Bachelor of Information Technology
Bridge the gap between the classroom and the IT industry
Establish solid foundations in systems and coding. Consider a major including networks and security, or software development. Progress to work integrated learning where you get job-ready, applying theory to practice, forming new connections.
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Graduates of the Bachelor of Information Technology will have a broad and coherent body of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning.
The categories of the ICT core body of knowledge (CBOK) (as defined by the Australian Computer Society) are:
- ICT problem solving. This is the knowledge of how to use modelling methods and processes to understand problems, handle abstraction and design solutions
- Professional knowledge. This includes ethics, professionalism, teamwork concepts and issues, interpersonal communication, societal issues/legal issues/privacy, history and status of discipline
- Technology building. This includes programming, human-computer interaction, systems development, and systems acquisition
- Technology resources. This includes hardware and software fundamentals, data and information management, and networking
- Services management. This includes service management, and security management
- Outcome management. This includes IT governance, IT project management, change management, and security policy
Depending on your major, you may find a job as a systems analyst, business analyst, software developer, database administrator, systems administrator, network and security administrator, network architect, technical writer, web developer, app developer, game developer, computer engineer, educator or researcher. You'll be prepared for a career in commerce, industry, corporate IT, government or private consulting.
Graduates are eligible to apply to join the Australian Computer Society as full members.
Griffith University has accreditation from the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) and graduating Bachelor of Information Technology students with the Information Systems major will have commenced their preparation for industry certification from the IIBA.
Those Bachelor of Information Technology students graduating with the Networks and Security major will be ready to undertake industry network certification.
The Griffith University's Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy will apply.
VET qualification: Certificate III
English Proficiency Requirements
English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:
- A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0
- OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL
- OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)
- OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
- OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)
- OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.
English test results must be no more than two years old.
Applicants should refer to the following University policy for further information:
International students who successfully complete the Direct Entry Program (DEP) will satisfy the English Language requirements for this Griffith degree.
The Direct Entry Program (DEP) is not available for Domestic students.
Reduce the time it takes to finish your degree. You can apply to Griffith to recognise your prior learning, including:
- Formal learning through courses completed at uni and TAFE.
- Informal learning through workplace experience or volunteer training.
- Non-formal learning through social experiences and hobbies.
Be at the forefront of a constantly developing industry, ready to help shape the future. With this degree, you'll achieve a high level of core IT technical knowledge and a major specialisation, ensuring you're prepared for a career across a vast number of roles and industries.
You'll learn in purpose-built, industry-leading facilities crafted to reflect genuine workplaces. From our Big Data Visualisation Lab to our virtual reality, augmented reality, gamification and robotics labs, you will have ample opportunity to enhance your learning through cutting-edge technology.
Throughout this degree, you'll be learning from world-class researchers and lecturers who have sent robots into space and predicted the outcome of federal elections using big data.
Recommended Study Pattern
As a guide, core subjects in this degree can include:
- Foundations of Systems Development
- Creative Coding
- Information Systems Foundations
- Language and Communication for Sciences
Plus there’s a selection of majors and electives to choose from. As part of your application, you’ll be guided through how to get the right degree structure in place for you.
For the award of Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT), you must successfully complete 240 credit points, made up of the core courses AND
- 60 credit points for one major or
- if you elect not to complete a major, you will complete 60 credit points from the specified list;
- 50 credit points of free-choice electives.
This degree may be awarded with Distinction where a student achieves a minimum program GPA of 6.5 with no failed courses. The words 'This award was achieved with Distinction' will be recorded on the testamur.