Bachelor of Information Technology

General

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Program Description

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Focuses on the practical and theoretical dimensions of information technology, and prepares students for careers in the fields of information technology, IT management and cybersecurity.

The course places an emphasis on critical thinking and problem solving alongside discipline knowledge and skills, providing students with the opportunity to undertake complex information technology projects both independently and in teams. Students are introduced to concepts including programming, mathematics, networking, databases and cybersecurity in their foundation year, before developing advanced skills in information technology, including web development, data management and visualisation in an enterprise context, IT security management and project management.

Course Entry

Academic Admission requirements (Band 3)

All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course. The indicative or guaranteed ATAR is as published (where applicable) or academic admission requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • AQF Cert IV;
  • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
  • University Preparation Course;*
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test; or*
  • Experience Based Entry Scheme.*

* Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.

For international students, requirements include your secondary school results.

English Language requirements (Band 3)

English competency requirements may be satisfied through the completion of one of the following:

  • Year 12 English ATAR/English Literature ATAR grade C or better or equivalent;
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
  • IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0);
  • Successfully completed 1.0 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher in the UK, Ireland, USA, NZ or Canada;
  • University Preparation Course;
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test;*
  • AQF Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree;
  • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent); or
  • Other tests, courses or programmes defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.

* Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.

Course Details

Semester availability

  • Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online
  • Semester 1: Study part-time Online
  • Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online
  • Semester 2: Study part-time Online

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCI1125 Professional Science Essentials 15
CSP1150 Programming Principles 15
MAT1252 Mathematics for Computing 15
CSI1241 Systems Analysis 15

Year 1 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSG1105 Applied Communications 15
CSI1101 Computer Security 15
ENS1161 Computer Fundamentals 15
CSG1207 Systems and Database Design 15

Year 2 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSG2132 Enterprise Data 15
CSP2101 Scripting Languages 15
CSI2102 Information Security 15
CSI2104 Introduction to Information Warfare 15

Year 2 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSG2431 Interactive Web Development 15
CSG2344 Project Methods and Professionalism 15
MAN1100 Management 15
CSI3207 Network Security Fundamentals 15

Year 3 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MAT3170 Data Analysis and Visualisation 15
CSG3309 IT Security Management 15
MAN3121 Leadership 15
MKT2805 Social Media Marketing 15

Year 3 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
Students not completing Work Integrated Learning enrol in:
CSG3101 Applied Project 30
Elective Unit x 2 30

Year 3 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
Students completing Work Integrated Learning enrol in:
CSI3345 Work Experience Project 60

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Apply an understanding of diversity and a global outlook, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders perspectives, when designing information systems.
  • Apply broad knowledge of concepts, principles and techniques in the discipline of information technology, including management, processing and communication of data.
  • Apply discipline knowledge, problem-solving and creative thinking skills to anticipate challenges and produce solutions to contemporary IT problems.
  • Communicate IT knowledge and ideas clearly and coherently to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Demonstrate autonomous and ongoing learning in the discipline of Information technology to ensure the continued relevance of skills and knowledge.
  • Demonstrate technological literacy by finding, evaluating and using relevant tools and information from a range of sources.
  • Interpret and analyse complex information technology problems using systems thinking, design thinking and systems analysis.
  • Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative on complex IT projects with consideration of professional ethics.

Career Opportunities

This course prepares graduates for a range of careers via practical experience in analysing and solving real-world problems in information technology and related disciplines, underpinned by strong theoretical concept knowledge. Over the course of the degree, students have the opportunity to undertake international study tours, work-integrated learning and internships in their chosen field.

Possible future job titles

Computer Support Officer, Systems Analyst, IT Consultant, Systems Administrator, Software Support Officer, Project Manager, Systems Integrator, Data Analyst.

Last updated May 2020

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