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Bachelor of Information Technology

Graduation requirements

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

For students completing the TAFE integrated program, this comprises the credit package of 128 points for Albury-Wodonga TAFE study completed concurrently and 64 points completed during enrolment in the Bachelor degree

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's Bachelor of Information Technology is designed to equip graduates with the skills and attributes required to be effective and efficient information technology professionals.

About the course

Information is the new global currency. Information allows citizens to make informed decisions, provides business with its competitive advantage, and creates the opportunity to develop new knowledge and insights. The amount of new information (including text, video and audio) that is generated daily is in the order of three exabytes, or one billion billion bytes. The demand for highly-skilled knowledge workers to process, manipulate and analyse this ever-growing mountain of information has never been greater. The Bachelor of Information Technology will provide you with the essential skills to take your place as a knowledge worker in the information technology industry.

The Bachelor of Information Technology core component covers principles fundamental to the information systems and computing discipline such as databases, data communications, systems analysis and design, information security and project work, plus emerging directions that prepare students to undertake an IT major or specialisation from a specified list.

International students may study the Bachelor of Information Technology through CSU regional campuses or the CSU Study Centre Sydney or Melbourne. An intake in Session 3 is available for Study Centres only.

As with all our courses, the Bachelor of Information Technology is designed and delivered with study flexibility in mind. Our students 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. CSU's Bachelor of Information Technology has the highest levelof accreditation - that is, accreditation at the professional level.

Workplace learning

The course places particular importance on practical experience, and all teaching involves industry standard hardware, software, methods and techniques, in addition to relevant industry site visits. Students are encouraged to seek relevant paid work experience during vacations.

In their final year project, students investigate, design and implement a substantial computer application to address a practical real-world problem.

 

Career opportunities

Career opportunities

The employment rate for graduates of this course is very high. Graduates may find employment as computing professionals in both the commercial and technical sectors of the computing industry or other industries relying on information technology. Employers might be in industry, commerce, small business, large financial enterprises, public utilities, government, education or welfare.

Typical careers include:

  • network engineer
  • systems analyst
  • software architect
  • systems administrator
  • project manager
  • web specialist and developer
  • programmer
  • IT support technician

High achieving graduates may also choose to further their education by joining Honours or Master programs.

 

Course structure

The course structure consists of:

  • a core of 10 subjects
  • a major of 8 subjects
  • 6 free electives

Core subjects

MGT100 Organisations and Management
ITC105 Business and Technical Communications
ITC106 Programming Principles
ITC114 Database Management Systems
ITC161 Introduction to Information Technology
ITC211 Systems Analysis
ITC242 Introduction to Data Communications
ITC301 IT Project Management
ITC331 Ethics & Professional Practice
ITC358 ICT Management and Information Security

Majors

Six (6) 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, relevant to the major and to the BIT course as a whole, 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, relevant to the major and to the BIT course as a whole, 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, relevant to the major and to the BIT course as a whole, 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, relevant to the major and to the BIT course as a whole, 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, relevant to the major and to the BIT course as a whole, as approved by the Course Manager.

Systems Analysis major*

ITC203 Object Oriented Systems Analysis and Design
ITC240 IT Infrastructure management
ITC374 Information Technology Management
ITC306 Project Preparation
ITC308 IT Project
MGT210 Organisational Behaviour
And, either the following two subjects
ITC200 Database Administration
ITC204 User Interface Design and Evaluation

Or two other appropriate ITC subjects, relevant to the major and to the BIT course as a whole, as approved by the Course Manager.

* This major is only available to Study Centre, Sydney and Study Centre, Melbourne students of Bachelor of Information Technology.

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.

Integrated Programs with TAFE

An integrated program is offered to students from Albury, Wagga and selected TAFE NSW campuses and involves students studying concurrently at TAFE and also at CSU. The competencies from the Diploma of Information Technology (Networking) and the Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) at TAFE have been mapped to the BIT to develop this program. However at this stage students can only complete the Network Engineering major of the BIT. Students commence their studies at TAFE and those meeting the BIT entry requirements will concurrently enrol at CSU in the second session (after completing six months at TAFE).

The course structure for this integrated program is the same as the Bachelor of Information Technology course except students will complete around 50% of their studies at CSU and 50% at TAFE. This enrolment pattern is available internally to Albury and Wagga full-time students and via distance education for students undertaking this program through other selected TAFE campuses.

At the end of the first two years eligible students will be able to graduate from TAFE with a Diploma of Information Technology (Networking) and the Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) and then at the successful completion of their third year will graduate with a Bachelor of Information Technology from CSU.

Articulated Program with Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)

This program provides a structure that enables a clear path to CSU through the articulation with the TAFE Diploma in Information Technology (Networking).
On successful completion of the Diploma in Information Technology (Networking) and CCNA qualifications at CIT, students who articulate will be expected to successfully complete a further eight (8) CSU subjects (delivered by CIT) in order to meet the requirements of the CSU Bachelor of Information Technology degree.
 

Articulated Program with Northern Sydney Institute - TAFE NSW (NSI)

This program provides a structure that enables a clear path to CSU through the articulation with the TAFE Diploma in Information Technology (Networking).
On successful completion of the Diploma of Information Technology (Networking) and CCNA qualifications at NSI, students who articulate will be expected to successfully complete a further eight (8) CSU subjects (delivered by NSI) in order to meet the requirements of the CSU Bachelor of Information Technology degree.

