Associate Degree of Information Technology

2022 course information for Domestic Students
2022 course information for International Students

updated 6:02 AM on Wed, 13 October

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International snapshot

ATAR
55
Duration
2 years full-time; 4 years part-time
2 years full-time
Location
Online
Start date
March, July, October
Course code
2202321
Course abbreviation
AssocDegInfTech
Credit points
192
Equivalent units
16
CRICOS
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Fees
Commonwealth supported
Fees
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Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Course overview

This course can be completed online, but requires access to a suitable computer and adequate internet access without small download limits.

If you love computers, technology and what they can do, a career in information technology offers you endless employment opportunities at the cutting edge of change and innovation.

Our graduates are equipped with the technical and problem-solving abilities that virtually every organisation needs. This course has a strong technical focus with core units that cover web development, programming, systems analysis and design, cyber security, databases, networking and communications theory, and contemporary issues in IT.

You’ll be surrounded by people who are interested in exploring ideas and pushing innovation –the University is home to the Digital Enterprise Lab that develops IT solutions to real-world problems.

Your career options are diverse –from technical support and administration, to programming, user experience design, web development and more.

This course is also a great pathway to Bachelor studies –with just an additional year of study following your Associate Degree, you can graduate with a Bachelor of Information Technology.

If you love computers, technology and what they can do, a career in information technology offers you endless employment opportunities at the cutting edge of change and innovation.

Our graduates are equipped with the technical and problem-solving abilities that virtually every organisation needs. This course has a strong technical focus with core units that cover web development, programming, systems analysis and design, cyber security, databases, networking and communications theory, and contemporary issues in IT.

You’ll be surrounded by people who are interested in exploring ideas and pushing innovation –the University is home to the Digital Enterprise Lab that develops IT solutions to real-world problems.

Your career options are diverse –from technical support and administration, to programming, user experience design, web development and more.

This course is also a great pathway to Bachelor studies –with just an additional year of study following your Associate Degree, you can graduate with a Bachelor of Information Technology.

Current Southern Cross students – to access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook.

Entry requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

About the course

While this course has no majors, students can study units in web development, programming, systems analysis and design, cyber security, databases, networking and communications theory, and contemporary issues in IT. Successful graduates may upgrade their qualification to Bachelor level following completion of an additional year of study. The Bachelor degree is Australian Computer Society accredited at the professional level.

Please note: Unit availabilities are published for each study period and may vary from year to year. 

Domestic students

LocationTeaching period
OnlineTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5

International students

How to apply

Where and when do you want to study?

Applications for this course are made directly to Southern Cross University via our online application service.

Australian/Domestic students

STAR Early Offer

If you're a current Year 12 student you can register for our STAR Early Offer program and may be eligible to receive an early offer based on your School Principal's recommendation. STAR Early Offers must be undertaken in Session 1.

Apply for your STAR Early Offer
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Why choose SCU?

Excellence in research

Outstanding ratings of 'at world standard' or above in 23 research fields.

Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) 2018

Top 200 Young Universities

Only 25 years young and ranked in the top 200 universities in the world.

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Outstanding student support

5-Star Student Support across undergraduate and postgraduate studies

Good Universities Guide 2021

Learning outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.

Course Learning Outcome

Critically evaluate, analyse and synthesise an elementary issue or theory from a discipline area to arrive at a conclusion/decision with justification.

Develop and create effective solutions to elementary problems from a discipline area.

Identify a recognised ethical framework to analyse behaviour in a discipline or workplace/organisation.

Recommend solutions to situations that require responsible behaviour.

Demonstrate an understanding and application of research and technical skills in a business discipline.

Reflect on, assess and self-regulate own learning capabilities and performance.

Prepare and deliver discipline advice, knowledge and ideas orally for a business context.

Prepare and deliver written discipline advice, knowledge and ideas for a business context.

Demonstrate and apply broad discipline specific knowledge and skills with a global perspective.


Assessment methods

Assessment may be in the form of essays, reports, audio or video presentations, online quizzes, case analyses or problem resolutions, software programs and examinations.

Teaching methods

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 online 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.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities exist as user-experience designers and developers, web developers, systems administrators, and technical support personnel. Graduates may also choose to continue their studies in the Bachelor of Information Technology.

Ask a question

Domestic future
students

Call 1800 626 481 during business hours.

International future
students

Call +61 2 6620 3876 during business hours.

Current
students

Email: enquiry@scu.edu.au
Call 1800 005 687 during business hours.


Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Associate Degree of Information Technology, students must complete the equivalent of 16 units (192 credit points), comprising:

Exit Awards

Students may be eligible to exit with a Diploma of Business after completing the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points), comprising 8 core units.


