Bachelor of Information Technology - 2017

Course summary

Course summary - 2017

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 of the program delivered online via OUA is currently being sought.

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/

To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this degree, you must be:

  • An Australian citizen residing in Australia for all or part of your studies; OR
  • A New Zealand citizen who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study; OR
  • The holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study

To learn more about Commonwealth supported places, including eligibility please see Commonwealth supported places.

You must also meet ONE of the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of 2 Core units from the Bachelor of Information Technology at pass level (CPT110 and CPT120 recommended); OR
  • Successful completion of one full time semester (four units) towards an undergraduate degree or higher level of study at an Australian university, and evidence of meeting maths entry requirement equivalent to VCE prerequisite Units 3 and 4: a study score of 20 in Mathematics (any); OR
  • Successful completion of Australian Year 12, or equivalent, with an ATAR of 68.2. VCE prerequisites: Units 3 and 4: a minimum of 20 in Mathematics (any), and a minimum study score of 25 in English (or equivalent) or 30 in English (EAL); OR
  • Successful completion of Australian Advanced Diploma, Diploma, or equivalent, and evidence of meeting maths entry requirement equivalent to VCE prerequisite Units 3 and 4: a study score of 20 in Mathematics (any).

Please note: If you are not eligible for CSP you can still enrol and study through OUA as a full fee paying student via FEE-HELP or upfront payments.

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 RMI SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Introduction to Programming
CPT120 RMI 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 RMI - SP2 SP3 SP4
Programming 1
CPT121 RMI SP1 SP2 SP3 -
Database Concepts
CPT140 RMI - SP2 SP3 SP4
Introduction to Computer Systems
CPT160 RMI - SP2 SP3 SP4
Building IT Systems
CPT111 RMI SP1 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 RMI SP1 - SP3 -
Security in Computing and IT
CPT251 RMI - SP2 - SP4
Web Programming
CPT270 RMI - SP2 - SP4
Software Engineering Fundamentals
CPT230 RMI 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 RMI SP1 - SP3 -
Programming Project
CPT331 RMI SP1 - SP3 -
Professional Computing Practice
CPT310 RMI 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 RMI - SP2 - SP4
Software Architecture: Design and Implementation
CPT222 RMI SP1 - SP3 -
Scripting Language Programming
CPT223 RMI SP1 - - -
iPhone Software Engineering
CPT224 RMI - SP2 - SP4
Unix Systems Administration
CPT264 RMI - - SP3 -
Object-Oriented Programming in C++
CPT323 RMI SP1 - - -
Web Development Technologies
CPT373 RMI - SP2 - -
Document Markup Languages
CPT374 RMI - - - SP4
Web Database Applications
CPT375 RMI - SP2 - -
Total number of units to complete: 4 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Accounting for Business
ACG11 USA SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Financial Accounting 1
ACG12 USA - SP2 - SP4
Management Accounting
ACG24 USA SP1 - SP3 -
Financial Accounting 2
ACG27 USA - 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 USA SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Macroeconomics 1
ECO12 USA - SP2 SP3 -
Managerial Economics and Strategy
ECO20003 SWI - - SP3 -
Environmental Economics
ECO20001 SWI SP1 - - -
Complete 4 units from the following 6 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Digital Culture and Everyday Life
NET102 CUR SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Web Communications
WEB101 CUR SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Social Media, Communities and Networks
NET204 CUR SP1 - - -
The Digital Economy
NET205 CUR - SP2 - SP4
Power, Politics and the Internet
NET303 CUR - - SP3 -
Internet Collaboration and Innovation
NET308 CUR - SP2 - -
Total number of units to complete: 4 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Internet Design Introduction
DIG251 CUR SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Internet Interactivity Design
DIG252 CUR - SP2 - SP4
Internet Dynamic Environment Design
DIG351 CUR SP1 - SP3 -
Internet Delivery Design
DIG352 CUR - 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 GRF SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Comparative Management
IBA205 GRF - SP2 SP3 -
Business Processes
IBA218 GRF - SP2 - SP4
Human Resource Management Principles
EHR202 GRF SP1 - SP3 -
Quality Management
IBA305 GRF SP1 - SP3 -
Management Problem Solving
IBA311 GRF - SP2 SP3 -
Management Strategy and Decision Making
IBA312 GRF - SP2 SP3 -

Please note: IBA105 and IBA302 have been withdrawn. 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 SWI SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Consumer Behaviour
MKT20025 SWI - SP2 - SP4
Survey Research Methods
STA20005 SWI - - SP3 -
Product and Service Innovation Management
MKT20024 SWI 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.

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If you have taken up a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) through RMIT, you are not required to register for this course.

If you are a student studying with RMIT and accessing FEE-HELP or paying upfront and you are intending to complete the Bachelor of Information Technology, you must register for the RMIT degree. You are eligible to register as soon as you have successfully completed a minimum of two core RMIT OUA units within this course. A fee of $180 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.

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 apply for loans through the Commonwealth government's Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP), which allows you to defer your fees. You pay back the loan through your taxes once your income reaches a certain level.

There are currently two types of loan:

Loan scheme Who can access it? When can I use it? How do I find out more?
Course loan
(HECS-HELP)
  • Australian citizens
    OR
  • Permanent humanitarian visa holders

After you've been admitted into an application course. (That's why we call it a course loan.)

If you complete units from different universities, each university will ask you to apply for HECS-HELP.

Find out more about
HECS-HELP
Unit loan
(FEE-HELP)
  • 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

When you enrol in OUA units without having been admitted into an application course.

If you're studying OUA units to become eligible to apply for this course, we recommend using FEE-HELP for them. Once you've completed the units to the required standard you can apply for the course and, once admitted, switch to the course loan (HECS-HELP).

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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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