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CG99 - Bachelor of Information Technology (Co-op)

Overview

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Information Technology (Co-op) enables you to acquire valuable experience through a paid, supervised, industry placement. You normally undertake an industry placement following the successful completion of two years (four terms) of study. Industry placements are typically of six months' duration.

The core units in this course provide you with a solid grounding in the core body of IT knowledge and skills as defined by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). The course allows you to choose a major in preparation for employment or further study.

Career Information

A career in Information Technology (IT) is fast-paced, challenging and dynamic. IT specialists are sought after in nearly every business or organisation and in a range of employment fields from finance, medicine, arts, education, the military, manufacturing to high-tech business. Job opportunities exist as Developer Programmer, Analyst Programmer, Web Developer, Database Administrator, Network Administrator, Software Engineer, ICT Support Technician, ICT Customer Support Officer, ICT Support Engineer, ICT Systems Test Engineer, Information Analyst, Data Analyst, Project Management Support Officer, Business Analyst Support Officer, Requirements Definition and Management Support Officer.

Course Details
Duration 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 144
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Undergraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) BIT (Co-op)
AQF Level Level 7: Bachelor Degree

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
  • NSW - Distance - 160171
  • QLD - Townsville - 800889
  • SA - Adelaide - 5C4006
  • QLD - Rockhampton - 850881
  • QLD - Brisbane - 880881
  • QLD - Distance - 850885
  • QLD - Cairns - 820889
  • NSW - Sydney - 160170
  • VIC - Melbourne - 1700210191
International Students
CRICOS Codes
  • BNE - 077816A
  • SYD - 077816A
  • MEL - 077816A
  • TVL - 077816A
  • BDG - 077816A
  • MKY - 077816A
  • ROK - 077816A
  • CNS - 077816A
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 3 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 2 - 2019

Brisbane
Cairns
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2019

Brisbane
Cairns
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2018

Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2018

Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2017

Students entering the course in Term 3 must be commencing with the first 4 units of the course, and not be eligible for credit for these units from other studies.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2017

Adelaide
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2017

Adelaide
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2016

Students entering the course in Term 3 must be commencing with the first 4 units of the course, and not be eligible for credit for these units from other studies.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2016

Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2016

Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2015

Students entering the program in Term 3 must be commencing with the first 4 courses of the program, and not be eligible for credit for these courses form other studies.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2015

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2015

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2014

Students entering the program in Term 3 must be commencing with the first 4 courses of the program, and not be eligible for credit for these courses form other studies.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2014

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2014

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
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International Availability

Term 3 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 2 - 2019

Brisbane
Cairns
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2019

Brisbane
Cairns
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2018

Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2018

Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2017

Students entering the course in Term 3 must be commencing with the first 4 units of the course, and not be eligible for credit for these units from other studies.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2017

Adelaide
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2016

Students entering the course in Term 3 must be commencing with the first 4 units of the course, and not be eligible for credit for these units from other studies.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2016

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2016

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2015

Students entering the program in Term 3 must be commencing with the first 4 courses of the program, and not be eligible for credit for these courses form other studies.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2015

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2015

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2014

Students entering the program in Term 3 must be commencing with the first 4 courses of the program, and not be eligible for credit for these courses form other studies.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2014

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2014

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Requirements

The course will be available to students who meet a minimum OP 8 on first entry to the course from secondary school. Students who wish to transfer into the course must have attained and maintained a GPA of 5.5 by the time at least 72 credit points have been achieved.

Students seeking to enter the course by transferring from CQ18 Bachelor of Information Technology will meet with an interview panel convened by the Head of Course (HoP) as deemed necessary. The meeting may be face-to-face, via video conferencing or via telephone.

Students who complete either CG36 Diploma of Information Technology or the CA99 Associate Degree of Information Technology with a GPA equal to or above 5.5 can apply to enter this course. Students will meet with an interview panel convened by the Head of Course (HoP) as deemed necessary. The meeting may be face-to-face, via video conferencing or via telephone.

