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Degree structure

Degree details

Higher Education via OUA

  • Successful completion of 2 Core subjects from the Bachelor of Information Technology at pass level (CPT110 and CPT120 recommended).

Higher Education

Successful completion of one full time semester (four subjects) towards an undergraduate degree or higher level of study at an Australian university, and evidence of meeting maths entry requirement equivalent to VCE prerequisite Subjects 3 and 4: a study score of 20 in Mathematics (any)

Secondary Education

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)

VET Studies

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).

Special requirements

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.

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.

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 subjects. 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.

Recommended Study Pattern

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

  • Start with foundation subjects
  • Complete Level 1 core subjects 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 subjects, IT electives, and your chosen minor.

Award Requirements

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

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

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

Choose your subjects

Electives

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

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

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 subjects within this degree. 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 subject 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 please click here. Alternatively students can apply to graduate in absentia at any time.

To register for the degree or to apply to graduate please click here.

To apply to graduate, please visit RMIT's OUA Graduation page here.

If you wish to Graduate at the Melbourne graduation ceremony in December, you must complete your final subject 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 RMIT's Graduation options page. Alternatively students can apply to graduate in absentia at any time.