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Key details

Duration

3 year/s full-time
6 year/s part-time
3 year/s full-time

Intake

Semester 1, Semester 2
Onshore - Semester 1, Semester 2
Offshore - No

Locations

CDU Waterfront Darwin, Online
CDU Waterfront Darwin

Credit points required

240

Course code

WDIGE1
SATAC/UAC codes

Overview

The Bachelor of Digital Enterprise is a flexible, cutting-edge degree that combines management, marketing and information technology. It will give you a powerful, modern skillset in today's competitive, global business environment.

During the course, you'll combine practical and theory-based learning to develop knowledge and skills in:

  • global management and marketing
  • social and mobile aspects of business
  • digital product innovation and development
  • data and business analytics.

This focused combination of skills will equip you to strategically design and manage successful businesses, and give you a unique professional advantage.

You'll have the flexibility to tailor your studies to suit your goals. In addition to studying an important set of core subjects, you'll choose from a wide range of elective subjects in business and IT.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Digital Enterprise will be accredited by Australia Computer Society at the level of professional practice in ICT and therefore recognised internationally under the Seoul Accord.

Credit transfers and advanced standing

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. 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

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.

2022: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

 

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study is AUD $26,776.00. This equates to $3,347.00 per 10 credit point unit (0.125 EFTSL).
These fees are subject to increases annually, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

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Why study business at CDU?

Learn from internationally recognised academics when you study Business at CDU. Future-proof your career with accredited courses built on sustainable business practices and innovation. You'll graduate ready to make an impact on the global market.

  • Study online or on campus, full-time or part-time, however it suits you
  • #2 Australian uni for undergraduate employment outcomes (GUG 2022)
  • Industry experts with experience in Australia, the Asia Pacific and beyond

What will I study?

The Bachelor of Digital Enterprise is made up of core and elective units. The combination of core business and IT units create a powerful set of knowledge and skills, while a capstone unit is designed to prepare you for the workplace. In addition, you can choose specialist electives from an extensive list of management, marketing and information technology units. If studying on-campus, IT units will be delivered from the Casuarina campus or can be undertaken online.

Course structure


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

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Common Unit
 
  Common units totalling 10 credit points as detailed below.

CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability (removed from 2020)
 

Core Units
(18 units)
180 cp Compulsory Core units totalling 180 credit points as detailed below. 

MKT103 Fundamentals of Marketing (replaces BCO101 from 2020)
COM105 Business Communications
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals
HIT137 Software Now
MAN105 Introduction to Management
HIT140 Foundations of Data Science (replaces STA101 from 2021)
ACT205 Accounting for Managers
HIT226 Mobile Web Structures
HIT234 Database Concepts
HIT238 The Mobile Paradigm
IAS201 Cultural Capabilities (replaces CUC107 from 2020)

ENT101 Enrepreneurship Fundamentals - Part A (5 cp)
ENT102 Entrepreneurship Fundamentals - Part B (5 cp)
(replaces MAN204 Project Management (10 cp) from 2020)

BUS303 Global Digital Enterprise (replaces MKT201 from 2020; available from 2021)
BUS304 Evidence Based Strategy Creation (replaces MAN306 from 2020; available from 2021)
BUS306 Contemporary Issues and Trends (replaces BUS201 from 2020; available from 2021)
ENT202 Innovation: Strategies and Systems (replaces MAN310 from 2020; available from 2021)
HIT363 Enterprise IT Management
HIT381 Human Computer Interaction Design
 

Specialist Electives
(6 units)
60 cp

Specialist Elective Capstone unit totalling 10 credit points selected from the following:

One of:
BUS420 Business Project (replaces BCO401 from 2021)
HIT401 Capstone Project

Specialist Elective units totalling 50 credit points selected from the unit listed below. Students should select units carefully to ensure a minimum of 60cp at 300 level is completed across the degree.

HIT172 Operating Systems and Applications
HIT237 Building Interactive Software
HIT274 Network Engineering Applications
HIT326 Database Driven Web Applications
HIT339 Enterprise Applications
HIT374 Enterprise Network Engineering
HRM306 Global Human Resources (replaces HRM201 from 2020; available from 2021)
BUS305 Business Model Design and Implementation (replaces HRM302 from 2020; available from 2021)
ENT201 Economics of Entrepreneurship and Sustainability (replaces HRM304 from 2020; available from 2021)
LAW105 Introduction to Business Law
LAW205 Commercial and Corporate Law for Owners, Managers and Professionals (new title from 2021)
FIN207 International Business Finance and the Economics of Globalisation (replaces MAN206 from 2020; available from 2021)
MAN203 Comparative Management Systems (replaces MAN212 from 2020; available from 2021)
LOG301 Logistics and Channel Management (replaces MAN308 from 2020; available form 2021)
MKT205 Communication across Cultures and Markets (replaces MKT202 from 2020; available form 2021)
MKT204 Customer Behaviour and Joint Value Creation (replaces MKT203 from 2020; available from 2021)
MKT308 Brand and reputation Management (replaces MKT303 from 2020; available from 2021)
MKT310 International Market Analysis and Entry (replaces MKT304 from 2020; available from 2021)
 

Students may take additional units from the capstone specialist electives.

