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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:60 ATAR:60

UNITS/CREDITS

23/144

DURATION

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

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

RECOMMENDED STUDY

N/A

CRICOS

003401C

The Bachelor of Information Technology will equip you with the skills and knowledge 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 the course, you can choose to major in Application Development, Business Analysis or Cyber Security, all of which include completion of a project in the final year. This project is team-based and requires the production of project management artefacts typically required of a small-scale commercial project appropriate to your major.

You will also have the opportunity to apply for an internship, which can be undertaken instead of completing the project.

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 units from a choice of three majors in Application Development, Business Analysis or Cyber Security plus eight electives.

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. 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 courses 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, applied distributed systems, system and network administration and object-oriented programming. 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 have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

YOUR CHOICES
Information technology is a dynamic field with evolving skills and knowledge. 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. The difference between these two courses is the inclusion of a three-month paid work placement within the Bachelor of Information (Co-op) that allows you to form industry connections and gain practical experience during your studies.

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 three-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.

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.


GRADUATE WORK READY
At CQUniversity, we provide the right mix of theory and practical experiences to ensure you graduate work ready, making you attractive to employers and helping to broaden your career opportunities.

LIFE-LONG LEARNING
You will have the opportunity to gain crucial life-long learning and transferable generic skills, such as critical thinking and problem-solving. You will be able to apply these skills to a range of employment opportunities and life situations.

QUALITY EDUCATION, WHEREVER YOU ARE
Between our reputation for learning, teaching and research, our renowned online education offering, being internationally recognised for our focus on Social Innovation and our status as Australia's largest regional university, rest assured you will get a world-class education when you choose CQUniversity. Our graduates are some of the most sought-after in Australia, due to our reputation for work-integrated learning and industry-aligned courses, and experience some of the nation's best graduate outcomes in terms of full-time employment and starting salary. CQUni is also regarded as the nation's most inclusive and engaged university, with our award-winning academic and research staff making a real impact on the communities and industries we serve.

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2022Brisbane Cairns Melbourne Rockhampton Sydney Townsville
Term 2 - 2022Brisbane Cairns Melbourne Rockhampton Sydney Townsville
Term 3 - 2021Brisbane Melbourne Sydney
Term 3 - 2022Brisbane Melbourne Sydney

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2022Available Online
Term 2 - 2022Available Online
Term 3 - 2021Available Online
Term 3 - 2022Available Online
MajorsUnitsDescription
Application Development7

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 on a campus for which the unit is not available, you will need to enrol in online mode.

Business Analysis 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.

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
Unit NameCodeDescription
Undergraduate ICT InternshipCOIT13239Students 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.
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 ibn 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

N/A


A career in Information Technology (IT) is fast-paced, challenging and dynamic. IT specialists are sought after in nearly every business or organisation and in a range of employment fields from finance, medicine, arts, education, the military, manufacturing to high-tech business. Job opportunities exist as Developer Programmer, Analyst Programmer, Web Developer, Database Administrator, Network Administrator, Software Engineer, ICT Support Technician, ICT Customer Support Officer, ICT Support Engineer, ICT Systems Test Engineer, Information Analyst, Data Analyst, Project Management Support Officer, Business Analyst Support Officer, Requirements Definition or Management Support Officer.

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.

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).

»» International students holding 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).For more information, please submit your enquiry at www.cqu.edu.au/international-enquire

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.

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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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