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Bachelor of Business Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

 

location
City campus

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Min. duration
4 years full time

course codes
UTS: C10219v4
CRICOS: 047835B
UAC: 603220

This course is offered jointly by UTS: Information Technology and UTS: Business and is awarded with two testamurs. The information technology component provides a sound education in all aspects of computing and information technology for students who intend to make a career in the profession. The business component provides students with the knowledge, competencies and values necessary for fulfilling an effective career in business.

Graduates with solid IT skills who also understand business operations are in strong demand in industry. This combined program allows students to gain two degrees, leading towards a career in business IT operations in only four years.

Course aims

The aim of this course is to prepare graduates to apply an in-depth knowledge of information technology to the business activities of an organisation.

UTS:IT provides the most practical and relevant education in the field of IT.

Typical study program

Example programs are shown below for each IT major for a student who has chosen Human Resource Management for the business major. Students choose one business major (from CBK90169) and one IT major (from CBK90781).

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

Majors

Autumn or Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
MAJ08437 Accounting48maj08437
MAJ08438 Management48maj08438
MAJ08440 Finance48maj08440
MAJ08441 Marketing48maj08441
MAJ08442 International Business48maj08442
MAJ08446 Human Resource Management48maj08446
MAJ09209 Economics48maj09209
MAJ08116 Marketing Communication48maj08116

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$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 192.

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.

Careers

Depending on the majors selected, career options include accountant, advertising consultant, analyst/programmer, banker, business analyst, economist, financial planner, information systems developer, ICT business analyst, IT project manager, management consultant, marketing manager, network specialist, software developer, systems analyst and web developer.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
CBK90169 Major choice (Business)48
STM90273 Core subjects (Business)48
STM90651 Core subjects (Information Technology)48
CBK90781 Major choice (Information Technology)48
Total192

Course structure explained

Students are required to complete 192 credit points, comprising 96 credit points of study in business and 96 credit points of study in information technology.

In the business component, students must complete eight foundation core subjects (6 credit points each) and a business major (48 credit points).

In the information technology component, students must complete eight foundation core subjects (6 credit points each) and an IT major (48 credit points).

Industrial training/professional practice

Industrial training is available as an additional year and students enrol into the Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice (C20056) once they have secured suitable full-time employment. This incorporates a minimum of nine months full-time work experience with four supporting subjects at UTS. Full-time students normally undertake the industrial training after completing Year 3. International students can work full-time for the duration of the diploma.

Additional information

Course duration

The course duration is four years of full-time study. Some subjects may be offered in an optional Summer session so that students can fast-track their studies.

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.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

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

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.

Alternative entry

Students who gain entry through the UTS INSEARCH pathway are eligible for 48 credit points of credit recognition.

Students who have completed a relevant diploma at TAFE NSW may be eligible for credit recognition if subjects previously completed are equivalent to existing UTS subjects. Details are available from the Building 10 Student Centre.

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 a challenge test for each subject. A challenge test is granted at the time of enrolment 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. Challenge tests are conducted in the week before the commencement of the teaching session.

Scholarships, prizes and awards

Scholarships

For all domestic students

Prizes and awards

For Business and Information Technology students

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible for professional-level membership of the Australian Computer Society. Students who complete the Accounting major may be eligible for membership of CPA Australia and/or the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. For any other certifications, refer to the Bachelor of Business (C10026).

Transfer between UTS courses

Students in this combined degree may transfer to the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice (C10345). International students may transfer to the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (C10148).

UTS: Handbook

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