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C10219v4 Bachelor of Business Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Award(s): Bachelor of Business (BBus)
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSc)

UAC code: 603220 (Autumn session)
CRICOS code: 047835B
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 192
Course EFTSL: 4
Location: City campus

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Pathway course
Assumed knowledge
External articulation
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course diagram
Course program
Levels of award
Honours
Transfer between UTS courses
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

This course is offered jointly by UTS: Information Technology and UTS: Business and is awarded with two testamurs. The information technology component provides a sound education in all aspects of computing and information technology for students who intend to make a career in the profession. The business component provides students with the knowledge, competencies and values necessary for fulfilling an effective career in business.

Graduates with solid IT skills who also understand business operations are in strong demand in industry. This combined program allows students to gain two degrees, leading towards a career in business IT operations in only four years.

Course aims

The aim of this course is to prepare graduates to apply an in-depth knowledge of information technology to the business activities of an organisation.

Career options

Depending on the majors selected, career options include accountant, advertising consultant, analyst/programmer, banker, business analyst, economist, financial planner, information systems developer, ICT business analyst, IT project manager, management consultant, marketing manager, network specialist, software developer, systems analyst and web developer.

Course intended learning outcomes

A.0 Engineering and IT take place within the larger context of society and the environment, which encompasses social, economic and sustainability needs
A.1 Identify, interpret and analyse stakeholder needs
A.2 Establish priorities and goals
A.3 Identify constraints, uncertainties and risk of the system (social, cultural, legislative, environmental, business etc.)
A.4 Apply principles of sustainability to create viable systems
A.5 Apply systems thinking to understand complex system behaviour, including interactions between components and with other systems (social, cultural, legislative, environmental, business etc.)
B.0 Engineering and IT practice focuses on problem-solving and design where artifacts are conceived, created, used, modified, maintained and retired
B.1 Identify and apply relevant problem-solving methodologies
B.2 Design components, systems and/or processes to meet required specifications
B.3 Synthesise alternative/innovative solutions, concepts and procedures
B.4 Apply decision-making methodologies to evaluate solutions for efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability
B.5 Implement and test solutions
B.6 Demonstrate research skills
BUS.1.1 Critically analyse relevant concepts to understand practice in business and related professions in a global workplace
BUS.1.2 Demonstrate interrelationships between differing business and related disciplines
BUS.2.1 Locate and critically evaluate relevant data and literature to address business problems through a research approach
BUS.2.2 Apply critical and creative thinking to address issues in business
BUS.3.1 Convey information clearly and fluently in high-quality written form appropriate for their audience
BUS.3.2 Use oral communication appropriately to convey information clearly and fluently
BUS.3.3 Demonstrate and critically reflect on how individuals work in teams in an inclusive manner
BUS.4.1 Critically analyse business decisions in terms of ethical practice and social responsibility
BUS.4.2 Critically analyse sustainability principles for various stakeholders in relation to business contexts
BUS.5.1 Apply technical and professional skills necessary to operate effectively in business and related professions
C.0 Abstraction, modelling, simulation and visualisation inform decision-making and are underpinned by mathematics, as well as basic and discipline sciences
C.1 Apply abstraction, mathematics and/or discipline fundamentals to analysis, design and operation
C.2 Develop models using appropriate tools such as computer software, laboratory equipment and other devices
C.3 Evaluate model applicability, accuracy and limitations
D.0 Graduates must have capabilities for self-organisation, self-review, personal development and lifelong learning
D.1 Manage own time and processes effectively by prioritising competing demands to achieve personal goals (Manage self)
D.2 Reflect on personal and professional experiences to engage in independent development beyond formal education for lifelong learning
E.0 Engineering and IT practice involves the coordination of a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary activities to arrive at problem and design solutions
E.1 Communicate effectively in ways appropriate to the discipline, audience and purpose
E.2 Work as an effective member or leader of diverse teams within a multilevel, multidisciplinary and multicultural setting
E.3 Identify and apply relevant project management methodologies
F.0 Graduates must possess skills, knowledge and behaviours to operate effectively in culturally diverse workplaces and a changing global environment
F.1 Be able to conduct critical self-review and performance evaluation agiainst appropriate criteria as a primary means of tracking personal development needs and achievements
F.2 Appreciate ethical implications of professional practice
F.3 Understand cross-cultural issues (regions or workplaces)
F.4 Be aware of global perspectives (needs, rules/regulations and specifications)

Key

BUS = Business course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

Current school leavers are advised to complete the Year 12 Engineering and IT Questionnaire. The questionnaire allows applicants to demonstrate their strong motivation to study engineering or IT at UTS and may assist applicants whose ATAR falls short of the required cut-off by up to three points.

Non-current school leavers are advised to complete the employment question on their UAC application as adjustment factors may be applied on the basis of relevant work experience.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Pathway course

Successful completion of the UTS Insearch Diploma of Information Technology or Diploma of Business with a minimum weighted average mark of 60 and no more than two fail grades guarantees admission to this course with up to 48 credit points of recognition of prior learning.

