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Bachelor of Information Technology (with specialisations)
Type: Bachelor Degree
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Attendance: On Campus Learning
CRICOS: 045878G
Duration: 3 Years Full-time
Fees: AUD 29,696 / Annual
Course Intakes: FEB- JUL- JUN- MAR- NOV- OCT

Bachelor of Information Technology (with specialisations)

Accredited by the Australian Computer Society, the Bachelor of Information Technology (with specialisations) at Charles Sturt University gives you a comprehensive understanding of fields across the entire IT industry.

  • Course Overview
  • Course Details
  • Admission Requirements
  • English Requirements
  • Get the best of both worldsWe’re changing the game when it comes to learning that works for you. Year one, you can choose to study online or combine on-campus and online study. You’ll make all-important connections with your peers and academics, and build your industry network. Plus, because we know you have a busy life, we’ll keep the timetable nice and compact so you can fit everything in. As you move into your second and third years, you’ll study more independently as you start to specialise and undertake industry placements. The course changes as you learn more.
  • Gain a solid foundation – then specialiseWill you get a solid grounding in the fundamental theory and practice in your field? Of course. That’s what your first year is all about. You then build on those foundations by specialising in an area that aligns with your career goals.
  • Build your employabilityAlongside your foundational and technical skills, you’ll also study employability skills subjects that will give you the aptitudes relevant to any job – such as communication, problem-solving and critical thinking. So you’ll graduate with the ultimate portfolio of skills that employers need. How do we know employers need them? We got them to help us develop the course.
  • A qualification at every stepAs you complete each year of study, you gain a qualification. After the first year, you can receive a Diploma of Information Technology; after the second, an Associate Degree in Information Technology. So, if you achieve a diploma and then want to work for a year, when you return, you’ll go straight into the associate degree year, with credit for your completed diploma. You can also choose to fast-track your degree by studying across all three sessions in a year.

The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

The course consists of:

  • Fourteen (14) core subjects
  • One (1) restricted elective chosen from two (2) subjects
  • One (1) specialisation of eight (8) subjects
  • Five (5) unrestricted elective or joint study subjects

Core subjects
IKC101 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
ITC105 Communication and Information Management
ITC106 Programming Principles
ITC114 Introduction to Database Systems
ITC161 Computer Systems
ITC211 Systems Analysis
ITC212 Internet Technologies
ITC218 ICT Project Management
ITC290 Personal Portfolio (2-Points, year long)
ITC295 Personal Portfolio 2 (2-Points, year long)
ITC331 Ethics and Professional Practice
ITC396 IT Work Placement (6-Points)*
EMP100 Building Resilience for Workplace (2-Points)
EMP101 Building Emotional Intelligence (2-Points)

* Study Centre students complete ITC399 IT Work Place Learning in place of ITC396 IT Work Placement

Restricted Electives
One (1) of the following subjects:
EMP107 Financial Literacy (2-Points)
EMP108 Data Analysis & Insights (2-Points)

Specialisations
Software and Application Development specialisation
ITC205 Professional Programming Practice
ITC206 Programming in Java 1
ITC303 Software Development Project 1
ITC309 Software Development Project 2
ITC313 Programming in Java 2
ITC322 Data Structures

PLUS any two (2) of the following subjects:
ITC204 Human Computer Interaction
ITC209 Mobile Application Development
ITC293 Introduction to the Web
ITC294 Web Programming in the Cloud

Network Engineering specialisation
ITC233 Computer Networks
ITC254 Wireless Networks
ITC306 Project Preparation
ITC308 IT Project
ITC354 Routing and Switching
ITC355 Network Design

PLUS any two (2) of the following subjects:
ITC240 Cyber Security Management
ITC292 Network Security
ITC314 Virtualisation Technologies
ITC358 Cyber Security

Cyber Security specialisation
ITC240 Cyber Security Management
ITC292 Network Security
ITC306 Project Preparation
ITC308 IT Project
ITC358 Cyber Security
ITC398 Ethical Hacking

PLUS any two (2) of the following subjects:
ITC233 Computer Networks
ITC206 Programming in Java 1
ITC205 Professional Programming Practice
ITC314 Virtualisation Technologies

Web Development specialisation
ITC204 Human Computer Interaction
ITC293 Introduction to the Web
ITC294 Web Programming in the Cloud
ITC306 Project Preparation
ITC308 IT Project
ITC314 Virtualisation Technologies

PLUS any two (2) of the following subjects:
ITC108 Games 1 - Games Design
ITC206 Programming in Java 1
ITC209 Mobile Application Development
ITC292 Network Security

Unrestricted Elective Subjects
Students must choose five (5) unrestricted electives either by:

  • Completing a joint study in another discipline area which will be included on the testamur; or by
  • Selecting five (5) unrestricted electives. An unrestricted elective is any undergraduate subject offered by Charles Sturt University provided prerequisites and enrolment restrictions have been met.

