ATAR cut-off
60.85
71.10 (Median ATAR)
61.85
71.10 (Median ATAR)
N/A
About ATARs
International entry requirement

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.5
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

Find out more about IELTS.

Duration

3 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 11497
CRICOS code: 044439E

Program handbook

Description

Information Technology (IT) is concerned with the use of technology in managing and processing information, especially in large organisations. In particular, IT deals with the use of electronic computers and computer software to convert, store, protect, process, transmit, and retrieve information.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the discipline of information technologies with an emphasis on net-centric applications, information management, and user requirements for ethical professional practice.
  • Apply critical reasoning and systems thinking to understand and support the operation and constraints of contemporary enterprises and their dynamic environment.
  • Work independently and collaboratively to locate, manage and organise information and resources and apply evidence-based methodologies to create, modify and maintain designs and design solutions.
  • Use creativity, problem solving skills, project management skills and technical expertise to analyse, interpret, evaluate and generate solutions to complex technical and organisational problems.
  • Demonstrate professional judgement and responsibility by communicating information technology principles, practices, standards to specialist and non-specialist audience clearly and persuasively.

Details

Information correct as at10th Dec 2016 7:09pm
Program code11497
AQF level

Level 7 Bachelor Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 3 years full-time.
ATAR (2016)
LocationCut-offMedian
Callaghan Campus60.8571.10
Ourimbah61.8571.10

Find out more about ATARs

Assumed knowledgeAny 2 units of English
Term typeSemesters and Trimesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Contributing schools
  1. Newcastle Business School
  2. School of Creative Arts
  3. School of Humanities and Social Science
  4. School of Electrical Eng and Computer Science
  5. School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code044439E

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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.

Entry to the University of Newcastle degree programs offered in Singapore are based on overseas qualifications considered equivalent to Australian qualifications, as well as satisfying English language requirement. More information regarding our partner PSB Academy at the following website: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/campus/singapore/

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.


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 8 years. Credit will be granted by the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Science and Information Technology 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, each application will be individually assessed.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

240 units

Program duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 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 240 units required to complete the degree must include:

  • All core courses (100 units);
  • A major sequence (80 units) NOTE: COMP3851A and COMP3851B can count for two majors, providing students with the opportunity to take a double major;
  • Electives (60 units) NOTE: Students may wish to utilise their electives to complete the requirements of a second major.

Please note:

  • No more than 100 units in total at 1000 level will be counted towards the award.
  • At least 60 units must be completed at 3000 level.

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.

Additional documents


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


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 above.

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Core Courses

Core Courses

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

CodeTitleTerm / Location 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
INFT1150Foundations of Information Systems
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
SENG1050Web Technologies
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
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 Courses

Students must select either INFT1004 or SENG1110

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
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

Systems Development major

Compulsory Courses
CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
INFT2012Application Programming
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT2050Mobile Applications and the Cloud
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT3050Web Programming
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 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
Directed Courses

Students must select 30 units with a minimum of 10 units at 3000 level.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH1510Discrete Mathematics
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
MNGT1002Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
10 units
SENG1120Data Structures
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CMNS2016Media Production: Social and Interactive Media
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units
COMP2230Algorithms
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP2240Operating Systems
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG2050Web Engineering
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG2250Computing SecurityNot currently offered10 units
COMP3260Data Security
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP3330Machine Intelligence
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP3340Data MiningNot currently offered10 units
INFT3007The Information Resource
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT3940Information Technology Applications
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT3950Games Design
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFT3960Games Production
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units
SENG3400Network and Distributed Computing
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units

Interactive Media major

Compulsory Courses
CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CMNS1230Foundations of Media Production
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFT1201Digital Technologies for Media and Entertainment
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFT3970IT Major Project
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
20 units
Directed Courses

Students must select 40 units with a minimum of 20 units at 3000 level.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CMNS1000Introduction to Digital Communication
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CMNS1005Media Production: Cinematography
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CMNS1130Media Production: Sound Production
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
DESN1102Graphic Design in Practice
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
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
CMNS2016Media Production: Social and Interactive Media
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units
CMNS2035Media Production: Television
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CMNS2400Media Production: Introduction to Radio
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
DESN28033D Animation
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CMNS3440Media Production: Screen Drama
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CMNS3450Media Production Project
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
20 units
FMCS3100Digital Culture
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
INFT3950Games Design
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFT3960Games Production
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units

Business Technology major

Compulsory Courses
CodeTitleTerm / Location 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
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
Directed Courses

Students must select 30 units with a minimum of 10 units at 3000 level.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
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
ACFI1002Accounting Practice
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Summer 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
10 units
CMNS1290Introduction to Public Relations
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
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
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
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
MNGT1002Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
10 units
IRHR2270Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
10 units
MNGT2001Business Strategy
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MNGT2002Business Venturing
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
OPSM2000Supply Chain Management
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
IRHR3035Managing Diversity
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
MNGT3002Knowledge Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
MNGT3004Organisational Structures and Design
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MNGT3005Managing Organisational ChangeNot currently offered10 units

Electives

Complete 60 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.

60 units

Suggested electives

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. However, the Faculty suggests the following course options that may complement your program or major.

A full list of courses that are available to study as an elective can be found in the course handbook.

CodeTitleUnits
ABOR1110Introduction to Aboriginal Studies10 units
DESN1101Design Fundamentals10 units
ENVS1003Environmental Values and Ethics10 units
FSHN1030Introduction to the Nutritional, Physical and Psychological Aspects of Wellness10 units
MARI1000Issues in the Marine Environment10 units
MARI2410Coral Reef Experiences10 units
MATH1900Elementary Mathematics10 units
MNGT2003Entrepreneurial and Innovation Diversity10 units
MNGT2004Managing Innovation10 units
MNGT3007Social Entrepreneurship10 units
MNGT3008Advanced Innovation Management10 units
NHIL1005Botanical Scientific Illustration10 units
NHIL2004Anatomical and Medical Illustration10 units
PHYS2100Introduction to Astronomy10 units
PSYC1030Psychology: A Concise Introduction10 units
SCIM1040Foundations of Science and Technology10 units
SCIT2100Science and Professional Communication10 units
SCIT3600International Study Experience10 units

Honours

An Honours year 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 the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) degree program please follow the link below:http://www.newcastle.edu.au/degrees/bachelor-of-information-technology-honours/handbook


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.