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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology


City campus

Min. duration
1 year full time or
2 years part time

course codes
UTS: C09019v4
CRICOS: 046619G

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.

Course aims

The honours program aims to provide students with:

  • a sound research methodology for the in-depth study of particular topics in information technology
  • the experience of undertaking a research-oriented project
  • a basis for postgraduate research or a career in industrial research and development.

I've found that many people are interested in my research on Australian Women Game Developers.

Typical study program

The example program below is for a student commencing in Autumn session and undertaking the course full time.

Note: Subjects listed as electives are only offered in a particular session (or year) if there is sufficient demand and the necessary resources.

Autumn sessionCredit pointsSubject code
32144 Technology Research Preparation632144
32931 Technology Research Methods632931
Select 12 credit points of electives:12
Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
31482 Honours Project1231482
Select 12 credit points of electives:12

Course fees

For relevant fee information, are you a Local student or International student

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.

Student contribution amounts for 2017 commencing students

Area of study and

student contribution  


Student contribution

(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$27,040 to A$40,350 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:

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.

UTS Alumni save 10%: alumni.uts.edu.au/advantage

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 structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
32931 Technology Research Methods6
31482 Honours Project12
CBK90304 Electives24
32144 Technology Research Preparation6

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.

Additional information

Course duration

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

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline at an appropriate level.

Applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree in information technology, equivalent to the UTS Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (C10148), with a weighted average mark of 65 or greater. Admission is subject to the approval of the honours program coordinator and is dependent on the availability of appropriate academic supervision within the university.

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.

Assumed knowledge

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 scheme

To see a list of courses where HSC subjects provide bonus points, please refer to the Year 12 bonus points page.

Credit recognition

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


Prizes and awards

UTS: Handbook

See the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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