Find detailed program information about the Bachelor of Information Technology at the University of Newcastle.

Bachelor of Information Technology

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Bachelor of Information Technology

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29th Aug 2015 10:45pm

Program Code

11497

AQF Level

Level 7 Bachelor Degree

Mode of Delivery

  • Face to Face

Duration

Domestic - 3 years full time or part time equivalent.

International - 3 years full time.

ATAR (2015)

Cut-off Median
Callaghan Campus60.4573.00
Ourimbah60.8073.00

Assumed Knowledge

Any 2 units of English

Term Type

Semesters and Trimesters

Relevant University rules and policies

CRICOS Code

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.


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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 at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438

Assumed Knowledge

Any 2 units of English


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.


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);
  • 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).

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.

Transition Arrangements

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 or in 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.

Students who commenced in 2011 or prior can count INFT3910 Advanced Software Development (if completed at Ourimbah in 2011 or earlier) in place of INFT3100.


Program Structure

Core Courses

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

COMP1050Internet Communication
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT1001Foundations of Information Technology
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT1004Introduction to Programming
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT2009Systems Modelling
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT2031Systems & Network Administration
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT2040Database Management Systems
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT3100Project Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT3920Contemporary Issues in Information Technology
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT3970IT Major Project
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
20 units

Enterprise Information Technology major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

EBUS2000Information and Communication in Business
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
EBUS3050The Digital Economy
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT3150Business Analysis
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 50 units from Directed Courses with at least 20 units at 3000 level.

ACFI1001Accounting for Decision Makers
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ACFI1002Accounting Practice
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
CMNS1290Introduction to Public Relations
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ECON1001Microeconomics for Business Decisions
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
IRHR1001Managing the Organisation
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT1060Business Decision Making
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
EBUS2123Supply Chain Decision Support
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
IRHR2270Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
MKTG2100Principles of Marketing
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MNGT2001Business Strategy
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MNGT2002Business Venturing
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
OPSM2000Supply Chain Management
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFT3970IT Major Project
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
20 units
IRHR3035Managing Diversity
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
MNGT3002Knowledge Management
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
MNGT3004Organisational Structures and Design
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
MNGT3005Managing Organisational Change
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units

Software Development and Applications major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

INFT2012Application Programming
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT3050Web Programming
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 60 units from Directed Courses with at least 30 units at 3000 level.

GENG1003Introduction to Procedural Programming
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFO1010Introduction to Information Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
MATH1510Discrete Mathematics
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
SENG1110Introduction to Software Engineering 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG1120Introduction to Software Engineering 2
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
DESN2270Web Multimedia
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT2050Mobile Applications and the Cloud
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
SENG2050Introduction to Web Engineering
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP3260Data Security
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFT3007The Information Resource
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT3940Information Technology Applications
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT3960Games Production
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFT3970IT Major Project
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
20 units
SENG3130Software Architecture and Quality Management
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG3300User Interface Design
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG3400Network and Distributed Computing
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units

Digital Media and Entertainment major

Compulsory Courses
CMNS1230Foundations of Media Production
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFT1201Digital Technologies for Media and Entertainment
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFT3950Games Design
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFT3960Games Production
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 40 units from Directed Courses with at least 20 units at 3000 level.

CMNS1000Introduction to Digital Communication
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CMNS1004Media Production: VideoNot currently offered10 units
CMNS1130Media Production: Sound Production
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
DESN1102Graphic Design in Practice
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CMNS2035Media Production: Television
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CMNS2040Music Video
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CMNS2400Media Production: Introduction to Radio
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
DESN2270Web Multimedia
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
EBUS2000Information and Communication in Business
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
MKTG2100Principles of Marketing
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CMNS3440Media Production: Screen Drama
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CMNS3450Media Production Project
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
FMCS3100Digital Culture
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
INFT3302Multimedia and Animation
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFT3970IT Major Project
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
20 units

Data Analytics major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

STAT1070Statistics for the Sciences
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT3007The Information Resource
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT3160Data AnalyticsNot currently offered10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 50 units from Directed Courses with at least 20 units at 3000 level.

ECON1001Microeconomics for Business Decisions
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ECON1003Basic Econometrics and Quantitative Modelling
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1800Mathematical Modelling
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT2000Applied Statistics and Research Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
EBUS3030Business IntelligenceNot currently offered10 units
ECON3007Intermediate Econometrics
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFT3150Business Analysis
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT3970IT Major Project
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
20 units
STAT3100Total Quality Management
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 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

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


Program Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

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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