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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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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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Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/ 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/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/domestic-students/options-for-entry/bonus-points.html 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/campus/singapore/


Assumed Knowledge (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Any 2 units of English


Credit Transfer (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

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, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on How to apply for credit.


Honours (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

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.


Professional Accreditation (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Students who successfully complete the Bachelor Information Technology are eligible to apply for membership to the Australian Computer Society.


International Students (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

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/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services available to international students.


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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 reasonably 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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All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/unit/centre-for-teaching-and-learning/about-the-centre/learning-development/

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.


Requirements and Structure Back to top

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).

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.

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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Back to topYear 1 (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
COMP1050Internet Communications

Not to count with INFT1003 or INFT1010.

Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT1001Foundations of Information Technology

Not to count with pre-2007 INFT2800.

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT1004Introduction to ProgrammingTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
Back to topYear 2 (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
INFT2009Systems Modelling

Not to count with INFO2020, INFT2004 or INFT1040.

Trimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT2031Systems & Network AdministrationTrimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT2040Database Management SystemsTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
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Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
INFT3100Project Management

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

Trimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT3920Contemporary Issues in Information Technology

Not to count with INFO2010.

Trimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT3970IT Major Project

Not to count with INFT3930.

Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
20 units
Back to topElectives (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 80 units outside core or compulsory courses for this program.80 units
For more information on electives, including online electives, please visit the Electives page. (opens in a new page)
Back to topData Analytics Major (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Compulsory Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major.
STAT1070Statistics for the Sciences

Not to count with STAT1060.

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT3007The Information Resource

Not to count with INFO3010.

Trimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT3160Data AnalyticsNot currently offered10 units
Directed Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 50 units from Directed Courses with at least 20 units at 3000 level.
ECON1001Microeconomics for Business Decisions

Not to count with ECON1100.

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
ECON1003Basic Econometrics and Quantitative ModellingSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1800Mathematical ModellingSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
STAT2000Applied Statistics and Research MethodsSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
EBUS3030Business IntelligenceNot currently offered10 units
ECON3007Intermediate EconometricsSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
INFT3150Business AnalysisTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT3970IT Major ProjectSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
20 units
STAT3100Total Quality ManagementSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
Back to topDigital Media and Entertainment Major (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Compulsory Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major.
CMNS1230Foundations of Media ProductionTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFT1201Digital Technologies for Media and EntertainmentSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
INFT3950Games DesignSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
INFT3960Games ProductionTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 40 units from Directed Courses with at least 20 units at 3000 level.
CMNS1000Introduction to Digital CommunicationTrimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
CMNS1004Media Production: VideoSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CMNS1130Media Production: Sound ProductionSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
DESN1102Graphic Design in PracticeSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CMNS2035Media Production: TelevisionSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CMNS2040Music VideoSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CMNS2400Media Production: Introduction to RadioSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
DESN2270Web MultimediaSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
EBUS2000Information and Communication in BusinessTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
MKTG2100Principles of MarketingTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
CMNS3440Media Production: Screen DramaSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CMNS3450Media Production ProjectSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)20 units
FMCS3100Digital Culture

Not to count with CULT3020 or CULT3370

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan Online)10 units
INFT3302Multimedia and Animation

Not to count with DESN2240 or DESN2250

Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
INFT3970IT Major Project

Not to count with INFT3930.

Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
20 units
Back to topEnterprise Information Technology Major (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Compulsory Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major.
EBUS2000Information and Communication in Business

Not to count with EBUS1010.

Trimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
EBUS3050The Digital Economy

Not to count with EBUS3010.

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
INFT3150Business AnalysisTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
Directed Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 50 units from Directed Courses with at least 20 units at 3000 level.
ACFI1001Accounting for Decision Makers

Not to count with ACFI1020.

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
ACFI1002Accounting PracticeTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
CMNS1290Introduction to Public RelationsTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
ECON1001Microeconomics for Business Decisions

Not to count with ECON1100.

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
IRHR1001Managing the Organisation

Not to count with IRHR1110.

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT1060Business Decision Making

Not to count with STAT1070.

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
EBUS2123Supply Chain Decision SupportSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
IRHR2270Introduction to Human Resource ManagementTrimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
MKTG2100Principles of Marketing

Not to count with MKTG1000.

Trimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
MNGT2001Business StrategySemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
MNGT2002Business VenturingSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
OPSM2000Supply Chain ManagementSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
INFT3970IT Major ProjectSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
20 units
IRHR3035Managing DiversitySemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
MNGT3002Knowledge Management

Not to count with EBUS3020.

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
MNGT3004Organisational Structures and DesignTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
MNGT3005Managing Organisational ChangeTrimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
Back to topSoftware Development and Applications Major (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Compulsory Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major.
INFT2050Mobile Applications and the Cloud

Not to count with INFT3009.

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT3050Web Programming

Not to count with INFT2008.

Trimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
Directed Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 60 units from Directed Courses with at least 30 units at 3000 level.
GENG1003Introduction to Procedural ProgrammingTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFO1010Introduction to Information Systems and TechnologySemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
MATH1510Discrete MathematicsSemester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG1110Introduction to Software Engineering 1Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
SENG1120Introduction to Software Engineering 2Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
DESN2270Web MultimediaSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
SENG2050Introduction to Web EngineeringSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
COMP3260Data SecuritySemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
INFT3007The Information Resource

Not to count with INFO3010.

Trimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT3940Information Technology ApplicationsSemester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)10 units
INFT3960Games ProductionTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFT3970IT Major Project

Not to count with INFT3930.

Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
20 units
SENG3130Software Architecture & Quality ManagementSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
SENG3300User Interface DesignSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
SENG3400Network and Distributed ComputingSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units