Course structure


Schedule of units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes

Core Units

COMP1002Foundations of Computing
EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
ISYS1001Web Development I
ISYS1005Systems Analysis and Design
ISYS1004Contemporary Issues in Information Technology
ISYS1002Cybersecurity
PROG1001Programming I
COMP1001Data Communications and Networks
PROG2007Programming II
DATA2001Database Systems

Elective Units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
PROG2004Object Oriented Programming
PROG2002Web Development II
ISYS3001Managing Software Development
BUSN3003Entrepreneurship and Innovation
COMP2003Securing Networks
COMP2006Switching and Wireless Networks
COMP2005Routing and WAN Technologies
COMP2004Systems Security and Operation
PROG2008Computational Thinking
STAT1001Statistical Analysis
ACCT3003Business Analytics and Big Data
ISYS2002Data Wrangling and Advanced Analytics
ISYS2001Resources for User Interaction
PROG2006Designing the User Experience
PROG2001Developing the User Experience


Course progressions

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableNotes

Complete units in the following order to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
Session1,2,3
Term1,3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
MelbourneN/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
Online
Session1,2,3
Term1,3,5
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Session1
PerthN/A
Term1,3,5
SydneyN/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
COMP1002Foundations of Computing
Session1
Term2,4
LocationDomesticInternational
China - Guangxi USTN/A
Term2
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
MelbourneN/A
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Session1
PerthN/A
Term2,4
SydneyN/A
Term2,4
Enrolment information No assumed knowledge. This unit is designed for students to enter IT study with no prior knowledge.
ISYS1001Web Development I
Session1
Term1,5
LocationDomesticInternational
China - Guangxi USTN/A
Term1
Coomera
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1,5
Term1,5
MelbourneN/A
Term1,5
Online
Term1,5
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Session1
PerthN/A
Term1,5
SydneyN/A
Term1,5
COMP1001Data Communications and Networks
Session1
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Coomera
Term2
Term2
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
MelbourneN/A
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Session1
PerthN/A
Term2
SydneyN/A
Term2
ISYS1004Contemporary Issues in Information Technology
Session2
Term4
LocationDomesticInternational
China - Guangxi USTN/A
Term4
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
MelbourneN/A
Term4
Online
Term4
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Session2
PerthN/A
Term4
SydneyN/A
Term4
PROG1001Programming I
Session2
Term3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
China - Guangxi USTN/A
Term5
Coomera
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term3,5
Term3,5
MelbourneN/A
Term3,5
Online
Term3,5
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Session2
PerthN/A
Term3,5
SydneyN/A
Term3,5
ISYS1002Cybersecurity
Session2
Term3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
China - Guangxi USTN/A
Term5
Gold Coast
Term3,5
Term3,5
MelbourneN/A
Term3,5
Online
Term3,5
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Session2
PerthN/A
Term3,5
SydneyN/A
Term3,5
ISYS1005Systems Analysis and Design
Session2
Term4
LocationDomesticInternational
China - Guangxi USTN/A
Term4
CoomeraN/A
Term4
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
MelbourneN/A
Term4
Online
Term4
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Session2
PerthN/A
Term4
SydneyN/A
Term4

Second Year

DATA2001Database Systems
Session1
Term1,5
LocationDomesticInternational
China - Guangxi USTN/A
Term5
Coomera
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1,5
Term1,5
MelbourneN/A
Term1,5
Online
Term1,5
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Session1
PerthN/A
Term1,5
SydneyN/A
Term1,5
Pre-requisitesISYS1005 - Systems Analysis and Design
Anti-requisites CSC00228 - Database Systems I
Enrolment informationPre-requisite does not apply to 3007016 - Bachelor of Technology Education OR 3207322 - Bachelor of Technology/Bachelor of Education (Secondary) students
PROG2007Programming II
Session1,2
Term1,4
LocationDomesticInternational
China - Guangxi USTN/A
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1,4
Term1,4
Melbourne
Term1,4
Term1,4
Online
Term1,4
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Session1,2
Perth
Term1,4
Term1,4
Sydney
Term1,4
Term1,4
Pre-requisitesPROG1001 - Programming I
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Unit groups

Option Unit

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
PROG2004Object Oriented Programming
PROG2002Web Development II
ISYS3001Managing Software Development
BUSN3003Entrepreneurship and Innovation
COMP2003Securing Networks
COMP2006Switching and Wireless Networks
COMP2005Routing and WAN Technologies
COMP2004Systems Security and Operation
PROG2008Computational Thinking
STAT1001Statistical Analysis
ACCT3003Business Analytics and Big Data
ISYS2002Data Wrangling and Advanced Analytics
ISYS2001Resources for User Interaction
PROG2006Designing the User Experience
PROG2001Developing the User Experience

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