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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 September 2015.
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.
The two(2) general electives may be any unit from the OUA undergraduate catalogue.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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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
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
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- Money order
You should make cheques and money orders payable to 'Open Universities Australia' and send them to:
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