University of Technology Sydney

C10143v7 Bachelor of Information Technology

Award(s): Bachelor of Information Technology (BInfTech)
UAC code: 603210 (Autumn session)
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 144
Course EFTSL: 3
Location: City campus

Notes

This course is only offered to local students.

This course is intended for domestic current school leavers.

This course is not offered to international students.


Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Assumed knowledge
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course diagram
Course program
Rules and regulations
Levels of award
Honours
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

This is a cooperative education scholarship program in computer information systems, developed by UTS in cooperation with a group of leading organisations. It differs from other cooperative education courses in that, during the industry-based sessions, students follow a structured program designed jointly by UTS and the employer group, including formal coursework delivered by industry.

There are a limited number of places available in this course according to the number of industry sponsors each year. If selected for this course, students receive a total scholarship of around $49,500 for the duration of the course.

This intensive course includes two six-month industry-based sessions with different industry sponsors. Industry sponsors are heavily involved in the curriculum design to ensure graduates are not only highly qualified but also have the knowledge and skills relevant to the needs of industry.

Students normally secure graduate employment before completion of the course. Sponsors also actively recruit graduates from the course but students are not obliged to take up employment with a sponsor.

Course aims

Students gain an understanding of both business practice and technical skills in IT and computing, and learn how to apply IT solutions to business challenges.

Career options

Career options include business analyst, systems analyst, information systems manager, project manager, commercial manager and roles in social media/digital marketing.

Course intended learning outcomes

A.1 Historically and Culturally Informed about Indigenous Knowledge Systems: FEIT graduates are culturally and historically informed, able to work as respectful professionals with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
B.1 Socially Responsible: Bachelor of Information Technology graduates identify, engage, interpret and analyse stakeholder needs and cultural perspectives in real organisations, establish priorities and goals, and identify constraints, uncertainties and risks (social, ethical, cultural, legislative, environmental, commercial, etc.) to define the business requirements.
C.1 Design Oriented: Bachelor of Information Technology graduates apply work-relevant problem solving, design and decision-making methodologies to develop components, systems and processes to meet the business requirements.
D.1 Technically Proficient: Bachelor of Information Technology graduates apply abstraction, mathematics and discipline fundamentals, software tools and techniques to evaluate, implement and operate systems, to deliver value to the organisation.
E.1 Collaborative and Communicative: Bachelor of Information Technology graduates work as an effective member or leader of diverse and experienced teams in the workplace, communicating effectively and operating within cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural and cross-organisational contexts.
F.1 Reflective: Bachelor of Information Technology graduates critically self-review their professional performance, with mentored assistance, to improve themselves and their teams.

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.

This is an intensive scholarship course intended for current school leavers, although applications are accepted from non-current school leavers who completed Year 12 one year prior to application. Special application and selection procedures apply. Applicants must submit a Bachelor of Information Technology application questionnaire.

Applicants must demonstrate leadership potential and involvement in extracurricular activities, and it is expected that they achieve a minimum ATAR of 85. Short-listed applicants are interviewed, and final selection is based on ATAR and interview performance.

The English proficiency requirement for 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.

Assumed knowledge

HSC Mathematics Advanced and any two units of English. Mathematics Extension 1 and English Advanced are recommended.

Course duration and attendance

The course is of three years' duration and involves four sessions of full-time study at the university and two sessions of full-time industry-based study and practical experience. The industry-based sessions are of 23 weeks' duration.

Course structure

Students are required to complete 144 credit points, comprising core (48 credit points), software development studios (12 credit points), work integrated learning (36 credit points), sub-major (24 credit points), and electives (24 credit points).

There are special conditions relating to students enrolled in this course. Leave of absence and re-admission after withdrawal are not normally granted to students, except under extraordinary circumstances and subject to satisfactory arrangements being possible.

Industrial training/professional practice

Students spend two six-month, full-time sessions in industry.

Course completion requirements

STM90651 Core subjects (Information Technology) 48cp
STM91312 Software Development Studios 12cp
STM91313 Work Integrated Learning 36cp
CBK91786 Sub-major choice 24cp
CBK90571 Electives 24cp
Total 144cp

Course diagram

Course diagram: C10143

Course program

The program below shows the suggested sequence of subjects. It is intended as a guide only and does 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.

Year 1
Autumn session
31265 Communication for IT Professionals   6cp
31266 Introduction to Information Systems   6cp
48023 Programming Fundamentals   6cp
31268 Web Systems   6cp
41115 Professional IT Practice Preparation 1   3cp
Spring session
41120 Work Integrated Learning (BIT)   6cp
41049 Industry Experience 1 (BIT)   9cp
31271 Database Fundamentals   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
41113 Software Development Studio 1   6cp
41092 Network Fundamentals   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91786 Sub-major choice 24cp  
31269 Business Requirements Modelling   6cp
Spring session
41114 Software Development Studio 2   6cp
41116 Professional IT Practice Preparation 2   3cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK91786 Sub-major choice 24cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90571 Electives 24cp  
Year 3
Autumn session
41123 Work Integrated Learning Capstone   6cp
41050 Industry Experience 2 (BIT)   9cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91786 Sub-major choice 24cp  
Spring session
31272 Project Management and the Professional   6cp
Select 18 credit points from the following:   18cp
CBK90571 Electives 24cp  

Rules and regulations

UTS: Information Technology does not recommend probation for unsatisfactory academic performance. Instead, it recommends to the Faculty Board in Engineering and Information Technology that a student be excluded under any of the following circumstances:

  • a student fails any subject for the second time
  • a student gains less than 50 per cent of the credit points for which he or she is enrolled in that assessment period
  • a student has a misconduct matter proven
  • a student fails any subject that is part of the program of an industry-based session or a student performs unsatisfactorily during an industry-based session, or
  • immediately prior to the commencement of an industry-based session, a student has still to complete more than one subject in the normal program of the course to that stage.

As an alternative to exclusion, a student whose performance is unsatisfactory according to the circumstances named above may have their enrolment forcibly transferred from the Bachelor of Information Technology to the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology course by means of an internal course transfer: continuing. The decision of whether a student is recommended for exclusion or a forced course transfer is at the sole discretion of the faculty and dependent on the individual circumstances of the student.

Appeals against exclusion are dealt with by the university's Appeals Committee (of the Academic Board), which takes into account the recommendation of the Course Steering Committee.

Levels of award

The Bachelor of Information Technology may be awarded with 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.

Professional recognition

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

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887) or +61 2 9514 1222
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