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Start datesSemester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (18 Jul 2022), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (18 Jul 2022), Trimester 2 (9 May 2022), Trimester 3 (5 Sep 2022), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (18 Jul 2022), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (18 Jul 2022), Trimester 2 (9 May 2022), Trimester 3 (5 Sep 2022),
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CRICOS CodeCRICOS code: 044439E
Program Code11497
Selection Rank
62.00
69.35 (Median SR)
62.00
69.35 (Median SR)
62.80
67.15 (Median SR)
This was the minimum selection rank for recent school leaver offers in 2021. It may change in 2022.
Entry requirements

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.

Program handbook

Description

The ‘Information Age’ and the ‘Digital Economy’ describe a world driven by information and communication technologies (ICT). From health to business, manufacturing to creative industries, the skills needed to navigate and succeed in our connected society are delivered through the study of Information technology (IT). IT is all about the application of technology to solve business, organisational, or social problems. At the University of Newcastle, we prepare IT graduates to be technically savvy, creative, and flexible, and our information technology degree is designed to meet industry's evolving IT needs. You will study courses to develop your skills in programming, AI, cyber security, and cloud computing in one of two areas of major studys. In the ICT development major, you will focus on learning the skills needed to develop new systems and apps whereas the ICT professional major will see you focus on the skills needed to secure, integrate, deploy, and manage ICT technologies. Uniquely, our IT degree includes a specialisation pathway – pick four courses from education and become an ICT Trainer, or four courses from health to hone your ICT skills for e-health systems! From business to climate science, criminology to animation – take your IT skills in the direction you choose.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Knowledge: you will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of information technology with an emphasis on interconnected applications, information management, and user requirements for ethical professional practice.
  • Reason: you will apply critical reasoning and systems thinking to understand and support the operation and constraints of contemporary enterprises and their dynamic environment.
  • Proficiency: you will work both independently and collaboratively to locate, manage and organise information and resources and will apply evidence-based approaches to create, modify and maintain designs and design solutions.
  • Creativity: you will apply problem solving skills, project management skills, and technical expertise to analyse, interpret, evaluate and generate solutions to complex technical and organisational problems.
  • Professionalism: you will demonstrate professional judgement and responsibility by clearly and persuasively communicating principles, practices, and standards of information technology to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Details

Information correct as at22 Jan 2022 7:59 pm
Program code11497
AQF level

Level 7 Bachelor Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 3 years full-time.
Selection Rank
LocationSelection RankMedian
Callaghan Campus62.0069.35
PSB Singapore62.8067.15

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Assumed knowledgeAny two units of HSC English or equivalent Mathematics- Advanced or equivalent
Term typeSemesters and Trimesters
Fees
  • International students - AUD35,585 (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 Code044439E

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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.

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 requirements. More information regarding our partner PSB Academy is available on the following website.

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 8 years. Credit will be granted by the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment in accordance with the relevant policies approved by the University.


Professional recognition

Australian Computer Society

This program is accredited by 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 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 Bachelor of Information Technology requires students to pass courses totalling 240 units, as follows:

  •     140 units of Core courses
  •     One major comprised of 60 units
  •     40 units of Electives or an Elective Pathway of your choice.

Notes:

1. Students must only complete courses that form part of the program. Electives can include any unrestricted courses offered within the university.

2. In addition the program must include:

  •     No more than 100 units at 1000 level.
  •     At least 40 units at 2000 level.
  •     At least 60 units at 3000 level.

3. Students currently enrolled at the Newcastle Australia IHE Singapore campus:

Please note that you will continue to follow your original schedule and complete courses to meet the requirements of the Business Technology and Systems Development majors. Please refer to the Program Plan for Singapore (for the year you commenced your program) prior to enrolment to select the appropriate courses. Transition arrangements will be communicated for Trimester 3 2022 onwards.

Students currently enrolled at the Newcastle Australia IHE Singapore campus:

Please note that you will continue to follow your original schedule and complete courses to meet the requirements of the Business Technology and Systems Development majors. Please refer to the Program Plan for Singapore (for the year you commenced your program) prior to enrolment to select the appropriate courses. Transition arrangements will be communicated for Trimester 3 2022 onwards.


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 prior to Semester 1 2022: 

The Business Technology and Systems Development majors have been discontinued from the program, as well as changes to the Core of the program. Please refer to the 2022 Teach-out Arrangement document, listed in the Additional documents section above. 

For students who commenced prior to 2021: 

The Interactive Media major has been discontinued from the program, please refer to the Interactive Media Major Teach-out Arrangement document, listed in the Additional documents section above. 

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 Semester 1, 2017:

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

  • INFT3007 or
  • MNGT3002 or
  • MNGT3008

For students who commenced prior to Semester 1, 2014:

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

If you require assistance with course selection, please contact your Academic Program Advisor by emailing ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au

Students affected by changes to their program are advised to review any documentation contained in the "Additional documents" section in the first instance. Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Academic Program Advisor (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

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

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
COMP1010Computing Fundamentals
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP1140Database and Information Management
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (UNCIE)
10 units
INFT1060Cybersecurity Fundamentals
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG1050Web Technologies
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
10 units
SENG1110Object Oriented Programming
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFT2031Systems and Network Administration
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Online)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Online)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT2060Applied Artificial IntelligenceNot currently offered10 units
INFT2150Business Analysis
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
SENG2130Systems Analysis and Design
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • 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
COMP3851AComputer Science and Information Technology Work Integrated Learning Part A
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP3851BComputer Science and Information Technology Work Integrated Learning Part B
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
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

ICT Developer

COmpulsory courses

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

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH1510Discrete Mathematics
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG1120Data Structures
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFT2051Mobile Application Programming
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
EBUS3050The Digital Economy
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT3050Web Programming
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFT3950Games Design
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units

ICT Professional

Compulsory courses

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

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
INFT1004Introduction to Programming
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (UNCIE)
10 units
STAT1060Business Decision Making
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Degree Transfer Term 3 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
SENG2250System and Network Security
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP3350Advanced Database
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFT3060Cloud ComputingNot currently offered10 units
INFT6201Big Data
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Online)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units

Electives

Complete 40 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.

40 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 Computing (Honours) degree program, please visit here


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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