Bachelor of Information Technology

2023 course information for Domestic Students
2023 course information for International Students

updated 6:01 AM on Sat, 13 August

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

IELTS
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ATAR
70
Duration
3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
Location
Coomera, Gold Coast, Online
China - Guangxi UST, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby, Perth, Sydney
Start date
March, July, October
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 optional internship units that add hands-on, real-life experience.

Tailor your studies through the choice of a major in business analytics, networks and cybersecurity, software development or user experience.

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 optional internship units that add hands-on, real-life experience.

Tailor your studies through the choice of a major in business analytics, networks and cybersecurity, software development or user experience.

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

Students choose a major from the following:

Business Analytics: Provides students with the skills needed to investigate Big Data and solve real-world business problems through the application of modern data analytics tools.

Networks and Cybersecurity: Students gain the skills needed to develop, implement, manage and secure enterprise networks and systems.

Software Development: Students acquire the skills to efficiently develop and maintain high quality software systems and to participate in and manage software projects.

User Experience: Students develop the skills to design and develop multimedia resources and interactive  programs that support a great user experience. Students develop an ability to select and use multimedia resources that facilitate engagement and usability.

Please note Sydney, Melbourne and Perth students may choose from Business Analytics, Software Development and User Experience majors.

Domestic students

LocationTeaching period
CoomeraTerm  1, Term  3
Gold CoastTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5
OnlineTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5

International students

LocationTeaching periodAnnual FeesCRICOS
Gold CoastTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$31,600 ($3,950 per unit)019840D
Gold Coast (Dalian Only)Term  5$31,600 ($3,950 per unit)019840D
China - Guangxi USTTerm  1N/AN/A
MelbourneTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$32,160 ($4,020 per unit)086031D
PerthTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$32,160 ($4,020 per unit)086031D
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5N/AN/A
SydneyTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$32,160 ($4,020 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.

Australian/Domestic students

Early Offer

If you're a current Year 12 student you can register for our Early Offer program. You may be eligible to receive an early offer based on your School Principal's recommendation.

Apply now for your Early Offer

International students studying online or outside of Australia

China - Guangxi UST
Term 1 February 2023
View domestic application details View international application details

Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Information Technology, students must complete the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points) comprising:

Exit awards

Students may be eligible to exit with an Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology after completing 4 units (48 credit points) as specified in the Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology exit requirements.

Students may be eligible to exit with an Associate Degree of Information Technology after completing 16 units (192 credit points) as specified in the Associate Degree of Information Technology course structure.


Course structure


Schedule of units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes

Core Units

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

Majors

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
ISYS2001Resources for User Interaction
PROG2006Designing the User Experience
PROG2001Developing the User Experience
ISYS3004User Experience Evaluation and Analysis
ISYS3001Managing Software Development
BUSN3003Entrepreneurship and Innovation
ISYS3007Information Technology Project A
ISYS3008Information Technology Project B

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
PROG2004Object Oriented Programming
PROG2002Web Development II
PROG2005Programming Mobile Systems
PROG2003Cloud Systems Development
ISYS3001Managing Software Development
BUSN3003Entrepreneurship and Innovation
ISYS3007Information Technology Project A
ISYS3008Information Technology Project B

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
COMP2003Securing Networks
COMP2001Network Management
ISYS1003Cybersecurity Management
COMP2006Switching and Wireless Networks
COMP2005Routing and WAN Technologies
COMP2004Systems Security and Operation
ISYS3007Information Technology Project A
ISYS3008Information Technology Project B

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
ACCT3003Business Analytics and Big Data
STAT1001Statistical Analysis
STAT2003Data Collection and Quantitative Analysis
PROG2008Computational Thinking
ISYS2002Data Wrangling and Advanced Analytics
INFO2001Storytelling and Data Visualisation
ISYS3007Information Technology Project A
ISYS3008Information Technology Project B

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
Below are suggested elective units. Other Faculty of Science and Engineering or University-wide electives may be taken as elective units on approval by your Course Coordinator.
BUSN2001Professional Development for the Workplace
BUSN3005Internship A
BUSN3006Internship B

Electives from IT

ISYS2001Resources for User Interaction
PROG2006Designing the User Experience
PROG2001Developing the User Experience
ISYS3004User Experience Evaluation and Analysis
PROG2004Object Oriented Programming
PROG2005Programming Mobile Systems
PROG2003Cloud Systems Development
PROG2002Web Development II
PROG2008Computational Thinking
COMP2006Switching and Wireless Networks
COMP2005Routing and WAN Technologies
COMP2004Systems Security and Operation
COMP2003Securing Networks
COMP2001Network Management
ISYS1003Cybersecurity Management
STAT1001Statistical Analysis
ACCT3003Business Analytics and Big Data
ISYS2002Data Wrangling and Advanced Analytics
INFO2001Storytelling and Data Visualisation

Electives from Science and Engineering

CIVL1002Humanitarian Projects
MECH3004Electro-Mechanical and Robotics Technology
MECH4004Control Systems and Automation
GENG1003Introduction to Geographic Information Systems


Unit groups

Option Unit

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
Below are suggested elective units. Other Faculty of Science and Engineering or University-wide electives may be taken as elective units on approval by your Course Coordinator.
BUSN2001Professional Development for the Workplace
BUSN3005Internship A
BUSN3006Internship B

Electives from IT

ISYS2001Resources for User Interaction
PROG2006Designing the User Experience
PROG2001Developing the User Experience
ISYS3004User Experience Evaluation and Analysis
PROG2004Object Oriented Programming
PROG2005Programming Mobile Systems
PROG2003Cloud Systems Development
PROG2002Web Development II
PROG2008Computational Thinking
COMP2006Switching and Wireless Networks
COMP2005Routing and WAN Technologies
COMP2004Systems Security and Operation
COMP2003Securing Networks
COMP2001Network Management
ISYS1003Cybersecurity Management
STAT1001Statistical Analysis
ACCT3003Business Analytics and Big Data
ISYS2002Data Wrangling and Advanced Analytics
INFO2001Storytelling and Data Visualisation

Electives from Science and Engineering

CIVL1002Humanitarian Projects
MECH3004Electro-Mechanical and Robotics Technology
MECH4004Control Systems and Automation
GENG1003Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

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

Apply specialised knowledge and skills appropriate to a specified IT professional role to solve a range of specific problems.

Apply broad theoretical and technical core ICT knowledge and skills to solve a range of practical problems.

Model well-developed socially-responsible and ethical behaviour in the performance of professional IT tasks.

Apply broad theoretical and technical core ICT knowledge and skills to solve a range of practical problems.

Apply specialised knowledge and skills appropriate to a specified IT professional role to solve a range of specific problems.

Reflect on, assess and self-regulate own learning capabilities and performance to develop skills for ongoing professional development.

Apply academic and technical communication skills to clearly and coherently present relevant knowledge and ideas in a variety of mediums to other ICT professionals, clients, users, the public and other stakeholders.

Demonstrate the ability to effectively participate in and reflect upon self and team activities in achieving a common ICT goal.


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

Graduates can look forward to good employment prospects as a software developer, user-experience designer and developer, web or app developer, systems analyst, data analyst or network analyst.

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.

Professional recognition

This course has full professional accreditation by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). ACS accreditation is awarded to an institution and its programs after a rigorous evaluation of their capacity to produce graduates who have the knowledge and skills required of an ICT professional.

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