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CG99 - Bachelor of Information Technology (Co-Op)

Overview

At a glance

The Bachelor of Information Technology (Co-op) will provide you with the opportunity to become a skilled and work-ready professional in the information, communication and technology industries. Benefit from real-world experiences and the ability to tailor your studies to achieve your career goals.

Study modes On-Campus, Distance
Rank OP: 6 SR: 89 ATAR: 88.90
Courses/units 23/144
Pre-requisites QTAC: English (4, SA); entry requirements tab for UAC and VTAC pre-requisites
Availability BrisbaneCairnsMelbourneSydneyRockhamptonTownsvilleDistance Education 
Duration 3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
Intake dates March, July, November
QTAC Code BNE: 880881, CNS: 820889, ROK: 850881, TSV: 800889, Distance: 850885
VTAC Code MEL:1700210191; Distance: 1700110191
UAC Code SYD:160170; Distance:160171
CRICOS 077816A

* OP/SR/ATAR details provided on this page are from Term 1, 2017. Entry ranks are to be used as a guide only as they are subject to change each year.

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Term 3 intake is available in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and by distance for both domestic and international students. International Students - Adelaide intake is only in Term 2.


Career opportunities

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.

Professional recognition

This course has been accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). On completion of this course, you may be eligible for personal membership with the ACS. Visit www.acs.org.au for more information.


Please note, the ACS accredits each campus individually, please check the current status of accreditation for newly established locations

Details

Summary

Information technology (IT) is fast-paced, challenging and dynamic. The Bachelor of Information Technology (Co-op) has been developed to provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary for a successful career in this growth industry.

Completing this course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of a variety of key areas in IT and computer-based systems.

The course includes a six month, paid work placement where you will gain real-world and hands-on experience within the industry.

Benefit from the flexibility to major in Application Development, Business Analysis or Network Security, and choose from an extensive range of elective courses so you can tailor your studies to suit your personal and professional needs.

You can also fast track your studies, by studying units in Term 3, so you can start your career sooner.

You may choose 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.

Why Study at CQUniversity

CQUniversity's aviation, multimedia and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) courses recognise the impact of ICT on all aspects of our day-to-day lives. We offer a wide range of study options leading to traditional ICT qualifications, as well as specialist areas such as aviation technology and multimedia studies.

All of our courses are flexible, with most offering you the choice to study full-time or part-time and either on-campus or by distance education. This means you can individually tailor your learning to suit your personal and professional needs. At CQUniversity, we provide just the right mix of theory and practical experience to ensure that you graduate work-ready, making you attractive to employers and helping to widen your career options. In some of our courses you will also be given the opportunity to pursue paid work placements where you can earn while you learn.

Our focus extends beyond teaching just the technical aspects and focuses on delivering a unique personal approach to teaching. Every program is delivered by our supportive lecturers and staff who offer industry-relevant and real-world experience in roles such as ICT specialists, programmers, flight operations managers, and graphic designers.

Each of our courses are monitored and upgraded to ensure they stay current, are at the leading edge of new developments, and in line with the latest industry practices. We also have a host of new ICT projects coming online, so there has never been a better time to enjoy the benefits that CQUniversity offers to boost your prospects for a successful career in ICT, multimedia or aviation

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.

Network Security

The Network 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 how messages travel over the Internet, what technology is required to deploy reliable networks and how information is kept private and secure. Completing this major may be suitable if you would like to pursue a career in network engineering, network security and systems administration, computer forensics and law enforcement, technical business analysis or technical project management.

Structure and assessment

Program Structure

You are required to complete a total of 23 units including ten core units, one industry placement unit and seven units from a choice of three majors in Application Development, Business Analysis or Network Security plus six electives.

Course information

For example units you could study as part of the Bachelor of Information Technology (Co-Op) program please click here.

As CQUniversity is committed to providing quality, up-to-date and relevant education, please note units are refreshed regularly and may not be an exact indication of unit availability for your study. Please call 13 27 86 if you have specific questions regarding unit information regarding your specific application.

Work integrated Learning

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

Credit transfer information

If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

Entry requirements

OP: 6 , SR: 89 , ATAR: 88.90

OP = Overall Position (QLD school leavers), SR = Selection Rank (mature age students), ATAR = Australian Tertiary Admission Rank

QTAC

English (4, SA)

UAC

English (Standard,  Band 2)

VTAC

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in any English.

Course Requirements

To successfully complete your studies, you may be required to demonstrate that you can meet course requirements associated with your course. For more information on these course requirements please view the ‘Course Requirements’ section found under the ‘What do I need to start?’ page under the ‘Getting Started’ tab of the Student Handbook . Additional information on student placements and work integrated learning can also be found in the Student Handbook, on the ‘Course Features’ page under ‘Getting Started’.

Student Profile

Information on the Student Profile for this course by campus as well as the OP/ATAR profile for recent school leavers is available at our prospective students page.

Domestic Students

If you are not born in Australia,Canada,New Zealand,United Kingdom,Ireland, or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Information on English Language Proficiency requirements is available here.

Fees and scholarships

Fees

Degree-level students should check their Offer Letter to confirm the type of place they have been offered as this determines which fees apply to their enrolment. Students offered

  • Commonwealth supported places are liable to pay Student Contributions;
  • domestic full-fee places are liable to pay Tuition Fees;
  • international full-fee places are liable to pay International Tuition Fees.

In addition to these fees, degree-level students pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee. NOTE: Some students who are exempt from paying Student Contributions and Tuition Fees, e.g. Research Higher Degree candidates, will be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee.

Fees are calculated upon enrolment, and recalculated after any enrolment change made prior to census date. Fees are also recalculated after administrative changes or updates are made to a student record, e.g. changes to citizenship status or Fee Liability Category.

Once calculated, fees can be viewed by logging into MyCentre, which also allows students to view and print Fee Notices on demand. The due date for payment is detailed on the Fee Notice.

PLEASE NOTE that paper Fee Notices are not issued by CQUniversity – students must access their Fee Notices in MyCentre.

For current degree-level fee schedules and information about HELP schemes, please select from the following:

Scholarships

Please see our Scholarships site for scholarships that you may be interested in.

How to Apply

Applying

You've made an excellent choice. Now that you've decided to train or study at CQUniversity, the next step is to apply, and we're here to assist you every step of the way.

You can lodge your application to study at CQUniversity via one of the following Tertiary Admission Centres:

  • Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC)
  • South Australia Tertiary Admission Centre (SATAC)
  • Universities Admission Centre (UAC)
  • Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC)
  • Western Australia (Apply WA).

Use the table below to find your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre depending on where you live, and where/how you wish to study:

Should you require assistance please contact our Student Advice team.

  QLD NSW SA VIC WA Distance
Undergraduate Apply through QTAC Apply through UAC Apply through SATAC Apply through VTAC Apply through Apply WA Apply through your state tertiary admissions centre, if the program is not listed, apply through QTAC

For more information on applying for Bachelor of Information Technology (Co-Op), please click here.

For further information

If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 13 27 86.

You can also register your interest to stay up-to-date with course developments, application timelines and events happening in your area.

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