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C10345v1 Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice

Award(s): Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice (BScDipITProfPrac)
UAC code: 603200(Autumn session, Spring session)
CRICOS code: 084259M
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
Assumed knowledge
External articulation
Credit recognition
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Levels of award
Honours
Transfer between UTS courses
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

This course offers a sound education in all aspects of computing and information technology for students who intend to make a career in the profession, as well as providing a pathway to honours, postgraduate study and a research career.

The course adopts a practice-based approach to IT education. Its content is designed with a mix of theory and practice. As well as gaining strong technical skills in IT, students gain skills in problem solving, teamwork and communication. Employers look for graduates with industry experience and, in this course, students are exposed to real IT problems and apply classroom learning on the job through the Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice.

UTS: Information Technology continues to support part-time study with some subjects offered in the evening as well as during the day.

Course aims

The course aims to produce graduates who are able to apply, in the context of any organisation, the knowledge and skills required of:

  • information professionals in business units who integrate packaged systems rather then develop systems from first principles
  • information technology professionals who develop systems from first principles
  • network specialists who build, maintain and administer complex network systems, or
  • computing specialists for technical research careers.

Career options

Depending on the major selected, career options include ICT business analyst, analyst/programmer, IT project manager, network specialist, software developer, software engineer, systems analyst or 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 behavior 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 specification
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 solution
B.6 Demonstrate research skills
C.0 Abstraction, modelling, simulation and visualization 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 multi-level, multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural setting
E.3 Identify and apply relevant project management mothodologies
F.0 Graduates must possess skills, knowledge and behaviours to operate effectively in culturally-diverse workplaces and a chnaging 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)

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 bonus points may be awarded on the basis of relevant work experience.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.0 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 500-549 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 60-78 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 50-57; or CAE: 169-175.

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.

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics and any two units of English.

Mathematics Extension 1 and English Advanced are recommended.

External articulation

Students who gain entry through the UTS INSEARCH pathway are eligible for 48 credit points of credit recognition. Students who have completed a relevant diploma at TAFE NSW may be eligible for at least 24 credit points of credit recognition. There are also articulations with this course with institutions in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. Details are available from the Building 10 Student Centre.

Credit recognition

Students who have previously undertaken study at a university or other recognised tertiary education institutions may be eligible for some academic credit recognition (subject to the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology's approval).

The prior study must have been completed before commencement of this course, but no earlier than three years before commencement. Students must be able to demonstrate that their knowledge is current.

Credit recognition is not normally granted in this course for study completed at a private college except where UTS has an external articulation agreement with the college.

There are no exemptions granted for the networking subjects 31270, 31277 and 31283 without the successful completion of a challenge test for each subject. A challenge test is granted at the time of enrolment to students who have completed the CCNA curriculum (or CCNP) at a university and/or TAFE diploma level where the awarding institution is a CISCO Networking Academy. Challenge tests are conducted in the week before the commencement of the teaching session.

Course duration and attendance

The course is completed in four years of full-time or six years of part-time study. It comprises six academic sessions of full-time (or equivalent part-time) study, and a period of industrial training.

A significant number of subjects are offered in the evening but some daytime attendance is required for part-time students.

To gain credit for the DipITProfPrac, students are required to obtain an approved, full-time job within the information technology industry for a minimum of nine months.

Course structure

Students are required to complete 192 credit points, comprising 48 credit points of core subjects, 48 credit points for one compulsory IT major, 48 credit points of electives and 48 credit points for the Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice.

The 48 credit points of electives can be a combination of a second IT major, or two sub-majors, or one sub-major and four electives, or eight electives to broaden knowledge of information technology and other disciplines.

Industrial training/professional practice

The Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice is a compulsory part of this course and incorporates a minimum nine months' internship and four supporting subjects at UTS. Full-time students normally undertake the diploma after completing Year 2 and after obtaining suitable full-time employment in the information technology industry. International students can work full-time for the duration of the diploma.

Course completion requirements

STM90990 IT Work Integrated Learning Program 48cp
STM90651 Core subjects (Information Technology) 48cp
CBK90781 Major choice (Information Technology) 48cp
CBK90782 Major/Two sub-majors/Electives 48cp
Total 192cp

Course program

Example full-time programs are shown below. Refer to CBK90782 for the IT majors and approved sub-majors available to students in this course. All students are required to complete one IT major.

Note: Subjects listed as electives and IT major subjects are only offered in a particular session (or year) if there is sufficient demand and the necessary resources.

