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Bachelor of Computing Studies (Business)

Graduation requirements

To graduate, students must complete 192 points (the equivalent of 24 standard subjects).

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's Bachelor of Computing Studies (Business) is a cutting edge Information Technology course which incorporates relevant business skills to prepare graduates for higher level corporate positions in the Information Technology industry.

The Bachelor of Computing Studies (Business) includes a range of business subjects as well as a sequence of information technology subjects covering principles fundamental to the information technology discipline. IT majors are available in a number of specialised areas. Particular emphasis is placed on the importance of practical experience and all teaching involves industry-standard hardware, software, methods and techniques. Final year students investigate, design and implement a substantial computer application to address a practical real-world problem in the chosen area of specialisation.

As with all our courses, the Bachelor of Computing Studies (Business) is designed and delivered with study flexibility in mind. You can choose between full-time and part-time study options to fit in with work and lifestyle commitments. You could choose to study just one subject in an academic session or, with approval, fast-track degree completion by undertaking four subjects per session.

Professional recognition

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) accredits courses in Information Technology to verify that they meet professional standards in terms of content, staff skills, teaching facility and quality assurance. The Bachelor of Computing Studies (Business) has been accredited at the highest level of professional recognition by the ACS. Reaccreditation of the course is required for the course every five years.

Workplace learning

Particular emphasis is placed on the importance of practical experience and all teaching involves industry-standard hardware, software, methods and techniques. Final-year students investigate, design and implement a substantial computer application to address a practical real-world problem in the chosen area of specialisation.

Flexible offering

This course is available by distance education and on campus study and is offered across a three-session academic year with sessions commencing in February, July and November.

The Bachelor of Computing Studies (Business) has a minimum full-time duration of six sessions, however actual duration is dependent on subject availability and the session of commencement.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities

Graduates of this course may follow career paths such as:

  • business analyst
  • IT consultant
  • IT manager
  • project manager

Course structure

The course structure consists of:

  • a core of 16 subjects
  • a major of 8 subjects

Core subjects

MGT100 Organisations and Management
ACC100 Accounting 1: Information for Business
ITC105 Business and Technical Communications
ITC106 Programming Principles
MKT110 Marketing & Society
ITC114 Database Management Systems
ECO130 Business Economics
ITC161 Introduction to Information Technology
MGT210 Organisational Behaviour
HRM210 Human Resource Management
ITC211 Systems Analysis
ITC242 Introduction to Data Communications
ITC301 IT Project Management
MGT330 Business Strategy
ITC331 Ethics & Professional Practice
ITC358 Computer Management and Information Security

Majors

Five (5) majors are offered with each consisting of a set of 8 subjects.

These majors are:

Software Design & Development major

ITC206 Programming in Java 1
ITC357 Web Based Information Systems
ITC303 Software Engineering
ITC309 Software Development Project
ITC313 Programming in Java 2
ITC322 Data Structures

And, either the following two subjects
ITC203 Object Oriented Systems Analysis and Design
ITC204 User Interface Design and Evaluation

or, two other appropriate ITC subjects as approved by the Course Manager

Network Engineering major

ITC233 Network Engineering 1
ITC306 Project Preparation
ITC308 IT Project
ITC354 Network Engineering 2
ITC355 Network Engineering 3
ITC359 Computer and Network Security

And, either any two of the following three subjects
ITC254 Wireless networks
ITC333 Server Administration & Maintenance
ITC314 Virtualisation and Cloud Computing

or, two other appropriate ITC subjects as approved by the Course Manager

Systems Administration major

ITC200 Database Administration
ITC233 Network Engineering 1
ITC240 IT Infrastructure management
ITC306 Project Preparation
ITC309 Software Development Project
ITC333 Server Administration & Maintenance

And, either any two of the following three subjects
ITC254 Wireless networks
ITC262 Operating Systems
ITC314 Virtualisation and Cloud Computing

or, two other appropriate ITC subjects as approved by the Course Manager

Online Systems major

ITC206 Programming in Java 1
ITC230 Intro to Web Development
ITC303 Software Engineering
ITC309 Software Development Project
ITC332 Web Server & Site Management
ITC357 Web Based Information Systems

And, either the following two subjects
ITC216 Online Multimedia
ITC333 Server Administration & Maintenance

or, two other appropriate ITC subjects as approved by the Course Manager

IT Management major

ITC240 IT Infrastructure management
ITC333 Server Administration & Maintenance
ITC374 Information Technology Management
ITC306 Project Preparation
ITC308 IT Project
ITC383 Strategic Information Management

And, either any two of the following three subjects
ITC233 Network Engineering 1
ITC200 Database Administration
ITC314 Virtualisation and Cloud Computing

or, two other appropriate ITC subjects as approved by the Course Manager

Practice Experience

Particular emphasis is placed on the importance of practical experience and all teaching involves industry standard hardware, software, methods and techniques. Final year students investigate, design and implement a substantial computer application to address a practical real world problem in the chosen area of specialisation.

Enrolment pattern

Full-time suggested study sequence

Session 1

ITC105 Business and Technical Communication
ITC106 Programming Principles
ITC161 Introduction to IT
MGT100 Organisations & Management

Session 2

ITC114 Database Management Systems
ITC211 Systems Analysis
ITC242 Data Communications
ECO130 Business Economics

Session 3

Major 1
Major 2
ACC100 Accounting 1: Information for Business
MKT110 Marketing & Society

Session 4

ITC301 IT Project Management
Major 3
Major 4
Major 5

Session 5

Major 6
Major 7
ITC331 Security, Privacy and Ethics
MGT210 Organisational Behaviour

Session 6

HRM210 Human Resource Management
ITC358 Computer Management and Information Security
MGT330 Business Strategy
Major 8

Distance education suggested study sequence

Session 1

ITC105 Business and Technical Communication
ITC106 Programming Principles

Session 2

ITC114 Database Management Systems
ITC211 Systems Analysis

Session 3

ITC161 Introduction to IT
MGT100 Organisations & Management

Session 4

ITC242 Data Communications
ECO130 Business Economics

Session 5

Major 1
ACC100 Accounting 1: Information for Business

Session 6

Major 2
Major 3

Session 7

MKT110 Marketing & Society
Major 4

Session 8

ITC301 IT Project Management
Major 5

Session 9

Major 6
ITC331 Security, Privacy and Ethics

Session 10

HRM210 Human Resource Management
ITC358 Computer Management and Information Security

Session 11

Major 7
MGT210 Organisational Behaviour

Session 12

MGT330 Business Strategy
Major 8

Articulation agreements

No special arrangements apply at this stage; however, articulation arrangements will be adopted for on-shore and off-shore institutions with whom CSU has a partner arrangement.

Professional recognition

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) accredits courses in Information Technology to verify that they meet professional standards in terms of content, staff skills, teaching facility and quality assurance. The Bachelor of Computing Studies (Business) has been accredited at the highest level of professional recognition by the ACS and this revised course will be submitted for reaccreditation once it has been approved by the University. Reaccreditation of the course is required for the course every five years.

At a glance

Study Mode

On campus; Distance education

Where

Albury-Wodonga; Bathurst; Wagga Wagga

When

Session 1; Session 2

Level

Undergraduate

Duration

The minimum full-time duration for this course is 6 sessions.

International?

YES

Indicative ATAR

65

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