Bachelor of Information Technology

Program code

1539

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

3 years full-time
6 years part-time

Credit points

240

Indicative fee

$9,359.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual CSP 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?

This program will provide students with a core of IT technical knowledge and also allow 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, data 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 and, for Information Systems, cover topics such as business analysis, IS 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 Information Technology addresses the knowledge/skills needed by IT graduates and also allows specialisations in Information Systems and/or Networks and Security. This degree 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.

Attendance information

The Bachelor of Information Technology 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.

Currently the School of ICT offers a number of Bachelor of Information Technology courses in intensive mode over trimester 3. While these are primarily to support the part-time Bachelor of Applied Information Technology at Logan, Bachelor of Information Technology students are also able to take these courses to accelerate their progression.

Note: This is a new program and, as such, it will be introduced through a progressive roll-out with Year 1 courses offered in 2016, Year 2 courses offered in 2017 and Year 3 courses offered in 2018. Students entering the program with credit for prior studies should note that the earliest time the University anticipates it will be offering all core program requirements will be 2018.

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.

Work-integrated learning

Students must complete a 20 credit point Work Integrated Learning course in their third year. This Work Integrated Learning course can be taken as either an Industry Affiliates Program (IAP) or team-based Industry Project modes. 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 12 weeks (i.e. 240 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 program demonstrates Griffith's commitment to preparing its graduates for success in their working life.

My career opportunities

The core courses of the Bachelor of Information Technology 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, IS architecture design and project management. Students who complete the Networks & Security major will have additional opportunities in network support, network design and network security support.

Program accreditation

It is expected that the revised Bachelor of 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 programs on a five year cycle with the next accreditation for the The Bachelor of Information Technology due in 2017.

Professional recognition

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 Information Technology students with the Information Systems major will have commenced their preparation for industry certification from the IIBA.

Those Bachelor of Information Technology students graduating with the Networks and Security major will be ready to undertake industry network certification.

Pathways to further study

Students who have completed at least 80 credit points of core Bachelor of Information Technology courses may apply to transfer to the Bachelor of Computer Science (1534 / 1535) with up to 80 credit points of credit for the Bachelor of Information Technology courses completed, depending on whether they have completed Mathematics B or equivalent or a Maths B bridging course.

Students transferring to the Bachelor of Computer Science from the Bachelor of Information Technology are asked to note that Mathematics B or equivalent is assumed knowledge for entry to the Bachelor of Computer Science.

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 Information Technology (1539)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2019 Fee Band 30.0 $375.00 $30,000.00
2018 Fee Band 29.5 $368.75 $29,500.00
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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