Bachelor of Information Technology
Turn your passion for IT into a solid career
With specialisations ranging from cybersecurity to UX, this IT course is current and relevant for students looking to work in IT. Choose real-life experience placements to gain the competitive edge. Secure a pathway to your future and shape the world.
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100% online study with practicum placement
- No dates available
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What you'll learn
Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.
Course Learning Outcomes
- Apply specialised knowledge and skills appropriate to a specified IT professional role to solve a range of specific problems.
- Apply broad theoretical and technical core ICT knowledge and skills to solve a range of practical problems.
- Model well-developed socially-responsible and ethical behaviour in the performance of professional IT tasks.
- Reflect on, assess and self-regulate own learning capabilities and performance to develop skills for ongoing professional development.
- Apply academic and technical communication skills to clearly and coherently present relevant knowledge and ideas in a variety of mediums to other ICT professionals, clients, users, the public and other stakeholders.
- Demonstrate the ability to effectively participate in and reflect upon self and team activities in achieving a common ICT goal.
Graduates can look forward to good employment prospects as a software developer, user-experience designer and developer, web or app developer, systems analyst, data analyst or network analyst.
This course has full professional accreditation by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). ACS accreditation is awarded to an institution and its programs after a rigorous evaluation of their capacity to produce graduates who have the knowledge and skills required of an ICT professional.
ATAR: 70 or equivalent.
If your ATAR is not high enough for the course you desire, you can complete one of our fee-free pathway programs – Preparing for Success Program (three-month course) or Transition to Uni (six-week intensive course over summer). These provide excellent preparation for university, equipping you with the academic and study skills you need to succeed.
If you successfully complete a pathway course – delivered through SCU College – you may then apply for entry to a range of Bachelor degrees.
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 course are as follows:
- Overall: 6.0
- Listening: minimum 5.5
- Reading: minimum 5.5
- Speaking: minimum 5.5
- Writing: minimum 5.5
Students can undertake optional internship units. Internship positions vary depending on each student's discipline area, placement firm size and industry. Recent roles undertaken by internship students include software quality assurance coordinator, IT support officer, network support officer, software development and various other management and IT roles in private and government sectors.
Credit for previous study or work
Candidates who have completed an Associate Degree of Information Technology or equivalent may be granted advanced standing for up to sixteen (16) units.
Applicants or students that can provide supporting documents to verify they already know, understand and can perform the learning outcomes for one or more units within a Southern Cross course, are eligible to have their prior learning assessed for credit by submitting an application for Advanced Standing.
Information technology is not just a pathway to your future; your degree could help you shape the future. Technology is everywhere, affects everyone and is never still. If IT is your passion, our Bachelor of Information Technology immerses you in a field that is driving our world forward.
If you dream of developing amazing software, designing multimedia experiences or creating tomorrow’s smart systems, this degree provides the technical, analytical and creative skills you need. Study on campus or online and take advantage of optional internship units that add hands-on, real-life experience.
Tailor your studies through the choice of a major in business analytics, networks and cybersecurity, software development or user experience.
Whether as a programmer, designer, web developer, systems analyst, database administrator, project manager, ICT network professional or technical support personnel, the Bachelor of Information Technology is the beginning of what could be an amazing future.
Degree structure details
To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Information Technology, students must complete the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points) comprising:
- 10 core units (120 credit points),
- 1 major (96 credit points), and
- 6 equivalent elective units (72 credit points).
Students may be eligible to exit with an Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology after completing 4 units (48 credit points) as specified in the Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology exit requirements.
Students may be eligible to exit with an Associate Degree of Information Technology after completing 16 units (192 credit points) as specified in the Associate Degree of Information Technology course structure.
Choose your subjects
Students choose a major from the following:
Provides students with the skills needed to investigate Big Data and solve real-world business problems through the application of modern data analytics tools.
Networks and Cybersecurity
Students gain the skills needed to develop, implement, manage and secure enterprise networks and systems.
Students acquire the skills to efficiently develop and maintain high quality software systems and to participate in and manage software projects.
Students develop the skills to design and develop multimedia resources and interactive programs that support a great user experience. Students develop an ability to select and use multimedia resources that facilitate engagement and usability.