Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Business Administration

Available to:
Domestic and International students.
CRICOS:
082139B
Location:
  • North Sydney
Duration:

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

2019 Main Round ATAR/OP :
  • North Sydney (58.50)

Description

Through an understanding of business and IT, you will be in demand across the private and public sectors. This course will enable you to be job-ready for a broad range of business opportunities. With technology playing an ever greater role in all aspects of business, you could pursue a career in finance, business analysis, management, business administration, marketing, recruitment, sales and technical/network support.

You will be taught technical, business and relationship skills to build and integrate effective business information processes to transform decision-making structures within an organisation into efficient and effective systems.

Course duration

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Campus availability and study mode

Campus availability

  • North Sydney (Attendance)
  • North Sydney (Multi-mode)

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Sample Course Map

Year – Study Period Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4
Year 1 - Semester 1 BUSN113
Managing people and organisations
BUSN104
Money matters
BUSN111
Working with technology
BUSN112
Managing markets
Year 1 - Semester 2 STAT207
Business data analysis
ISYS228
Fundamentals of business information systems
BUSN201
International business
UNCC100
Self and community: exploring the anatomy of modern society
Year 2 - Semester 1 HRMG204
Organisational behaviour
ECON200
Economics: policy frameworks and markets
ISYS201
Information technology infrastructure
DATA200
Data and information management
Year 2 - Semester 2 ISYS225
Systems analysis and design
Business elective 1 DATA201
Data analytics and decision making
BIPX202
Community engagement: building strengths and capabilities
Year 3 - Semester 1 ISYS217
Programming concepts
HRMG200
Applied human resource management
Business elective 2 UNCC300
Justice and change in a global world
(Pre: UNCC100)
Year 3 - Semester 2 Business elective 3 MGMT310
Sustainable organisational change
MKTG202
Marketing communications: engaging stakeholders
MGMT304
Strategic management
Year 4 - Semester 1 MGMT311
Managing entrepreneurship and innovation
DATA300
Data visualisation
(Pre: DATA201)
Business elective 4 ISYS316
Business process modelling and analysis
(Pre: ISYS225)
Year 4 - Semester 2 MGMT308
Project management
ISYS321
Information systems strategy and management
(Pre: ISYS225)
ISYS326
Information systems security
(Pre: ISYS201)
BUSN304
Working with diversity and conflict
or
BIPX301
Professional experience

* Information technology units provide online lectures and a choice of online or face-to-face tutorials in Sydney.

'Pre:' – indicates a unit that must be completed before the next unit can be undertaken (prerequisite).
A blank cell indicates that there are no additional units required for that study period.
This is a sample program only and units will vary between states. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.

Deferment, credit points & course units

Deferment

Deferment is available for one year. Find out more about deferment: Deferment Information.

Credit Points

320

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Start dates

Course costs

  • Average first year fee: $10403 Commonwealth Supported (indicative only; subject to passage of legislation)

Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

Essential requirements for admission

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent:

New South Wales

  • Prerequisite: English

Or be admitted under the Passion 4 Business Program.

International applicants need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

Admission criteria

The table below shows the range of ATARs/OPs (excludes adjustment factors) and Selection Ranks (may include adjustment factors) achieved by students who were accepted into this course last year. These may vary from year to year. Learn more about admission to ACU.

ATAR/OP range

For those offered places in 2019

ATAR Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest ATAR to receive an offer 76.40 78.95
Median ATAR to receive an offer 59.55 64.90
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 48.60 58.60

Student Profile

Breakdown of how students entered this course last year and in what numbers.

Applicant background 2019
Number of students Percentage of all students
Higher education study
(Includes a bridging or enabling course)
<5 N/P
Vocational education and training (VET) study <5 N/P
Work and life experience
Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the basis of Secondary, VET or Higher Education
<5 N/P
Recent secondary education admitted solely on basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points) 14 58.33%
Recent secondary education admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra tests, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR) <5 N/P
Recent secondary education admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement) 5 20.83%
International students <5 N/P
All students 24 100%
  • N/P – Not published : the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells within less than 5 students.
  • <5 – The number of students is less than 5.

Further information

Applying for admission

Sydney (North Sydney), NSW
Apply through UAC

Direct Applications

Admission Pathways to this course

Admission Schemes

Adjustment Factors which may improve your Selection Rank

Articulation from another course

Work and Life Experience

  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • Work experience - A Selection Rank can be calculated based on your work experience - you need to document all of your experience and provide supporting documentation

If you have a Selection Rank but it's not enough for this course

  • Complete 2 non-award individual UG units; the results attained for these units can then be converted to a Selection Rank
  • Complete a VET qualification such as an AQF Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma
  • Commence another ACU Bachelor degree with a lower required Selection Rank, successfully complete 2 or more units, then apply for an internal transfer to this course. A new Selection Rank will be calculated from your results in the ACU units.

