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Bachelor of Information Technology - CQ18

Benefit from vast opportunities to gain real-world experience and the support of our experienced course leaders to kickstart your IT career with our Bachelor of Information Technology. In this highly practical degree, you will build industry-relevant skills sought-after by employers by completing an internship or capstone project. Designed in consultation with industry and accredited by the Australian Computer Society, you will have the choice to major in application development, business analysis, or cyber security. Tailor your studies even further with a comprehensive choice of minors, designed to provide depth in a complementary discipline and reflecting emerging fields of IT to suit your career goals.

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

On Campus, Online

RANK THRESHOLD

SR:65 ATAR:65

UNITS/CREDITS

23/144

DURATION

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville, Online

PREREQUISITES

English (Units 3 and 4, C)

RECOMMENDED STUDY

No recommended study required

CRICOS

003401C

The Bachelor of Information Technology is a highly practical degree that will equip you with a broad foundation of IT knowledge and skills and embeds work-integrated learning opportunities to prepare you for a successful career in the information technology (IT) industry. 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 - Application Development, Business Analysis or Cyber Security.

You'll have the option to choose a minor that complements your core and major studies. A broad range of minors that reflect emerging fields and industry demands within the IT sector are available. 

Your studies culminate in a project or internship in your final year. If you choose the capstone project unit, you will work with other students as a team requiring the production of project management artefacts typically required of a small-scale commercial project appropriate to your major. Alternatively, you may apply for an internship, which can be undertaken instead of completing the project.

With options to study on-campus or online, and either full-time or part-time, enjoy the flexibility to study how and when it suits you.

Core Units 8 Major Units 7
Electives 4 Minor Units 4

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.

Real-world opportunities

The Bachelor of Information Technology includes an opportunity to complete an internship or capstone project in your final term of study where you will gain practical and relevant experience tailored to your career aspirations.

Through this professional practice experience you'll enhance your work readiness and graduate with relevant skills and knowledge.

Your choices

Our courses provide you with a broad foundation of IT knowledge, the versatility to select a major in one of three demand specialisations plus minor studies options to add breadth or depth to your IT skills and knowledge.

Our Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Information Technology (Co-op) are ideal options to prepare you for a rewarding career in the fast-paced IT industry. 

Industry relevance

Fully accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) at the Professional Level our information technology courses provide you with a solid grounding in IT knowledge and skills.

Align your major to your career goals

You have the flexibility to study one of three majors. These majors have been designed in consultation with industry to ensure that they offer you relevant and up-to-date skills and knowledge for a career in the innovative world of IT.

Application Development

The application development major covers programming, software design and development, distributed systems and internet technologies. This major equips you with the knowledge and skills to create applications that run on devices or browsers. There is strong employment demand for skilled web, cloud and mobile application developers.

Business Analysis

If you are interested in providing information technology solutions for organisations the business analysis major is an ideal option. This major covers data visualisation and dashboard design, business intelligence, enterprise systems, and knowledge management. There are diverse job opportunities in this field of information technology.

Cyber Security

An evolving area of specialisation in information technology is cyber security. The cyber security major allows you to learn about network security and communication, systems and network administration, electronic crime and digital forensics, programming and applied distribution systems.

Extend your knowledge with a choice of minors 

To future-proof your skills and knowledge and complement your major studies, you will also benefit from a comprehensive choice of minors.

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2023Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville
Term 1 - 2024Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville
Term 2 - 2023Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville
Term 2 - 2024Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville
Term 3 - 2023Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Term 3 - 2024Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2023Available Online
Term 1 - 2024Available Online
Term 2 - 2023Available Online
Term 2 - 2024Available Online
Term 3 - 2023Available Online
Term 3 - 2024Available Online
MajorsUnitsDescription
Application Development7
Business Analysis 7
Cyber Security7
MinorsUnitsDescription
Animation and Motion Graphics4
Application Development4
Business Analysis4
Cyber Security4
Emerging Technologies4
Entrepreneurship4
ICT Management4
Interactive Media Development4
Mathematics4

Major options

Application Development

The Application Development major will prepare you for a career in application development. You will be exposed to industry best practice in terms of technology, including mobile computing, web development and enterprise computing, systems analysis and design and project management. Through your choice of elective units, you will have the opportunity to either broaden your knowledge base in business application development or develop expertise in specific areas, such as multimedia or games development.

