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Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation

 

A Degree Like No Other

A Degree Like No Other

 
 
WATCH: UTS: Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation. A degree like no other UTS: Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation. A degree like no other

WATCH: UTS: Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation. A degree like no other

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City campus

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Min. duration
4 years full time

course codes
UTS: C10327v1
CRICOS: 079757B
UAC: 609565

This course offers a sound education in all aspects of computing and information technology for students who intend to make a career in the profession.

Taking a trans-disciplinary approach, the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation utilises multiple perspectives from diverse fields, integrating a range of industry experiences, real-world projects and self-initiated proposals, equipping graduates to address the wicked problems, complex challenges and untapped opportunities in today's world.

This course adopts a practice-based approach to IT education and the course content is a mix of theory and practice.

This course offers a sound education in all aspects of computing and information technology for students who intend to make a career in the profession.

Taking a trans-disciplinary approach, the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation utilises multiple perspectives from diverse fields, integrating a range of industry experiences, real-world projects and self-initiated proposals, equipping graduates to address the wicked problems, complex challenges and untapped opportunities in today's world.

This course adopts a practice-based approach to IT education and the course content is 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 students are exposed to real IT problems.

By focusing on the high-level conceptual thinking and problem-solving practices that lead to the development of innovative, creative and entrepreneurial outcomes, students of the combined degree also gain leading edge capabilities that are highly valued in the globalised world, including dealing with critical and creative thinking, invention, complexity, innovation, future scenario building and entrepreneurship, and the ability to work on their own, across and between other disciplines. These creative intelligence competencies enable graduates to navigate across a rapidly accelerating world of change.

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.

Typical study program

The following example shows a typical full-time program.

First year

Autumn sessionCredit pointsSubject code
31265 Communication for IT Professionals631265
31266 Introduction to Information Systems631266
48023 Programming Fundamentals648023
31268 Web Systems631268
July sessionCredit pointsSubject code
81511 Problems to Possibilities881511
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
Summer sessionCredit pointsSubject code
81512 Creative Practice and Methods881512

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.

 

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

Career options include business analyst, IT project manager, network specialist, software developer, systems analyst or web developer.

By being creative thinkers, initiators of new ideas, scenario planners, global strategists, open network designers or sustainable futures innovators within their chosen field of study, graduates maximise the potential of their chosen profession, making them highly sought after graduates with the ability to identify and develop solutions to some of the most complex issues that face their disciplines and society.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
STM90651 Core subjects (Information Technology)48
CBK90781 Major choice (Information Technology)48
CBK90782 Major/Two sub-majors/Electives48
STM90839 Core subjects (Creative Intelligence and Innovation)96
Total240

Course structure explained

Students must complete 240 credit points, comprising 48 credit points of core IT subjects, 48 credit points of one compulsory IT major, 48 credit points of electives and 96 credit points in creative intelligence and innovation.

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 to broaden the student's knowledge of information technology and other disciplines.

The creative intelligence and innovation component consists of 96 credit points. The creative intelligence and innovation subjects are undertaken in accelerated form within July and Summer sessions during the first three years of study, and through one full year of study after completion of the professional degree. The Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation is not offered as a separate degree, but is completed only in combination with the professional degree program.

Industrial training/professional practice

Industrial training is available as a separate course. Students enrol into the Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice (C20056) once they have secured suitable full-time employment in the IT industry. This incorporates a minimum of nine months' full-time paid work experience with four supporting subjects at UTS. Full-time students normally undertake industrial training after completing Year 2.

Within the final year of the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation, students can undertake between 6 and 12 credit points of internship (work experience) that relates to innovation within their research, career development, or core degree specialisations. For students undertaking 12 credit points of internship, international internships may be negotiated.

Additional information

Course duration

The course is completed in four years of full-time study

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).

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.

Scholarships, prizes and awards

Scholarships

For all domestic students

Prizes and awards

For Information Technology and 010035 students

Professional recognition

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

Download a course guide

Transfer between UTS courses

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (C10148) or Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Diploma of Information Technology Professional Practice (C10345) can apply to transfer into this course after completing the first year of their current course. Students in this combined degree may apply to transfer to the single degree, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology.

UTS: Handbook

See the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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