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Course summary

High calibre research can enhance our high-tech world. This Honours degree may enable you to apply new thinking, develop new systems and attach greater understanding to the role information technology plays in our lives.

The Bachelor of Information Technology with Honours is a year-long program in which you will build your research and critical thinking skills, and develop specialisation in your chosen field.

Our mentors are there to help you, offering support and insight as you delve further into your research project.

The academic rigour of an Honours program demonstrates the kind of application, dedication and innovation that today's employers want. It also carries relevance across many sectors.

Should you desire to study further, the Bachelor of Information Technology with Honours is a pathway to masters or doctorate level.

Interested applicants need to contact the University to discuss their eligibility and to find a suitable honours supervisor for their proposed honours topic prior to lodging their application.



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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.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Develop and create professional solutions to specific problem from a discipline area.

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


Develop a research question in collaboration with a research supervisor.

Demonstrate and apply critical thinking and judgement in developing new understanding.

Ethical practice

Analyse and compare challenging organisational ethical issues within a professional context.

Apply discipline based knowledge and professional skills in situations that require autonomy and a high level of responsible behaviour.

Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate and apply well-developed discipline knowledge and professional skills in a specialised management area within a global perspective.

Apply and integrate research principles and methods to professional management situations.

Lifelong learning

Critically review the literature relevant to their research question and methodology.

Demonstrate autonomy, well developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a learner.

Communication and social skills

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

Prepare and deliver professional and justified, discipline advice using written communications suitable for business and public contexts.

Investigate and explain leadership research and practice in the management of people and self.

Appraise self and team regarding participation and performance.

Cultural competence

Demonstrate cultural awareness relevant to the research question and methodology.

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

There are a variety of career opportunities in research and teaching, as well as employment in organisations or fields such as treasury, auditor general, government departments, banks, and financial institutions. Graduates also find employment generally within their specialist field in professional roles and academia.


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From the 1st of June, 2017, the term 'Distance Education' has been replaced with 'Online'