Business Information Systems Management major
Year 1
Autumn session
31265 Communication for IT Professionals   6cp
31266 Introduction to Information Systems   6cp
48023 Programming Fundamentals   6cp
31268 Web Systems   6cp
Spring session
31269 Business Requirements Modelling   6cp
31270 Networking Essentials   6cp
31247 Collaborative Business Processes   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
31271 Database Fundamentals   6cp
31257 Information System Development Methodologies   6cp
31255 Finance and IT Professionals   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Spring session
31258 Innovations for Global Relationship Management   6cp
31276 Networked Enterprise Architecture   6cp
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp
Year 3
Autumn session
31016 Career Management for IT Professionals   6cp
41061 IT Professional Experience 1   3cp
41071 Work Integrated Learning 1   6cp
41062 IT Professional Experience 2   3cp
41072 Work Integrated Learning 2   6cp
Spring session
41063 IT Professional Experience 3   3cp
41073 Work Integrated Learning 3   6cp
41064 IT Professional Experience 4   3cp
41074 Work Integrated Learning 4   6cp
41065 IT Experience Reflection   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
31245 Business Process and IT Strategy   6cp
31272 Project Management and the Professional   6cp
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp
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  
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp
Data Analytics major
Year 1
Autumn session
31265 Communication for IT Professionals   6cp
31266 Introduction to Information Systems   6cp
48023 Programming Fundamentals   6cp
31268 Web Systems   6cp
Spring session
31269 Business Requirements Modelling   6cp
31270 Networking Essentials   6cp
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp
Year 2
Autumn session
31271 Database Fundamentals   6cp
31250 Introduction to Data Analytics   6cp
37131 Introduction to Linear Dynamical Systems   6cp
37151 Introduction to Statistics   6cp
Spring session
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
31005 Advanced Data Analytics 6cp  
31075 Object-relational Databases 6cp  
31256 Image Processing and Pattern Recognition 6cp  
31253 Database Programming 6cp  
31000 e-Business Trading 6cp  
32146 Data Visualisation and Visual Analytics 6cp  
31243 Analytics Capstone Project B 6cp  
42913 Social and Information Network Analysis 6cp  
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp
Year 3
Autumn session
31016 Career Management for IT Professionals   6cp
41061 IT Professional Experience 1   3cp
41071 Work Integrated Learning 1   6cp
41062 IT Professional Experience 2   3cp
41072 Work Integrated Learning 2   6cp
Spring session
41063 IT Professional Experience 3   3cp
41073 Work Integrated Learning 3   6cp
41064 IT Professional Experience 4   3cp
41074 Work Integrated Learning 4   6cp
41065 IT Experience Reflection   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
31272 Project Management and the Professional   6cp
41004 Analytics Capstone Project   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
31005 Advanced Data Analytics 6cp  
31075 Object-relational Databases 6cp  
31256 Image Processing and Pattern Recognition 6cp  
31253 Database Programming 6cp  
31000 e-Business Trading 6cp  
32146 Data Visualisation and Visual Analytics 6cp  
31243 Analytics Capstone Project B 6cp  
42913 Social and Information Network Analysis 6cp  
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Spring session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
31005 Advanced Data Analytics 6cp  
31075 Object-relational Databases 6cp  
31256 Image Processing and Pattern Recognition 6cp  
31253 Database Programming 6cp  
31000 e-Business Trading 6cp  
32146 Data Visualisation and Visual Analytics 6cp  
31243 Analytics Capstone Project B 6cp  
42913 Social and Information Network Analysis 6cp  
Select 18 credit points of options   18cp
Enterprise Systems Development major
Year 1
Autumn session
31265 Communication for IT Professionals   6cp
31266 Introduction to Information Systems   6cp
48023 Programming Fundamentals   6cp
31268 Web Systems   6cp
Spring session
31269 Business Requirements Modelling   6cp
31270 Networking Essentials   6cp
48024 Applications Programming   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
31271 Database Fundamentals   6cp
31251 Data Structures and Algorithms   6cp
31260 Fundamentals of Interaction Design   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Spring session
48440 Software Engineering Practice   6cp
31281 Systems Development Project   12cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
31016 Career Management for IT Professionals   6cp
41061 IT Professional Experience 1   3cp
41071 Work Integrated Learning 1   6cp
41062 IT Professional Experience 2   3cp
41072 Work Integrated Learning 2   6cp
Spring session
41063 IT Professional Experience 3   3cp
41073 Work Integrated Learning 3   6cp
41064 IT Professional Experience 4   3cp
41074 Work Integrated Learning 4   6cp
41065 IT Experience Reflection   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
31272 Project Management and the Professional   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
31100 Enterprise Development with .NET 6cp  
31253 Database Programming 6cp  
31284 Web Services Development 6cp  
31285 Mobile Applications Development 6cp  
