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The Bachelor of Technology (Computing Studies) is designed to give you a foundation in programming and Information Technology fundamentals, while also providing you with the opportunity to study outside the realm of IT and to gain a range of skills in other areas. This innovative degree is taught online to allow you to apply what you are learning immediately.
The Bachelor of Technology (Computing Studies) covers a range of topics in Information Technology as well as in other fields, and conforms to the Australian Computer Society accreditation standards. This degree equips graduates with the necessary skills for employment in IT fields such as frontline support and system administration, as well as other fields that require IT experience, such as marketing, advertising and accounting.
To get the most out of this degree, students are recommended to follow these steps:
Start with CPT110
Complete Level 1 core units and electives
Choose a minor sequence
Complete Level 2 and 3 core units, electives, and your chosen minor
To obtain the Bachelor of Technology (Computing Studies) you must complete 24 units, and meet these requirements:
- Complete at least 8 RMIT units
- Complete 8 core units
- Complete 1 Information Technology Elective and 3 Advanced Information Technology Electives
- Complete an approved minor stream of 4 units from a discipline other than Information Technology
- Complete 8 general electives
To obtain the Bachelor of Technology (Computing Studies) you must complete 24 units.
Complete one minor consisting of four units. You may choose a minor sequence in a discipline area other than those shown below; contact RMIT University to nominate a minor stream sequence for approval.
In addition to the eight core, four IT and Advanced IT and four Minor units students must complete an additional eight general electives from any undergraduate unit offered through Open Universities Australia. Completing additional Information Technology units will also meet this requirement.
An OUA student can submit an application for Credit Transfer, or an application for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), only after they have registered for the degree with RMIT. You can find a summary of definitions for credit transfers and RPLs here: www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit/he#Prior
Eligible OUA students can access the government loan scheme known as FEE-HELP. You pay back the loan through your taxes once your income reaches a minimum threshold.
Who can access it?
- Australian citizens who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of study contributing to their course
- Permanent humanitarian visa holders who will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit
- Permanent visa holders who are undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals, and will be resident in Australia for the duration of their study
- Credit card (Visa and MasterCard)
- Money order
You should make cheques and money orders payable to 'Open Universities Australia' and sent them to:
Open Universities Australia
GPO Box 5387