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Key details

Duration

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

Intake

Semester 1, Semester 2

Locations

Casuarina campus, Online
Not available to international students.

Credit points required

240

Course code

WINTC1
SATAC/UAC codes

Overview

The Bachelor of Information Technology (Co-op) will prepare you to 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 progress your career in the IT industry.

At the end of the course you will gain industry experience and build industry networks by undertaking a placement or working experience working in an area of Information Technology,

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

Credit transfers and advanced standing

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.

Further information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

CDU International Student in the library

Why study IT and network engineering at CDU?

From dealing with technology-related crimes to software engineering and data collection, an IT degree at CDU is tailored to industry demand. You'll graduate with the technical and analytical skills to future-proof your career across multiple sectors.

  • #4 Australian university for undergraduate employment outcomes (GUG 2023)
  • Use state-of-the-art technologies and methodologies
Female CDU IT student working on a switchboard

Why study IT and Network Engineering at CDU?

From dealing with technology-related crimes to software engineering and data collection, an IT degree at CDU is tailored to industry demand. You'll graduate equipped with the technical and analytical skills to future-proof your career across multiple sectors.

  • #4 Australian university for undergraduate employment outcomes (GUG 2023)
  • Use state-of-the-art technologies and methodologies

What will I study?

The program prepares students with the necessary IT skills 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.

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 typeCredit PointsSpecific requirements
Core Units
(15 units)
180cp

Compulsory Core units totalling 180 credit points as detailed below.

CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology OR CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability
HIT137 Software Now
HIT140 Foundations of Data Science
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals
HIT172 Operating Systems and Applications
HIT226 Mobile Web Structures
HIT234 Database Concepts
HIT274 Network Engineering Applications
PMO201 Project Management
HIT333 Cyber Security
HIT363 Enterprise IT Management
HIT381 Human Computer Interaction Design
HIT401 Capstone Project
ITP300 IT Work Experience (40cp)

Specialist Electives
(6 units)
 
60cpSpecialist Elective units totalling 60 credit points as detailed below

HIT220 Algorithms and Complexity
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer Architecture
HIT237 Building Interactive Software
HIT238 The Mobile Paradigm
HIT326 Database-Driven Web Applications
HIT332 Embedded and Mobile Systems
HIT339 Distributed Development
HIT353 Business Intelligence and Data Mining
HIT365 C Programming
HIT372 Organisation Network Infrastructure
HIT374 Enterprise Network Engineering
HIT391 Machine Learning: Advancements and Applications
 

 240cpTotal 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: 
* 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.

 

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 UnitCO = Core UnitSE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology
or
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability
CUCUC107 Cultural Intelligence and CapabilityCU
HIT164 Computing FundamentalsCOHIT140 Foundations of Data ScienceCO
HIT172 Operating Systems and ApplicationsCOHIT137 Software NowCO
Specialist ElectiveSESpecialist ElectiveSE
Year 2
HIT226 Mobile Web StructuresCOHIT274 Network Engineering ApplicationsCO
HIT234 Database ConceptsCOPMO201 Project ManagementCO
Specialist electiveSEHIT333 Cyber SecurityCO
Specialist electiveSEHIT401 Capstone ProjectCO
Year 3
HIT381 Human Computer Interaction DesignCOITP300 IT Work Experience (40cp)CO
HIT363 Enterprise IT ManagementCO  
Specialist electiveSE  
Specialist electiveSE  

Specialist Electives Availability

Semester 1Semester 2
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer Architecture
HIT237 Building Interactive Software
HIT220 Algorithms and Complexity
HIT238 The Mobile Paradigm
HIT326 Database-Driven Web Applications
HIT332 Embedded and Mobile Systems
HIT353 Business Intelligence and Data Mining
HIT365 C Programming
HIT374 Enterprise Network Engineering
HIT391 Machine Learning: Advancements and Applications
HIT339 Distributed Development
HIT372 Enterprise Network Engineering
 

 

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 UnitCO = Core UnitSE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
  CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and CapabilityCU
  HIT140 Foundations of Data Science CO
  HIT137 Software NowCO
  HIT274 Network Engineering ApplicationsCO
Year 2
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology
or
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability
CUPMO201 Project ManagementCO
HIT164 Computing FundamentalsCOHIT333 Cyber SecurityCO
HIT172 Operating Systems and ApplicationsCOHIT401 Capstone ProjectCO
Specialist ElectiveSESpecialist electiveSE
Year 3
HIT226 Mobile Web StructuresCOITP300 IT Work Experience (40cp)CO
HIT234 Database ConceptsCO  
Specialist electiveSE  
Specialist electiveSE  
Year 4
HIT381 Human Computer Interaction DesignCO  
HIT363 Enterprise IT ManagementCO  
Specialist electiveSE  
Specialist electiveSE  

Specialist Electives Availability

Semester 1Semester 2
HIT235 Digital Systems and Computer Architecture
HIT237 Building Interactive Software
HIT220 Algorithms and Complexity
HIT238 The Mobile Paradigm
HIT326 Database-Driven Web Applications
HIT332 Embedded and Mobile Systems
HIT353 Business Intelligence and Data Mining
HIT365 C Programming
HIT374 Enterprise Network Engineering
HIT391 Machine Learning: Advancements and Applications
HIT339 Distributed Development 
HIT372 Enterprise Network Engineering 
 

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

  • 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 Diploma level or higher.
  • Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma with a GPA of at least 5.
  • Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.
  • Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 157.
  • Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course of at least 12 months duration.

* 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 ModuleA 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 ProficiencyA minimum overall grade of B2.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic moduleA 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

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CDU is a growing university and encourages people to grow as well. There are a lot of options and flexibility when it comes to study and the staff have always been helpful and supportive in making my dreams come true.

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I have decided to stay in Darwin because I found an amazing job here. I wouldn’t be exposed to this variety of roles and experience anywhere else in Australia.

Srijana

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Course details

Accreditation

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

Inherent Requirements

There are inherent requirements for this course. Students must read and understand the requirements for this course.

Australian qualification framework

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

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Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
Yes
Award
Bachelor of Information Technology (Co-Op)
Faculty/College
College of Engineering, IT and Environment
Sector
HE
Area of study
IT and Network Engineering

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.auPhone:(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, NSW or TAS.

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
Casuarina campus (CSP)
104931
N/A
Online (CSP)
104931
N/A
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee

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