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics and any two units of English.

HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and English (Advanced) are recommended.

External articulation

Students admitted through the UTS Insearch pathway are eligible for 48 credit points of recognition of prior learning.

Students who have completed a relevant diploma at TAFE NSW may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if subjects previously completed are equivalent to existing UTS subjects.

Recognition of prior learning

Students who have previously undertaken relevant study at a recognised tertiary education institution may be eligible for recognition of prior learning (RPL) if the subjects completed are deemed by the faculty to be equivalent to subjects in the course. Study completed more than three years prior to the date of admission cannot be recognised. Limits apply to the number of credit points of RPL granted.

Course duration and attendance

The course duration is four years of full-time study. Some subjects may be offered in an optional Summer session so that students can fast-track their studies.

Course structure

Students are required to complete 192 credit points, comprising 96 credit points of study in business and 96 credit points of study in information technology.

In the business component, students must complete eight foundation core subjects (6 credit points each) and a business major (48 credit points).

In the information technology component, students must complete eight foundation core subjects (6 credit points each) and an IT major (48 credit points).

Industrial training/professional practice

Industrial training is available as an additional year and students enrol into the Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice (C20056) once they have secured suitable full-time employment. This incorporates a minimum of nine months full-time work experience with four supporting subjects at UTS. Full-time students normally undertake the industrial training after completing Year 3. International students can work full-time for the duration of the diploma.

Course completion requirements

CBK90169 Major choice (Business) 48cp
STM90273 Core subjects (Business) 48cp
STM90651 Core subjects (Information Technology) 48cp
CBK90781 Major choice (Information Technology) 48cp
Total 192cp

Course diagram

Course diagram: C10219

Course program

The sample programs below show a suggested sequence of subjects for each IT major with the Finance major (as the Business major) for a full-time student. Students in other Business majors follow a similar sequence. The programs are intended as a guide only and do not take into account such factors as recognition of prior learning, changes in attendance mode and subject availability, or satisfactory academic progress. Students should consult the Timetable Planner to confirm the availability of subjects in the current academic year.

