Bachelor of Information Technology

Available to:
Domestic and International students.
CRICOS:
071241F
Location:
  • Blacktown
  • North Sydney
Duration:

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

2020 Main Round ATAR/OP :
  • Blacktown (58.50)
  • North Sydney (58.50)

Pathway: Apply for our Passion for Business early offer program. Selection is based on criteria other than ATAR! Click here for details.

Domestic students

Description

Do you dream of being at the cutting edge of an ever-evolving industry? Our Bachelor of Information Technology has been designed for students with the ambition and drive to shape the way we work, socialise, communicate and entertain. Study with us and get a head start building the future.

When you choose our Bachelor of Information Technology, you’ll be able to study business electives. And, as a result, you’ll graduate with a better understanding of how you can help your organisation develop the solutions to meet their technological challenges.

Let your learning help the wider community. As part of your degree you’ll complete a community engagement unit that not only builds your communication skills but also gives you the chance to work with a not-for-profit organisation doing good work out in the community. With us, you’ll explore technology and find humanity.

Tap into our network of local and global industry partners when you study information technology with us.

Course duration

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Campus availability and study mode

Campus availability

  • Blacktown (Attendance)
  • 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).

Multimode ITEC units provide online lectures and a choice of online or face to face tutorials. Please note that in some cases tutorials may only be available online with an on-campus final examination. International students must choose face-to-face tutorials where available.

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 ITEC217
Programming concepts (Pre: ACCT100 or BUSN104; BUSN111 , BUSN112, BUSN113)
ITEC201
Fundamentals of information technology (Pre: ACCT100 or BUSN104; BUSN111 , BUSN112, BUSN113)
ITEC225
Systems analysis and design (Pre: ACCT100 or BUSN104; BUSN111 , BUSN112, BUSN113)
UNCC100
Self and community: exploring the anatomy of modern society
OR
PHIL102 Theories of Human Nature
OR
PHIL104 Introduction to Ethics
Year 2 - Semester 1 ITEC313
Application development (Pre: ITEC217)
ITEC316
Business process modelling (Pre: ITEC225)
ITEC200
Data and information management (Pre: ACCT100 or BUSN104; BUSN111 , BUSN112, BUSN113)
Elective 1
Year 2 - Semester 2 ITEC323
Advanced application development (Pre: ITEC313)
BIPX202
Community engagement: building strengths and capabilities
ITEC324
Business analysis (Pre: ITEC316)
Elective 2
Year 3 - Semester 1 ITEC321
Information systems strategy and management (Pre: ITEC225)
ITEC312
Information technology project part A (Pre: ITEC323, ITEC324)
Elective 3 UNCC300
Justice and change in a global world
(Pre: UNCC100 or PHIL102 or PHIL104 )
Year 3 - Semester 2 Elective 4 ITEC326
Information systems security (Pre: ITEC201)
ITEC322
Information technology project part B (Pre: ITEC312)
BUSN304
Working with diversity and conflict (Pre: ACCT100 or BUSN104; BUSN111 , BUSN112, BUSN113)
OR
BIPX301
Professional Experience (Pre: BIPX202)

*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

240

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Start dates

Blacktown
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
North Sydney
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised

Course costs

  • Average first year fee: $9777 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 (Standard) (Band 2) or EAL (Band 3)

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.

*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

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 2020

ATAR Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest ATAR to receive an offer 78.40 78.40
Median ATAR to receive an offer 62.00 67.30
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 51.60 58.60

Student Profile

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

Applicant background 2020
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 0 0.00%
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) 8 21.62%
Recent secondary education admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra tests, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR) 0 0.00%
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 N/P
International students 22 59.46%
All students 37 100%
  • 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

Inherent Requirements

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit. Learn more about inherent requirements and how they affect you, and explore the requirements for your course.

Applying for admission

Sydney (Blacktown), NSW
Apply through UAC
Sydney (North Sydney), NSW
Apply through UAC

Direct Applications

You can apply Direct to ACU through the Passion 4 Business early offer program. Check out the application process and the eligibility criteria here.