31777 Advanced Interaction Design 6cp  
41001 Cloud Computing and Software as a Service 6cp  
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp
Spring session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
31075 Object-relational Databases 6cp  
31242 Advanced Internet Programming 6cp  
31284 Web Services Development 6cp  
31285 Mobile Applications Development 6cp  
31927 Application Development with .NET 6cp  
41889 Application Development in the iOS Environment 6cp  
48433 Software Architecture 6cp  
Select 18 credit points of options   18cp
Interaction Design major
Year 1
Autumn session
31265 Communication for IT Professionals   6cp
31266 Introduction to Information Systems   6cp
48023 Programming Fundamentals   6cp
31268 Web Systems   6cp
Spring session
31269 Business Requirements Modelling   6cp
31270 Networking Essentials   6cp
31260 Fundamentals of Interaction Design   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
31271 Database Fundamentals   6cp
31777 Advanced Interaction Design   6cp
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp
Spring session
31080 Interactive Media   6cp
41019 Prototyping Physical Interaction   6cp
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp
Year 3
Autumn session
31016 Career Management for IT Professionals   6cp
41061 IT Professional Experience 1   3cp
41071 Work Integrated Learning 1   6cp
41062 IT Professional Experience 2   3cp
41072 Work Integrated Learning 2   6cp
Spring session
41063 IT Professional Experience 3   3cp
41073 Work Integrated Learning 3   6cp
41064 IT Professional Experience 4   3cp
41074 Work Integrated Learning 4   6cp
41065 IT Experience Reflection   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
31272 Project Management and the Professional   6cp
41021 Interaction Design Studio   12cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Spring session
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
41020 Human-centred Design Methods 6cp  
31262 Introduction to Computer Game Design 6cp  
31263 Introduction to Computer Game Programming 6cp  
31250 Introduction to Data Analytics 6cp  
41889 Application Development in the iOS Environment 6cp  
31927 Application Development with .NET 6cp  
31285 Mobile Applications Development 6cp  
31748 Programming on the Internet 6cp  
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp
Internetworking and Applications major
Year 1
Autumn session
31265 Communication for IT Professionals   6cp
31266 Introduction to Information Systems   6cp
48023 Programming Fundamentals   6cp
31268 Web Systems   6cp
Spring session
31269 Business Requirements Modelling   6cp
31270 Networking Essentials   6cp
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp
Year 2
Autumn session
31271 Database Fundamentals   6cp
31277 Routing and Internetworks   6cp
41900 Security Fundamentals   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Spring session
31284 Web Services Development   6cp
31275 Mobile Networking   6cp
31246 Network Design   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
31016 Career Management for IT Professionals   6cp
41061 IT Professional Experience 1   3cp
41071 Work Integrated Learning 1   6cp
41062 IT Professional Experience 2   3cp
41072 Work Integrated Learning 2   6cp
Spring session
41063 IT Professional Experience 3   3cp
41073 Work Integrated Learning 3   6cp
41064 IT Professional Experience 4   3cp
41074 Work Integrated Learning 4   6cp
41065 IT Experience Reflection   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
31272 Project Management and the Professional   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
31254 e-Commerce 6cp  
31274 Network Management 6cp  
31283 WANs and Virtual LANs 6cp  
31285 Mobile Applications Development 6cp  
31748 Programming on the Internet 6cp  
48024 Applications Programming 6cp  
48436 Digital Forensics 6cp  
48730 Cyber Security 6cp  
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp
Spring session
31261 Internetworking Project   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
31091 Mobile Computing Project 6cp  
31242 Advanced Internet Programming 6cp  
31283 WANs and Virtual LANs 6cp  
31285 Mobile Applications Development 6cp  
31338 Network Servers 6cp  
41889 Application Development in the iOS Environment 6cp  
41890 Applying Network Security 6cp  
41891 Cloud Computing Infrastructure 6cp  
48730 Cyber Security 6cp  
48033 Internet of Things 6cp  
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp

Levels of award

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology may be awarded with a distinction, credit or pass.

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) program. The honours year is also available on a part-time basis over two years.

Transfer between UTS courses

Students in this course may transfer to the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (C10239) after completing the first year (full-time equivalent), subject to achieving a minimum weighted average mark of 65.

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible to apply for professional-level membership of the Australian Computer Society.

Other information

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

Building 10 Student Centre
Building 10, level 2, foyer (Jones St entrance)
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887) or +61 2 9514 1222
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