Business major list
MAJ08437 Accounting   48cp
MAJ08438 Management   48cp
MAJ08440 Finance   48cp
MAJ08441 Marketing   48cp
MAJ08442 International Business   48cp
MAJ08446 Human Resource Management   48cp
MAJ09209 Economics   48cp
MAJ08981 Advertising and Marketing Communications   48cp
Business Information Systems Management major
Year 1
Autumn session
31265 Communication for IT Professionals   6cp
31266 Introduction to Information Systems   6cp
22107 Accounting for Business Decisions A   6cp
26100 Integrating Business Perspectives   6cp
Spring session
48023 Programming Fundamentals   6cp
31268 Web Systems   6cp
23115 Economics for Business   6cp
26134 Business Statistics   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
21129 Managing People and Organisations   6cp
31269 Business Requirements Modelling   6cp
41092 Network Fundamentals   6cp
22207 Accounting for Business Decisions B   6cp
Spring session
31271 Database Fundamentals   6cp
25300 Fundamentals of Business Finance   6cp
24108 Marketing Foundations   6cp
31247 Collaborative Business Processes   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
25622 Quantitative Business Analysis   6cp
25556 The Financial System   6cp
31257 Information System Development Methodologies   6cp
31255 Finance and IT Professionals   6cp
Spring session
25503 Investment Analysis   6cp
25557 Corporate Finance: Theory and Practice   6cp
31258 Innovations for Global Relationship Management   6cp
31276 Networked Enterprise Architecture   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
31272 Project Management and the Professional   6cp
31245 Business Process and IT Strategy   6cp
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Spring session
31280 Strategic IT Project   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
31097 IT Operations Management 6cp  
31282 Systems Testing and Quality Management 6cp  
48270 Entrepreneurship and Commercialisation 6cp  
25410 Corporate Financial Analysis (Capstone)   6cp
Data Analytics and Finance major
Year 1
Autumn session
31265 Communication for IT Professionals   6cp
31266 Introduction to Information Systems   6cp
22107 Accounting for Business Decisions A   6cp
26100 Integrating Business Perspectives   6cp
Spring session
48023 Programming Fundamentals   6cp
31268 Web Systems   6cp
23115 Economics for Business   6cp
26134 Business Statistics   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
21129 Managing People and Organisations   6cp
31269 Business Requirements Modelling   6cp
41092 Network Fundamentals   6cp
22207 Accounting for Business Decisions B   6cp
Spring session
31271 Database Fundamentals   6cp
25300 Fundamentals of Business Finance   6cp
24108 Marketing Foundations   6cp
37131 Introduction to Linear Dynamical Systems   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
25622 Quantitative Business Analysis   6cp
25556 The Financial System   6cp
37151 Introduction to Statistics   6cp
31250 Introduction to Data Analytics   6cp
Spring session
25503 Investment Analysis   6cp
25557 Corporate Finance: Theory and Practice   6cp
31005 Advanced Data Analytics   6cp
32146 Data Visualisation and Visual Analytics   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
41004 Analytics Capstone Project   6cp
31272 Project Management and the Professional   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
31253 Database Programming 6cp  
31243 Analytics Capstone Project B 6cp  
48024 Applications Programming 6cp  
42913 Social and Information Network Analysis 6cp  
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Spring session
25410 Corporate Financial Analysis (Capstone)   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
31256 Image Processing and Pattern Recognition 6cp  
31243 Analytics Capstone Project B 6cp  
31075 Object-relational Databases 6cp  
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Enterprise Systems Development and Finance majors
Year 1
Autumn session
31265 Communication for IT Professionals   6cp
31266 Introduction to Information Systems   6cp
22107 Accounting for Business Decisions A   6cp
26100 Integrating Business Perspectives   6cp
Spring session
48023 Programming Fundamentals   6cp
31268 Web Systems   6cp
23115 Economics for Business   6cp
26134 Business Statistics   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
21129 Managing People and Organisations   6cp
31269 Business Requirements Modelling   6cp
41092 Network Fundamentals   6cp
22207 Accounting for Business Decisions B   6cp
Spring session
31271 Database Fundamentals   6cp
25300 Fundamentals of Business Finance   6cp
24108 Marketing Foundations   6cp
48024 Applications Programming   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
25622 Quantitative Business Analysis   6cp
25556 The Financial System   6cp
31260 Fundamentals of Interaction Design   6cp
31251 Data Structures and Algorithms   6cp
Spring session
25503 Investment Analysis   6cp
25557 Corporate Finance: Theory and Practice   6cp
48433 Software Architecture   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
31272 Project Management and the Professional   6cp
41025 Introduction to Software Development   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
31253 Database Programming 6cp  
31100 Enterprise Development with .NET 6cp  
41001 Cloud Computing and Software as a Service 6cp  
41889 Application Development in the iOS Environment 6cp  
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Spring session
25410 Corporate Financial Analysis (Capstone)   6cp
41026 Advanced Software Development   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
31075 Object-relational Databases 6cp  
31242 Advanced Internet Programming 6cp  
31927 Application Development with .NET 6cp  
31777 Advanced Interaction Design 6cp  
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Networking and Cybersecurity and Finance majors
Year 1
Autumn session
31265 Communication for IT Professionals   6cp
31266 Introduction to Information Systems   6cp
22107 Accounting for Business Decisions A   6cp
26100 Integrating Business Perspectives   6cp
Spring session
48023 Programming Fundamentals   6cp
31268 Web Systems   6cp
23115 Economics for Business   6cp
26134 Business Statistics   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
21129 Managing People and Organisations   6cp
31269 Business Requirements Modelling   6cp
41029 Engineering Research Preparation   6cp
22207 Accounting for Business Decisions B   6cp
Spring session
31271 Database Fundamentals   6cp
25300 Fundamentals of Business Finance   6cp
24108 Marketing Foundations   6cp
41900 Security Fundamentals   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
25622 Quantitative Business Analysis   6cp
25556 The Financial System   6cp
48730 Cyber Security   6cp
31277 Routing and Switching Essentials   6cp
Spring session
25503 Investment Analysis   6cp
25557 Corporate Finance: Theory and Practice   6cp
31338 Network Servers   6cp
31275 Mobile Networking   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
31272 Project Management and the Professional   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
41890 Applying Network Security 6cp  
42037 IoT Security 6cp  
32011 Multilayer Switched Networks 6cp  
31274 Network Management 6cp  
41905 Software Defined Networks 6cp  
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp
Spring session
25410 Corporate Financial Analysis (Capstone)   6cp
31261 Internetworking Project   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
32009 Advanced Routing Principles 6cp  
42036 Cyber Security for Mobile Platforms 6cp  
48436 Digital Forensics 6cp  
41903 Internet Science 6cp  
48033 Internet of Things 6cp  
41891 Cloud Computing Infrastructure 6cp  
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp

Levels of award

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology may be awarded with distinction, credit or pass. Refer to the Bachelor of Business (C10026) for details on levels of that award.

Honours

Students interested in research and who excel in their studies are eligible to undertake one additional full-time year of study in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology (C09019) or the Bachelor of Business (Honours) (C09004). The honours year is also available on a part-time basis over two years.

Transfer between UTS courses

Students in this combined degree may transfer to the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice (C10345). International students may transfer to the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (C10148).

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible to apply for professional-level membership of the Australian Computer Society. Students who complete the Accounting major may be eligible for membership of CPA Australia and/or the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. For any other certifications, refer to the Bachelor of Business (C10026).

Other information

Students enrolled in UTS: Information Technology degrees (undergraduate and postgraduate coursework) are advised to direct all their course-related inquiries to:

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