Enrolment pattern

Full-time

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
Elective 1

Session 3

Elective 2
Major 1
Major 2
Elective 3

Session 4

ITC301 IT Project Management
Major 3
Major 4
Elective 4

Session 5

ITC331 Ethics and Professional Practice
Major 5
Major 6
Elective 5

Session 6

ITC358 ICT Management & Information Security
Major 7
Major 8
Elective 6

Distance education students

Session 1

ITC105 Business and Technical Communication
ITC161 Introduction to IT

Session 2

ITC114 Database Management Systems
ITC242 Data Communications

Session 3

ITC106 Programming Principles
MGT100 Organisations & Management

Session 4

ITC211 Systems Analysis
Elective 1

Session 5

Elective 2
Major 1

Session 6

ITC301 IT Project Management
Major 3

Session 7

Major 2
Elective 3

Session 8

Major 4
Elective 4

Session 9

ITC331 Ethics and Professional Practice
Major 5

Session 10

ITC358 ICT Management & Information Security
Major 7

Session 11

Major 6
Elective 5

Session 12

Major 8
Elective 6

Integrated TAFE programs

Integrated program with Albury TAFE

Full-time

Session 1

Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) (TAFE)

Session 2

ITC211 Systems Analysis
Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) (TAFE)

Session 3

MGT100 Organisations and Management
ITC333 Server Administration and Maintenance
Diploma of Information Technology (Networking) (TAFE)

Session 4

ITC301 IT Project Management
Diploma of Information Technology (Networking) (TAFE)

Session 5

ITC306 Project Preparation
ITC331 Ethics and Professional Practice

Note: The following is completed as part of a Selected Studies Program (32000)

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

CCNA 1
CCNA 2
CCNA 3
CCNA 4

The above study contribute to credit for the following CSU study:

  • ITC233
  • ITC354
  • ITC355

Session 6

ITC254 Wireless Networks
ITC308 IT project
ITC358 ICT Management and Information Security
ITC359 Computer and Network Security

Integrated program with Wagga TAFE

Full-time

Session 1

Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) (TAFE)

Session 2

ITC211 Systems Analysis
Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) (TAFE)

Session 3

ITC233 Networking Engineering 1
ITC333 Server Administration and Maintenance
Diploma of Information Technology (Networking) (TAFE)

Session 4

ITC354 Network Engineering 2
ITC301 IT Project Management
Diploma of Information Technology (Networking) (TAFE)

Session 5

ITC306 Project Preparation
ITC331 Ethics and Professional Practice
ITC355 Network Engineering 3
MGT100 Organisations and Management

Session 6

ITC308 IT project
ITC358 ICT Management and Information Security
ITC254 Wireless Networks
ITC359 Computer and Network Security

Integrated program with selected TAFE NSW campuses

Full time

Session 1

Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) (TAFE)

Session 2

ITC211 Systems Analysis
Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) (TAFE)

Session 3

MGT100 Organisations and Management
Diploma of Information Technology (Networking) (TAFE)

Session 4

ITC301 IT Project Management
ITC254 Wireless Networks
Diploma of Information Technology (Networking) (TAFE)

Session 5

ITC306 Project Preparation
ITC331 Ethics and Professional Practice
ITC333 Server Administration and Maintenance
[Free Elective] (CSU)

Session 6

ITC308 IT project
ITC358 ICT Management and Information Security
ITC359 Computer and Network Security
[Free Elective] (CSU)

Articulated Program with Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)

Full time

Session 1/Session 2

Diploma of Information Technology (CIT)

Session 3/Session 4

Diploma of Information Technology (CIT)

Session 5

MGT100 Organisations & Management
ITC230 Introduction to Web Development
ITC306 Project Preparation
ITC331 Ethics and Professional Practice

Session 6

ITC114 Database Management Systems
ITC254 Wireless Networks
ITC308 IT Project
ITC358 ICT Management and Information Security

Articulated Program with Northern Sydney Institute (NSI)

Full time

Session 1/Session 2

Diploma of Information Technology (NSI)

Session 3/Session 4

Diploma of Information Technology (NSI)

Session 5

MGT100 Organisations and Management
ITC114 Database Management Systems
ITC306 Project Preparation
ITC331 Ethics and Professional Practice

Session 6

ITC211 Systems Analysis
ITC254 Wireless Networks
ITC358 ICT Management and Information Security
ITC308 IT Project

Articulation

Articulation currently exists only for on-shore institutions with whom CSU has a partner arrangement.

Articulation agreements

The following is a list on-shore institutions with whom articulation agreements are in place at the time of editing this document:

  • Study Group (Sydney)
  • Study Group (Melbourne)
  • Canberra Institute of Technology
  • Northern Sydney Institute - TAFE NSW (NSI)

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 Information Technology 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 Univerity. 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; Melbourne (Study Centre); Sydney (Study Centre); Wagga Wagga

When

Session 1; Session 2; Session 3

Level

Undergraduate

Duration

The minimum full-time duration for the course is 6 sessions by distance education or on campus.

International?

YES

Indicative ATAR

65

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