1 year full time or
2 years part time
This course provides the opportunity for students to develop research skills, and provides greater breadth and depth in a specific area of information technology.
The honours program in IT prepares students to be active players in the knowledge economy. The course provides the research skills needed to create knowledge, a much harder and more rewarding task than simply using the knowledge created by other people. Students experience the satisfaction of creating links between the world of cutting-edge knowledge and the IT industry.
The honours program aims to provide students:
- with a sound research methodology
- for the in-depth study of particular topics in information technology
- with the experience of undertaking a research-oriented project
- with a basis for postgraduate research or a career in industrial research and development.
All students at UTS pay tuition fees to contribute towards the cost of their studies.
In 2017 all offers made to domestic undergraduate students will be for Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP), which means that the Australian government makes a substantial contribution towards the cost of your education, and you pay the balance through student contributions.
The amount you pay depends on your area of study and the number of credit points (cp) in which you enrol. At UTS 48 credit points is considered to be one Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL).
The table to the right shows the amount a student can expect to pay for one year of full-time study (1.0 EFTSL).
Students can choose to pay their student contribution upfront, or if eligible, can defer their fees through HECS-HELP.
In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional cost.
You can calculate your student contribution as a percentage of the amounts shown on the table.
e.g. If you are enrolled in a 6 credit point Mathematics subject, your contribution would be 6/48 x $9,050 = $1,131.
Area of study and
(per EFTSL or 48 cp)
Law, Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Administration, Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science
Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health, Allied Health, Engineering, Science, Surveying, Agriculture
Humanities, Behavioural Science, Social Studies, Education, Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts, Nursing
Tuition fees for international students vary between courses and range from A$20,830 to A$40,800 per year.
Tuition fees for international undergraduate students can be found using tuition fees search.
Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.
For this course, the cost per credit point for 2017 is $769. The total credit points are 48.
All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:
- Protocol on fees and refunds for international students - contains the fee and refund conditions for international students
- Tuition Protection Service - designed to ensure that students receive the tuition they have paid for
In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.
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For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.
This course prepares graduates for a leading role in industry-relevant research.
Course completion requirements
|32931 Technology Research Methods||6|
|31482 Honours Project||12|
|32144 Technology Research Preparation||6|
Course structure explained
The honours degree consists of research and advanced coursework.
The research component is spread over the entire course. In the first session (full time), students undertake a research methods subject and review the research literature in their chosen area; in the second session (full time), students undertake a formal research project in their chosen area.
Part-time students should undertake the project subjects in the second year of the program.
Any UTS: Information Technology master's-level subject may be taken by an IT honours student, subject to prerequisites and availability. If it aligns with their research, IT honours students may take advanced-level undergraduate electives or electives from other faculties, with the permission of the course coordinator.
The honours program is offered over one year of full-time or two years of part-time study.Full time, on campus Part time, on campus
Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline at an appropriate level.
Students within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology at UTS who are eligible to graduate from any undergraduate degree in information technology may apply for the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology. The admission requirement is a weighted average mark of 65 per cent or higher, normally with no recorded failures in the core subjects after the first year (full time) or stages 1 and 2 (part time) of the undergraduate degree.
Students from another faculty in the University, or from another university, with qualifications equivalent to the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (C10148) are considered for entry, subject to approval by the honours program leader, on the basis of their potential to complete the honours degree.
Students can enrol without having organised a supervisor, but must find one by the end of week 2 of their first session. Students are strongly advised to find a potential supervisor during their final undergraduate session (or sometime before the application deadline for external students).
The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.0 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 500-549 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 60-78 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 50-57; or CAE: 169-175.
Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.International students
Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.
Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.
If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.
Most students come from an undergraduate program in IT at UTS, so they are familiar with the three basic topic areas in IT: software engineering, data communications and project management.
Year 12 bonus schemeTo see a list of courses where HSC subjects provide bonus points, please refer to the Year 12 bonus points page.
Students who have previously undertaken study at a university or other recognised tertiary education institutions may be eligible for some academic credit recognition (subject to the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology's approval).
The prior study must have been completed before commencement of this course, but no earlier than three years before commencement. Students must be able to demonstrate that their knowledge is current.
Credit recognition is not normally granted in this course for study completed at a private college except where UTS has an external articulation agreement with the college.
There are no exemptions granted for the networking subjects 31270, 31277 and 31283 without the successful completion of the challenge test for each of the these subjects. A challenge test is granted at enrolment time to students who have completed the CCNA curriculum (or CCNP) at a university and/or TAFE diploma level where the awarding institution is a CISCO Networking Academy. These challenge tests are always held in the week before the commencement of session.
Scholarships, prizes and awards
For Information Technology students
Only for international students
For all domestic students
Only for Aboriginal Australian or Torres Strait Islander students
Prizes and awards
For Information Technology students
UTS: HandbookSee the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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