Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Information Technology

Program code

1045

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

4 years full-time
8 years part-time

Credit points

320

Indicative fee

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Entry requirements

15

OP 2018

66

Rank 2018 (more)

OR VET qualification

Certificate III

Offered in

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

Prerequisites

  • English (4SA)

Assumed knowledge

  • Maths A or B (4SA)

OP 1-6 Guarantee

If you receive an OP 1-6 or equivalent and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.

Why choose this program?

Through this double degree, you will develop a solid knowledge of the increasing reliance of science on computing and information technology in collecting, storing and analysing large volumes of data.

This double degree, undertaken at Griffith University's Nathan campus, will give you the skills to thrive in a rapidly evolving work environment.

You will gain a deep understanding of, and gain first-hand experience in, computationally intensive simulations of new physical phenomena on supercomputers, visual exploration of large data sets, and informational retrieval and communication via the internet and data mining.

Core courses will introduce you to areas such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, information systems, and computer programming.

You will also undertake work integrated learning to gain first-hand experience in developing the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to work in the industry or to work in a team to analyse, develop and implement an effective solution to a computer-based information system or software development problem.

Majors (from 2017)

For the Science component you can choose from the following majors:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Sciences
  • Geography
  • Marine Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Physics
  • Wildlife Biology

For the Information Technology component you can choose from the following majors:

  • Information Systems
  • Networks and Security

Attendance information

The Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Information Technology is offered full-time on campus at the Nathan campus. You may choose to study courses at other campuses if or where the program structure allows.

As a full-time student you will generally attend 15 to 20 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week.

Student Income Support

From 2017, to be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

My career opportunities

As a graduate, you will have the skills needed to work in a variety of industries. Depending on your area of specialisation, you will be prepared for a career in commerce, industry, corporate IT, government or private consulting.

As an emerging speciality industry, research opportunities are available in varied fields to mine data from databases such as FANTOM and the human genome project (medical and biomedical data fields).

You will find other opportunities applying your knowledge to the simulation of weather, population modelling and business and consumer data analysis.

You will also find opportunities in information technology designing, writing, testing, documenting and maintaining computer applications and research or analytical and development work in commerce, health, industrial, mining and manufacturing companies and government departments.

IT graduates are also well-equipped for roles in areas such as software development, web design, programming, system and database administration, marketing, network security, computer animation, digital sound and interactive entertainment, and 3D modelling.

Whilst Science graduates may also find themselves suited to a variety of roles in fields including biotechnology companies, environmental companies, pharmaceutical companies, medical research institutes, food processing companies, and more.

An example of suited roles include clinical research coordinator at a hospital, laboratory technician, pathology assistant, research assistant, medical representative, teacher or technical assistant.

Program accreditation

The Bachelor of Information Technology is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's three broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Information Technology (1045)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2019 Fee Band 31.0 $387.50 $31,000.00
2018 Fee Band 30.0 $375.00 $30,000.00
FEE-HELP

Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.

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