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Bachelor of Computer Science/Master of Information Technology

2018

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
Casuarina Campus
104492
External Studies
104492
Course Duration
Full-time
5 year/s
Part-time
10 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
CDU Reference
CRICOS codes
096276M
CDU Course Code

HCSIT1

Award
Bachelor of Computer Science/Master of Information Technology
Faculty/College
College of Engineering, IT and Environment
Sector
HE
Area of study
Engineering and IT
Design and Construction

The Bachelor of Computer Science/Master of Information Technology focuses on developing your skills and knowledge in a specialised area of your choice in information technology.

As a computer science specialist, your role will be to continue to not only improve technologies vital to the modern world, but also educate your community about their importance.

You will develop skills and knowledge in the principles and applications of computer science as well as strengthen your problem solving, decision making and communication skills making you a confident and competent candidate for your dream job.

During your master’s studies, you will focus on three information technology specialisations; software engineering, cyber security, information systems and data science, so you can follow your interests in related fields.

Professional recognition

This course is designed to meet the accreditation requirements of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) at Professional Level. This course is also designed to meet the European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education (EQANIE) accreditation requirements at master's level.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements are met by one of the following:

  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 80*.
  • Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate IV level or higher.
  • Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.
  • Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.
  • Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 135 (or a score of 145 if prior to May 2010).
  • Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the ACIKE Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course.
  • Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.

* After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.

Domestic applications

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements: (a) Australian Citizenship; (b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit. 
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Student Contribution and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
 

International full fees

International course fees are provided on the International Office Fee Schedule: www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses.

International applications

English Language Requirements for International Students

For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.

Study Link

All International applicants must apply through Study Link unless currently studying year 12 in Australia. Only International applicants currently studying year 12 in Australia should apply via SATAC.

Career opportunities

Graduating from this course may lead to career opportunities as a computer scientist in government, private companies and non-government organisations (NGO) as a web designer and developer, games developer, networking and application developer, analyst, consultant, UX specialist, programmer, SEO specialist, database administrator and business analyst.

  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • This course may be deferred up to 1 year.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

    Campus notes

    This course is available online through distance education with some on-campus attendance requirements.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

This five year combined degree consists of core computer science units, specialist IT units in software engineering, cyber security and information systems and data science, a yearlong thesis and a project.

The first three years of study introduce basic computer science skills. The next two years allow students to specialise to a higher professional information technology standard.

The course is available on campus or externally by distance learning for those who are not able to attend classes on campus on a regular basis. Access to the internet is required for distance learning, with access to high speed broadband highly recommended.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 400 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Common Units
(2 units)
20cp Common units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.

CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology

Select Common Units to find out more about individual units and advanced standing options

Bachelor of Computing Science Core Units
(20 units)
200cp Compulsory Core units totalling 200 credit points as detailed below.

HIT172 Operating Systems and Applications
HIT174 Network Engineering Concepts
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals
STA101 Statistics
SMA101 Mathematics 1A
SMA102 Mathematics 1B
HIT137 Software Now
BIS234 Database Concepts
HIT226 Mobile Web Structures
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer Architecture
HIT237 Building Interactive Software
HIT220 Algorithms and Complexity
BIS243 Organisational Security
PMO201 Project Management
HIT381 Human Computer Interaction Design
HIT337 Distributed Development
HIT332 Embedded and Mobile Systems
ENG303 Research Project
HIT326 Database Drive Web Applications
HIT365 C Programming
 

Undergraduate Electives
(2 units)
20cp Elective units totalling 20 credit points selected from undergraduate units offered by the University.
Master of Information Technology Core Units
(4 units)
40cp Compulsory Core units totalling 40 credit points as detailed below.

ENG417 Sustainability
PRT451 Principles of Software Systems
PRT503 Entrepreneurship for Professionals
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and Reliability
 

Master of Information Technology Specialist Electives
(5 units)
60cp Specialist Elective units totalling 60 credit points selected from one of the specialist streams.

Software Engineering
HIT400 Discrete Structures
PRT452 Software Engineering: Process and Tools
PRT453 Process Development Methodologies
PRT555 Software Engineering Practice (20cp)
PRT574 Security Assessment in Software Development

Information Systems and Data Science
PRT456 Information Systems Management
PRT571 Asset Security and Risk Management
PRT561 Data Management
PRT562 Data Analytics and Visualisation
PRT557 Information Systems Practice (20cp)

Cyber Security
PRT571 Asset Security and Risk Management
PRT572 Communications and Network Security Engineering
PRT573 Identity Access Management and Security Operations
PRT574 Security Assessment in Software Development
PRT558 Security Practice (20cp)
 

Research Units
(2 units)
40cp Research units totalling 40 credit points as detailed below.

PRT820 Thesis x 2 (20cp, repeatable)
 

Postgraduate Electives
(2 units)
20cp Elective units totalling 20 credit points selected from Postgraduate units offered by the University.
  400cp Total Credit Points

 

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:

  • ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
  • maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
  • check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the unit area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.
Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
  E = Elective R = Research  

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
HIT172 Operating Systems and Applications CO CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals CO STA101 Statistics CO
HIT174 Network Engineering Concepts CO HIT137 Software Now CO
SMA101 Mathematics 1A CO SMA102 Mathematics 1B CO
Year 2
HIT226 Mobile Web Structures CO CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer Architecture CO BIS243 Organisational Security CO
HIT237 Building Interactive Software CO PMO201 Project Management CO
BIS234 Database Concepts CO HIT220 Algorithms and Complexity CO
Year 3
HIT365 C Programming CO HIT337 Distributed Development CO
HIT381 Human Computer Interaction Design CO ENG303 Research Project CO
HIT326 Database Drive Web Applications CO Elective - Undergraduate E
HIT332 Embedded and Mobile Systems CO Elective - Undergraduate E
Year 4
PRT451 Principles of Software Systems CO ENG417 Sustainability CO
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and Reliability CO PRT503 Entrepreneurship for Professionals CO
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE
Elective - Postgraduate E Specialist Elective SE
Year 5

PRT820 Thesis x 2 (20cp, repeatable)

R

PRT820 Thesis x 2 (20cp, repeatable)

R
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE
Elective - Postgraduate E    

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Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:

  • ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
  • maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
  • check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the unit area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.
Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
  E = Elective R = Research  

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU
    STA101 Statistics CO
    HIT137 Software Now CO
    CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
Year 2
HIT172 Operating Systems and Applications CO SMA102 Mathematics 1B CO
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals CO BIS243 Organisational Security CO
HIT174 Network Engineering Concepts CO PMO201 Project Management CO
SMA101 Mathematics 1A CO HIT220 Algorithms and Complexity CO
Year 3
HIT226 Mobile Web Structures CO HIT337 Distributed Development CO
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer Architecture CO ENG303 Research Project CO
HIT237 Building Interactive Software CO Elective - Undergraduate E
BIS234 Database Concepts CO Elective - Undergraduate E
Year 4
HIT326 Database Drive Web Applications CO ENG417 Sustainability CO
HIT381 Human Computer Interaction Design CO PRT503 Entrepreneurship for Professionals CO
HIT365 C Programming CO Specialist Elective SE
HIT332 Embedded and Mobile Systems CO Specialist Elective SE
Year 5
PRT451 Principles of Software Systems CO

PRT820 Thesis x 2 (20cp, repeatable)

R
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and Reliability CO Specialist Elective SE
Elective - Postgraduate E    
Specialist Elective SE    
Year 6

PRT820 Thesis x 2 (20cp, repeatable)

R    
Specialist Elective SE    
Elective - Postgraduate E    

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