Bachelor of Information Technology

Rank thresholdATAR: 65 SR: 65
Duration3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Online and
Next start termTerm 1, 2024
Study modeOn Campus, Online
Course codeCQ18
First-year fee
$8,944 cspifyf
$23,856 dffpifyf


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. 

Study the Bachelor of Information Technology


The Bachelor of IT suits students who are really curious minded and passionate about technology.

This degree provides students with the opportunity to become a skilled, innovative and work-ready professional in the field of IT.

We have three majors, andwe make sure these majors are designed with consultation with the industry, so that when they get the experience they're actually work-ready for the real world.

We also evaluate our course curriculum almost every year and in consultation with industries because IT is developing and changing frequently.

All our units and subjects in the Bachelor of IT are accredited by ACS.

We make sure that our courses are designed according to the guidance and the instructions of SFIA. So that can be matched whenever they're applying for jobs and that matches their skill level.

The one thing that makes our bachelor very different is that we provide active and engaged industry placements to the students or do a capstone project.

We have partnerships and engagement with different kinds of industries like networking, database development software, software development industries…

We find every year they’re offered some jobs after the internship placement.

So, once they are doing either a capstone project or internship, they are applying the skills and knowledge they have learned, and completing the course successfully and in future careers, as well.

I gained the opportunity to do my placement with CQUniversity. This opportunity has given me the advantage of learning different skillsets from industry professionals.

As part of my placement, some of my activities consists of programming and analysing, testing, as part of the data management team.

My confidence improved by communicating with everyone and doing my programming languages, as I learn new programming skills every day.

We started a partnership with people who are in the Bachelor of Information Technology and as a part of that students would do a project within their degree.

But what we've found over the years is that these staff come and work with us and they really tend to be very good and motivated, and they essentially become part of the team.

For a student, there is a huge advantage to getting involved in these programs. When they come into the University, they're working on real-world projects and they're working in teams where other people have to perform.

As you go into your degree, it's not just about studying the content and the materials, but it's also about forming those connections and building up your soft skills as well.

My advice for students that want to study Bachelor of Information Technology is network with like-minded people and to take advantage of the work experience and placement offers outside or inside CQUniversity.

I'd like to advise the future IT students that is, be curious and be passionate about technology and if possible, have some basic mathematical backgrounds and that will be awesome if you have some basic programming language that can be C, C++ or C# or Python, anything so that will help you a lot.

Study experience

Career Opportunities

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

Course structure

You are required to complete a total of 23 units including eight core units, seven major units, four minor units, plus four electives.


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 have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

On-Campus Availability

Term 1, 2024Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney
Term 2, 2024Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney
Term 3, 2024Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney
Term 1, 2025Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney
Term 2, 2025Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney
Term 3, 2025Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney

Online Availability

Term 1, 2024Available Online
Term 2, 2024Available Online
Term 3, 2024Available Online
Term 1, 2025Available Online
Term 2, 2025Available Online
Term 3, 2025Available 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

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.



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 65 | ATAR 65.0


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

View our Institute Profile to learn about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2023.



Recommended study

No recommended study required


English (Units 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 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 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

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
VictoriaMelbourne: 153008; Online: 150061
QueenslandCairns: 820839; Brisbane: 880832; Rockhampton: 850832; Online: 850835
New South WalesSydney: 160060; Online: 160061
Western AustraliaOnline: 150061
TasmaniaOnline: 150061
South AustraliaOnline: 150061
Northern TerritoryOnline: 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 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.