This course brings together the knowledge and skills that are essential for professional IT careers along with subjects in interactive visualisation, games, big data and data mining, interactive 2D/3D graphics and web technologies, mobile technologies, programming and design thinking, and programming.
Bachelor of Information Technology graduates will be able to:
Demonstrate essential knowledge for a career in technology-related professions and practice;
Synthesise industry standards and underlying principles and concepts for decision making;
Critically evaluate data & resources in the context of relevant academic literature;
Apply critical thinking to address IT related issues;
Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively
This IT course at JCU is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). Graduates are eligible to apply to join the ACS
As an IT student, you will be entitled to memberships with two professional bodies: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Singapore Computer Society (SCS).
3 trimesters per year (normally 4 subjects per trimester)
This course is composed of 24 subjects including core subjects and electives as per the study plan.
Problem Solving and Programming I
Preparatory Mathematics or Mathematical Foundations
Web Design and Development
Information Processing and Visualisation
Collective Intelligence and Entrepreneurship
Design Thinking and Creative IT Industries
Content Management Systems
Design Thinking and Project Management
Professional Internship or Multi-Disciplinary Project or Independent Project
Select among a wider range of Elective Subjects
Introductory Machine Learning and Data Science
Network Forensics and Data Communications
Algorithms and Data Structures
Advanced Software Engineering
3D Modelling and Animation
Game Design and Technologies
Game Engine and Simulation
Operating Systems and Shell Scripting
The entry requirements differ from country to country but in general, applicants must have satisfactorily completed 12 years of schooling or equivalent.
Successful completion of the James Cook University Foundation Program will also satisfy the entrance requirement.
Recommended: Mathematical Methods
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of IELTS 6 (no component lower than 6.0) / TOEFL (Internet Based) 74 (no component less than 18) / Pearson PTE Academic 52 (no component less than 52); or
Satisfactory completion of James Cook University Singapore English Language Preparatory Program (ELPP); or
Successful completion of other qualifications completed in the English Language deemed comparable to Australian standards within the last two years on a case-by-case basis
Advanced standing of up to 8 subjects will be granted upon successful completion of the James Cook University Diploma of Higher Education (Information Technology) program.
Credit exemption of up to 16 subjects may be granted for students with relevant qualifications from recognised institutions.
International students holding a valid Student’s Pass are required to attend at least 90% of scheduled classes per month. Failure to attend classes is a breach of the student visa conditions. Being absent from classes for a continuous period of seven days or more, or attendance falling below 90% without valid reasons will result in the student needing to surrender their Student's Pass for cancellation.
Domestic students must attend at least 75% of the scheduled lecture and tutorial activities to be eligible for assessment.
Graduates will have the expertise to pursue exciting careers as project manager, network administrator and designer, system analyst, software developer, application developer, IT researcher, IT manager, system administrator, multimedia developer, game designer/tester/reviewer, simulation designer, enterprise architect, consultant, storyboarder, web designer, and mobile app developer.
*Fees apply to all Singapore residents (Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and all pass holders excluding those holding a Student Pass)
Note: All course fees include prevailing 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST). Students will pay the tuition fees in equal instalments. The details of the breakdown will be provided in your Student Contract.