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CQ18 - Bachelor of Information Technology

Overview

At a glance

The Bachelor of Information Technology will provide you with the opportunity to become a skilled, innovative and work-ready professional in the information technology industry.

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Study modes On-Campus, Online
Rank OP: 17 SR: 62 ATAR: 53.35
Units/credits 23/144
Pre-requisites QTAC: English (4, SA); entry requirements tab for UAC, SATAC and VTAC pre-requisites
Majors

Application Development, Business Analysis, Network Security

Availability Brisbane; Cairns; Melbourne; Rockhampton North; Sydney; Townsville; Online Study
Duration 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Intake dates March, July, November
QTAC Code BNE: 880832, CNS: 820839; ROK: 850832, TSV: 800839; Online: 850835
VTAC Code MEL: 1700217011, Online: 1700117011
UAC Code SYD: 160060, Online: 160061
CRICOS 003401C

* OP/SR/ATAR details provided on this page are from main round offers for Term 1 2018. They represent the minimum competitive rank that applications were considered for entry to a course. Entry to a course is competitive and a cut off score lower than the minimum competitive rank may have been needed to gain entry to a particular course. Entry ranks vary from year to year so are provided as a historical guide of past performance.

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Courses at Cairns and Townsville are delivered by a combination of on-campus study, workshops, residential schools and online study.

Term 3 intake is available in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and by online study 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 you will be qualified for a number of different careers areas including:

  • analyst
  • application programmer
  • chief information officer
  • computer programmer
  • computer systems auditor
  • database administrator
  • enterprise architect
  • information technology project manager
  • security analyst
  • systems administrator
  • systems analyst.

Professional recognition

This course has been accredited at the highest level, the Professional level, by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). For personal eligibility for personal membership with the ACS. Visit www.acs.org.au for more information.Please note the ACS accredits each campus individually.

Details

Summary

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 Network 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.

The course offers you the flexibility to study on-campus or by online study,and either full-time or part-time.

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 online study. 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 course 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.

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 courses 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 eight core units, seven units from a choice of three majors in Application Development, Business Analysis or Network Security plus eight electives.

Course information

For example units you could study as part of the Bachelor of Information Technology 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 course availability for your study. Please call 13 27 86 if you have specific questions regarding unit information regarding your specific application.

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

Academic Requirement

Successful completion of the equivalent of an Australian Year 12.

Find out more about academic requirements.

English Requirement

English Test

IELTS Academic6.0 with no individual band score of less than 5.5
TOEFL Internet-basedOverall score of 75 with no score less than 17
Pearson Test of English AcademicOverall score of 54 with no score less than 46

Find out more about English requirements and pathways information.

OP: 17 , SR: 62 , ATAR: 53.35

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

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’.

Fees and scholarships

Fees

Estimated first year fee: $29 040
Estimated full course cost: $92 452

At CQUniversity, we are committed to making education accessible to everyone. That is why on top of offering multiple pathways for entry to our courses and a generous variety of scholarships, we also offer highly competitive fees. When referring to course fees for international students, please note the following:

  • Fees are in Australian dollars AU$.
  • Fees are indicative only and do not cover additional costs such as textbooks, accommodation, visa applications, OSHC, general living etc.
  • 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. This estimate assumes a full-time study load.
  • The typical total course fee is an estimate of the tuition fees for the whole course. This estimate is based on typical unit enrolments in each year of the course, with indexation of the international subject fees at six per cent per annum for every additional year of study. Total course fees assume students complete no more than the course duration indicated.
  • International students 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 only take 25 per cent of their entire course by online study, and this option cannot be taken in its entirety during a compulsory term (Term 1 and Term 2).

You may refer to the International Courses and Fees 2019 to see the full list.

Scholarships

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

How to Apply

Applying

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

Do I need to register to apply?

Yes. Registering with iStart will allow you to do the following:

  • Complete your application
  • Monitor the status of your application
  • Receive an offer
  • Accept your offer.
Can iStart accept applications for all courses?

Yes, iStart can accept applications for all courses including English, vocational, undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and Research Higher Degrees (RHD).

You can apply to study English language only, or for both English language and academic course at the same time.

If your chosen academic course is available by online study, you can choose Distance Education on the relevant screen when you apply.

How many times can I apply?

You can only submit one application. If you change your mind about the course you are applying for, please log into iStart and send an email to the International Admissions Team through the system or email  international-admissions@cqu.edu.au.

How do I apply for credit?

You can apply for credit within iStart. Instructions are provided on the relevant screen.

What type of supporting documents do I have to provide?

You will need to provide certified* copies of the supporting documents below:

  • Academic transcripts
  • Translations of academic transcripts (if original documents are in a language other than English)
  • Personal identification document e.g. passport
  • Evidence that you meet the English requirement e.g. an English test result.

If you do not have your latest academic transcript, please provide a copy of your most recent academic transcript. The International Admissions Team will be in contact if they need further information or documentation.

* A certified copy is a photocopy of the original document with a certification stamp that includes the certifier's printed name, title or position, signature and date of notary. It may be from a Justice of the Peace, Commissioner of Declaration, a contracted agent of CQUniversity or the issuing authority of institution.

Is there an application fee?

There is no application fee.

Can I apply for the International Student Scholarship through iStart?

Yes. During the application, you will be able to indicate if you would like to apply for an International Student Scholarship. You may find more information on the International Student Scholarship, including the selection criteria on our website.

Can I apply for a Research Higher Degree (RHD) scholarship through iStart?

No. To apply for a Research Higher Degree (RHD) scholarship, you must use the Research Scholarship online application form. Please check what is available on the Research Scholarships page or email rhd-admin@cqu.edu.au with any queries. Please note that the RHD scholarship rounds are only open twice a year.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR A RESEARCH HIGHER DEGREE?

Research Higher Degree candidates apply via iStart with an Expression of Interest which asks you to select your course and location, along with providing a brief description of your proposed research topic. Expression of Interest must be submitted by the prospective candidate.

Depending upon the outcome of your Expression of Interest, you may be invited to submit a full application for admission as a research higher degree candidate. The University reserves the right to refuse admission to any applicant.

How long will it take to assess my application?

Once we receive all required supporting documents, it will take approximately 10 to 14 working days to process.

How will I be notified of my application outcome?

You can log into iStart to check the status of your application. You will receive an email from the International Admissions Team notifying you of the outcome of your application.

Who can I contact to discuss my application?

Please email the International Admissions Team at international-admissions@cqu.edu.au.

Who can I contact if I am experiencing technical difficulties with the system?

Please email the International Admissions Team at international-admissions@cqu.edu.au describing the issue.

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.

Register your interest