Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)
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Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree
Mode of Delivery
- Face to Face
Domestic - 1 years full time or part time equivalent.
International - 1 years full time.
Relevant University rules and policies
The Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) is a further year of full-time (or equivalent part-time) program that allows students to further develop their specific areas of interest in Information Technology and is a pathway into Research Higher Degree study.
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Applicants must have successfully complete a Bachelor of Information Technology or an equivalent program with a minimum GPA of 5.0 (credit grade average) calculated from;
- Across the entire degree program; or
- Across a major in the proposed discipline of study, if that degree program includes such a major; or
- Across 80 units of 3000 level courses (which must include at least 40 units of 3000 level courses in the major where a major exists); or
- Where the applicant has completed less than 80 units at 3000 level, a GPA of 5.5 calculated from at least 60 units of 3000 level courses (which must include at least 40 units of 3000 level courses in the major where a major exists).
In exceptional circumstances, the above requirements may be varied with permission of the Head of School and Pro-Vice Chancellor.No more that two years must have elapsed since completion of the undergraduate degree.
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
Additional Selection Criteria
- Additional Form - To apply for entry to this Honours program you will need to apply directly to the Faculty of Science and Information Technology. You need to download and complete two forms: - Direct Admissions Application form; and - Faculty of Science and Information Technology Honours Application Form (End-On Honours). Application forms and instructions on how to apply are available at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-students/study-essentials/forms-and-guides
No credit permitted for Honours.
Academic Requirements for Program Completion
Total Units required
1 years full time or part time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.
International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.
The degree is mainly research-based and the student will undertake research under supervision by academic staff in the discipline. The student will learn the formal research methodologies and techniques used in the discipline through coursework, and will apply these to original research work within the field of IT. The student's main outcome will be a research based thesis that describes their original research contribution in an area of IT. Students must complete all 80 units of core courses.
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program
|INFT4000||Information Technology Honours I: Research Methods||10 units|
|INFT4010||Information Technology Honours II: Directed Readings||10 units|
|INFT4020||Information Technology Honours III: Research Project||20 units|
|INFT4030||Information Technology Honours IV: Research Project||20 units|
|INFT4040||Information Technology Honours V: Research Project||20 units|
There are three classes of Honours: Class I, Class II and Class III. Class II will have two divisions, namely Division 1 and Division 2. The grading and marking of End On Honours programs is defined in the Bachelor Honours Policy (Policy 000990)
Program Learning Outcomes
- Current and in-depth knowledge of a chosen field of information technology.
- Ability to apply research methodologies and theories relevant to a field of information technology and have the ability to undertake a research higher degree.
- Ability to identify and analyse complex problems within information technology and develop solutions to these problems as the foundation to support life-long learning.
- The ability to communicate complex concepts effectively through a wide range of verbal, written and/or presentation skills.
- Professionalism, adaptability, initiative, social responsibility and commitment to professional ethical standards about and through the design process.
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.
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.
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.