OR VET qualification
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
If you receive an OP 1-6 or equivalent and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.
This program provides students with a core of IT technical knowledge and allows a major in Information Systems and/or Networks and Security to be undertaken. The program is flexible enough for students to gain expertise in other areas including those outside the IT domain. The IT technical component of the program commences in Year 1 and addresses IT skills such as understanding the basics of computing technology, how to design and build web sites, computer programming, database management, software development and human computer interaction. This is followed by more advanced IT skills in Year 2 including software technologies, information security and IT services management. The courses for both majors are in Year 2 and Year 3 of the program.
The Information Systems major covers topics such as business analysis, Information Systems architecture, business/IT alignment and project management. Networks and Security students study the design, control and management of various types of networks and applied network security. Students undertaking the Information Systems major will be prepared for International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) certification while those taking the Networks and Security major will be ready for network certification.
The Bachelor of Applied Information Technology is suitable for students seeking a more generalist IT degree which will allow them to pursue a vocational career in IT with less complex abstract problem solving and programming requirements.
Students undertaking this program will potentially gain full-time employment in the IT industry, with assistance from the School, after successfully completing 12 months of intensive study (including three months of Trimester 3 courses at the Logan campus). Students can complete the rest of the degree part-time which will suit a full-time employed student. The part-time component may include online and intensive Trimester 3 courses.
This degree program is offered full-time and part-time. Courses are offered in blended learning mode which range from fully online to, where access to specialised hardware is required, on-campus only. Courses are also offered in intensive mode in Trimester 3.
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.
Students must complete a 20 credit point Work Integrated Learning component in their third year.
This Work Integrated Learning component can be taken as either an Industry Affiliates Program (IAP) or a team-based Industry Project. IAP has been designed to integrate students into the workplace through the completion of an industry based project. It is designed to benefit both the student as well as the industry partner. IAP requires both an industry professional supervisor and an academic supervisor. The maximum workplace attendance requirement will be 2.5 days a week (20 hours) over 13 weeks (i.e. 260 hours). The Industry Project option for the Work Integrated Learning course requires students to analyse, design and propose an innovative solution to a computer-based information system or how to leverage technology for an existing problem within an organisation. The School of ICT has ample projects for students to undertake.
The inclusion of work-integrated learning in this degree program demonstrates Griffith's commitment to preparing its graduates for success in their working life.
Core courses prepare students for careers in: computer security, IT support roles, software acquisition, software integration, software enhancement/maintenance and database support.
Those students who complete the Information Systems major will have additional opportunities in business analysis, IT management, Information Systems architecture design and project management.
Students who complete the Networks and Security major will have additional opportunities in network support, network design and network security support.
It is expected that the Bachelor of Applied Information Technology will meet the accreditation requirements for graduates to become a Member of the Australian Computer Society (MACS) at the Professional level. The Australian Computer Society accredits the programs on a five-year cycle with the next accreditation for the Bachelor of Applied Information Technology due in 2018.
Graduates are eligible to apply to join the Australian Computer Society as full members.
Griffith University has accreditation from the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) and graduating Bachelor of Applied Information Technology students with the Information Systems major will have commenced their preparation for industry certification from the IIBA.
Those students graduating with the Networks and Security major will be ready to undertake industry network certification.
These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:
|Year of study||Fee category/Band||Fee per CP||Tuition fee 80cp|
|2019||Fee Band 30.0||$375.00||$30,000.00|
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.