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CA57 - Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)

Information Technology (IT)

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.

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

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Career Opportunities

An honours degree provides the opportunity to continue undergraduate studies at a higher level, specialising in a particular area of interest. An honours degree is a rigorous and scholarly program of further study, which develops a student's ability to generate new knowledge and distill new ideas out of existing knowledge. Candidates with honours are particularly sought after by employers and can choose from more interesting research and development positions because of their extra skills and proven abilities. It can also provide a pathway to research higher degree study. Completing an honours degree involves an additional full-time year of study (or the equivalent) following completion of a bachelor program, or alternatively additional study with a research element included in the final year or years of a bachelor program.

Course Overview At A Glance

Program at a glance
Duration 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time 
Availability/Campus Contact Domestic - ROK; External
International - ROK; External
Courses/Units of Credit 48 units of credit
Faculty Informatics and Communication
How to Apply direct
Entry Requirements
Professional Accreditation not applicable
Residential School not applicable
Practicum/Work placement not applicable
Exit Awards not applicable
Interim Awards not applicable
Post Nominal BInfoTech(Hons) 
Be What You Want To Be Phone: 13CQUni (132786); Enquire: Admissions
CRICOS Codes 053504D - QLD

Program Aims

This program will develop:

  • knowledge in specialist areas of computing;
  • skills which are fundamental to research; and
  • competence in the communication of knowledge and ideas, both orally and in reports.

The entry requirement is a Bachelor of Information Technology degree or Bachelor of Informatics degree passed at distinction level or higher, or a qualification deemed equivalent. Students may be required to undertake preliminary study in the current Bachelor of Information Technology undergraduate program before commencing the Honours program.

Program Structure

The Honours program consists of the equivalent of 3 coursework courses and an Honours thesis (project). Students should discuss and arrange course selection with the course advisor to ensure their course selection reflects a coherent theme.

Courses Offered

Full-time students
Course Code Course Name
COIS19071 Research Methods
COIT19171 Honours Informatics Project/Thesis A
COIT19174 Informatics Topic A
COIT19176 Informatics Topic B
Part-time students - Year 1
Course Code Course Name
COIS19071 Research Methods
COIT19174 Informatics Topic A
COIT19176 Informatics Topic B

Content for Informatics Topics B to be chosen from:

  • Advanced Machine Intelligence
  • Computer Human Interaction
  • Multimedia Design & Development
  • Data Modelling
  • Formal Methods Topics in Graphics, Electronic Commerce, Informations Systems, Health Informatics or other relevant guided reading topic.

One of Informatics Topics A and B can be replaced by an equivalent credit course at appropriate level from this or any other university.

Part-time students - Year 2
Course Code Course Name
COIT19172 Honours Informatics Project/Thesis B
COIT19173 Honours Informatics Project/Thesis C

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