The core units of this program provide students with the necessary computer science skills so that they are well prepared for work when graduated. The program stresses both the importance of theory and the application of theory into practice through projects and practical exercises. Progression into the Bachelor of Science (Honours) is available for suitable candidates or students can progress with a Master of Information Technology.
This course is reliant on on-line materials including electronic submission of assessment items. Students must have access to a reliable high-speed broadband connection and a scanner.
A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 240 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.
||Common units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability (compulsory)
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology
Select Common Units to find out more about individual units and advanced standing options.
Compulsory Core units totalling 200 credit points as detailed below.
HIT137 Software Now
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals
HIT172 Operating Systems and Applications
SMA101 Mathematics 1A
SMA102 Mathematics 1B
HIT140 Foundations of Data Science (replaces STA101 from 2021)
HIT220 Algorithms and Complexity
HIT226 Mobile Web Structures
HIT234 Database Concepts (replaces BIS234 from 2019)
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer Architecture
HIT237 Building Interactive Software
HIT274 Network Engineering Applications (replaces HIT174 from 2020)
PMO201 Project Management
ENG303 Research Project
HIT326 Database-Driven Web Applications
HIT332 Embedded and Mobile Systems
HIT333 Cyber Security (replaces BIS243 from 2019)
HIT339 Distributed Development (replaces HIT337 from 2019)
HIT365 C Programming
HIT381 Human Computer Interaction Design
||Elective units totalling 20 credit points selected from undergraduate units offered by the University.
||Total Credit Points
Students who commenced in or after 2013
No more than 20 credit points shall be counted with a grade of "PC" in a Bachelor AQF Level 7 course award and no more than 10 credit points at "PC" may be received at the highest level of the program of learning.
Of the total 240 credit points: (unless specified in the specific course structure above)
* not more than 100 credit points may be taken from 100 level units
* a minimum of 60 credit points must be taken from 300 level units or above
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.
Course Changes from 2021
HIT140 Foundations of Data Science replaces STA101 Statistics 1 from 2021. Students who have already completed STA101 will not be required to complete HIT140.
Course Changes from 2020
HIT274 Network Engineering Applications replaces HIT174 Network Engineering Concepts as a core unit from 2020. Students who have already completed HIT174 will not be required to complete HIT274.