Bachelor of Information Technology

IT is an integral element of our lives, and continues to evolve and impact upon society and our futures.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Berwick
Gippsland - Churchill
On-line Learning
Location
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Ballarat - Mt Helen
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Berwick
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Gippsland - Churchill
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On-line Learning
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This course may be on offer at a partner institution.

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.

Our newly restructured IT degree gives you the flexibility to complete a stand-alone core along with an in-depth specialisation of your choice. You can enrol in electives from across the university, complementing your IT studies to tailor your own unique study plan.

We support you to develop strong communication, academic and problem solving skills; critical attributes for success in the IT sector. You will learn programming skills to facilitate smooth communication with software developers, and explore web design, systems modelling and user experience. All provide you with the foundations to pursue your desired IT career, or to move on to a specialisation.

Participation in our professional engagement course gives you the opportunity to network and enhance your knowledge of the IT industry. You will also build awareness of the latest research and developments, and explore the extent to which IT is embedded in areas as diverse as health, education, industry and more.

  • Applications developer
  • Business intelligence officer
  • Communications officer
  • Computer engineer
  • Computer systems engineer
  • Data warehouse administrator
  • Database administrator
  • Database administrator developer
  • Hardware technician
  • Information officer
  • IT consultant
  • Integration analyst
  • IT manager
  • Multimedia application developer
  • Multimedia developer
  • Network engineer
  • Network manager
  • Programmer
  • Software engineer
  • Support officer
  • Systems administrator
  • Systems analyst
  • Systems designer
  • Systems manager
  • Team leader
  • Training officer
  • Web designer

This program will provide you with a fundamental knowledge of IT (along with skills in key areas including cloud computing and mobile application development) and allow you to keep your options wide open in the IT industry.

The flexibility of this program leads to a diverse range of career opportunities, as each student gets to put their own stamp on the program, and as such determine the career path followed. Some students choose to add breadth to their studies, with a wide variety of electives chosen, whereas other students choose to add depth, and choose electives focused in a particular area of interest.

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.

View Current subject information and cost.

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
Elective Courses

Semester 2

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

Elective Courses Comp/Math/Stat

Year 3

Semester 1

USER EXPERIENCE
ITECH3001, 15 credit points
PROJECT 1
ITECH3208, 15 credit points
Elective Courses

Elective Courses Comp/Math/Stat

Semester 2

PROFESSIONALISM AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
ITECH3002, 15 credit points
PROJECT 2
ITECH3209, 15 credit points
Elective Courses Comp/Math/Stat

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

VTAC application: Yes

VTAC code: 3700537531 (Mt Helen), 3700737531 (Churchill), 3700837531 (On-line Learning), 3701837531 (Berwick)

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: CT5

CRICOS code: 074009A (Mt Helen)

Important for Yr 10 students

Entry requirements (year 12)



Admissions Criteria for current Year 12 students (2020) and recent secondary graduates (2019 and 2018)

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 Business, 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.

16 hours per week (4 hours per course)

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) indicative annual fee

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).

If what you have learned at work, from other courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this course, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.


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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.

 

* 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 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).

To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it's important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that's ideally not more than two years old.

You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection. You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per course, just for study use.

For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online webpage.

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

Xiaohui Zhao - Ballarat

Joarder Kamruzzaman - Online/Berwick/Gippsland