Bachelor of Information Technology
480634 - Newcastle (Callaghan)
480635 - Central Coast (Ourimbah)
|Contributing Schools and Faculties||Faculty of Business and LawFaculty of Education and ArtsFaculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentFaculty of Science and Information Technology|
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Information Technology (IT) is concerned with the use of technology in managing and processing information, especially in large organisations. In particular, IT deals with the use of electronic computers and computer software to convert, store, protect, process, transmit, and retrieve information.
Students work on real world projects. Current students have set up an Internet radio station and review audience, content and funding sources to keep the station operational.
From the first year, you will work on industry-relevant projects and case studies, involving such areas as digital media, e-commerce and medical information systems. In this stimulating environment students learn principles of good design - user interfaces, databases and systems - as well as the technologies operating behind modern interfaces.
You can choose from three majors:
- Business Information, Communication and Technology (ICT)
- Digital Media and Entertainment
- Software Development and Application
Career opportunities include interactive web developers, programmers, business analysts and project managers. It is expected that many graduates of this program will go on to leadership roles in companies involved in the development or innovative application of information technologies.
Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/ for information on how to gain entry.
You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Please visit
Entry to the University of Newcastle degree programs offered in Singapore are based on overseas qualifications considered equivalent
to Australian qualifications, as well as satisfying English language requirement. More information regarding our partner PSB Academy at the following website: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/campus/singapore/
Any 2 units of Mathematics and any 2 units of English
If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to your new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on How to apply for credit.
An Honours year is available to students as a separate program in the form of an additional year to those who meet the entry requirements.
Students who successfully complete the Bachelor Information Technology are eligible to apply for membership to the Australian Computer Society.
International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements. All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services available to international students.
Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonably adjustments are provided in a timely manner.
Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.
All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/unit/centre-for-teaching-and-learning/learning-development/
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.
Please see Further Information above for your Program Enrolment Checklist, "Are you on track?" form.
The 240 units required to complete the degree must include:
- All core courses (90 units);
- A major sequence (80 units);
- Electives (as many units as are required to bring the total units up to 240 units. Some students may wish to apply this to a second major.)
- No more than 100 units in total at 1000 level will be counted towards the award.
- At least 60 units must be completed at 3000 level.
Please note that most 2000 and 3000 level courses require previous studies in specific courses. Not all courses will be offered each semester or at every campus.
A revision to the program will take effect from Semester 2, 2013. This revision includes the removal of core course INFT2008 from the program, and the addition of a new course, INFT3050 Web Programming, to the Software Development and Applications major. Students should refer to information under 'Transition Arrangements' on how this revision affects their program of study.
For students who commenced their program prior to 2010, you will be offered an opportunity to transfer into the revised program or remain in their existing program.
For continuing students at Ourimbah campus who elect to follow the revised program and will be in their final year of study in 2010, you will be required to complete INFT3910, Advanced Software Development in place of INFT3100, Project Management.
Students who commenced their program prior to 2012, are undertaking the Digital Media and Entertainment Major and have successfully completed CULT3240 can count it towards their major. Students who have not yet completed CULT3240 may enrol in FMCS2200 as one of their 2000 level directed courses.
A revision to the program will take effect from Semester 2, 2013. Current students who have not yet successfully completed INFT2008 must take a 10 unit elective in lieu of INFT2008, provided that not more than 100 units at 1000 level is taken for the program, overall. Students who have successfully completed INFT2008 and who wish to transition to the revised program structure can count INFT2008 towards the Software Development and Applications major. Students who have successfully completed INFT2008 may not enrol in INFT3050.
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