Bachelor of Information Technology (with specialisations)

includes:

Bachelor of Information Technology (with specialisations)

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Bachelor of Information Technology BInfoTech

Bachelor of Information Technology (Business Analysis) BInfoTech(BusAnlys)

Bachelor of Information Technology (Network Engineering) BInfoTech(NetEng)

Bachelor of Information Technology (Software Design and Development) BInfoTech(SoftwareDsgn&Dev)

Bachelor of Information Technology (Systems Administration) BInfoTech(SysAdmin)

Availability

Bachelor of Information Technology (with specialisations) (2414IT)

On Campus - Albury-Wodonga
On Campus - Bathurst
On Campus - CSU Study Centre Melbourne
On Campus - CSU Study Centre Sydney
On Campus - Wagga Wagga
Online - Albury-Wodonga

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Bachelor of Information Technology (with specialisations)

Full-time: 3.0 years (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Applicants for the Bachelor of Information Technology must meet the following Admission Requirements:

* A completed High School Certificate (or equivalent) with an ATAR of at least 60 (including adjustment factors).

OR

* Completion of the HSC (or equivalent) with strong performance (such as 60% or higher marks) in subjects in the Information Technology area.

OR

* Successful completion of at least two appropriate standard IT university-level subjects.

OR

* For recent school leavers, a report from the School Principal, equivalent to that used in the School Recommendation Scheme (SRS), recommending the applicant as well-suited for university study.

OR

* IT related professional certifications such as from CISCO, Microsoft, IBM and other professional industries.

OR

* Two years relevant professional IT work experience (i.e. in areas such as programmer, analyst, systems administration, help desk, network support but NOT clerical roles such as data entry or secretarial) demonstrated by a detailed resume.

OR

* A completed AQF Certificate III in Information Technology (including any specialisation of Information Technology) or a completed AQF Certificate III in an area related to Information Technology.

English Language Proficiency
Minimum CSU English Language Proficiency Requirements apply.


Applicants for the Bachelor of Information Technology TAFE NSW Integrated Program must meet the following Admission Requirements:

Enrolment in one of the following programs at TAFE NSW Albury or Wagga campuses:

* Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology
* Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking)
* Diploma of Information Technology (Networking)
* Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Network Security)

Successful applicants will concurrently study the above TAFE NSW courses along with selected subjects in the Bachelor of Information Technology, Network Engineering specialisation, at either the Albury or Wagga campuses of Charles Sturt University. Credits will be granted into the Bachelor of Information Technology for completion of the TAFE component of the integrated program.

Students of the integrated program can optionally choose to sit for the following industry certifications (additional costs will apply):

CompTIA A+ certification
EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker certification
Cisco CCNA Routing and switching certification

The Bachelor of Information Technology TAFE integrated program can be completed in three years by full-time study.

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

No special arrangements apply

Graduation Requirement

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.

Course Structure

The course structure consists of:

  • a core of 10 subjects
  • a specialisation of 8 subjects
  • 6 unrestricted elective subjects

Core subjects

ITC105 Communication and Information Management
ITC106 Programming Principles
ITC114 Introduction to Database Systems
ITC133 Customer Support Management
ITC161 Computer Systems
ITC211 Systems Analysis
ITC212 Internet Technologies
ITC218 ICT Project Management
ITC331 Ethics & Professional Practice
ITC358 IT Security

Specialisations

Software Design & Development specialisation

ITC203 Object Oriented Systems Analysis and Design
ITC205 Professional Programming Practice
ITC206 Programming in Java 1
ITC303 Software Development Project 1
ITC309 Software Development Project 2
ITC313 Programming in Java 2

And, either any two of the following subjects

ITC204 Human Computer Interaction
ITC209 Mobile Application Development
ITC322 Data Structures
MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability and Culture

Or two other appropriate ITC subjects, relevant to the specialisation and to the BIT course as a whole, as approved by the Course Director.

Network Engineering specialisation

ITC233 Computer Networks
ITC254 Wireless Networks
ITC306 Project Preparation
ITC308 IT Project
ITC354 Routing and Switching
ITC355 Network Design

And, either any two of the following subjects

ITC240 IT Infrastructure Management
ITC314 Virtualisation Technologies
ITC333 Server Administration & Maintenance
MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability and Culture

Or two other appropriate ITC subjects, relevant to the specialisation and to the BIT course as a whole, as approved by the Course Director.

Systems Administration specialisation

ITC232 Technical Service Management
ITC233 Computer Networks
ITC306 Project Preparation
ITC308 IT Project
ITC314 Virtualisation Technologies
ITC333 Server Administration & Maintenance

And, either any two of the following subjects

ITC204 Human Computer Interaction
ITC240 IT Infrastructure Management
ITC254 Wireless Networks
MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability and Culture

Or two other appropriate ITC subjects, relevant to the specialisation and to the BIT course as a whole, as approved by the Course Director.

Business Analysis specialisation

MGT100 Organisations and Management
ITC204 Human Computer Interaction
ITC306 Project Preparation
ITC308 IT Project
MGT210 Organisational Behaviour
MGT310 Operations Management

And, either any two of the following subjects

ITC240 IT Infrastructure Management
ITC254 Wireless Networks
ITC314 Virtualisation Technologies
MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability and Culture

Or two other appropriate ITC subjects, relevant to the specialisation and to the BIT course as a whole, as approved by the Course Director.

