile to learn about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2023.
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 4.0
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 the 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.
Fees & Scholarships
2023 Indicative Fees
|Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee||$8,296|
2024 Indicative Fees
|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
|Victoria||Melbourne: 153008; Online: 150061|
|Queensland||Cairns: 820839; Brisbane: 880832; Rockhampton: 850832; Online: 850835|
|New South Wales||Sydney: 160060; Online: 160061|
|Western Australia||Online: 150061|
|South Australia||Online: 150061|
|Northern Territory||Online: 150061|
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: Perfect for past CQU students, or current IBM staff members.
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.|
Option 3: If you have previously studied with CQU, apply direct.
As a past CQU student, you may be eligible to apply directly to CQUniversity for this course. To apply direct, 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.
You may also apply direct if you are a current IBM staff member applying to study the Bachelor of Information Technology.