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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 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.

Choose a minor option to tailor your studies, selecting from a broad range of IT applications reflecting emerging fields and industry demands within the IT sector. Minors include:

  • Agile business analysis
  • Animation and motion graphics
  • Emerging technologies
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Full stack development
  • ICT change management
  • Interactive media development
  • Law, innovation and startups
  • Mathematics and statistics
  • Network security

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 wish to 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, benefit from 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.

Within the Bachelor of Information Technology (Co-op), you will also be required to complete a six-month paid industry placement. You’ll complete this placement after you have completed the first half of your degree. The skills, knowledge and experience you gain through this professional practice experience enhance your work readiness.

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, 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, including:

  • Agile business analysis
  • Animation and motion graphics
  • Emerging technologies
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Full stack development
  • ICT change management
  • Interactive media development
  • Law, innovation and startups
  • Mathematics and statistics
  • Network security

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2023Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville
Term 2 - 2023Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville
Term 3 - 2022Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Term 3 - 2023Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2023Available Online
Term 2 - 2023Available Online
Term 3 - 2022Available Online
Term 3 - 2023Available 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

Agile business analysis

Agile 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.

Full Stack Development

Full stack developers need to be able to develop using both front end frameworks such as those based on JavaScript and back end languages such as Java.

ICT Change Management

The introduction of ICT systems requires organisations to change. ICT change 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.

Law, Innovation, and Startups

You will obtain a basic knowledge of the legal system and how to interpret legislation. This foundational knowledge will then be applied to understanding the laws relating to innovation and protecting intellectual property. You will also apply your knowledge to the automation of legal processes.

Mathematics and Statistics

By studying mathematics and statistics 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. A 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.

Network Security

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

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 60 | ATAR 60.0


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.

2022 Indicative Fees
Fee TypeFees
Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee$8,016.00

The indicative first year fee is an approximate cost of enrolling in this course for one academic year. It is based on a standard full-time study load (generally this is two terms of study, with four units studied per term). Your actual fees may vary, depending on the units that you select to study and the number of units you study per term. You can view unit fees in the Cost Per Unit table. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Fee Category Commonwealth Supported Place
What is a Commonwealth Supported Place? A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Government so that you are only required to pay a Student Contribution amount rather than tuition fees.
Am I eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place? You are eligible to be Commonwealth supported if you are:
  • an Australian citizen who will undertake in Australia at least one unit of study that contributes to the requirements of your course; or
  • a New Zealand citizen who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study; or
  • the holder of a permanent visa, including a permanent humanitarian visa, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study.

If you are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place you will be required to pay tuition fees. Find out more about tuition fees or fees for international students.

Fee Type Student Contribution
What is a Student contribution? As a Commonwealth supported student, you will contribute towards the cost of your education by paying a Student Contribution. The Student Contribution is calculated for each term of enrolment based on the individual units you have enrolled in, not the course you are studying.
HECS-HELP and payment options

HECS-HELP is the loan scheme provided by the Australian Government to help eligible Commonwealth supported students pay their student contributions through a loan. Eligible students can use a HECS-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their Student Contribution amount. If you elect to use a HECS-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your Student Contribution amount and repay your HECS-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold.

If you are not eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your Student Contribution upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.

Other Fees You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
Other study costs You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.

At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and 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

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