CQ18 - Bachelor of Information Technology

Overview

Course Overview

The Information Technology course aims to equip graduates for a professional career in Information Technology. 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). Major units in all three years of the course allow you to choose an area of 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 or 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
AQF Level Level 7: Bachelor Degree

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
  • QLD - Rockhampton - 850832
  • QLD - Distance - 850835
  • QLD - Brisbane - 880832
  • NSW - Sydney - 160060
  • NSW - Distance - 160061
  • VIC - Melbourne - 1700217011
  • QLD - Townsville - 800839
  • QLD - Cairns - 820839
  • VIC - Distance - 1700117011
  • SA - Adelaide - 5C4002
International Students
CRICOS Codes
  • SYD - 003401C
  • MEL - 003401C
  • TVL - 003401C
  • BNE - 003401C
  • ROK - 003401C
  • ADL - 003401C
  • CNS - 003401C
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.
Please Click Here for more information.
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
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2017

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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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

Domestic students

Prerequisites: English (4, SA)

English Requirements:

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

• a secondary qualification (Year 11 or 12, or equivalent), or

• tertiary diploma level qualification, or

• bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores as below.

• An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or

• Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall & minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or

• Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or

• An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components; or

• Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - Score of 180 or above; or

• Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English - Score of 200 or above; or

• Combined Universities Language Test (CULT) - 70% with no individual component score of less than 15.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

Each student will be assessed individually.


International students

Refer to international student page

Security Requirements
N/A
Health Requirements
N/A
Assumed Knowledge

N/A


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:
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

- 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..
COIT13239 - Students have the option of undertaking an internship instead of the capstone units COIT13230, COIT13232 and COIT13236.

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 536
2017 577
2016 539
2015 496
2014 493
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 concepts of the ICT discipline
  • 2. Design 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. Apply knowledge and skills associated with advanced topics in an information technology major
  • 5. Develop informed solutions that consider the impact on individuals, organisations and society when deploying ICT technologies
  • 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 ICT technologies.
  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
Electives 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
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 they may be required to enrol in some Online mode units.

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

Students undertaking an internship will enrol in the unit '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 they may be required to enrol in some Online mode units.

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
COIT12205 Knowledge Management Principles
COIS13013 Business Intelligence

Students undertaking an internship will enrol in the unit '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 they may be required to enrol in some Online mode units.

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

Students undertaking an internship will enrol in the unit '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

Electives Elective

Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48


Students may choose 8 electives from the list below and/or from any courses offered by CQUniversity.

Available units
Students may choose to do any of the following:
COIT12204 Web Site Development
COIS11011 Foundations of Business Computing
COIS13034 Cloud based smart applications management
BUSN19024 Graduate Employability Skills
COIT12209 Data Science
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Computing Requirements

You will need access to a computer for your studies. Access to the Internet and email is required. Hardware and software specifications change, so if you are purchasing a computer for your studies, you should purchase the best quality and highest capacity (RAM, hard drive, monitor) that you can afford.

Recommended Study Schedule

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

Please note: students must check to see when and where a unit is offered before enrolling. See the unit availability section in this handbook for details.

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


8 Electives


Rules governing electives:


  • electives may include recommended electives as listed below
  • electives may include any unit from the Bachelor of Information Technology majors 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 students will need to take at least three Level 3 electives.


Application Development students please note:


To satisfy university rules students will need to take at least one Level 3 elective.


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


Internship Opportunity


Students in the Bachelor of Information Technology are able to apply for an internship. To qualify for the internship, students need to undertake BUSN19024 Professional Practice Preparation as an elective, and this unit will prepare you for working with the internship host.


To qualify for an internship students must be in good academic standing, successfully pass the CQUniversity English Language Placement test and complete an interview with the internship host.


For more information please attend the information sessions given by Australian Internships in the fourth week of term.


Please note: students will undertake the internship in place of doing their discipline capstone unit.