Bachelor of Information Technology - 2016

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Course summary - 2016

Level: Undergraduate
Qualification: Bachelor Degree
Number of units: 24 units to complete
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Want to support and troubleshoot IT systems or design websites, business applications and  program networks?

IT specialists select the right hardware and software  products for an organisation. They also install,  customise and provide ongoing maintenance for these applications.

Combining your knowledge of IT theory and practice with hands-on expertise, you will be able to develop an organisation’s technology infrastructure and support the people who use it.

IT graduates install networks; handle network administration and security; design web pages; develop multimedia resources; install communication equipment; manage email systems; and plan and manage a company’s technology upgrades.

Graduates select and deploy software products for commercial organisations, software development companies, government departments and large computer organisations. They create and manage business applications, websites, systems and environments.

Graduates typically work for commercial organisations, software development companies or diverse industries including retail, health or tourism.

Graduates also find employment in government departments and large computer organisations.

The Bachelor of Information Technology is accredited for on-campus delivery in both Melbourne, Australia and Vietnam. Accreditation is being sought for the OUA version, as of November 2016.

The School of Computer Science and Information Technology has substantial links with the ICT industry both within Australia and internationally. Employers and industry professionals are members of our Industry Advisory Committee and have contributed to the initial development and ongoing improvement of the program. Their involvement ensures that the program remains relevant to your needs as a graduate and the needs of graduate employers. The committee meets quarterly and provides feedback on the currency of the programs, the changing needs of Industry and has input into the design of new programs. It also actively contributes to the School through participation in seminars, marketing events, industry awards and scholarships.

Many of the teaching staff within the program are practising (or have been) industry professionals with extensive industry experience and contact networks. This experience, when integrated into teaching and learning practice, enriches your learning environment.
Successful completion of this program entitles graduates to apply for professional membership of the Australian Computer Society in Australia: http://www.acs.org.au/

A broadband internet connection is mandatory to complete this program. Some units in this program have a requirement to download and install several gigabytes of software, support materials and video content.

Students must have a Windows, Macintosh or Linux computer system in order to complete the program. Some specialist IT elective units have specific hardware and software requirements.

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

  • Start with foundation units
  • 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, IT electives, and your chosen minor

To obtain the Bachelor of Information Technology you must complete 24 units, and meet these requirements:

  • Complete 2 Foundation units
  • Complete 12 Core units
  • Complete 4 IT Elective units
  • Complete 4 Minor Stream units
  • Complete 2 Free Elective units

At least 8 of the units above must be studied through RMIT.

Electives

The two(2) general electives may be any unit from the OUA undergraduate catalogue.

Total number of units to complete: 2 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Introduction to Information Technology
CPT110 RMIT SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Introduction to Programming
CPT120 RMIT SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Total number of units to complete: 5 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
User-Centred Design
CPT112 RMIT SP1 SP2 SP3 -
Programming 1
CPT121 RMIT SP1 SP2 SP3 -
Database Concepts
CPT140 RMIT - SP2 SP3 SP4
Introduction to Computer Systems
CPT160 RMIT - SP2 SP3 SP4
Building IT Systems
CPT111 RMIT - SP2 SP3 -
Total number of units to complete: 4 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Data Communication and Net-Centric Computing
CPT250 RMIT SP1 - SP3 -
Security in Computing and IT
CPT251 RMIT - SP2 - SP4
Web Programming
CPT270 RMIT - SP2 - SP4
Software Engineering Fundamentals
CPT230 RMIT SP1 - SP3 -
Total number of units to complete: 3 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Software Engineering Project Management
CPT330 RMIT SP1 - - -
Programming Project
CPT331 RMIT - - SP3 -
Professional Computing Practice
CPT310 RMIT SP1 - SP3 -
Complete 4 units from the following 9 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Programming in C
CPT220 RMIT - SP2 - SP4
Software Architecture: Design and Implementation
CPT222 RMIT SP1 - SP3 -
Scripting Language Programming
CPT223 RMIT SP1 - - -
iPhone Software Engineering
CPT224 RMIT - SP2 - -
Unix Systems Administration
CPT264 RMIT - - SP3 -
Object-Oriented Programming in C++
CPT323 RMIT SP1 - - -
Web Development Technologies
CPT373 RMIT - SP2 - -
Document Markup Languages
CPT374 RMIT - - - SP4
Web Database Applications
CPT375 RMIT Coming in 2017
Total number of units to complete: 4 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Accounting for Business
ACG11 UniSA SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
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
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Principles of Economics
ECO11 UniSA SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Macroeconomics 1
ECO12 UniSA - SP2 SP3 -
Managerial Economics and Strategy
ECO20003 Swinburne - - SP3 -
Environmental Economics
ECO20001 Swinburne SP1 - - -
Complete 4 units from the following 6 units Required Elective Optional
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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
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Internet Design Introduction
DIG251 Curtin SP1 - SP3 -
Internet Interactivity Design
DIG252 Curtin - SP2 - SP4
Internet Dynamic Environment Design
DIG351 Curtin SP1 - SP3 -
Internet Delivery Design
DIG352 Curtin - SP2 - SP4
Complete 4 units from the following 7 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Management Concepts (Introduction to Management)
IBA111 Griffith SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Comparative Management
IBA205 Griffith - SP2 SP3 -
Business Processes
IBA218 Griffith - SP2 - SP4
Human Resource Management Principles
EHR202 Griffith SP1 - SP3 -
Managing People in the Global Economy
IBA302 Griffith SP1 - SP3 -
Management Problem Solving
IBA311 Griffith - SP2 SP3 -
Management Strategy and Decision Making
IBA312 Griffith - SP2 SP3 -

Please note: IBA105 has been withdrawn from 2015. If previously completed, it will still count towards this minor.

Total number of units to complete: 4 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Fundamentals of Marketing
MKT10007 Swinburne SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Consumer Behaviour
MKT20025 Swinburne - SP2 - SP4
Survey Research Methods
STA20005 Swinburne - - SP3 -
Product and Service Innovation Management
MKT20024 Swinburne SP1 - SP3 -

Students may be able to receive credit for previous studies completed at other institutions (academic credit transfer) or for work/life experience (RPL). To have your credit formally assessed you must first register for the RMIT degree. An administrative fee of $165 is applicable to register for an award, including any credit transfer processing. 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 must contact the OUA Administrator, School of Computer Science and Information Technology email ouacsit@rmit.edu.au

You are required to register as soon as you have completed the two foundation units. 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 the degree registration and a credit transfer in a single application.

You don't need to apply to study this degree - you can work towards the qualification by enrolling in units.

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Students intending to complete the Bachelor of Information Technology must register for the RMIT degree. You are required to register as soon as you have completed two of the core RMIT OUA units. A fee of $165 is applicable to register for an award.

Students with an IT background (professional or academic) may be eligible to have the two-unit requirement for registration waived.

If you wish to Graduate at the Melbourne graduation ceremony in December, you must complete your final unit no later than Study Period 2 in the year you intend to graduate.

A payment will be required to attend the graduation ceremony in Melbourne; for information about payments or application dates see www.rmit.edu.au/graduation. Alternatively students can apply to graduate in absentia at any time of year.

To register for the degree or to apply to graduate please visit http://rmit.edu.au/oua/administration

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 send them to:
Open Universities Australia
GPO Box 5387
Melbourne 3001
Australia

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