Bachelor of Technology (Computing Studies) - 2012

This page is for past year, View 2015 course details.

Course summary

Course summary - 2012

Level: Undergraduate
Qualification: Bachelor Degree
Number of units: 24 units to complete
Provider:

For important dates, view Key dates.

Download a course guide

Course

Fill out your details below, hit the button and your Course Guide will download automatically. An Open Universities Australia Student Advisor will be in touch with you soon to answer any questions you have and offer advice on your study options. Why fill out this form?

Required fields

Get advice on this course

Get advice on this course

Required fields

Get advice on this course

Operating Hours

Standard hours

Mon - Fri: 8am - late

Sat & Sun: 9am - 5pm

All times in Australian Eastern
Standard Time (AEST) or Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

What the degree is about

Overview

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.

With this degree you choose most of your program of study and essentially build your own degree. This allows you to build a solid foundation in programming and IT fundamentals, while also offering you the flexibility to engage with topics outside the field of IT.

Research indicates that many employers want graduates with computing skills, but also with knowledge and skills across many other disciplines, such as business, communications and commerce. Employment opportunities are as flexible and broad as the degree itself. By studying a wide range of topics, both in computing and in other fields, graduates can pursue careers in pure IT roles, as well as in other areas that require IT experience, including marketing, advertising, accounting and health administration.

Graduates of this course are exposed to a broad range of topics both in IT and in other fields, including focused study in their chosen application area. This provides the necessary breadth and depth of skills for employment not only in IT fields such as frontline support and system administration, but also in other fields that require IT experience, including marketing, advertising, accounting and health administration.

However, graduates often become IT professionals in fields such as: business analysis, helpdesk and desktop support, network/systems administration, technical writing and desktop publishing, testing, QA and web development.

This degree is accredited to the professional level – the highest possible – with the Australian Computer Society (ACS), which has reciprocal membership agreements worldwide. Graduates can apply for ACS Certified Professional status for global recognition.

To get the most out of this degree, students are recommended to follow these steps:

  • Start with CPT110 and CPT120
  • Complete Level 1 core units and electives
  • Choose a minor sequence from the examples below, or send your preferred sequence to the School for approval
  • 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 8 core units
  • Complete 1 Information Technology Elective and 3 Advanced Information Technology Electives
  • Complete an approved minor stream sequence of 4 units from any discipline
  • Complete 8 general electives
  • At least 8 of the units above must be studied through RMIT

Units of Study

Majors

Students complete a total of eight core Computing Studies units and four IT/Advanced IT units.

Minor
Students must also complete at a minor stream. The minor stream sequence is a selection of four units of a common discipline area, with at least one level 2 (or higher) unit. You may choose one of the sample minor sequences below; or build your own minor stream sequence, subject to approval by the School. Further IT study is allowed as a minor stream.

Electives

The eight general electives may be any unit from the OUA undergraduate catalogue.

Total number of units to complete: 4 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Introduction to Information Technology
CPT110 RMIT SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Introduction to Programming
CPT120 RMIT SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Programming 1
CPT121 RMIT SP1 SP2 SP3 -
Database Concepts
CPT140 RMIT - SP2 SP3 SP4

Total number of units to complete: 3 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Programming 2 (Java)
CPT221 RMIT - SP2 - SP4
Software Engineering Fundamentals
CPT230 RMIT SP1 - SP3 -
Web Programming
CPT270 RMIT - SP2 - SP4

Total number of units to complete: 1 unit Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Professional Computing Practice
CPT310 RMIT SP1 - SP3 -

Complete 1 unit from the following 4 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Introduction to Computer Systems
CPT160 RMIT - SP2 - SP4
Programming in C
CPT2201 RMIT SP1 - - -
Scripting Language Programming
CPT2231 RMIT - SP2 - -
Data Communication and Net-Centric Computing
CPT2501 RMIT - - SP3 -

1 These units can be counted as either an IT or an Advanced IT elective.

Complete 3 units from the following 6 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Programming in C
CPT220 RMIT SP1 - - -
Scripting Language Programming
CPT223 RMIT - SP2 - -
Data Communication and Net-Centric Computing
CPT250 RMIT - - SP3 -
Object-Oriented Programming in C++
CPT323 RMIT - - SP3 -
Web Development Technologies
CPT373 RMIT - SP2 - -
Document Markup Languages
CPT374 RMIT SP1 - - -

These units can be counted as either an IT or an Advanced IT elective.

