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The Bachelor of Applied Computing is an articulated course which is specifically designed for students wishing to upgrade their TAFE Diploma qualifications to Bachelor level via university studies. To qualify for entry into the Bachelor of Applied Computing degree, applicants must hold an approved NSW TAFE or Gold Coast Institute of TAFE Diploma of Information Technology or Advanced Diploma of Information Technology or equivalent qualification.
Students holding a TAFE Diploma of Information Technology or Advanced Diploma will receive the equivalent of 12 units (144 credit points) of the 24-unit Bachelor degree as credit — leaving them with only 12 units (144 credit points) to complete at university. These 12 units can be completed in 18 months of full-time study or equivalent part-time study.
Students holding a TAFE Advanced Diploma in Information Technology (Systems Development) with Distinction will receive the equivalent of 16 units (192 credit points) of the 24-unit Bachelor degree as credit — leaving them with only 8 units (96 credit points) to complete at university. These eight units can be completed in 12 months of full-time study or equivalent part-time study.
The degree builds on and enhances the practical skills gained during your TAFE studies providing graduates with greater avenues for employment and career advancement. The University also offers the mentoring program Women in Technology to provide dedicated support for women entering this specialised area.
IT specialists are currently in demand in all industries including banking and finance, mining, health, education, tourism, and accounting in both public and private sector organisations.
This course is accredited by the Australian Computer Society.
This course does not have majors. Students will study units in applications development, database systems, digital media, programming, systems analysis and design and web development.
Please be aware that the structure of this course changes according to professional accreditation requirements. The University runs three study sessions each academic year. You may be able to structure your studies to fast-track your course or balance your study load. Students should contact the University prior to enrolling to confirm their units and course structure.
For course rules and a full list of units, please refer to the Specific Award Rules below.
|Distance Education||Session 1
|Coffs Harbour||Session 1
Southern Cross Drive, Bilinga
|Course Duration||12 or 18 months full-time; 2 or 3 years part-time
|Fees and Charges||• Domestic fees
• International fees
• Additional fee information
|School||Southern Cross Business School|
|Admission, Enrolment and General Enquiries||scu.edu.au/enquiries|
|Further Information||Domestic applicants: Ph: 1800 626 481
International applicants: Ph: +61 2 6620 3876; E: email@example.com
|Total Units:||Award Abbreviation:||2013 ATAR equivalent/OP:|
12 Units plus TAFE Diploma of Information Technology or Advanced Diploma or equivalent.
8 Units plus TAFE Advanced Diploma in Information Technology (Systems Development) with Distinction;
|BAppComp||N/A. TAFE Diploma required|
|UAC Course Code||QTAC Course Code||CRICOS Course Code|
|N/A||N/A||Coffs Harbour NSW: 053728K
Gold Coast QLD: 077270G
On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.
Our distance education study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.
MySCU is a student’s point of entry to a range of online services and resources that support study and student life. The portal includes unit learning sites and information sites where students can access resources, communication tools and useful links that are integral to their studies.
The web-based program Blackboard Collaborate delivers advanced on-line learning environments for students and lecturers to communicate and collaborate through virtual meeting spaces and classrooms. They can share files, presentations, and applications. If the session is recorded, students can view it afterwards.
Learning resources for each unit include study guides, readings, public domain software, and dedicated online learning sites. Prescribed textbooks can be purchased, or borrowed from the SCU library.
The SCU library provides a wide range of services including librarian assistance, print and electronic resources, a document delivery service, catalogues, databases, ebooks, ereadings, and full-text journal literature.
The Academic Skills Development team supports student learning by offering online and on-campus academic skills workshops, email, phone, and one-on-one support.
The Southern Cross Business School also has a dedicated Student Support Team that provides a diverse range of support services to internal, external, and international students.
Assessment may be in the form of essays, reports, audio or video presentations, online quizzes, case analyses or problem resolutions, software programs and examinations.
Note: To apply to study this course via distance education or on-campus use the Apply Online button below.
The following applications to study can be made online, directly to SCU:
Online applications for the Bachelor of Applied Computing involve four key steps:
Once registered you can exit and return to your application at any time.
Please refer to the International Office website.
This is a fully articulated course from TAFE. See About this Course for more information.
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Important - Please contact the University for confirmation of the course structure prior to acting on this information. The University accepts no liability for any loss suffered by reason of reliance on this information.
See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.4.1 Qualification for Admission
Applicants for admission to candidature shall have:
To be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Applied Computing, a candidate shall complete:
A candidate who has completed any of the units, or equivalent, listed in the Part of the Schedule of Units relevant to their qualification for admission shall not be granted advanced standing for those units and may be required to undertake substitute units as approved by the Head of School.