Selection Rank
74.35
79.40 (Median SR)
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International entry requirement

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

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UAC code

483050
Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 22 Feb 2021
  • Semester 2 - 19 Jul 2021
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

Location

Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 22 Feb 2021
  • Semester 2 - 19 Jul 2021
Fees

AUD33,480 (indicative annual fee, 2021)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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Duration

4 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Program code: 12238
CRICOS code: 072216K

For additional information about this degree you can refer to the pages for the corresponding single degrees:
Bachelor of Information Technology, and Bachelor of Business

Program handbook

Description

The Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Business combined degree program provides students with an opportunity to undertake concurrent study, and to complete two awards over a period of four years.In general, a combined degree program offers greater breadth of learning, enhancing the academic and professional qualities gained in each separate degree. At the same time, it recognises the increasing need for students to graduate with multidisciplinary skills.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Program Learning Outcomes as per those for the single degree programs.

Details

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Program code12238
AQF level

Level 7 Bachelor Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 4 years full-time.
Selection Rank
LocationSelection RankMedian
Callaghan Campus74.3579.40

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Assumed knowledgeAny two units of English. Mathematics, while not essential, could be helpful in some majors.
Term typeSemesters
Fees
  • International students - AUD33,480 (indicative annual fee, 2021)
    Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code072216K

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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 online here. Admission information for international students can be found here. During the admission process adjustment factors may be applied to your Selection Rank. Please visit our website to see if you are eligible.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants 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.

Applicants for this program must satisfy a minimum English Language Proficiency Standard equivalent to an IELTS overall minimum of 6.0 with no subtest result below 6.0. 


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, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.

Credit may be granted for studies completed at another institution if they were completed within the previous 10 years. Credit will be granted by the Pro Vice-Chancellors of the Faculty of Science and Information Technology and the Faculty of Business and Law 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

320 units

Program duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au

Program requirements

The combined degree program enables students to complete two three-year degree programs in four years of full time study or the part-time equivalent.  Students who undertake this combined degree program must successfully complete a total of 320 units consisting of:

  • all core courses in both programs (160 units); and
  • 10 units of core programming course: either SENG1110 or INFT1004; and
  • 10 units of directed Bachelor of Information Technology courses; and
  • the International Business Major or the Leadership and Management Major for the Bachelor of Business program [note: this includes compulsory and directed courses for the relevant major (70 units)]; and
  • the Business Technology major in the Bachelor of Information Technology program (40 units); and
  • 30 units of electives.

Some core courses count towards specific majors as listed below:

  • International Business major; Leadership and Management major: MNGT1001
  • Business Technology major: 40 units of core courses from the Bachelor of Business that you complete as part of this combined program

Students are advised to minimise the impacts of possible timetable clashes that they should undertake the 1000 level core courses in the Bachelor of Business in their first year of study.


Program plans

Download a program plan from the list below for the year/term that you commenced or transitioned into this program.

The Program Plan provides information on the structure and rules of your program. Used in conjunction with your Program Handbook, it is designed to be used as an enrolment guide.

You can track your progress by ticking off the courses you have completed and plan your current and future enrolment.

Additional documents


Transition arrangements

For students who commenced in 2017 - 2019:

Core course INFT1150 Foundations of Information Systems has been removed from the program. For detailed Transtion Arrangement information, please refer to the Transition Arrangement document, listed in the Additional documents section above. 

For students who commenced prior to 2017:

From Semester 1, 2018 the Bachelor of Business directed list has been removed from the program. Courses from this list have been added to the appropriate major with the exception of ECON1002, which is now removed from the program. If you have previously completed ECON1002 it will still count towards your program. 

The Bachelor of Information Technology program was revised in 2016, and changes to the program were implemented effective Semester 1, 2017. As a result the Enterprise Information Technology major is now named “Business Technology”. Information about transition and course equivalencies for students who commenced prior to 2017 is available in the Transition Arrangement document, listed in the Additional documents section above.

Please note: For 2017 and Semester 1, 2018 the following courses can be counted in lieu of EBUS3030:

  • INFT3007 or
  • MNGT3002 or
  • MNGT3008

Transition Arrangements for students who commenced prior to 2016:

The B Business program was revised in 2015, and changes to the program were implemented effective Semester 1, 2016. Students who transitioned to the revised structure should note the following:

  • ECON1002, MNGT2001 and POLI3001 have been removed from the core. If you have previously completed ECON1002, MNGT2001 or POLI3001 it will still count towards your program. 
  • IRHR1001 has been replaced with MNGT1001. 
  • ACFI2005 has been replaced with ACFI1003.
  • EBUS2000 is no longer core in the program, but remains as a compulsory course for the Enterprise Information Technology major. Students who have not yet taken EBUS2000 should complete EBUS3030. Please refer to the 2017 arrangements for more information regarding this course.
  • The Management major is now named “Leadership and Management”.

