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Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

 

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City campus

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Min. duration
5 years full time

course codes
UTS: C10239v1
CRICOS: 059726G
UAC: 609230

This course integrates a professional degree in information technology with a major in another country or culture and its language, enhancing professional training and career options.

The information technology component provides a sound education in all aspects of computing and information technology for a career in the profession.

The international studies component offers an in-depth understanding of another culture through academic and experiential learning.

Students must choose one IT major in business information systems management, enterprise systems development, internetworking and applications, or computer and data analytics.

Students also choose a country major for their language and culture studies.

This course integrates a professional degree in information technology with a major in another country or culture and its language, enhancing professional training and career options.

The information technology component provides a sound education in all aspects of computing and information technology for a career in the profession.

The international studies component offers an in-depth understanding of another culture through academic and experiential learning.

Students must choose one IT major in business information systems management, enterprise systems development, internetworking and applications, or computer and data analytics.

Students also choose a country major for their language and culture studies.

The course adopts a practice-based approach to IT education and the course content is designed with a mix of theory and practice. As well as gaining strong technical skills in IT, students gain skills in business analysis, problem solving, teamwork and communication. Employers look for graduates with industry experience and, in this course, students are exposed to real IT problems.

The international studies component of this course means that graduates have the added advantage of being well prepared to work in a diverse range of IT careers and companies overseas.

Course aims

The course aims to produce graduates who are able to apply, in the context of any organisation, the knowledge and skills required of:

  • information systems professionals in business units who integrate packaged systems rather than develop systems from first principles
  • information technology professionals who develop systems from first principles
  • network specialists who build, maintain and administer complex network systems, or
  • computing specialists for technical research careers.

The course also aims to:

  • provide sufficient language skills to live and work in another culture, and
  • encourage understanding and appreciation of, and sensitivity towards, diverse cultural perspectives, practices, needs and values, in international and local contexts.

Within the internship I gained important professional skills that will assist me throughout the remainder of my study and beyond.

Typical study program

An example program is shown below for a student choosing the Germany major for the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies. Other countries may be chosen from the list of majors in CBK90005; the program has the same structure but with subjects specific to the chosen country major.

A list of the IT majors and IT sub-majors available to students in this course are shown in CBK90782. All students are required to complete one IT major from CBK90781.

In the program shown below, in sessions that include electives, students may choose a second major, two sub-majors (IT or other faculty), one sub-major and four electives, or eight electives.

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.

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
31270 Networking Essentials631270
Select 6 credit points of options:6
Select 6 credit points of electives:6

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 240.

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 major selected, career options include business analyst, network engineer, network specialist, software developer, software engineer or web developer. Graduates of this course are in high demand with technology companies and industries that use IT such as banking, construction, energy, finance, government, manufacturing, retail and transport. Options are enhanced by international experience, making students more marketable to prospective employers, including multinational companies.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
CBK90005 Country major choice96
CBK90781 Major choice (Information Technology)48
CBK90782 Major/Two sub-majors/Electives48
STM90651 Core subjects (Information Technology)48
Total240

Course structure explained

Students are required to complete 240 credit points, comprising 96 credit points in information technology, 96 credit points in international studies and 48 credit points of electives. The 48 credit points of electives can be a combination of a second IT major, or two sub-majors, or one sub-major and four electives, or eight electives. The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies requires undergraduates to study a region or country major over a minimum of three years.

Overseas study

Students spend their fourth year of study at a university overseas.

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. After completing Year 4 (in-country study), students have the option to undertake the Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice.

Additional information

Course duration

The course is of five years' duration. Students spend two sessions of study at a university or other higher education institution in the country of their major. Students may undertake an extra year with the Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice (C20056).

Full time, on campus (plus one year studying overseas)

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.

Admission requirements are the same as the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice (C10345).

There are no prior language requirements for the international studies program. Entry level to the various language and culture programs depends upon students' prior knowledge of the relevant language. Students are admitted to the international studies program with no guarantee of entry to a specific country major, although every effort is made to meet their preferences.

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

For the information technology component, mathematics and any two units of English. There are no prior language requirements for the international studies program.

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 at least 24 credit points of credit recognition. 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

Prizes and awards

Professional recognition

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

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Transfer between UTS courses

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (C10148) or Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice (C10345) may transfer to this course after completing the first year (full-time equivalent) of their current course, subject to achieving a minimum weighted average mark of 65.

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 Science in Information Technology Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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