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CG99 - Bachelor of Information Technology (Co-Op)

About Information Technology

IT is a field of study that provides students with future job opportunities and allows the freedom to express creativity and technical talents in a range of new and ever changing mediums.

Increase your versatility and employability with multidisciplinary skills in areas such as graphic design, interface design, usability, information architecture, web development, database development, programming and project management.

Cultivate the generic skills that are demanded by today's employers, such as interpersonal communication, teamwork, conflict-resolution, time-management, problem-solving, critical thinking and creativity.

CQUniversity IT degrees will prepare you for a career in this exciting, fast-moving industry.

Helpful Links

Choosing a program is a big decision, so it is important you access lots of information to help you make a decision.  The sites below link to external resources to help you learn more about the ICT industry and the range of careers available.

  • Australian Computer Society ICT Careers Portal
  • Australian Computer Society Industry Profiles
  • Australian Government Skills Info - ICT Skills
  • GradCareers ICT Industry Outlook (pdf)
  • ICT Careers Streams (pdf)
  • Qld Government ICT Skills Challenge and Career Profiles
  • ICTCareer Pathways (pdf)
  • Youth Services - ICT Careers Info
  • myfuture

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Career Opportunities

A career in Information Technology (IT) is fast-paced, challenging and dynamic.  IT specialists are sought after in nearly every business or organisation and in a range of employment fields from finance, medicine, arts, education, the military, manufacturing to high-tech business.  Job opportunities exist in Internet/web development, network/communication technology, programming, video gaming, data entry, systems analyst, database management, multimedia, data communications expert, software developer, computer technician or security officer.

Course Overview At A Glance

Program at a glance
Duration 3 years full-time; 6 years part-time 
Availability/Campus Contact Domestic - BDG; MKY; ROK; External
Courses/Units of Credit 24 courses/144 units of credit
Faculty Arts, Business, Informatics & Education
How to Apply

Domestic students - QTAC

QTAC Codes: 810881 Bundaberg; 840881 Mackay; 850881 Rockhampton; 850885 Distance Education

Entry Requirements Nil
Professional Accreditation

Australian Computer Society (ACS) - Professional Level

Please note: The ACS accredits each campus individually, therefore students should check the current status of accreditation for newly established locations.

For enquiries concering eligibility or membership, please refer to the ACS official website: http://www.acs.org.au/.

Residential School not applicable
Practicum/Work placement Students must undertake a paid industry placement as part of this program.
Exit Awards Associate Degree of Information Technology , Bachelor of Information Technology
Interim Awards not applicable
Post Nominal BIT(Co-op) 
Be What You Want To Be Phone: 13CQUni (132786); Enquire: Admissions
CRICOS Codes not-applicable

Program Aims

The Bachelor of Information Technology (Co-op) provides a distinguished bachelors degree in IT that enables students to acquire valuable experience through a paid, supervised, industry placement. Students normally undertake industry placement following the successful completion of two years (4 terms) of study.  Industry placements are typically of six months duration.


The core courses in this program provide the student with a solid grounding in the core body of IT knowledge and skills as defined by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). Specialisation courses in all three years of the program allow students to choose an area of specialisation in preparation for employment or further study.

Program Structure

Students are required to complete 24 courses (144 units of credit):

  • 8 compulsory courses;
  • 2 industry placement courses;
  • 1 specialisation (6 courses); and
  • 8 electives

Courses Offered

8 Compulsory Core Courses
Course Code Course Name
COIT11233 Information and Communication Technology Foundations
COIT11222 Programming Fundamentals
COIT11223 Ethics and Social Issues
COIT11226 Systems Analysis
COIT12167 Database Use and Design
COMM11003 Professional and Technical Communication
COIS12036 Human-Computer Interaction
COIS13064 ICT Project Management
2 Industry Placement Courses
Course Code Course Name
COIT19211 Industry Placement A
COIT19212 Industry Placement B
1 Specialisation
Choose 1 specialisation from the choice of 3 specialisations listed below
Course Code Course Name
Network Security
COIT13146 System and Network Administration
COIT13147 Networks
COIT13152 Operating Systems
COIT12201 Electronic Crime and Digital Forensics
COIT12202 Network Security Concepts
LAWS11030 Introductory and Contract Law
Application Development
COIT13224 Internet Application Development
COIT13229 Applied Distributed Systems
COIT11134 Object Oriented Programming
COIT12200 Software Design & Development
COIT13234 Mobile Software Development
COIT13235 Enterprise Software Development
Business Analysis
COIS12073 Enterprise Systems
COIT12203 Workflow Analysis & Modelling
COIT13231 Enterprise Analysis and Modelling
HRMT11010 Organisational Behaviour
MGMT19114 Strategic Management
MGMT19128 Business Integration Topics 1
8 Electives
Course Code Course Name
Recommended Information Technology Electives
COIS13013 Business Intelligence
COIT13233 Knowledge Management Foundations

OR  any course from the Bachelor of Information Technology (Co op) specialisations provided all prerequisite requirements are met.

With the permission of Head of Program students can undertake the specialisation capstone projects (12 credit point courses) provided prerequisite requirements have been met:

Course Code Course Name
COIT13230 Application Development Project
COIT13232 Business Analysis Project
COIT13236 Network Security Project


  • may include any CQUniversity undergraduate course;
  • no more than 6 elective courses may be taken outside the Faculty of Arts, Business, Informatics and Education;
  • no more than 4 electives may be Level 1 courses.

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