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge
No information available at this time
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards CG36 - Diploma of Information and Communications Technology CA99 - Associate Degree of Information Technology
Exit Awards CG36 - Diploma of Information and Communications Technology CA99 - Associate Degree of Information Technology
Professional Accreditation

Australian Computer Society (ACS) - Professional Level

Please note: The ACS accredits each campus individually, therefore students should check the current status of accreditation for newly established locations.

For enquiries concerning eligibility or membership, please refer to the ACS official website: http://www.acs.org.au/.

Learned Society Accreditiation

Australian Computer Society (ACS) - Professional Level

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

COIT13239 - (Optional) Students have the option of undertaking an unpaid internship instead of the capstone units COIT13230, COIT13232 and COIT13236.
- (Optional) Students are able to undertake discipline capstone units while working with industry partners. The capstone units are COIT13230 Application Development Project, COIT13232 Business analysis Project and COIT13236 Network Security Project.
COIT13238 - (Compulsory) Students are required to undertake a compulsory paid industry placement. Refer to More Details in the Handbook for further information.

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 42
2017 51
2016 47
2015 46
2014 36
Core Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Application Development Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Explain the foundational underpinnings of the discipline.
  • 2. Design and develop systems using contemporary platforms, tools, languages and styles.
  • 3. Employ principles and techniques to ensure that systems exhibit high levels of robustness, reliability and appropriateness for their intended audience.
  • 4. Propose solutions that consider the risks and potential of emerging technologies, and the impact on individuals, organisations, and society when deploying information technologies.
  • 5. Apply knowledge and skills associated with advanced topics in an information technology major.
  • 6. Work independently as a member of a team employing appropriate interpersonal, professional and technical communication skills.
  • 7. Explain the legal, ethical, social and cultural issues that affect the use, design, and implementation of information systems.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Business Analysis Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Explain the foundational underpinnings of the discipline.
  • 2. Design and develop systems using contemporary platforms, tools, languages and styles.
  • 3. Employ principles and techniques to ensure that systems exhibit high levels of robustness, reliability and appropriateness for their intended audience.
  • 4. Propose solutions that consider the risks and potential of emerging technologies, and the impact on individuals, organisations, and society when deploying information technologies.
  • 5. Apply knowledge and skills associated with advanced topics in an information technology major.
  • 6. Work independently as a member of a team employing appropriate interpersonal, professional and technical communication skills.
  • 7. Explain the legal, ethical, social and cultural issues that affect the use, design, and implementation of information systems.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Network Security Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Explain the foundational underpinnings of the discipline.
  • 2. Design and develop systems using contemporary platforms, tools, languages and styles.
  • 3. Employ principles and techniques to ensure that systems exhibit high levels of robustness, reliability and appropriateness for their intended audience.
  • 4. Propose solutions that consider the risks and potential of emerging technologies, and the impact on individuals, organisations, and society when deploying information technologies.
  • 5. Apply knowledge and skills associated with advanced topics in an information technology major.
  • 6. Work independently as a member of a team employing appropriate interpersonal, professional and technical communication skills.
  • 7. Explain the legal, ethical, social and cultural issues that affect the use, design, and implementation of information systems.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete electives
Number of units: 9 Total credit points: 60

Students should note that they may be required to enrol in some units by Distance.

Information Technology Units

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COIT11226 Systems Analysis
COIT11222 Programming Fundamentals
COIT11237 Database Design & Implementation
COIT11223 Information Technology and Society
COIS12036 Human-Computer Interaction
COIT11238 Networked Infrastructure Foundations
COIT12208 ICT Project Management
COIT11239 Professional Communications Skills for ICT

Industry Placement Units

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COIT13238 Industry Work Placement
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete electives

Application Development Major

Number of units: 7 Total credit points: 48

Students should note that they may be required to enrol in some units by Distance.