Electives
(0 units)
0 cp There are no elective units available in this courses
 
  240 Total Credit Points

Students who commence 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.
MKT103 Foundations of Marketing recoded from BCO101 from 2020. Students who have already completed BCO101 will not be required to complete MKT103.

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 subject 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
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
COM105 Business Communications CO IAS201 Cultural Capabilities CO
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals CO HIT137 Software Now CO
MKT103 Fundamentals of Marketing (recoded from BCO101 from 2020) CO HIT140 Foundations of Data Science (replaces STA101 from 2021) CO
MAN105 Introduction to Management CO ENT101 Entrepreneurship Fundamentals - Part A (5cp) and
ENT102 Entrepreneurship Fundamentals - Part B (5cp)
CO
Year 2
HIT226 Mobile Web Structures CO BUS306 Contemporary Business Issues and Trends CO
HIT234 Database Concepts CO HIT238 The Mobile Paradigm CO
ENT202 Innovation: Strategies and Systems CO Specialist elective 1 SE
ACT205 Accounting for Managers CO Specialist elective 2 SE
Year 3
BUS303 Global Digital Enterprise CO BUS304 Contemporary Business Issues and Trends CO
HIT363 Enterprise IT Management CO Specialist elective 4 SE
HIT381 Human Computer Interaction Design CO Specialist elective 5 SE
Specialist elective 3 SE Specialist elective 6 SE

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 subject 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
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    IAS201 Cultural Capabilities CO
    HIT137 Software Now CO
    HIT140 Foundations of Data Science (replaces STA101 from 2021) CO
    ENT101 Entrepreneurship Fundamentals - Part A (5cp) and
ENT102 Entrepreneurship Fundamentals - Part B (5cp)
CO
Year 2
COM105 Business Communications CO BUS306 Contemporary Business Issues and Trends CO
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals CO HIT238 The Mobile Paradigm CO
MKT103 Fundamentals of Marketing (recoded from BCO101 from 2020) CO Specialist elective 1 SE
MAN105 Introduction to Management CO Specialist elective 2 SE
Year 3
ENT202 Innovation: Strategies and Systems CO BUS304 Contemporary Business Issues and Trends CO
HIT226 Mobile Web Structures CO Specialist elective 3 CO
HIT234 Database Concepts CO Specialist elective 4 SE
BUS303 Global Digital Enterprise CO Specialist elective 5 SE
Year 4
ACT205 Accounting for Managers CO    
HIT363 Enterprise IT Management CO    
HIT381 Human Computer Interaction Design CO    
Specialist elective 6 SE    

 

Entry requirements

Quota

Assumed Knowledge:

Stage 2 Mathematical Methods or equivalent.

Admission criteria

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 60*.
  • Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate III 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 140.
  • Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course.
  • Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.
  • Defence members with service of 1 year or more at the following ranks (or higher) meet the academic entry requirement for this course:
    ~Air Force: Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman, Corporal, Leading Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman
    ~Army: Corporal, Lance Corporal, Private
    ~Navy: Able Seaman, Leading Seaman, Seaman

* After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic Module A minimum overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) A minimum overall score of 169, with no skill below 169.
Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency A minimum overall grade of B2.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module A minimum overall score of 50 with no score lower than 50.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) A minimum overall score of 60 and a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

 

ATAR profile

The following table represents the ATAR and selection rank profile for applicants offered a place on the basis of their ATAR in semester 1, 2021

ATAR based offers only ATAR
(excluding adjustment factors)
Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Lowest rank to receive an offer <5 <5
Median rank to receive an offer <5 <5
Highest rank to receive an offer <5 <5

Notes
"<5" indicates less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.

Assumed knowledge

Stage 2 Mathematical Methods or equivalent

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Course details

Accreditation

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.

Student profile

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, 2021.

Applicant background (Semester one intake 2021) No. of Students % of all Students
A. Higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
<5 N/P
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 were 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 <5 N/P
All students 5 100.0

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.

Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
Yes
Award
Bachelor of Digital Enterprise
Faculty/College
Asia Pacific College of Business and Law
Sector
HE
Area of study
Business

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)

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How to apply

There are many ways to apply to CDU. The method you use depends on your course type, where you live and whether you are a new or returning student to CDU.

Remember to apply early for your best chance at securing an offer to study with us.

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS.

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.

International applications

Applications must be submitted online through our application portal, Studylink. You'll need a valid email address to create your online account. Once you have started your application, you will be able to save it and resume it later. There is no application fee when you apply online.

You may be able to lodge a direct application; however, there may be restrictions on your geographic location. If you cannot submit a direct application via the application portal, please apply through one of our registered agents.

Apply through StudyLink or through an Agent.

International applicants currently studying year 12 in Australia should apply via SATAC or UAC.

If you do not meet any of the criteria above please visit Pathways to study to view the options available to you.

SATAC/UAC codes

Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
CDU Waterfront Darwin (CSP)
184061
590281
Online (CSP)
184061
590281
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee

CRICOS codes

Location
CRICOS Code
CDU Waterfront Darwin
0101047

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