Detailed program information about the Bachelor of Information Technology/ Bachelor of Business at the University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Information Technology / Bachelor of Business

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The Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Business degree program (Program Code 12238) allows a student to qualify for two Level 7 AQF compliant undergraduate coursework programs at the same time.

The Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Business combined degree program provides students with an opportunity to undertake concurrent study, and to complete two awards over a period of four years.

In general, a combined degree program offers greater breadth of learning, enhancing the academic and professional qualities gained in each separate degree. At the same time, it recognises the increasing need for students to graduate with multidisciplinary skills.


Study a language (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

All students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.


Admission Requirements (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-students/learning/enrolment-and-course-information/apply-for-a-degree for information on how to gain entry.

You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/future-students/high-school-students/getting-in to see if you may be eligible.


Assumed Knowledge (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Any two units of English. Mathematics, while not essential, could be helpful in some majors.


Credit Transfer (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Credit may be granted for studies completed at another institution if they were completed within the previous 10 years. Credit will be granted by the Pro Vice-Chancellors of the Faculty of Science and Information Technology and the Faculty of Business and Law in accordance with the relevant policies approved by the University. If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to your new program, please go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-students/learning/enrolment-and-course-information/credit-transfer-and-cross-institutional-enrolment/ and click on how to apply for credit.


Honours (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

An Honours year in either the Bachelor of Information Technology or the Bachelor of Business is available to students as a separate program in the form of an additional year to those who meet the entry requirements.

For more information about honours, please refer to the program handbooks for the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours);

http://www.newcastle.edu.au/degrees/bachelor-of-information-technology-honours/handbook

Bachelor of Business (Honours):

http://www.newcastle.edu.au/degrees/bachelor-of-business-honours/handbook


Professional Accreditation (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Students who successfully complete the Bachelor Information Technology are eligible to apply for membership to the Australian Computer Society.


International Students (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements. All international students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international to find out more about the support services available to international students.


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Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before commencing their studies or early in their first trimester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner. Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses & consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-students/support/disability-support for more information.


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All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-students/learning/study-skills

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute. http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-students/support/indigenous-student-support


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The combined degree program enables students to complete two three-year degree courses in four years of full time study or the part-time equivalent. Students who undertake this combined degree program are to complete the following requirements:

  • successful completion of 320 units;
  • a maximum of 120 units at the 1000 level;
  • all core courses in both programs (210 units)
  • the Enterprise Information Technology major in the Bachelor of Information Technology program;
  • the International Business or Management major in the Bachelor of Business program; and
  • at least 60 units at the 3000 level.

To meet the requirements of the Bachelor of Information Technology component of a combined degree program students must complete a minimum of 150 units, comprising:

a)100 units of core courses; and

b)80 units of the Enterprise Information Technology major comprising of compulsory and directed courses listed in the major (including a minimum of 40 units at 3000 level); and

c) minimum of 60 units at 3000 level.

To meet the requirements of the Bachelor of Business component of a combined degree program, students must complete a minimum of 160 units, comprising:

a) 110 units of core courses; and

b) a minimum of 60 units of compulsory and directed courses for the International Business or Management major(including a minimum of 40 units at 3000 level); and

c) a minimum of 60 units at 3000 level.

Students are advised to minimise the impacts of possible timetable clashes that they should undertake the 1000 level core courses in the Bachelor of Business in their first year of study.

Students can graduate with either award separately when the requirements of the single degree have been met, including the completion of 240 units in total.


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A major revision to the program will take effect from Semester 1, 2014, including changes as follows:

  • New 20 unit core course INFT3970 replaces INFT3930. Students who have already successfully completed INFT3930 are not permitted to enrol in INFT3970. Students who elect not to transition to the revised 2014 structure must successfully complete INFT3930 prior to 2015, or they will be required to take the replacement 20 unit course INFT3970 from 2016 onwards.
  • A new Enterprise Information Technology major replaces the Business ICT major, which will be discontinued. Students who commenced the program in 2013 will be automatically transitioned to the revised 2014 structure, and will be automatically transitioned to the new Enterprise Information Technology major if they were taking the Business ICT major. Any courses already successfully completed by the student as part of the Business ICT major can count towards the Enterprise Information Technology major.

