Bachelor of Information Technology

General

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Program Description

Overview

  • Build a qualification that supports your interests and career aspirations and equips you with the skills to transform and shape the future through information technology.
  • Learn from lecturers who are experts in their field and include award-winning teachers and world-renowned researchers.
  • Benefit from strong industry connections with valuable insights into information technology and opportunities for internships here and overseas.
  • Major in Computer Science or Information Systems.
  • Gain hands-on experience in state-of-the-art facilities and the skills required to be in demand as a problem solver and innovator across a diverse range of industries including aviation, mining, engineering, finance, retail, logistics, government, health, entertainment, networking and communications.

Specializations

Your information technology degree features common units in the first year, giving you the opportunity to explore the full range of information technology majors before you choose your career specialization.

Bachelor of Information Technology (Computer Science)

Highlights

  • Learn about the fundamental principles of computation, and to identify and solve system design issues associated with efficiency, usability, and security.
  • Become familiar with software development and networked systems, with specific expertise in information security, networks and communications, intelligent systems, data-centric computing, or human-computer interaction.
  • Apply your skills to mobile computing, artificial intelligence, robotics or large-scale information management, or be a part of creating technologies that have not been invented yet.
  • Take part in a flexible and customizable degree with international recognition.

Why choose this course?

This major focuses on what makes technology work. It deals with using hardware and software to design and build systems to solve complex problems. You will learn programming and software design techniques, networking technologies and the architecture of different types of hardware systems. Our degree structure is flexible, giving you the opportunity to customize your degree to suit your areas of interest.

With an innovative approach to teaching, opportunities for engagement with real-world professionals and industry leaders, and work experience programme options, you will acquire the right skills and knowledge needed to secure a job, progress your career and realize your full potential.

Career outcomes

Computer science graduates are experienced in software development, familiar with networked systems and have an understanding of the underlying foundations of all modern computer-based technologies. Depending on your choice of study areas, opportunities also exist to gain specific expertise in information security, networks, and communications, intelligent systems, data-centric computing, or human-computer interaction.

Graduates work in a wide variety of roles such as web developer, database manager, network administrator, electronic commerce developer, data communications specialist, software engineer, systems programmer, multimedia specialist, computer scientist, systems analyst or programmer. Career opportunities are unbounded with information technology being an integral part of all commercial, industrial, government, social and personal activities.

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Bachelor of Information Technology (Information Systems)

Highlights

  • Learn how to combine business concepts with information technologies to maximize business outcomes for organizations.
  • By gaining in-depth skills in business analysis, learn to evaluate, document and design information systems using your combined knowledge of technology and business.
  • Understand how to shape the industries of the future through an effective blend of information technology and business knowledge in a course with international recognition.
  • A business analyst is a stepping stone to both technology and business careers such as Enterprise Architect, Technology Consultant, and Chief Information Officer.

Why choose this course?

This area of information technology involves interaction with people – identifying their needs and assisting them to design solutions to these needs. These solutions could be new business processes, services, tools or a deeper understanding of how these create better ways of working. Modern information technology professionals need to know more than technology. They have to understand how to shape the industries of the future through an effective blend of information technology and business knowledge.

We equip our graduates with what industry is seeking and this major will develop your skills in working with people, data, business processes, and technology in finding innovative ways of making business more effective and efficient.

Career outcomes

Information systems graduates have skills in design, systems thinking, stakeholder engagement and modelling and abstraction which positions them to work as business analysts and information systems consultants, solving a range of organizational problems.

Depending on your choice of study areas, opportunities also exist in business process management, social media, and mobile application development and in careers as information technology innovators within enterprises, consulting companies or in your own start-up.

Study choice areas available can also lead to careers as domain experts, chief technology officers, chief information officers, managers, executives, entrepreneurs or researchers. Graduates have the opportunity to achieve the highest levels of their profession.

Requirements for completion

Requirements for the completion of IN01 Bachelor of Information Technology (Study Area A) are as follows:

  • 72 credit points (6 units) of information technology core units, which includes 24 credit points (2 units) of options unit* selected from an approved list.
  • 120 credit points (10 units) of major core units.
  • 96 credit points of complementary studies comprising of either a second major (8 unit set); or two minors (4 unit set each); or one minor (4 unit set) plus 4 elective units.

*Unit options list - comprises a range of units from which you choose to undertake one unit. You are able to undertake this option in any semester. The options include introductory units from a wide variety of disciplines offered at QUT.

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

  • 2019: $32,900 per year full-time (96 credit points)
  • 2020: $36,300 per year full-time (96 credit points)

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Last updated Jan 2020

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