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

Bachelor of Information Technology / Bachelor of Business

Handbook

Bachelor of Information Technology / Bachelor of Business

Information correct as at

4th Dec 2016 12:49am

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 here.

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 and a minimum of 60 units at the 3000 level;
  • all core courses in both programs (170 units)
  • the Business Technology major in the Bachelor of Information Technology program;
  • the International Business or Leadership and Management major in the Bachelor of Business program;
  • 10 units of directed Bachelor of Business courses; and
  • 10 units of directed Bachelor of Information Technology courses; and
  • 30 units of electives

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 Information Technology (BIT) program was revised in 2016, and changes to the program were implemented effective Semester 1 2017.  All students who commenced in the Bachelor of Information Technology in 2017 follow the Program Requirements as they are listed on this page.

No continuing student will be disadvantaged by the transition arrangement. Information about transition and course equivalencies for students who commenced prior to 2017 is available on the Additional Information panel on the right hand side of this page.

For students who commenced the B IT prior to Semester 1, 2014:

  • INFT3970 (20 units) replaced INFT3930. Students who have successfully completed INFT3930 are not permitted to enrol in INFT3970.

If you require assistance with course selection, please contact your Program Advisor by emailing ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au

 

The B Business program was revised in 2015, and changes to the program were implemented effective Semester 1 2016.  All students in the combined B Information Technology/B 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 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”.

Program Structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available at the top of this page.

Core Courses

Core Courses

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

ACFI1001Accounting for Decision Makers
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
10 units
ACFI1003Introduction to Finance
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Summer 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
10 units
COMP1010Computing Fundamentals
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units
COMP1140Database and Information Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
ECON1001Microeconomics for Business Decisions
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Summer 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
10 units
INFT1150Foundations of Information Systems
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
LEGL1001Foundations of Law
  • Summer 3 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
MKTG1001Foundations of Marketing
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
10 units
MNGT1001Introduction to Management
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
10 units
SENG1050Web Technologies
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
STAT1060Business Decision Making
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFT2031Systems & Network Administration
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT2150Business Analysis
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
SENG2130Systems Analysis and Design
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT3100Project Management
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
SENG3300User Interface Design
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units

Core Courses

Core Programming Course

Students must select either INFT1004 or SENG1110

INFT1004Introduction to Programming
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
SENG1110Object Oriented Programming
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units

Bachelor of IT Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses

CMNS2016Media Production: Social and Interactive Media
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units
DESN28033D Animation
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFT2012Application Programming
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
FMCS3100Digital Culture
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
INFT3007The Information Resource
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT3950Games Design
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (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
  • Summer 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
10 units
IBUS1000Managing International Business Risk
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
10 units
IRHR1002Dynamics of People and Work in Organisations
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
10 units
LEIS1000Leisure Behaviour and Organisation
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
10 units
MNGT1002Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
10 units
POLI1010Australian Politics and Government
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
10 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 - 2017 (City Precinct)
10 units
IBUS2003International Trade Logistics
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
IBUS3000International Business Strategy
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 30 units from the following directed courses.

ACFI3140International Finance
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
BUSN3500International Work Placement in Business
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
  • Summer 1 - 2016/2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
BUSN3600International Study Experience
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Summer 1 - 2016/2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ECON3003Global Trade and Finance
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
IRHR3540International Human Resource Management
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
10 units
MKTG3060International Marketing
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (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 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
10 units
MNGT3011Leading Organisational Change
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units
MNGT3012Strategic Business Management
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses.

MNGT2002Business Venturing
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
MNGT2006Decision Making under Uncertainty
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 20 units from the following directed courses.

BUSN3001Project in Business
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
BUSN3500International Work Placement in Business
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
  • Summer 1 - 2016/2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MNGT3002Knowledge Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
MNGT3008Advanced Innovation Management
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
10 units
MNGT3009Business Development and Growth
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
10 units

Business Technology major

Compulsory Courses
EBUS3030Business IntelligenceNot currently offered10 units
EBUS3050The Digital Economy
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT3970IT Major Project
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
20 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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