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The Bachelor of Information Technology offers a complete grounding in all aspects of the information and communications technology (ICT) industries including programming, systems analysis and design, multimedia development and usage, database development, networking and communications theory, computer security and technology management.
Students also have the opportunity to study some of the issues confronting the ICT industry, including employer obligations, employee rights, impacts on society, and future directions of the industry. The University also offers the mentoring program, Women in Technology to provide dedicated support for women entering this specialised area.
Graduates can establish information technology careers as programmers, multimedia developers, systems analysts, software engineers, database administrators, project managers, web developers, systems administrators and technical support personnel.
This course is accredited by the Australian Computer Society
Students can also undertake a workplace internship, which counts towards their degree. They need to choose their internship units, and their placement must be approved by the unit assessor.
This course offers three majors: Information systems, Interactive multimedia, Software development.
Additional majors: University-wide majors are also available in this course.
To qualify for the Bachelor of Information Technology a total of 288 credit points (usually 24 units) must be completed.
This course offers an intermediate award (early exit points) at Associate Degree level.
Please note that some majors and units may not be available at each location. Unit availabilities are published for each study period and vary from year to year. Please contact the School for further information.
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
|Tweed Heads - SCU Lakeside
Caloola Drive, Tweed Heads
|Tweed Heads - SCU Riverside
Brett Street, Tweed Heads
3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
This course may be completed in a shorter duration subject to unit availabilities.
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• International fees
• Additional fee information
|School||Southern Cross Business School|
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|Further Information||Domestic students: Ph: 1800 626 481
International students: Ph: +61 2 6620 3876; E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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|UAC Course Code||QTAC Course Code||CRICOS Course Code|
|Coffs Harbour: 332153
Gold Coast: 332161
|Coffs Harbour: 052531
Gold Coast: 052361
|Coffs Harbour NSW: 019840D
Gold Coast QLD: 077348B
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 materials include the provision of unit information guides, study guides and books of readings. Students may need to purchase or access prescribed text books.
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.
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 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.
Southern Cross University provides students with modern well-equipped teaching spaces such as lecture theatres, classrooms, and studios or laboratories tailored to meet the needs of specific study disciplines. Modern audio-visual equipment is standard in most teaching venues, and all IT students have access to networked computer labs.
Pre-requisite Year 12 subjects
There are no pre-requisite subjects required for this course.
On-campus Undergraduate applications
To apply to study an undergraduate degree at a SCU campus, apply online through the NSW Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC). For more information please visit either the UAC or QTAC websites: www.uac.edu.au or www.qtac.edu.au. A late fee applies for UAC and QTAC applications received after the 30th of September.
The following applications to study can be made online, directly to SCU:
Online applications for the Bachelor of Information Technology involve four key steps:
Once registered you can exit and return to your application at any time.
Please refer to the International Office website.
At Southern Cross University, your previous study or work experience may help you cut time off your degree.
We recommend that you apply for advance standing at the same time as you apply for admission into this course, because the amount and type of credit awarded will determine your study plan.
For more details and how to apply please visit the Advanced Standing website.
Associate Degree of Information Technology
Associate Degree of Business
Bachelor of Applied Computing
Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Business Administration
The Bachelor of Information Technology is also offered through offshore collaborations. Visit the Southern Cross Business School website for more information.
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 Requirements for the Degree