Practice Experience

Particular emphasis is placed on the importance of practical experience and all teaching involves industry standard hardware, software, methods and techniques. Final year students investigate, design and implement a substantial computer application to address a practical real world problem in the chosen area of specialisation.

Integrated Program with Canberra Institute of Technology
An integrated program is available for students studying the Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology, Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) and the Diploma of IT (Networking) through the Canberra Institute of Technology. Students will also concurrently study selected subjects in the Bachelor of Information Technology via online. Students who complete the full integrated program will graduate with the following awards and industry certifications:

  • Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology
  • Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking
  • Diploma of Information Technology Networking
  • Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching certification
  • Cisco CCNA Security
  • Bachelor of Information Technology

Credits will be granted into the Bachelor of Information Technology for completion of the industry certifications and TAFE component of the course.

Integrated Program with TAFE NSW
An integrated program is available for students studying the Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology (Networking Administration), Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking), Diploma of Information Technology (Networking) and the Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Network Security) through TAFE NSW Albury or Wagga campus. Students will also concurrently study selected subjects in the Bachelor of Information Technology at either the Albury or Wagga CSU campus. Students who complete the full integrated program will graduate with the following awards and industry certifications:

  • Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology (Network Administration)
  • Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking)
  • Diploma of Information Technology (Networking)
  • Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Network Security)
  • Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching certification

Students of the integrated program can optionally choose to sit for the following industry certifications:

  • CompTIA A+ certification
  • EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker certification

Please note that additional costs will apply for undertaking the industry certifications.

Credits will be granted into the Bachelor of Information Technology for completion of the TAFE component of the course. The BIT TAFE integrated program can be completed in 3 years by full-time study.

Enrolment Pattern

Full-time

If commencing at the start of a calendar year


Software Design & Development specialisation

Session 1

ITC105 Communication and Information Management
ITC106 Programming Principles
ITC161 Computer Systems
Elective 1

Session 2
ITC114 Introduction to Database Systems
ITC133 Customer Support Management
ITC211 Systems Analysis
ITC206 Programming in Java 1

Session 3
ITC203 Object Oriented Systems Analysis and Design
Software Design & Development Elective 1
Elective 2
Elective 3

Session 4
ITC212 Internet Technologies
ITC218 ICT Project Management
ITC205 Professional Programming Practice
ITC313 Programming in Java 2

Session 5
ITC331 Ethics and Professional Practice
ITC358 IT Security
ITC303 Software Development Project 1
Software Design & Development Elective 2

Session 6
ITC309 Software Development Project 2
Elective 4
Elective 5
Elective 6


Network Engineering, Systems Administration and Business Analysis specialisations

Session 1

ITC105 Communication and Information Management
ITC106 Programming Principles
ITC161 Computer Systems
Elective 1

Session 2

ITC114 Introduction to Database Systems
ITC133 Customer Support Management
ITC211 Systems Analysis
ITC212 Internet Technologies

Session 3

Elective 2
Elective 3
Specialisation 1
Specialisation 2

Session 4

ITC218 ICT Project Management
Elective 4
Specialisation 3
Specialisation 4

Session 5

ITC331 Ethics and Professional Practice
ITC358 IT Security
Specialisation 5
Specialisation 6

Session 6

Elective 5
Elective 6
Specialisation 7
Specialisation 8


Online students

If commencing at the start of a calendar year


All specialisations

Session 1

ITC105 Communication and Information Management
ITC161 Computer Systems

Session 2

ITC114 Introduction to Database Systems
ITC133 Customer Support Management

Session 3

ITC106 Programming Principles
Elective 1

Session 4

ITC211 Systems Analysis
ITC212 Internet Technologies

Session 5

Elective 2
Specialisation 1

Session 6

ITC218 ICT Project Management
Specialisation 2

Session 7

Elective 3
Specialisation 3

Session 8

Elective 4
Specialisation 4

Session 9

ITC331 Ethics and Professional Practice
ITC358 IT Security

Session 10

Specialisation 5
Specialisation 6

Session 11

Elective 5
Specialisation 7

Session 12

Elective 6
Specialisation 8


TAFE NSW Integrated programs

Full-time

Session 1

ITC105 Communication and Information Management
Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology (Network Administration) (TAFE)
CompTIA A+ certification (optional) (TAFE)

Session 2

ITC133 Customer Support Management
Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) (TAFE)

Session 3

ITC106 Programming Principles
Diploma of Information Technology (Networking) (TAFE)
Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Network Security) (TAFE)
Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching certification (TAFE)

Session 4

ITC218 ICT Project Management
Diploma of Information Technology (Networking) (TAFE)
Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Network Security) (TAFE)
Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching certification (TAFE)

Session 5

ITC306 Project Preparation
ITC331 Ethics and Professional Practice
Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Network Security) (TAFE)
EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker certification (optional) (TAFE)

Session 6

ITC114 Introduction to Database Systems
ITC211 Systems Analysis
ITC308 IT Project
Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Network Security) (TAFE)
EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker certification (optional) (TAFE)

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component. Further details of Residential School requirements are located via the subject page

ITC233 Computer Networks
ITC354 Routing and Switching
ITC355 Network Design

Enrolled students can find further information about CSU Residential Schools via at About Residential School

Professional Accreditation

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) accredits courses in Information Technology to verify that they meet professional standards in terms of content, staff skills, teaching facility and quality assurance. The Bachelor of Information Technology (with specialisations) is fully accredited at the Professional level by the ACS until 2022.

Contact

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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: November 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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