Business Analysis

Business Analysis is the ability to identify, define and design a solution to solve business problems. A Business Analyst is a good communicator and possesses project management skills, as well as an understanding of organisational issues. This major covers data visualisation and dashboard design, business intelligence, enterprise systems and data science.

Cyber Security

The Cyber Security major focuses on the technologies that are used to create and secure the networks that connect us. As part of this major, you will address topics such as electronic crime and digital forensics, network security concepts, system and network administration, cyber security technologies, applied cryptography and TCP/IP Principles and Protocols. Completing this major may be suitable if you would like to pursue a career in network engineering, cyber security and systems administration, computer forensics and law enforcement, technical business analysis or technical project management.

Minor options

Business analysis

Business analysts need to be able to determine and specify ICT and business requirements using techniques such as Business Process Modelling.

Animation and motion graphics

This minor develops your skills in animation, motion graphics, 3D computer graphics and 3D character design. You will work with industry-standard software tools such as Autodesk Maya, Adobe After Effects and Adobe Photoshop.

Emerging Technologies

You will study concepts such as artificial intelligence, data science and blockchain technologies.

Entrepreneurship

ICT professionals benefit from understanding entrepreneurship. Everything we buy, whether a product or service, is evidence of entrepreneurial endeavour. From understanding consumer or business needs, you will acquire skills that will contribute to the successful development, launch and management of innovative ideas that add value to future users.

ICT Management

The introduction of ICT systems requires organisations to change. ICT managers require strong business skills to help organisations manage such changes. Good management is a learned behaviour. If you study this unit pack, you will acquire core knowledge and foundational skills to contribute to the effective management of people, change, ethics, finance, strategy, enterprise systems, quality, and operations management.

Interactive Media Development

This minor includes units of study in coding, web application development, game design and game development. You will develop skills with technologies such as JavaScript, PHP and MySQL, and industry-standard software tools such as Adobe Dreamweaver and Unity.

Mathematics

By studying mathematics at university, you will develop skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, modelling, scholarship, analysis and research. Analytical and quantitative skills are sought after by a wide range of employers. Sound knowledge of mathematics and statistics is important in science, economics, medicine and engineering. Mathematics and statistics are the two cornerstones for decision making and quantitative activities in commerce, industry and education. Successful companies and organisations know their competitive edge depends on the analytical, quantitative and statistical skills of their workforce, and therefore seek employees with sound mathematics and statistics training.

Cyber Security

Develop your understanding of information, networks and system security issues and your skills to detect and prevent different types of security attacks. You will also gain skills in digital forensics in the investigation of eCrime activities.

Application Development

If you are studying the Cyber Security Major or Business Analysis Major, you could take this minor to develop skills in complementary areas such as Internet applications and Enterprise software development.

Unit NameCodeDescription
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.
Undergraduate ICT InternshipCOIT13239Students have the option of undertaking an internship instead of the capstone units COIT13230, COIT13232, and COIT13236.
This course has no residential schools.

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, 2022.

Institute profile

View our Institute Profile to learn about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2022.



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.

Security Requirements

N/A

Health Requirements

N/A

Assumed Knowledge

Students studying at an Indonesian Location

You will be required to undertake national curriculum studies as required by the Indonesian Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology.

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.

Australian Computer Society (ACS) - Professional level.

Please note: the ACS accredits each campus individually, therefore students should check the current status of accreditation for newly established locations.

For enquiries concerning eligibility or membership, please refer to the ACS official website:
www.acs.org.au.

2023 Indicative Fees
Fee TypeFees
Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee$8,296.00

Indicative first-year fee

The fees listed are indicative only and based on enrolling in a full-time study load for one academic year for a Commonwealth Supported Place. 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. 

VictoriaONL: 1700117011; MEL: 1700217011
New South WalesONL: 160061; SYD: 160060
QueenslandONL: 850835; ROK: 850832; BNE: 880832; TVL: 800839; CNS: 820839
Western AustraliaONL: 150061

If you apply via a Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC) listed under 'How to Apply', please use the relevant TAC code listed above to complete your application.

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 Apply via UAC
Victoria; Tasmania Apply via VTAC
South Australia; Northern Territory; Western 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 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.

Apply direct

STUDY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AT CQUNI

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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

MY STORY