Career paths

Graduates can pursue a range of careers such as:

  • Business systems analyst
  • Database administrator
  • Information systems manager
  • Software engineer
  • Technical and network support professional

Professional recognition

Students who complete this program are eligible for Australian Computer Society (ACS) membership following appropriate work experience.

Volunteer experience

A requirement of the degree is a Community Engagement unit where students engage in voluntary work within a not-for-profit organisation over a period of 35-70 hours.

Pathways to further study

Bachelor degree graduates may be eligible to progress to a range of postgraduate coursework programs, eg Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and, through them and/or with relevant work experience, to Master’s degree programs.

More course information

All subject combinations and electives are dependent upon subject prerequisites, timetable and quota availability.

International students will be able to study only at the North Sydney campus.

Contacts for future students

Enquiries:

Description

Through an understanding of business and IT, you will be in demand across the private and public sectors. This course will enable you to be job-ready for a broad range of business opportunities. With technology playing an ever greater role in all aspects of business, you could pursue a career in finance, business analysis, management, business administration, marketing, recruitment, sales and technical/network support.

You will be taught technical, business and relationship skills to build and integrate effective business information processes to transform decision-making structures within an organisation into efficient and effective systems.

Course duration

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Start dates and campus availability

North Sydney
  • 22-Jul-2019 , 10-Feb-2020 , 20-Jul-2020 , 08-Feb-2021 , 19-Jul-2021

Deferment, credit points & course units

Deferment

Yes. See Defer your offer.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

Credit Points

320

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Course structure – 1st year

Year – Study Period Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4
Year 1 - Semester 1 BUSN113
Managing people and organisations
BUSN104
Money matters
BUSN111
Working with technology
BUSN112
Managing markets
Year 1 - Semester 2 STAT207
Business data analysis
ISYS228
Fundamentals of business information systems
BUSN201
International business
UNCC100
Self and community: exploring the anatomy of modern society
Year 2 - Semester 1 HRMG204
Organisational behaviour
ECON200
Economics: policy frameworks and markets
ISYS201
Information technology infrastructure
DATA200
Data and information management
Year 2 - Semester 2 ISYS225
Systems analysis and design
Business elective 1 DATA201
Data analytics and decision making
BIPX202
Community engagement: building strengths and capabilities
Year 3 - Semester 1 ISYS217
Programming concepts
HRMG200
Applied human resource management
Business elective 2 UNCC300
Justice and change in a global world
(Pre: UNCC100)
Year 3 - Semester 2 Business elective 3 MGMT310
Sustainable organisational change
MKTG202
Marketing communications: engaging stakeholders
MGMT304
Strategic management
Year 4 - Semester 1 MGMT311
Managing entrepreneurship and innovation
DATA300
Data visualisation
(Pre: DATA201)
Business elective 4 ISYS316
Business process modelling and analysis
(Pre: ISYS225)
Year 4 - Semester 2 MGMT308
Project management
ISYS321
Information systems strategy and management
(Pre: ISYS225)
ISYS326
Information systems security
(Pre: ISYS201)
BUSN304
Working with diversity and conflict
or
BIPX301
Professional experience

* Information technology units provide online lectures and a choice of online or face-to-face tutorials in Sydney.

'Pre:' – indicates a unit that must be completed before the next unit can be undertaken (prerequisite).
A blank cell indicates that there are no additional units required for that study period.
This is a sample program only and units will vary between states. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.

Course costs

  • Unit Fee: $3156.00 (2019)
  • Average first year fee: $25248.00 (2019)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $100992.00 (2019)

Important Note on Fees

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. The Unit Fee is based on a 10cp unit. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

Essential requirements for admission

Applicants require the equivalent of Australian Year 12 certificate and an overall academic IELTS score of 6.0 (with minimum scores of 6.0 in speaking and writing, and 5.5 in listening and reading).

Applying for Admission

How to Apply

Information on the application procedure.

International Students Apply Now
International students undertaking an Australian Year 12 qualification should apply through the relevant tertiary admissions centre:
NSW & ACT
Apply through UAC

Career paths

Graduates can pursue a range of careers such as:

  • Business systems analyst
  • Database administrator
  • Information systems manager
  • Software engineer
  • Technical and network support professional

Professional recognition

Students who complete this program are eligible for Australian Computer Society (ACS) membership following appropriate work experience.

Volunteer experience

A requirement of the degree is a Community Engagement unit where students engage in voluntary work within a not-for-profit organisation over a period of 35-70 hours.

Pathways to further study

Bachelor degree graduates may be eligible to progress to a range of postgraduate coursework programs, eg Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and, through them and/or with relevant work experience, to Master’s degree programs.

More course information

All subject combinations and electives are dependent upon subject prerequisites, timetable and quota availability.

International students will be able to study only at the North Sydney campus.

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