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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Bachelor of Information Technology / Bachelor of Business

Information correct as at

27th Jul 2016 8:09pm

Program Code

12238

AQF Level

Level 7 Bachelor Degree

Locations and UAC Codes

Mode of Delivery

  • Face to Face

Duration

Domestic - 4 years full time or part time equivalent.

International - 4 years full time.

ATAR (2016)

Cut-off Median
Callaghan Campus78.8081.80

Assumed Knowledge

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

Term Type

Semesters

Relevant University rules and policies

CRICOS Code

Description

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.


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Admission Information

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students.  Admission information for Australian students and residents is available from http://www.newcastle.edu.au/future-students .  Admission information for international students can be found at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/study-with-us/how-to-apply .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/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/domestic-students/options-for-entry/bonus-points.html to see if you are eligible.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438

Assumed Knowledge

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


Credit Transfer

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 the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.

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.


Professional Recognition

Australian Computer Society

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


Academic Requirements for Program Completion

Total Units required

320 units

Program Duration

4 years full time or part time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.

Program Requirements

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 Leadership and 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:

  1. 100 units of core courses; and
  2. 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
  3. 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:

  1. 70 units of core courses and 10 units of directed courses; and
  2. a minimum of 60 units of compulsory and directed courses for the International Business or Leadership and Management major(including a minimum of 40 units at 3000 level); and
  3. a minimum of 60 units at 3000 level.

Some core courses count towards specific majors as listed below:

  • IBUS1000 - International Business major
  • LEGL1001 - Leadership and Management major
  • MNGT1001 - International Business major; Leadership and Management major

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.


Transition Arrangements

The Bachelor of Business program was revised in 2015, and changes to the program were implemented effective Semester 1 2016.  All students in the combined Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Business program will be transitioned to the revised structure, unless advised otherwise by the relevant Program Advisor.  Students who wish to remain in the pre-2016 program structure, or who require further clarification about the changes, should liaise with the relevant Program Advisor.  Students transitioning to the revised structure should note the following:

  • ECON1002, MNGT2001 and POLI3001 have been removed from the core.  Students who have successfully completed these courses can now count them towards their electives.
  • IRHR1001 has been discontinued and replaced with MNGT1001.  Students who have successfully completed IRHR1001 are not permitted to take MNGT1001.  Students who have not yet taken IRHR1001 must take MNGT1001.
  • ACFI2005 has been discontinued and replaced with ACFI1003.  Students who have successfully completed ACFI2005 are not permitted to take ACFI1003.  Students who have not yet taken ACFI2005 must take ACFI1003.
  • EBUS2000 is no longer core in the program, but remains as a compulsory course for the Enterprise Information Technology major.  Students who have not yet taken EBUS2000 are still required to successfully complete the course to count towards the Enterprise Information Technology major.
  • The Management major is now named “Leadership and Management”.

 

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 or in 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.


Program Structure

Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

ACFI1001Accounting for Decision Makers
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
ACFI1003Introduction to Finance
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
COMP1050Internet Communication
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
ECON1001Microeconomics for Business Decisions
  • Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFT1001Foundations of Information Technology
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT1004Introduction to Programming
  • Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
LEGL1001Foundations of Law
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
MKTG1001Foundations of Marketing
  • Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MNGT1001Introduction to Management
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
STAT1060Business Decision Making
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFT2009Systems Modelling
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT2031Systems & Network Administration
  • Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT2040Database Management Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT3100Project Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT3920Contemporary Issues in Information Technology
  • Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT3970IT Major Project
  • Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
20 units

Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses

CMNS1000Introduction to Digital Communication
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
CMNS1090Introduction to Professional Writing
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
10 units
CMNS1230Foundations of Media Production
  • Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
ESLA1901Academic Language Skills for International Students
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFT1201Digital Technologies for Media and Entertainment
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFT2012Application Programming
  • Trimester 2 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT3050Web Programming
  • Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT3940Information Technology Applications
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT3950Games Design
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units

Bachelor of Business directed courses

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses. Students undertaking the International Business major must complete IBUS1000.

ECON1002Macroeconomics in the Global Economy
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
IBUS1000Managing International Business Risk
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
IRHR1002Dynamics of People and Work in Organisations
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
LEIS1000Leisure Behaviour and Organisation
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
MNGT1002Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
POLI1010Australian Politics and Government
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units

Enterprise Information Technology Major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major.

EBUS2000Information and Communication in Business
  • Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
EBUS3050The Digital Economy
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2016 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT3150Business Analysis
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses.

EBUS2123Supply Chain Decision Support
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
IRHR2270Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
MNGT2002Business Venturing
  • Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2016 (Singapore)
10 units
OPSM2000Supply Chain Management
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
IRHR3035Managing Diversity
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
MNGT3002Knowledge Management
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2016 (Singapore)
10 units
MNGT3004Organisational Structures and Design
  • Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
MNGT3011Leading Organisational ChangeNot currently offered10 units

International Business Major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major.

IBUS2001Cross-Cultural Management and Negotiations
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
IBUS2003International Trade Logistics
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
IBUS3000International Business StrategyNot currently offered10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 30 units from the following directed courses.

ACFI3140International Finance
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
BUSN3500International Work Placement in Business
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
BUSN3600International Study Experience
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
ECON3003Global Trade and Finance
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
IRHR3540International Human Resource Management
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
MKTG3060International Marketing
  • Trimester 2 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units

Leadership and Management Major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major.

MNGT2005Leadership and Ethics
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
MNGT3011Leading Organisational ChangeNot currently offered10 units
MNGT3012Strategic Business ManagementNot currently offered10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses.

MNGT2002Business Venturing
  • Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2016 (Singapore)
10 units
MNGT2006Decision Making under UncertaintyNot currently offered10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 20 units from the following directed courses.

BUSN3001Project in Business
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
BUSN3500International Work Placement in Business
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MNGT3002Knowledge Management
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2016 (Singapore)
10 units
MNGT3008Advanced Innovation ManagementNot currently offered10 units
MNGT3009Business Development and GrowthNot currently offered10 units

Electives

Complete 30 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

30 units

Honours

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/handbookBachelor of Business (Honours):http://www.newcastle.edu.au/degrees/bachelor-of-business-honours/handbook


Program Learning Outcomes

  • Program Learning Outcomes as per those for the single degree programs.

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students

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.


International Students

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/while-you-are-here/orientation to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Special Needs

Students with a disability who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. 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, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.

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