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Bachelor of Information Technology

 
Note:

This course is only offered to local students.

This course is intended for domestic current school leavers.

This course is not offered to international students.

location
City campus

Min. duration
3 years full time

course codes
UTS: C10143v6
UAC: 603210

This is a cooperative education scholarship program in computer information systems, developed by UTS in cooperation with a group of leading organisations. It differs from other cooperative education courses in that, during the industry-based sessions, students follow a structured program designed jointly by UTS and the employer group, including formal coursework delivered by industry.

There are a limited number of places available in this course according to the number of industry sponsors each year. If selected for this course, students receive a total scholarship of around $46,500 for the duration of the course.

This intensive course includes two six-month industry-based sessions with different industry sponsors.

This is a cooperative education scholarship program in computer information systems, developed by UTS in cooperation with a group of leading organisations. It differs from other cooperative education courses in that, during the industry-based sessions, students follow a structured program designed jointly by UTS and the employer group, including formal coursework delivered by industry.

There are a limited number of places available in this course according to the number of industry sponsors each year. If selected for this course, students receive a total scholarship of around $46,500 for the duration of the course.

This intensive course includes two six-month industry-based sessions with different industry sponsors. Industry sponsors are heavily involved in the curriculum design to ensure graduates are not only highly qualified but also have the knowledge and skills relevant to the needs of industry.

Students normally secure graduate employment before completion of the course. Sponsors also actively recruit graduates from the course but students are not obliged to take up employment with a sponsor.

Course aims

Students gain an understanding of both business practice and technical skills in IT and computing, and learn how to apply IT solutions to business challenges.

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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 may not be offered every session.

First year

Autumn sessionCredit pointsSubject code
31265 Communication for IT Professionals631265
31266 Introduction to Information Systems631266
48023 Programming Fundamentals648023
31268 Web Systems631268
Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
31269 Business Requirements Modelling631269
31489 Industry Study 1631489
41015 Industry Experience 1341015
31271 Database Fundamentals631271

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  

band

Student contribution

(per EFTSL or 48 cp)

3
Law, Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Administration, Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science
$10,596
2
Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health, Allied Health, Engineering, Science, Surveying, Agriculture
$9,050
1
Humanities, Behavioural Science, Social Studies, Education, Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts, Nursing
$6,349

 

 

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.

 

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.

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For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.

Careers

Career options include business analyst, systems analyst, information systems manager, project manager, commercial manager and roles in social media/digital marketing.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
STM90651 Core subjects (Information Technology)48
STM91158 Core subjects (Information Technology)54
STM91157 Work Integrated Learning18
CBK90571 Electives24
Total144

Course structure explained

Students are required to complete 144 credit points, comprising 120 credit points in compulsory subjects and 24 credit points in electives.

The central curriculum of the course is computer and information systems. This is supported by studies in management and strategic planning, as well as the necessary background subjects in information technology and programming.

There are special conditions relating to students enrolled in this course. Leave of absence and re-admission after withdrawal are not normally granted to students, except under extraordinary circumstances and subject to satisfactory arrangements being possible.

Industrial training/professional practice

Students spend two six-month, full-time sessions in industry.

Additional information

Course duration

The course is of three years' duration and involves four sessions of full-time study at the University and two sessions of full-time industry-based study and practical experience. The industry-based sessions are of 23 weeks' duration.

Full time, on campus

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

This is an intensive scholarship course intended primarily for current school leavers, although applications are also accepted from non-current school leavers. Special application and selection procedures apply. Applicants must submit a Bachelor of Information Technology application questionnaire and attend an interview.

Applicants must demonstrate leadership potential and involvement in extra-curricular activities and it is expected that students achieve an ATAR of around 90. If suitable, students are interviewed before selection. Final selection is based on the result of the interview and ATAR. There are two application and interview rounds.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

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

Mathematics and any two units of English.

HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and English Advanced are recommended.

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.

Scholarships, prizes and awards

Scholarships

Prizes and awards

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible for professional-level membership of the Australian Computer Society.

UTS: Handbook

See the Bachelor of Information Technology in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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