Joint Study
A joint study is a prescribed set of five (5) subjects taken from a discipline other than the chosen specialisation. Students are then able to use the title of the joint study in conjunction with the specialisation, eg Bachelor of Information Technology (Web Development/Psychology).

No more than two (2) subjects can be counted towards a joint study if they have already been undertaken as part of the specialisation. A student cannot claim more than one joint study and must ensure that they take the necessary prerequisites.

Students enrolled through the Charles Sturt University Study Centres may have a limited selection of joint studies to choose from.

Joint Study Options

Software and Application Development
ITC205 Professional Programming Practice
ITC206 Programming in Java 1
ITC313 Programming in Java 2
ITC322 Data Structures

PLUS one (1) of the following subjects:
ITC204 Human Computer Interaction
ITC209 Mobile Application Development
ITC293 Introduction to the Web
ITC294 Web Programming in the Cloud

Network Engineering
ITC233 Computer Networks
ITC254 Wireless Networks
ITC354 Routing and Switching
ITC355 Network Design

PLUS one (1) of the following subjects:
ITC240 Cyber Security Management
ITC292 Network Security
ITC314 Virtualisation Technologies
ITC358 Cyber Security

Cyber Security
ITC240 Cyber Security Management
ITC292 Network Security
ITC358 Cyber Security
ITC398 Ethical Hacking

PLUS one (1) of the following subjects:
ITC233 Computer Networks
ITC206 Programming in Java 1
ITC205 Professional Programming Practice
ITC314 Virtualisation Technologies

Web Development
ITC204 Human Computer Interaction
ITC293 Introduction to the Web
ITC294 Web Programming in the Cloud
ITC314 Virtualisation Technologies

PLUS one (1) of the following subjects:
ITC108 Games 1 - Games Design
ITC206 Programming in Java 1
ITC209 Mobile Application Development
ITC292 Network Security

Psychology
PSY101 Foundations of Psychology 1
PSY102 Foundations of Psychology 2
PSY201 Research Methods in Psychology

PLUS two (2) subjects from the list below, at least one of which should be at level 3:
PSY203 Social Psychology
PSY204 Psychological Testing
PSY305 Psychology of Personality
PSY307 Cognition
Note: Students who have completed QBM100 Data Analytics for
Business and MKT230 Marketing Research should not complete
PSY201 Research Methods in Psychology but should select an alternative subject from the list above.

Management and Leadership
MGT245 Leading Yourself and Teams
MGT330 Business Strategy

PLUS three (3) subjects from the list below:
MGT210 Organisational Behaviour
MGT307 Applied Entrepreneurial Projects
MGT310 Operations Management
MGT320 Managing and Leading Change
MGT340 International Management

Entrepreneurship
ACC201 Budgeting and Financing for Project Managers
MGT307 Applied Entrepreneurial Projects

PLUS three (3) of the following subjects:
MGT245 Leading Yourself and Teams
MGT290 Project Management
MKT211 Applied Social Media & Digital Marketing
BUS306 Business Scenario Solutions
MKT390  Managing Brands and Product Innovation

 

Associate Degree of Computing (exit point only)

In order to be awarded the Associate Degree of Computing, students are required to complete 16 standard subjects (128 points).

The course structure consists of:

  • Eight (8) core subjects
  • Five (5) restricted IT electives
  • Three (3) unrestricted electives

Core subjects
IKC101 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
ITC105 Communication and Information Management
ITC106 Programming Principles
ITC114 Introduction to Database Systems
ITC161 Computer Systems
ITC211 Systems Analysis
ITC212 Internet Technologies
ITC218 ICT Project Management

Restricted IT Electives
Five (5) IT subjects chosen from the specialisation subjects listed above.

Diploma of Computing  (exit point only)
In order to be awarded the Diploma of Computing, students are required to complete eight (8) standard subjects (64 points).

The course structure consists of:

  • Seven (7) core subjects
  • One (1) unrestricted elective

Core subjects
IKC101 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
ITC105 Communication and Information Management
ITC106 Programming Principles
ITC114 Introduction to Database Systems
ITC161 Computer Systems
ITC211 Systems Analysis
ITC212 Internet Technologies

International students must meet minimum academic and English language requirements to be eligible to study with us.

Minimum academic requirements

Entry requirements for Charles Sturt University courses vary from country to country.

Basic entry requirement information is listed below as a guide only. Some courses have specific academic requirements for international students.

All applications are assessed on a case by case basis.

Exam Type Overall Score (min) Speaking(min) Reading(min) Writing(min) Listening(min)
IELTS 6 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5

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