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Bachelor of Information Technology (Co-op) - CG99

With extensive work-integrated learning opportunities and featuring a six-month paid industry placement, our Bachelor of Information Technology (Co-op) will support you to launch a successful career in the information, communication and technology industries. 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 to suit your career goals with a wide-ranging choice of minors, designed to equip you with skills and knowledge in the emerging fields of IT. Benefit from vast opportunities to gain real-world experience and benefit from the support of our experienced course leaders to kickstart your IT career.

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

On Campus, Online

RANK THRESHOLD

SR:84 ATAR:84

UNITS/CREDITS

22/144

DURATION

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

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

RECOMMENDED STUDY

Industry PlacementStudents must undertake an industry placement. The minimum duration of the placement is three months (12 weeks). If the placement is not a full-time job, the duration may be extended to six months. Students may need to travel to and arrange appropriate accommodation in the location of the placement.Students who do not obtain a work placement could take an Exit award from CQ18 BIT by undertaking two more electives.Recommended Study ScheduleA recommended study schedule for this course can be obtained from your student adviser. Students may determine their own schedule based upon credit transfers and personal study requirements. It is important to note that full-time students should enrol in 4 units per term and part-time students should enrol in 2 units per term to be able to complete their course of study within the stated time frame.

CRICOS

077816A

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 six-month, 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. Choose from:

  • 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

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 Diploma of Information and Communications Technology.

Core Units 9 Major Units 7
Electives 2 Minor Units 4

COURSE STRUCTURE

You are required to complete a total of 23 units including nine core units, seven units from a choice of three majors in Application Development, Business Analysis or Cyber Security plus six electives.

MAJORS

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. The Business Analysis major covers topics such as business analysis planning, requirements elicitation and management, requirements and enterprise analysis, and evaluation of alternative solutions. You will study units from the business perspective that will provide you with an understanding of human behaviour at work and strategic analysis and implementation.

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, object-oriented programming, system and network administration, applied distributed systems 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.

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.

PAID INDUSTRY PLACEMENT AND REAL-WORLD OPPORTUNITIES
CQUni's IT courses have a strong focus on practical learning experiences and feature internship, capstone project or paid industry placement options. The Bachelor of Information Technology (Co-op) will provide you with valuable industry experience through 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 will enhance your work readiness while making industry connections with future employers.

Both our Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Information Technology (Co-op) courses provide an optional internship or capstone project in your final term of study where you will gain practical and relevant experience tailored to your career aspirations.

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 elective 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, enterprise systems, data science and business intelligence. 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, cyber security technologies and applied cryptography. 

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 - 2022Brisbane Cairns Melbourne Rockhampton Sydney Townsville
Term 2 - 2022Brisbane Cairns Melbourne Rockhampton Sydney Townsville
Term 3 - 2022Brisbane Melbourne Sydney

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2022Available Online
Term 2 - 2022Available Online
Term 3 - 2022Available Online
MajorsUnitsDescription
Application Development 7

You might be required to enrol in some units in online mode depending on the campuses. Term 3 units are not offered on some campuses. If you want to study in Term 3 on the campus at which a unit is not available, you will need to enrol in online mode.

Business Analysis7

You might be required to enrol in some units in online mode depending on the campuses. Term 3 units are not offered on some campuses. If you want to study in Term 3 on the campus at which a unit is not available, you will need to enrol in online mode.

Cyber Security7

You might be required to enrol in some units in online mode depending on your campus. Term 3 units are not offered on some campuses. If you want to study in Term 3 from a campus at which a unit is not available, you will need to enrol in online mode.

MinorsUnitsDescription
Agile Business Analysis4
Animation and Motion Graphics4
Emerging Technologies4
Entrepreneurship4
Full Stack Development4
ICT Change Management4
Interactive Media Development4
Law, Innovation and Startups4
Mathematics and Statistics4
Network Security4

Choose from the following minors:

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
Industry Work PlacementCOIT13238(Compulsory) Students are required to undertake a compulsory paid industry placement. Refer to More Details in the Handbook for further information.
(Optional) 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 InternshipCOIT13239(Optional) Students have the option of undertaking an unpaid internship instead of the capstone units COIT13230, COIT13232, and COIT13236.

The Bachelor of Information Technology (Co-op) provides a distinguished bachelors degree in IT that enables you to acquire valuable experience through a 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 six months duration.

This course has no residential schools.
Entry scores are not applicable for this course.

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 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

Industry Placement

Students must undertake an industry placement. The minimum duration of the placement is three months (12 weeks). If the placement is not a full-time job, the duration may be extended to six months. Students may need to travel to and arrange appropriate accommodation in the location of the placement.

Students who do not obtain a work placement could take an Exit award from CQ18 BIT by undertaking two more electives.

Recommended Study Schedule

A recommended study schedule for this course can be obtained from your student adviser. Students may determine their own schedule based upon credit transfers and personal study requirements. It is important to note that full-time students should enrol in 4 units per term and part-time students should enrol in 2 units per term to be able to complete their course of study within the stated time frame.

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.

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: http://www.acs.org.au/.

2022 Indicative Fees
Fee TypeFees
International Indicative First Term Fee$16,680.00
International Indicative First Year Fee$33,360.00

Please note the following important information:

  • Fees are in Australian dollars (A$).
  • Fees are indicative only and do not cover additional costs such as textbooks, accommodation, visa applications, OSHC, general living etc.
  • Fees are based on a full-time study load and the final fee payable will be determined by your selection of units and if any credit was awarded for recognition of prior learning.
  • The University reserves the right to amend fees at any time during the course. Fees are reviewed yearly and may increase in the following year to enable CQUniversity to continue to provide quality services and facilities to students.
  • Courses are subject to change at the discretion of the University.
  • It is your responsibility to make yourself aware of the entry requirements and prerequisites of the courses you wish to undertake.
  • The typical annual fee shown provides an estimate of the tuition fees for the first year of the course in the same academic year. This estimate assumes a full-time study load of 4 units per term (based on two terms).
  • Students not on an Australian student visa can only undertake courses online from an overseas location.
  • Courses undertaken online may be studied on a full-time or part-time mode.
  • International students studying on-campus in Australia may take no more than 33 per cent of their entire course by online education, and this option cannot be taken in its entirety during a compulsory term (Term 1 and Term 2).

Please refer to our international course fees page.

We offer a range of scholarships to support international students and encourage you to apply for one that's right for you.

This course is available at our regional campuses where you will automatically be eligible for an International Student Scholarship – Regional

QueenslandONL: 850885; TVL: 800889; ROK: 850881; BNE: 880881; CNS: 820889
New South WalesONL: 160171; SYD: 160170
Western AustraliaONL: 150171
South AustraliaONL: 5C4034
VictoriaONL: 1700110191; MEL: 1700210191

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.

Our easy to use online application system for international students will guide you through the process of applying for a course at CQUniversity Australia.

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