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Bachelor of Information Technology (Information Systems Development)

Summary
Bachelor of Information Technology Major Information Systems Development (BITC)
  • CRICOS: 007490J

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • Online

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)
  • Semester 3 (November)

Number of Units
  • 24 units

Duration
  • 3 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Toowoomba

Semester 3 intake is only available online.
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Join an exciting and dynamic sector

We live in an increasingly connected world where new challenges are presented every day. Our world needs people with the skills to realise the potential of existing technologies, to exploit the opportunities of new technologies, and to help businesses and organisations navigate through this maze.

The information and communications sector has been identified as having a significant shortage of trained professionals, with the expectation that this shortfall will continue into the future. Now is the time to take that first step into a career that will be dynamic, global and in demand.

Why Information Systems Development?

If you know you want a career in IT but don’t want to narrow your focus too early, the Information Systems Development major is ideal. You will gain a broad range of skills with the aim of helping you become a versatile and adaptable employee, equally adept at addressing both technical and business issues.

You will gain significant analysis and design experience in the business context, while also developing an understanding of the broader architecture of information systems and the principles of modern software engineering practice. You will undertake detailed study of the .NET framework and Java development environments, as well as network management in tandem with a one-year database sequence and the opportunity to pursue two Oracle certifications.

Professional accreditation

Our Bachelor of Information Technology program is accredited at professional level by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and, through the Seoul Accord, is recognised in other countries.

As a graduate you will be optimally placed for a wide range of careers in IT including business information systems developer, business applications designer, business analyst, enterprise architect, information systems developer, computer programmer, database administrator or database designer.

Other majors for the Bachelor of Information Technology include: Applied Computer Science, Data AnalyticsNetworking and Security and Information Technology Management.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 8
plus 1 x major
8
plus second major
or 2 x 4-unit minors
or 1 x 4-unit minor plus 4 x approved courses
8
Total 24
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this program:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online AUD 22880
On-campus AUD 25440

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2018 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • Subject pre-requisite: English (4 SA) or equivalent. Find your country's level of qualification and minimum entry requirements for this program.

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Admission pathways

Pathway programs are also available if you don't meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.


How to apply

CRICOS: 007490J

Closing dates

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 2, 2019 - Monday 15 July 2019.
  • Semester 3, 2019 - Monday 18 November 2019.
  • Semester 1, 2020 - Monday 24 February 2020.

Credit for previous study or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for credit to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.