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Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice

 

location
City campus

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80.10

Min. duration
4 years full time or
6 years part time

course codes
UTS: C10345v1
CRICOS: 084259M
UAC: 603200

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, as well as providing a pathway to honours, postgraduate study and a research career.

The course adopts a practice-based approach to IT education. Its content is designed with a mix of theory and practice. As well as gaining strong technical skills in IT, students gain skills in problem solving, teamwork and communication. Employers look for graduates with industry experience and, in this course, students are exposed to real IT problems and apply classroom learning on the job through the Diploma in Information Technology Professional 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, as well as providing a pathway to honours, postgraduate study and a research career.

The course adopts a practice-based approach to IT education. Its content is designed with a mix of theory and practice. As well as gaining strong technical skills in IT, students gain skills in problem solving, teamwork and communication. Employers look for graduates with industry experience and, in this course, students are exposed to real IT problems and apply classroom learning on the job through the Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice.

UTS: Information Technology continues to support part-time study with some subjects offered in the evening as well as during the day.

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 professionals in business units who integrate packaged systems rather then 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.

I think it was the Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice that helped kick-start my career.

Typical study program

Example full-time programs are shown below. Refer to CBK90782 for the IT majors and approved sub-majors available to students in this course. All students are required to complete one IT major.

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
31247 Collaborative Business Processes631247
Select 6 credit points of options: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 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.

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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 ICT business analyst, analyst/programmer, IT project manager, network specialist, software developer, software engineer, systems analyst or web developer.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
STM90990 IT Work Integrated Learning Program48
STM90651 Core subjects (Information Technology)48
CBK90781 Major choice (Information Technology)48
CBK90782 Major/Two sub-majors/Electives48
Total192

Course structure explained

Students are required to complete 192 credit points, comprising 48 credit points of core subjects, 48 credit points for one compulsory IT major, 48 credit points of electives and 48 credit points for the Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice.

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 knowledge of information technology and other disciplines.

Industrial training/professional practice

The Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice is a compulsory part of this course and incorporates a minimum nine months' internship and four supporting subjects at UTS. Full-time students normally undertake the diploma after completing Year 2 and after obtaining suitable full-time employment in the information technology industry. International students can work full-time for the duration of the diploma.

Additional information

Course duration

The course is completed in four years of full-time or six years of part-time study. It comprises six academic sessions of full-time (or equivalent part-time) study, and a period of industrial training.

A significant number of subjects are offered in the evening but some daytime attendance is required for part-time students.

To gain credit for the DipITProfPrac, students are required to obtain an approved, full-time job within the information technology industry for a minimum of nine months.

Full time, on campus Part 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: 6.0 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

Mathematics and any two units of English.

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. There are also articulations with this course with institutions in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. 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.

Transfer between UTS courses

Students in this course may transfer to the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (C10239) after completing the first year (full-time equivalent), subject to achieving a minimum weighted average mark of 65.

UTS: Handbook

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