What is a sub-major?
A sub-major is a 'thread' of subjects in a related field, similar to a major but shorter in length. Sub-majors are available to most (but not all) students enrolled in Engineering and IT courses and consist of 24 credit points (usually four subjects). If you're enrolled in an IT course, a sub-major is half the length of your major.
Why take a sub-major?
Rather than taking a string of unrelated elective subjects, completing a sub-major adds 'depth' to your course by allowing you to focus on an additional field of interest beyond your major.
The names of any sub-majors completed appear on your academic transcript, making it clear to prospective employers, professional bodies, other education institutions, etc. that you have completed further studies in a particular field.
Who can take a sub-major?
Sub-majors are available to students enrolled in the following courses:
|Course||number of sub-majors|
|Bachelor of Information Technology (C10143)||One|
|Bachelor of Science in Games Development (C10229)||One|
|Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (C10148)||Up to two|
|Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (C10239)||Up to two|
|Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation (C10327)||Up to two|
|Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Diploma in IT Professional Practice (C10345)||Up to two|
What sub-majors are available?
Sub-majors* are offered in each of the five BScIT majors:
- Business Information Systems Management (SMJ02064)
- Data Analytics (SMJ02065)
- Enterprise Systems Development (SMJ03036)
- Interaction Design (SMJ02067)
- Networking and Cybersecurity (SMJ03037)
and also in:
Additionally, sub-majors* are available in the following areas from other faculties:
|Accounting for Small Business (SMJ08188)||Business|
|Advertising Principles (SMJ08198)||Business|
|Business Accounting (SMJ08157)||Business|
|Electronics and Computer Interfacing (SMJ01010)||Science|
|Employment Relations (SMJ08159)||Business|
|International Management (SMJ08160)||Business|
|International Studies (SMJ09034)||Arts and Social Sciences|
|Introductory Economics (SMJ09040)||Business|
|Introductory Finance (SMJ08181)||Business|
Language other than English (SMJ09035):
Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
|Arts and Social Sciences|
|Marketing Principles (SMJ08197)||Business|
|Quantitative Management (SMJ01026)||Science|
|Scientific Computing (SMJ02057)||Science|
|Specialist Country Studies (SMJ09036)||Arts and Social Sciences|
|Statistical Modelling (SMJ01032)||Science|
* Certain combinations of majors and sub-majors may not be possible due to overlap in content
How do I nominate a sub-major?
You can add a sub-major to your study plan in My Student Admin.