Available units
Students must complete 1 from the following units:
COIT13230 Application Development Project
COIT13239 Undergraduate ICT Internship
Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COIT13229 Applied Distributed Systems
COIT11134 Object Oriented Programming
COIT12200 Software Design & Development
COIT13234 Mobile Software Development
COIT13235 Enterprise Software Development
COIT12207 Internet Applications

Students undertaking an internship will enrol in the unit COIT13239 Undergraduate ICT Internship instead of the capstone unit COIT13230 Application Development . Students who elect to take the internship option instead of a capstone unit should refer to the study schedule posted on the Moodle site "School of Engineering and Technology Internships" (SET Internships).

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete electives

Business Analysis Major

Number of units: 7 Total credit points: 48

Students should note that they may be required to enrol in some units by Distance.

Available units
Students must complete 1 from the following units:
COIT13232 Business Analysis Project
COIT13239 Undergraduate ICT Internship
Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COIS12073 Enterprise Systems
COIT12203 Workflow Analysis & Management
COIT13231 Enterprise Analysis and Modelling
HRMT11010 Organisational Behaviour
COIS13013 Business Intelligence
COIT12205 Knowledge Management Principles

Students undertaking an internship will enrol in the unit COIT13239 Undergraduate ICT Internship instead of the capstone unit COIT13232 Business Analysis Project . Students who elect to take the internship option instead of a capstone unit should refer to the study schedule posted on the Moodle site "School of Engineering and Technology Internships" (SET Internships).

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete electives

Network Security Major

Number of units: 7 Total credit points: 48

Students should note that they may be required to enrol in some units by Distance.

Available units
Students must complete 1 from the following units:
COIT13236 Network Security Project
COIT13239 Undergraduate ICT Internship
Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COIT13146 System and Network Administration
COIT12201 Electronic Crime and Digital Forensics
COIT12202 Network Security Concepts
COIT13229 Applied Distributed Systems
COIT12206 TCP/IP Principles and Protocols
COIT11134 Object Oriented Programming

Students undertaking an internship will enrol in the unit COIT13239 Undergraduate ICT Internship instead of the capstone unit COIT13236 Networks Security Project. Students who elect to take the internship option instead of a capstone unit should refer to the study schedule posted on the Moodle site "School of Engineering and Technology Internships" (SET Internships).

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete electives
Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 36

Students should note that they may be required to enroll in some units by Distance.

6 Electives

Rules governing electives:

  • electives may include recommended electives as listed below
  • electives may include any unit from the Bachelor of Information Technology (Co-Op) majors as listed above provided all prerequisites have been met
  • electives may include general electives from other CQUniversity degrees
  • no more than 4 electives may be Level 1 units.
Network Security and Business Analysis students please note:
To satisfy university rules you will need to take at least three Level 3 electives.
Application Development students please note:
To satisfy university rules you will need to take at least one Level 3 elective.

Students are advised to seek advice from a Course Advisor regarding their elective units.

Recommended Electives

Available units
Students may choose to do any of the following:
COIT12204 Web Site Development
BUSN19024 Graduate Employability Skills
COIS11011 Foundations of Business Computing
COIS13034 Cloud based smart applications management
More Details

Industry Placement

Students must undertake an industry placement. The normal duration of the placement is six months. The minimum placement duration is four months. Placements shorter than six months will be exception cases. Students may need to travel to and arrange appropriate accommodation in the location of the placement.

Students that do not obtain a work placement cannot complete an additional 2 electives required to complete the course. Students who do not achieve a placement will need to transfer to CQ18 BIT to be complete their course.

Recommended Study Schedule

A recommended study schedule for this course can be obtained from your student advisor. Students may determine their own schedule based upon credit transfers and personal study requirements. It is important to note that full-time students should enrol in 4 units per term and part-time students should enrol in 2 units per term to be able to complete their course of study within the stated time frame.

Computing Requirements

You will need access to a computer for your studies. Regular access to the Internet, and email is required.

For Course Planners please refer to the following website http://www.cqu.edu.au/student-life/new-students/planners-and-profiles