The University of Newcastle, Australia
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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

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Newcastle

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Central Coast

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 20 Jul 2020
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 20 Jul 2020
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

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

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 20 Jul 2020
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 20 Jul 2020
Fees

AUD32,495 (indicative annual fee, 2020)
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

1 year full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 11679
CRICOS code: 055919J

Program handbook

Description

The Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) is a further year of full-time (or equivalent part-time) program that allows students to further develop their specific areas of interest in Information Technology and is a pathway into Research Higher Degree study.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Current and in-depth knowledge of a chosen field of information technology.
  • Ability to apply research methodologies and theories relevant to a field of information technology and have the ability to undertake a research higher degree.
  • Ability to identify and analyse complex problems within information technology and develop solutions to these problems as the foundation to support life-long learning.
  • The ability to communicate complex concepts effectively through a wide range of verbal, written and/or presentation skills.
  • Professionalism, adaptability, initiative, social responsibility and commitment to professional ethical standards about and through the design process.

Details

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Program code11679
AQF level

Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 1 year full-time.
Selection Rank
LocationSelection RankMedian
Callaghan CampusNANA
OurimbahNANA

This program is new for 2020, there is currently no commencing student profile available.

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Term typeSemesters
Fees
  • International students - AUD32,495 (indicative annual fee, 2020)
    Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Contributing schools
  1. Newcastle Business School
  2. School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
  3. School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code055919J

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Domestic applicants can apply by submitting the End-On Honours Application Form. International applicants can apply by submitting both the End-On Honours Application Form and the International Application Form.

Entry to the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) program is possible for graduates of other disciplines. For further information, please contact the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) Program Convenor.

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.


Credit transfer

No credit permitted for Honours.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

80 units

Program duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 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 degree is mainly research-based and the student will undertake research under supervision by academic staff in the discipline. The student will learn the formal research methodologies and techniques used in the discipline through coursework, and will apply these to original research work within the field of IT. The student's main outcome will be a research based thesis that describes their original research contribution in an area of IT. Students must complete 40 units of core courses and 40 units of directed courses.


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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Courses

Core Courses

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

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
COMP4251Computing Honours Part 1
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
20 units
COMP4252Computing Honours Part 2
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
20 units

Courses

Directed Courses

Students Choose 40 units of Directed Courses. Please note: If students choose to undertake COMP4851A they must also undertake COMP4851B in the following term. Due to the similarities between INFT4000, INFT4010 and BUSN4100, students may choose INFT4000 and INFT4010 OR BUSN4100.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
BUSN4100Business Research Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
20 units
COMP4110Special Topic A
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP4120Special Topic B
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP4130Special Topic CNot currently offered10 units
COMP4140Special Topic DNot currently offered20 units
COMP4240Special Topic GNot currently offered10 units
COMP4851AComputer Science & Information Technology Work Integrated Learning Part A
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP4851BComputer Science & Information Technology Work Integrated Learning Part B
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFT4000Information Technology Honours I: Research Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFT4010Information Technology Honours II: Directed Readings
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
MATH4101Directed Studies I
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH4102Directed Studies II
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH4103Directed Studies III
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH4104Directed Studies IV
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH4105Directed Studies V
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT4101Directed Studies I
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT4102Directed Studies II
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT4103Directed Studies III
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT4104Directed Studies IV
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT4105Directed Studies V
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units

Honours

There are three classes of Honours: Class I, Class II and Class III. Class II will have two divisions, namely Division 1 and Division 2. The grading and marking of End On Honours programs is defined in the Bachelor Honours Policy (Policy 000990)


Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

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 Faculty 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.