Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)

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Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Program Code

11679

Graduate Level

Undergraduate

CRICOS Code

Admission Instructions

Mode of delivery

Face-to-face at Callaghan and Ourimbah

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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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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.


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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.


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Additional Selection Criteria:
  • 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/service/student-forms/


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No credit permitted for Honours.


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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 Structure for Model 1 Honours Programs Policy (Policy 000643)at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/policylibrary/000643.html


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International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English Language Proficiency requirements. Consequently, no additional strategies in relation to English language beyond those provided by the University should be required.


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The support structures of the Student Support Unit will be available to assist any students with a disability or chronic illness. The Faculty and School accepts responsibility, in liaison with the Student Support Unit, for providing reasonable accommodations to allow students with disabilities to complete the program. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students will draw on the assistance and support provided by the Wollotuka Indigenous Support Unit.


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This 1 year full-time (or equivalent part-time) degree provides an extension to the Bachelor of Information Technology program and is offered at the Callaghan and Ourimbah campuses. Some coursework may require attendance at Callaghan campus.

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.


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Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
INFT4000Information Technology Honours I: Research MethodsSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
INFT4010Information Technology Honours II: Directed ReadingsSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT4020Information Technology Honours III: Research ProjectSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
20 units
INFT4030Information Technology Honours IV: Research ProjectSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
20 units
INFT4040Information Technology Honours V: Research ProjectSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
20 units