Bachelor of Information Technology (Big Data and Analytics)

Apply fundamental scientific principles to analyse large, complex data sets. 
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Berwick
Location
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
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Berwick
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
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Length
3 years
(360 credit points = 3.0 EFTSL)
ATAR
Year 12 applicants will be ranked based on their ATAR and ATAR Adjustment Factors – e.g. Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) and Subject Adjustments.

Big data is utilised to make informed decisions in business.

Learning skills to identify, interpret and analyse data trends, makes our graduates job ready and in demand upon graduation. 
Learn appropriate methods and tools that are applied to retrieve, transform, organise, visualise, and analyse data, and study areas such as information and data analysis, allowing you to discover and quantify patterns using statistics, statistical inference, regression analysis. 

You may also complete the SAS® undergraduate joint certificate program (JCP) curriculum in data analytics and visualisation. SAS software gives you the tools and opportunity to excel in using and applying SAS technologies to solve real-world business problems. Achieving the JCP gives you a competitive advantage as you move into a career in data analytics.

In final year, you will undertake a project analysing large data sets. You may uncover hidden patterns, unknown correlations, market trends, customer preferences and other useful business information. Your analytical findings can lead to marketing that is more effective, new revenue opportunities, better customer service, improved operational efficiency, competitive advantages over rival organisations and other business benefits.

  • Data scientist
  • Database administrator
  • Business analyst
  • Systems analyst
  • ICT consultant
  • Data analyst

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current subject information and cost, click on the individual subject name below, or click here to view current subject information and cost for ALL subjects.

Year 1

Semester 1

COMMUNICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY
ITECH1001, 15 credit points
UNDERSTANDING THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION
ITECH1100, 15 credit points
IT PROBLEM SOLVING
ITECH1101, 15 credit points
NETWORKING AND SECURITY
ITECH1102, 15 credit points

Semester 2

BIG DATA AND ANALYTICS
ITECH1103, 15 credit points
CLOUD AND ENTERPRISE COMPUTING
ITECH1104, 15 credit points
MOBILE DEVELOPMENT FUNDAMENTALS
ITECH2000, 15 credit points
GAME DEVELOPMENT FUNDAMENTALS
ITECH2001, 15 credit points

Year 2

Semester 1

SYSTEMS MODELLING
ITECH2002, 15 credit points
WEB DESIGN
ITECH2003, 15 credit points
DATA ANALYTICS
ITECH2303, 15 credit points
Elective Courses

Semester 2

DATA MODELLING
ITECH2004, 15 credit points
IT PROJECT MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES
ITECH2250, 15 credit points
BIG DATA MANAGEMENT
ITECH2302, 15 credit points
Elective Courses

Year 3

Semester 1

USER EXPERIENCE
ITECH3001, 15 credit points
BUSINESS ANALYTICS AND DECISION SUPPORT
ITECH3101, 15 credit points
PROJECT 1
ITECH3208, 15 credit points
Elective Courses

Semester 2

PROFESSIONALISM AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
ITECH3002, 15 credit points
DATA VISUALIZATION
ITECH3102, 15 credit points
PROJECT 2
ITECH3209, 15 credit points
Elective Courses

16 hours per week
Important for Yr 10 students

Entry requirements (year 12)

Admissions Criteria for current Year 12 students and recent secondary graduates (the past 2 years)

Prerequisites

  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English.

This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations.

Guaranteed ATAR

This program has a guaranteed ATAR.
If you meet the program pre-requisites and any ‘Essential Requirements for Admission’, we will guarantee you a place in this program with this ATAR. We use the adjusted ATAR, factoring in subject adjustments and SEAS as detailed below.

Subject Adjustments

A study score of 35 in any Humanities, any Information Technology or any Mathematics equals 3 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 5 points.

SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme)

Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the Special Entry Access Schemes (SEAS). Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, a SEAS application may provide support for your course application.

 

Entry requirements (non year 12)



Admission criteria for applicants with a Higher Education Study

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory:  Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the FedUni Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST).

 

Admission criteria for applications with a Vocational Education and Training study

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory: Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher.

 

Admission criteria for applications with work and life experience

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory: Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant experience to strengthen their application.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: Yes

VTAC code: 3700510431 (Mt Helen), 3700810431 (On-line Learning), 3701810431 (Berwick)

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: CT5

CRICOS code: 092056M (Mt Helen)

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$8,021 estimated annual tuition fee - commencing 2022

Annual tuition fees are per 120 credit points which represents 1 EFTSL or a standard full-time study load for a year.

The estimated annual fees are indicative only. The tuition fees you pay will vary depending on the subjects you choose to study as each subject has its own credit point value and cost. The total cost will vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load and the time it takes to complete your course.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.

Pathways to this course:

Candidates seeking alternate entry to this course can consider the below options:
 

Defined TAFE pathway

 

A defined TAFE pathway program exists for this degree.  Please note that additional essential requirements for admission may apply following completion of this pathway.

ICT50115 Diploma of Information Technology  |  credit for 120 credit points
ICT50915 Diploma of Digital Media Technologies  |  credit for 90 credit points


* 120 credit points is the equivalent of one-year full time study.

Other TAFE studies Apply for a relevant TAFE course, at any TAFE provider, and then apply to articulate into this program.  You may receive credit for TAFE studies undertaken, which will be individually assessed upon request, after you enrol in your bachelor level course. 
Bridging programs

 

A bridging program can provide an excellent foundation to build upon in your bachelor degree studies:

  • Our Diploma of University Studies (Information Technology)  delivers study that counts towards your degree from day one!  This three semester course is the ideal pathway if you want to dive straight in and experience university with IT subjects taken alongside subjects designed to build the foundation needed for success.
    You can receive credit for 120 credit points into your Bachelor of IT degree.

 

  • Our one semester Foundation Access Studies (FAST) program  provides you an alternate entry into tertiary study, with a focus on building the more generic academic skills required for success at university.  On successful completion of FAST, students can apply for the Bachelor of Information Technology for the next semester.
University studies

 

Enrolling in single subjects (courses) allows you to demonstrate your ability to succeed in study at this level. Re-apply with credit to the Bachelor of Information Technology for the next intake.  Recommended subjects include:

  • ITECH1101 IT Problem Solving
  • ITECH1103 Big Data And Analytics 

 

Credit will be considered if you have successfully completed higher education or TAFE studies relevant to this degree. Advanced standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on your eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications.

 

Pathways from this course:

Satisfactory completion of this course can lead to the Bachelor of Science (Honours), as a prelude to a higher degree in research or a professional qualification.
 

This program holds Professional Level accreditation with the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Students can be awarded the SAS® Undergraduate joint certificate program in Data Analytics and Visualization on successful completion of the required courses.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

School of Engineering, IT and Physical Sciences

Course coordinator

Giles Oatley