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The Bachelor of Information Technology degree program (Program Code 11497) is a Level 7 AQF compliant undergraduate coursework program.
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.
Please note the following: In 2015 there is revision to the Software Development and Applications major. The compulsory course - INFT2050 Mobile Applications and the Cloud - has now been replaced with - INFT2012 Applications Programming.
For students studying at the Callaghan and Ourimbah campuses, this change comes into effect from Semester 2, 2015.
For students studying at UoN Singapore, this change comes into effect from Trimester 2, 2015.
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.
Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-students/learning/enrolment-and-course-information/apply-for-a-degree for information on how to gain entry.
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/future-students/high-school-students/getting-in to see if you may be 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/about-uon/our-environments/our-campuses/singapore
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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. 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 your new program, please go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-students/learning/enrolment-and-course-information/credit-transfer-and-cross-institutional-enrolment/ and click on how to apply for credit.
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:
Students who successfully complete the Bachelor Information Technology are eligible to apply for membership to the Australian Computer Society.
International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements. 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 to find out more about the support services available to international students.
Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before commencing their studies or early in their first trimester. 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 & consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-students/support/disability-support for more information.
All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-students/learning/study-skills
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. http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-students/support/indigenous-student-support
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Please see Further Information above for your Program Enrolment Checklist, "Are you on track?" form.
The 240 units required to complete the degree must include:
- All core courses (100 units);
- A major sequence (80 units);
- Electives (as many units as are required to bring the total units up to 240 units. Some students may wish to apply this to a second major. Students can elect to count core course INFT3970 IT Major Project towards one major only).
- 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.
Please note that most 2000 and 3000 level courses require previous studies in specific courses. Not all courses will be offered each semester or at every campus.
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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 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.
- A new Data Analytics major will be introduced.
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.
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