Total number of units to complete: 4 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Accounting for Business
ACG11 UniSA SP1 - SP3 -
Financial Accounting 1
ACG12 UniSA - SP2 - SP4
Management Accounting
ACG24 UniSA SP1 - SP3 -
Financial Accounting 2
ACG27 UniSA - SP2 - SP4

Total number of units to complete: 4 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Principles of Economics (Previously Microeconomics 1)
ECO11 UniSA SP1 - SP3 -
Macroeconomics 1
ECO12 UniSA - SP2 SP3 -
Managerial Economics and Strategy
ECO21 Swinburne - - SP3 -
Environmental Economics
ECO22 Swinburne SP1 - - -

Complete 4 units from the following 6 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Internet and Everyday Life
NET102 Curtin SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Web Communications
WEB101 Curtin SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Internet Communities and Social Networks
NET204 Curtin SP1 - - -
Internet Commerce and Consumers
NET205 Curtin - SP2 - -
Internet Politics and Power
NET303 Curtin - - SP3 -
Internet Collaboration and Organisation
NET308 Curtin - - - SP4

Total number of units to complete: 4 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Internet Design - Introduction
NED11 Curtin SP1 SP2 SP3 -
Internet Design - Advanced
NED12 Curtin SP1 - SP3 -
Internet Design - Usability
NED23 Curtin SP1 SP2 - -
Internet Design - Dynamic Environments
NED24 Curtin SP1 - SP3 -
Internet Design - Interactivity
NED35 Curtin - SP2 SP3 -

Total number of units to complete: 4 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Management Concepts (Introduction to Management)
IBA111 Griffith SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Human Resource Management Principles
EHR202 Griffith SP1 - SP3 -
Introduction to International Business
IBA105 Griffith SP1 SP2 SP3 -
Management Strategy and Decision Making
IBA312 Griffith - SP2 SP3 -

Total number of units to complete: 4 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Marketing Concepts
MAR110 Swinburne SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Marketing Behaviour
MAR210 Swinburne - SP2 - SP4
Survey Research Methods
MAR29 Swinburne - - SP3 -
Product Management
MAR270 Swinburne SP1 - SP3 -

Students may be able to receive credit for previous studies completed at other institutions or for work/life experience (RPL). A fee of $50 is applicable to have your credit assessed.  Documentation will be required to support your application, such as;

  • a certified copy of an Academic Transcript with final grades for Higher Education studies
  • a certified copy of a Statement of Attainment for any completed TAFE studies
  • course outlines showing content, learning outcomes and assessment requirements
  • an explanation of the grading structure used.

Before lodging a credit transfer or RPL request Students are encouraged to contact their OUA Administrator, School of Computer Science and Information Technology email ouacsit@rmit.edu.au

Students entering the degree from an IT background (professional or academic) may be eligible to have the two-unit requirement for registration waived, and submit both degree registration and credit transfer documentation in a single application.

You can pay fees in one of two main ways:

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
    OR
  • Permanent humanitarian visa holders who will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit
    OR
  • Permanent visa holders who are undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals, and will be resident in Australia for the duration of their study

Find out more about FEE-HELP

You can pay your fees upfront - in full at the beginning of a unit - using:
  • Credit card (Visa and MasterCard)
  • Cheque
  • Money order

You should make cheques and money orders payable to 'Open Universities Australia' and sent them to:
Open Universities Australia
GPO Box 5387
Melbourne 3001
Australia