All students who commenced the program in 2013 will be automatically transitioned to the revised 2014 structure. Students who choose to remain in the pre-2014 structure must advise the relevant Program Officer in writing. Students who commenced the program prior 2013 are strongly advised to transition to the revised 2014 structure, and are encouraged to seek individual enrolment advice from the relevant Program Officer.


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Back to topCore Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
ACFI1001Accounting for Decision MakersSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP1050Internet CommunicationsTrimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
ECON1001Microeconomics for Business DecisionsTrimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ECON1002Macroeconomics in the Global EconomySemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT1001Foundations of Information TechnologySemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT1004Introduction to ProgrammingTrimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
IRHR1001Managing the OrganisationSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LEGL1001Foundations of LawSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
STAT1060Business Decision MakingSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ACFI2005FinanceSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
EBUS2000Information and Communication in BusinessTrimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT2009Systems ModellingTrimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT2031Systems & Network AdministrationTrimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT2040Database Management SystemsTrimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
MKTG2100Principles of MarketingTrimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MNGT2001Business StrategySemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT3100Project ManagementTrimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT3920Contemporary Issues in Information TechnologyTrimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT3970IT Major Project

Not to count with INFT3930.

Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
20 units
POLI3001Organisations, Politics and SocietyTrimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
Back to topDirected Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 10 units from Approved Courses.
ACFI1002Accounting PracticeTrimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
CMNS1000Introduction to Digital CommunicationTrimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CMNS1090Introduction to Professional WritingSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
CMNS1110Introduction to Communication StudiesNot currently offered10 units
CMNS1230Foundations of Media ProductionTrimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
DESN1300Visual Communication Technology 1Not currently offered10 units
ESLA1901Academic Language Skills for International StudentSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFT1201Digital Technologies for Media and EntertainmentSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
INFT2012Applications ProgrammingTrimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT3009Wireless Development for The CloudNot currently offered10 units
INFT3910Advanced Software DevelopmentNot currently offered10 units
INFT3940Information Technology ApplicationsSemester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)10 units
INFT3950Games DesignSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
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Compulsory Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major.
EBUS3050The Digital EconomySemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT3150Business AnalysisTrimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT3970IT Major ProjectTrimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
20 units
Directed Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 10 units from Directed courses at 2000 or 3000 level.
EBUS2123Supply Chain Decision SupportSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
IRHR2270Introduction to Human Resource ManagementTrimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
MNGT2002Business VenturingSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
OPSM2000Supply Chain ManagementSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
IRHR3035Managing DiversitySemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
MNGT3002Knowledge Management

Not to count with EBUS3020

Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
MNGT3004Organisational Structures and DesignSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
MNGT3005Managing Organisational ChangeTrimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
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Compulsory Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major.
IBUS2000International Business Strategy and Strategic AlliancesSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
IBUS2001Cross-Cultural Management and NegotiationsSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
IBUS3002International and Geopolitical RiskSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
IBUS3003International Business OperationsSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
MKTG3060International MarketingTrimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
Directed Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 10 units from Directed courses at 3000 level.
ACFI3140International FinanceSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
BUSN3001Project in BusinessSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
ECON3002Economic DevelopmentSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
ECON3003Global Trade and FinanceSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
IRHR3540International Human Resource ManagementSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
MNGT3004Organisational Structures and DesignSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
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Compulsory Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major.
MNGT3004Organisational Structures and DesignSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
Directed Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 20 units from Directed courses at 2000 level.
IRHR2270Introduction to Human Resource ManagementTrimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
MKTG2101Consumer BehaviourSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
MNGT2002Business VenturingSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
Choose 30 units from Directed courses at 3000 level.
BUSN3001Project in BusinessSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
IRHR3035Managing DiversitySemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
MNGT3003Leadership and EntrepreneurshipTrimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
MNGT3005Managing Organisational ChangeTrimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units