Bachelor of Information Technology

2020 course information for Domestic Students
2020 course information for International Students

updated 8:11 PM on Fri, 16 April

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

IELTS
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ATAR/OP
N/A
Duration
3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
Location
Gold Coast, Online
China - Guangxi UST, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby, Perth, Sydney
Start date
March, July, November
February, June, October
Course code
3002111
Course abbreviation
BInfTech
Credit points
288
Equivalent units
24
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

Information technology is not just a pathway to your future; your degree could help you shape the future. Technology is everywhere, affects everyone and is never still. If IT is your passion, our Bachelor of Information Technology immerses you in a field that is driving our world forward.

If you dream of developing amazing software, designing multimedia experiences or creating tomorrow’s smart systems, this degree provides the technical, analytical and creative skills you need. Study on campus or online and take advantage of industry placements that add hands-on, real-life experience.

Tailor your studies through the choice of a major in digital enterprise, software development or user experience. An added bonus is our ‘Women in Technology’ program which provides dedicated support for women entering this industry. 

Whether as a programmer, designer, web developer, systems analyst, database administrator, project manager, ICT network professional or technical support personnel, the Bachelor of Information Technology is the beginning of what could be an amazing future.

Information technology is not just a pathway to your future; your degree could help you shape the future. Technology is everywhere, affects everyone and is never still. If IT is your passion, our Bachelor of Information Technology immerses you in a field that is driving our world forward.

If you dream of developing amazing software, designing multimedia experiences or creating tomorrow’s smart systems, this degree provides the technical, analytical and creative skills you need. Study on campus or online and take advantage of industry placements that add hands-on, real-life experience.

Tailor your studies through the choice of a major in digital enterprise, software development or user experience. An added bonus is our ‘Women in Technology’ program which provides dedicated support for women entering this industry. 

Whether as a programmer, designer, web developer, systems analyst, database administrator, project manager, ICT network professional or technical support personnel, the Bachelor of Information Technology is the beginning of what could be an amazing future.

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.

Credit for prior learning

Candidates who have completed an Associate Degree of Information Technology or equivalent may be granted advanced standing for up to sixteen (16) units.

CountryScore
Austria AMC3.5
Bangladesh HSC3.4
Brazil SSLC7.9
Canada High School OSSD49
Chile PSU6.1, overall 600-649
China Gao Kao441
Colombia CB (NAT)75, overall 300-349
Denmark USSLE6
France FB11
German Abitur3.2
Hong Kong HKDSE13
India CBSE (best 4)7.5 in external exam
India CISCE67
India Higher Secondary School Certificate (best 4)74 academic subjects
Indonesia SMA8
International Baccalaureate24
Japan USSLC3.8
Korea, Republic of, CSAT298
Malaysia ICSSUEC68
Malaysia STPM4, in 3 A levels
Nepal Higher Secondary Education Certificate68
Nepal Proficiency Certificate80
Norway GPA1.3
Pakistan HSSC Humanities and Science streams73
Pakistan HSSC Pre-Eng and Pre-Med streams30
Papua New Guinea HSC (best 5)2.5 pass Eng & Math
Peru OCSE16.3
Phillipines NSAT87
Russia FCCSE4.2
Saudi Arabia MESSLC80
Singapore SCGCE15
Spain SSSD7.9
Spain STBPU7.3
Sri Lanka GCE4
Sweden SSLC12.6
Taiwan GSAT51
Taiwan Senior High School Certificate84
Thailand CSE(Matayom 6) 1.8
Turkey HSD3.8 (4 subjects)
UK Board GCE A Levels12.5
USA SAT & ACTSAT 1370, ACT 19
Vietnam (in 4 subjects)7.5 Average

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

CategoryScore
Overall6.0
Listeningminimum 5.5
Readingminimum 5.5
Speakingminimum 5.5
Writingminimum 5.5

About the course

Digital Enterprise: Students gain the skills needed to design, develop, implement and manage applications and a realistic understanding of the roles of information technology in organisations.

Software Development: Students develop the skills needed to efficiently develop and maintain high quality software systems and also provides students with the knowledge to participate in and manage software projects.