You can apply Direct to ACU if you are not a recent school leaver and have not already applied through VTAC, UAC or QTAC.

Blacktown
North Sydney

Admission Pathways to this course

Admission Schemes

Adjustment Factors which may improve your Selection Rank

  • Most applicants to undergraduate courses at ACU are eligible for adjustment factors – which can help improve your selection rank when applying for a degree. Your location, school or personal circumstances may make you eligible too. Learn more about the full list of available adjustments.

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

Consider the Passion4Business early offer program. Selection is based on criteria other than ATAR. Click here for details.

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.

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 at only the North Sydney campus.

Contacts for future students

Enquiries:

International students

Description

Do you dream of being at the cutting edge of an ever-evolving industry? Our Bachelor of Information Technology has been designed for students with the ambition and drive to shape the way we work, socialise, communicate and entertain. Study with us and get a head start building the future.

When you choose our Bachelor of Information Technology, you’ll be able to study business electives. And, as a result, you’ll graduate with a better understanding of how you can help your organisation develop the solutions to meet their technological challenges.

Let your learning help the wider community. As part of your degree you’ll complete a community engagement unit that not only builds your communication skills but also gives you the chance to work with a not-for-profit organisation doing good work out in the community. With us, you’ll explore technology and find humanity.

Tap into our network of local and global industry partners when you study information technology with us.

Course duration

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Start dates and campus availability

Blacktown
  • 22-Feb-2021 , 26-Jul-2021 , 21-Feb-2022 , 18-Jul-2022
North Sydney
  • 22-Feb-2021 , 26-Jul-2021 , 21-Feb-2022 , 18-Jul-2022

Multimode ITEC units provide online lectures and a choice of online or face to face tutorials. Please note that in some cases tutorials may only be available online with an on-campus final examination. International students must choose face-to-face tutorials where available.

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

240

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 ITEC217
Programming concepts (Pre: ACCT100 or BUSN104; BUSN111 , BUSN112, BUSN113)
ITEC201
Fundamentals of information technology (Pre: ACCT100 or BUSN104; BUSN111 , BUSN112, BUSN113)
ITEC225
Systems analysis and design (Pre: ACCT100 or BUSN104; BUSN111 , BUSN112, BUSN113)
UNCC100
Self and community: exploring the anatomy of modern society
OR
PHIL102 Theories of Human Nature
OR
PHIL104 Introduction to Ethics
Year 2 - Semester 1 ITEC313
Application development (Pre: ITEC217)
ITEC316
Business process modelling (Pre: ITEC225)
ITEC200
Data and information management (Pre: ACCT100 or BUSN104; BUSN111 , BUSN112, BUSN113)
Elective 1
Year 2 - Semester 2 ITEC323
Advanced application development (Pre: ITEC313)
BIPX202
Community engagement: building strengths and capabilities
ITEC324
Business analysis (Pre: ITEC316)
Elective 2
Year 3 - Semester 1 ITEC321
Information systems strategy and management (Pre: ITEC225)
ITEC312
Information technology project part A (Pre: ITEC323, ITEC324)
Elective 3 UNCC300
Justice and change in a global world
(Pre: UNCC100 or PHIL102 or PHIL104 )
Year 3 - Semester 2 Elective 4 ITEC326
Information systems security (Pre: ITEC201)
ITEC322
Information technology project part B (Pre: ITEC312)
BUSN304
Working with diversity and conflict (Pre: ACCT100 or BUSN104; BUSN111 , BUSN112, BUSN113)
OR
BIPX301
Professional Experience (Pre: BIPX202)

*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: $3635.00 (2021)
  • Average first year fee: $29080.00 (2021)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $87240.00 (2021)

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

Inherent Requirements

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit. Learn more about inherent requirements and how they affect you, and explore the requirements for your course.

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.

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 at only the North Sydney campus.

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