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Bachelor of Information Technology

2018

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
Casuarina Campus
104021
External Studies
104021
Location
Cricos Codes
Casuarina Campus
003847F
Course Duration
Full-time
3 year/s
Part-time
6 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Semester
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
Yes
Can offers be deferred?
Yes
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

BIT

Award
Bachelor of Information Technology
Faculty/College
College of Engineering, IT and Environment
Sector
HE
Area of study
Engineering and IT

As an Information Technology specialist, you will be responsible for more than just systems or software; you will be developing creative and innovative technologies for the modern world.

Throughout your studies, you will develop knowledge and skills in areas such as web design and development, networking, application development and systems. You will also be encouraged to be an open-minded problem solver, a creative thinker as well as an engaging communicator, which will help you get your dream job in IT.

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Whether you want to work for tech-giant Google or you have a brilliant idea for a startup, an IT degree will you move forward in the right direction.

Career opportunities

You will gain the skills to put you ahead of the crowd in a competitive field. Career opportunities could include web design and development, networking, application development and systems analyst, project management, consultation or be the director of your startup.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Information Technology is accredited by Australia Computer Society at the level of professional practice in ICT and therefore recognised internationally under the Seoul Accord.

Credit transfers & pathways

Pathways for VET to Higher Education
Guaranteed credit transfer arrangements are available to students commencing a Bachelor degree at Charles Darwin University with completed Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree qualifications in the same field or discipline at Charles Darwin University. Students who hold completed qualifications should refer to the additional information provided about Advanced Standing and Credit Transfer and Pathways using the links below:


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

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; or
(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.
2019 HE unit fees will be published no later than 1 December 2018.

International full fees

See the Office of International Services for details on International Course Fees: www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses.
 

International applications

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

  • The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students in this course. It provides data on students that commenced this course and passed the census date in Semester 1, 2017.

    Applicant background (Semester one intake 2017) No. of Students % of all Students
    A. Higher education study
    (includes a bridging or enabling course)
    6 20.0
    B. Vocational education and training (VET) study <5 N/P
    C. Work and life experience
    (Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
    <5 N/P
    D. Recent secondary education
    • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR

    (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)

    <5 N/P
    • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria wre considered

    (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra offer conditional on minimum ATAR)

    <5 N/P
    • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor

    (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)

    <5 N/P
    International students 18 60.0
    All students 30 100.0

    Notes
    "<5" - the number of students is less than 5
    N/A - Students not accepted in this category
    N/P - Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students.

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

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

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

The core of this program prepares students with the necessary IT 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 with a Bachelor of Information Technology.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 240 credit points as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type
Credit Points
Specific requirements
Common
(2 units)
20

Commun 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.

Core
(11 units)
110

Compulsory Core units totalling 110 credit points as detailed below.

BIS134 System Analysis and Design (last offered 2015, removed from core 2015)
HIT137 Software Now
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals
HIT172 Operating Systems and Applications
HIT174 Network Engineering Concepts
STA101 Statistics (moved to Core from Specialist Elective from 2016)
BIS234 Database Concepts
BIS243 Organisational Security
HIT381 Human Computer Interaction Design
HIT226 Mobile Web Structures 
PMO201 Project Management
PMO301 Project
 

Specialist Electives
(5 units)
50

Specialist Electives totalling 50 credit points selected from the list available units detailed below. (Students must choose at least 2 level 300 specialist elective units)

HIT220 Algorithms and Complexity
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer Architecture
HIT237 Building Interactive Software
HIT238 The Mobile Paradigm
HIT272 Network Infrastructures
HIT274 Network Engineering Applications
BIS342 Enterprise IT Management
BIS551 Business Intelligence and Data Mining (replaces BIS351 from 2018)
HIT326 Database-Driven Web Applications
HIT332 Embedded and Mobile systems
HIT337 Distributed Development
HIT365 C Programming
 

Electives
(6 units)
60
Elective units totalling 60 credit points selected from undergraduate units offered by the University. Students must complete at least 20 credit points at 300 level in order to meet the common course rules.
 
240
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.

Students who commenced prior to 2013
Of the total 240 credit points:
* not more than 100 credit points may be taken from 100 level units
* a minimum of 40 credit points must be taken from 300 level units
* not more than 30 credit points shall be included with a grade of "PT" or "PC" or "PS" 

Course Changes and Transitional Arrangements - 2016

Discontinued Units from 2016: 

Unit Code Unit Title
BIS134 System Analysis and Design

BIS134 has been discontinued from 2016 and thus removed from the Core Units. Students who have completed BIS134 will receive 10cp towards Electives.

Additional Information for Students

ICT Job Roles

The ICT job roles are defined by ACS and the SFIA skills needed for the respective job roles are listed in the ICT Skills White Paper. Students should complete the following units for the ICT job roles listed below:

Web Developer / Analyst Programmer
Core Units Specialist Electives
HIT137 Software Now
HIT164
Computing Fundamentals
BIS234 Database Concepts
PMO301* Project
HIT220 Algorithms and Complexity
HIT237
Building Interactive Software
HIT238 The Mobile Paradigm
HIT326 Database-Driven Web Applications
HIT337 Distributed Development
HIT365 C Programming

*For PMO301, students need to select project topic related to their chosen job role.