For students who commenced prior to 2014:

INFT3970 (20 units) replaced INFT3930. Students who have successfully completed INFT3930 are not permitted to enrol in INFT3970.  

No continuing student will be disadvantaged by the transition arrangements. Information about transition and course equivalencies for students who commenced prior to 2017 is available in the Transition Arrangement document, listed in the addtional documents section above. 

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
ACFI1001Accounting for Decision Makers
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Degree Transfer Term 3 2022 (UNCIE)
10 units
ACFI1003Introduction to Finance
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
COMP1010Computing Fundamentals
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
10 units
COMP1140Database and Information Management
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
ECON1001Microeconomics for Business Decisions
  • Degree Transfer Term 3 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (UNCIE)
10 units
LEGL1001Foundations of Law
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
MKTG1001Foundations of Marketing
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MNGT1001Introduction to Management
  • Degree Transfer Term 3 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (UNCIE)
10 units
SENG1050Web Technologies
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT1060Business Decision Making
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Degree Transfer Term 3 2022 (UNCIE)
10 units
INFT2031Systems and Network Administration
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Online)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Online)
10 units
INFT2150Business Analysis
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
SENG2130Systems Analysis and Design
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
SENG2260Human-Computer Interaction
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT3100Project Management
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT3800Professional Practice in IT
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
10 units

Core Courses

Core Programming Course

Students must select either INFT1004 or SENG1110. If students have not done any programming they should choose INFT1004. If they have previously done programming then they should choose SENG1110.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
INFT1004Introduction to Programming
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (UNCIE)
10 units
SENG1110Object Oriented Programming
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units

Bachelor of IT Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CMNS2016Social and Interactive Media
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
DESN2803Designing for 3DNot currently offered10 units
INFT2012Application Programming
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
10 units
COMP3350Advanced Database
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
10 units
FMCS3100Social Media and Digital Culture
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Online)
10 units
INFT3950Games Design
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units

International Business Major

Compulsory Courses

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

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
IBUS1000Managing International Business Risk
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
IBUS2001Cross-Cultural Management and Negotiations
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (UTCC)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (BINUSUNI)
10 units
IBUS2003International Trade Logistics
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
10 units
IBUS3000International Business Strategy
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 30 units from the following directed courses. Note: Students can only count one of BUSN3002, BUSN3500 or BUSN3600 towards the major. They may choose the other course as an elective.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ACFI3140International Finance
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (BINUSUNI)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
BUSN3002Industry Placement
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
BUSN3500International Work Placement in BusinessNot currently offered10 units
BUSN3600International Study Experience
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ECON3003Global Trade and Finance
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
10 units
IRHR3540International Human Resource Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MKTG3060International Marketing
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
POLI3140The Politics of GlobalisationNot currently offered10 units
POLI3160Global Power and World Order
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units

Leadership and Management Major

Compulsory Courses

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

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MNGT2005Leadership and Ethics
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (BINUSUNI)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (UTCC)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MNGT3011Leading Organisational Change
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
10 units
MNGT3012Strategic Business Management
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (UTCC)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
IBUS1000Managing International Business Risk
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
IRHR1002Dynamics of People and Work in Organisations
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LEIS1000Leisure Behaviour and Organisation
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MNGT1002Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (UNCIE)
10 units
POLI1010Australian Politics and Government
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MNGT2002Business Venturing
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (UTCC)
10 units
MNGT2006Decision Making under Uncertainty
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 20 units from the following directed courses. Note: Students can only count one of BUSN3001, BUSN3002 or BUSN3500 towards the major. They may choose the other course as an elective.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
BUSN3001Project in Business
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (UTCC)
10 units
BUSN3002Industry Placement
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
BUSN3500International Work Placement in BusinessNot currently offered10 units
MNGT3002Knowledge Management
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
10 units
MNGT3008Advanced Innovation Management
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
10 units
MNGT3009Business Development and Growth
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (UTCC)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units

Business Technology major

Compulsory Courses

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

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
COMP3851AComputer Science and Information Technology Work Integrated Learning Part A
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
COMP3851BComputer Science and Information Technology Work Integrated Learning Part B
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
EBUS3030Business Intelligence
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
10 units
EBUS3050The Digital Economy
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
10 units

Electives

Complete 30 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.

30 units

Honours

An Honours year in either the Bachelor of Information Technology or the Bachelor of Business 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 honours, please refer to the program handbooks for the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) and Bachelor of Business (Honours).


Additional information

Through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre, students can access a free suite of NUPrep preparation courses as well as Academic Learning Support.

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 our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Additional support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the College or School to ensure that this happens 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. More information is available online.

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