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Undergraduate course information

UTS: Information Technology offers undergraduate degrees in information technology and a number of combined degrees with business, international studies, law and mathematics.

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology students must complete eight foundation core subjects and an IT major (CBK90781).

IT majors are offered in five areas:

The following areas are offered as sub-majors:

  • Business Information Systems Management (SMJ02064)
  • Enterprise Systems Development (SMJ03036)
  • Internetworking and Applications (SMJ03037)
  • Data Analytics (SMJ02065)
  • Computer Graphics and Animation (SMJ02066)
  • Interaction Design (SMJ02067)
  • plus sub-majors from other faculties.

Practice-based education

UTS: Information Technology is a leader in practice-based education and has offered a year of industrial experience, i.e. the Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice (C20056), as part of its undergraduate courses for many years. The industry experience provides a better understanding of the relationship between theory and practice, and increases students' employability by providing work experience before graduation.

The Industry Partnering Unit (IPU) assists students in their preparation to obtain an industrial training position as part of the Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice. The staff of the IPU maintain contact with various organisations that offer IT positions. Students seeking industrial training must attend the industrial training information session held in May each year and register in the session preceding their intended period of industrial training.

The IPU maintains a database which provides information to students on available industrial training jobs.

Undergraduate progression rules

Undergraduate students who do not maintain the required minimum level of progress may be excluded from a course and have their enrolment withdrawn. The minimum rate of progress is achievement of 50 per cent of the credit points in which a student has been enrolled since the beginning of that course. In addition, students are bound by the Rules of the University and are advised to refer to them.

Grading of awards

The cut-off points for grading are fixed and common across all undergraduate degrees as follows.

Students who have completed the required subjects and credit points determined for each award qualify to graduate at pass level.

Qualification for graded awards is based on the weighted average mark calculated for all graded subjects completed, including electives. Ungraded pass/fail subjects, including electives taken while on exchange and exemptions granted as recognised prior learning, are not included in the calculation.

In the case of combined degrees where the IT component is less than 144 credit points, the grading of the IT component normally includes all IT subjects, plus core subjects from the non-IT degree, to a total not less than 144 credit points. Students in combined degrees who wish to confirm which subjects are counted towards the grading of their degree should check with the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology.

For a degree with distinction, the weighted average mark must be greater than or equal to 75. For a degree with credit, the weighted average mark must be greater than or equal to 65 and less than 75.

The grading of Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology is as follows.

Students who have completed the required subjects and credit points (48 credit points) determined for the award qualify for third class honours.

Qualification above third class honours is based on the weighted average mark calculated for all graded subjects completed, including electives. Ungraded pass/fail subjects and exemptions granted as recognised prior learning are not included in the calculation. All failures are included in the calculation.

  • First class honours: the weighted average mark must be greater than or equal to 85.
  • Second class honours (division 1): the weighted average mark must be greater than or equal to 75 and less than 85.
  • Second class honours (division 2): the weighted average mark must be greater than or equal to 65 and less than 75.

The University Medal is awarded to the top student(s) in each graduating cohort provided their weighted average mark is above 85.