Business Analyst
Core Units Specialist Electives
BIS234 Database Concepts
BIS243 Organisational Security
PMO301* Project
BIS342 Enterprise IT Management
BIS351 Business Intelligence in the Knowledge Economy

*For PMO301, students need to select project topic related to their chosen job role.

See ACS ICT Skills White Paper for more information about ICT job roles.
Also see SFIA Skills.

 

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 full time load.  Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to 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 subject area at a lower level.  200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200 i.e. PMO201.

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals CO STA101 Statistics CO
HIT172 Operating Systems and Applications CO HIT137 Software Now CO
HIT174 Network Engineering Concepts CO Elective E
Year 2
BIS234 Database Concepts CO BIS243 Organisational Security CO
HIT226 Mobile Web Structures CO PMO201 Project Management CO
Specialist elective SE Specialist elective SE
Specialist elective SE Elective E
Year 3
HIT381 Human Computer Interaction Design CO PMO301 Project CO
Elective E Specialist elective SE
Elective E Elective E
Specialist elective SE Elective E

Specialist Electives Availability
See the Course Structure tab for information on specialist electives required for ICT Job Roles in Web Developer / Analyst Programmer or Business Analyst.

Semester 1 Semester 2
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer Architecture
HIT237 Building Interactive Software
HIT220 Algorithms and Complexity
HIT238 The Mobile Paradigm
HIT272 Network Infrastructures
HIT274 Network Engineering Applications
BIS342 Enterprise IT Management
BIS551 Business Intelligence and Data Mining (replaces BIS351 from 2018)
HIT326 Database-Driven Web Applications
HIT332 Embedded and Mobile Systems
HIT365 C Programming
HIT337 Distributed Development

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 full time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to 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 subject area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200 i.e. PMO201.
 

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
    STA101 Statistics CO
    HIT137 Software Now CO
    Elective E
Year 2
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU BIS243 Organisational Security CO
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals CO PMO201 Project Management CO
HIT172 Operating Systems and Applications CO Specialist elective SE
HIT174 Network Engineering Concepts CO Elective E
Year 3
BIS234 Database Concepts CO PMO301 Project CO
HIT226 Mobile Web Structures CO Specialist elective SE
Specialist elective SE Elective E
Specialist elective SE Elective E
Year 4
HIT381 Human Computer Interaction Design CO    
Elective E    
Elective E    
Specialist elective SE    

Specialist Electives Availability
See the Course Structure tab for information on specialist electives required for ICT Job Roles in Web Developer / Analyst Programmer or Business Analyst.

Semester 1 Semester 2
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer Architecture
HIT237 Building Interactive Software
HIT220 Algorithms and Complexity
HIT238 The Mobile Paradigm
HIT272 Network Infrastructures
HIT274 Network Engineering Applications
BIS342 Enterprise IT Management
BIS551 Business Intelligence and Data Mining (replaces BIS351 from 2018)
HIT326 Database-Driven Web Applications
HIT332 Embedded and Mobile Systems
HIT365 C Programming
HIT337 Distributed Development

Students Commencing in Summer Semester

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in summer semester and enrolling in a standard full time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to 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 subject area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200 i.e. PMO201.
 

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Semester
Year 1
        CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
        CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU
        Elective E
Year 2
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals CO STA101 Statistics CO    
HIT172 Operating Systems and Applications CO HIT137 Software Now CO    
HIT174 Network Engineering Concepts CO BIS243 Organisational Security CO    
Elective E Specialist elective SE    
Year 3
BIS234 Database Concepts CO PMO201 Project Management CO    
HIT226 Mobile Web Structures CO Specialist elective SE    
Specialist elective SE Specialist elective SE    
Elective E Elective E    
Year 4
HIT381 Human Computer Interaction Design
CO PMO301 Project CO    
Specialist elective SE Elective E    
Elective E        

Specialist Electives Availability
See the Course Structure tab for information on specialist electives required for ICT Job Roles in Web Developer / Analyst Programmer or Business Analyst.

Semester 1 Semester 2
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer Architecture
HIT237 Building Interactive Software
HIT220 Algorithms and Complexity
HIT238 The Mobile Paradigm
HIT272 Network Infrastructures
HIT274 Network Engineering Applications
BIS342 Enterprise IT Management
BIS551 Business Intelligence and Data Mining (replaces BIS351 from 2018)
HIT326 Database-Driven Web Applications
HIT332 Embedded and Mobile Systems
HIT365 C Programming
HIT337 Distributed Development

 

SATAC and MyNextCourse applications

There are two methods for applying to this course

The information below will help you recognise which method applies to you.

 

If you have successfully completed, or are about to complete one of the following at CDU, you can apply through MyNextCourse:

 

  • Certificate IV or above
  • Tertiary Enabling Program (excluding TEP 1)
  • Undergraduate degree

If you haven't met one of the pathways above, or if you have never studied at CDU, you will need to apply through SATAC.

 

MyNextCourse

 

SATAC

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