User experience: Gives students the skills needed to effectively and efficiently design and develop multimedia resources and interactive multimedia programs that support a great user experience. Students develop an ability to select and use multimedia resources that facilitate engagement and usability for users.

Unit availabilities are published for each study period and may vary from year to year.
Only Digital Enterprise and Software Development majors are available to 
Sydney, Melbourne and Perth students.

Domestic students

LocationSession
Gold Coast1, 2, 3
Online1, 2, 3

International students

LocationSessionAnnual FeesCRICOS
Gold Coast1, 2$26,800 ($3,350 per unit)019840D
China - Guangxi UST3N/AN/A
Melbourne1, 2, 3$29,600 ($3,700 per unit)086031D
Perth1, 2, 3$29,600 ($3,700 per unit)086031D
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby1, 2N/AN/A
Sydney1, 2, 3$29,600 ($3,700 per unit)086031D
 Notice

Tuition fees are in Australian dollars, and are subject to change, including annual increases over the duration of a course. Annual tuition fee is based on completing 8 units per year. In addition students are required to pay OSHC for the duration of their visa in advance. Non-tuition fee covers textbooks, stationery and excursions.

Only Digital Enterprise and Software Development majors are available to Sydney, Melbourne and Perth 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.

Applications are not available for 2020. Please select a different year above or see Course Options for courses currently offered.

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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 a straight forward issue or theory from an IT discipline area to arrive at a conclusion / decision with justification.

Develop and create effective solutions to straight forward problems from an IT discipline area.

Describe and apply a recognised ethical framework to analyse behaviour in an IT discipline or workplace/organisation.

Apply IT discipline based knowledge and skills in situations that require autonomy and well-developed responsible behaviour.

Demonstrate an understanding and application of research, analytical and technical skills in a broad business IT discipline.

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

Prepare and deliver well developed IT discipline advice, knowledge and ideas orally for a business and public context.

Prepare and deliver well developed IT discipline advice, knowledge and ideas using written communications in a business and public context.

Investigate and identify a broad range of leadership practices in the management of people and self.

Demonstrate the ability to effectively participate in and reflect upon self and team activities in general business situations.

Demonstrate and apply in-depth IT 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

As programmers, user-experience designers and developers, systems analysts, software engineers, database administrators, project managers, web developers, systems administrators and technical support personnel.

Professional placement

Students can undertake optional internship units. Internship positions vary depending on each student's discipline area, placement firm size and industry. Recent roles undertaken by internship students include software quality assurance, coordinator, IT support officer, network support officer, software development and various other management and IT roles in private and government sectors. 

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 Bachelor of Information Technology, students must complete 288 credit points, comprising:

Exit awards

Students may be eligible to exit with an Associate Degree of Information Technology after completing 192 credit points as specified in the Associate Degree of Information Technology course structure.


Course structure


Schedule of units

TitleLevel of learningNote

Core Units

COM00207 -  Communication in OrganisationsIntroductory
CMP71001 -  CybersecurityIntroductory
MNG10247 -  Managing OrganisationsIntroductory
ISY10209 -  Web Development IIntroductory
ISY00243 -  Systems Analysis and DesignIntermediate
CSC71001 -  Programming IIntroductory
CSC00240 -  Data Communications and NetworksIntroductory
ISY10212 -  Contemporary Issues in Information TechnologyIntroductory
CSC72003 -  Programming IIIntermediate
CSC72001 -  Database SystemsIntermediate

Majors

Electives



Course progressions

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



Notes

Note 1: Internship A and Internship B are both double-weighted units requiring a 16 unit pre-requisite including the Professional Development for the Workplace unit (MNG10476). Please be aware of this double-weighting if you are restricted in the number of electives you can select in your major. All internship placements must be approved by the Work Integrated Learning Coordinator, prior to commencement.
Note 2: MAT10251 is recommended for students who wish to enrol in the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) after completing their degree.
Note 3: This unit has a large proportion of group-work, however the determination of each individual's assessment grade is reflective of the individual student's engagement, input and progress within a particular assessment.

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