Bachelor of Information Technology (BITC) - BIT

QTAC code (Australian and New Zealand applicants): Toowoomba campus: 903741; Distance education: 903745

CRICOS code (International applicants): 007490J

 On-campusDistance education
Semester intake:Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Semester 3 (November)
Campus:Toowoomba -
Fees:Commonwealth supported place
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Standard duration:3 years full-time, up to 6 years part-time 

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Applied Computer Science major

The Applied Computer Science major equips the graduate with fundamental skills in computer science, applied to the domain of modern web applications and services. Graduates will be well-prepared to solve generic problems in the broad area of computing. They will be ideally placed to design and implement software systems, database structures and applications, and web services and interfaces.

Achievement of the objectives will result in a graduate of high academic and scientific standard, who is capable of competing for employment in a professional area and pursuing career development in government institutions and IT industries.

Career opportunities

Computer Programmer, Systems Analyst, Software Developer, Project Leader, Web Application Developer, Web Services Specialist, IT manager, Database Administrator, Database Designer

Information Systems Development major

The Information Systems Development major serves as a gateway to a wide range of dynamic careers in Information Technology. The major strives to produce highly versatile and adaptable graduates who are equally adept at addressing technical and business issues. The major incorporates a significant analysis and design component and remains firmly based within a business context while fostering an understanding of the broader architecture of Information Systems and the principles of modern software engineering practice. The ISD graduate is optimally placed to leverage the vast array of IT careers on offer, ranging from highly technical roles such as Enterprise Architect to roles focused on business processes. A deep understanding of IT infrastructure is achieved via detailed study of the .NET framework and Java development environments and network management in tandem with a one-year database sequence. The database sequence provides interested students with the opportunity to pursue two Oracle certifications.

Career opportunities

Business Information Systems Developer, Business Applications Designer, Enterprise Architect, Information Systems Developer, Database Administrator, Database Designer.

Information Technology Management major

The Information Technology Management major is highly focused on Information Systems (IS) as a key strategic enabler of business success and teaches students how to leverage IS to identify and solve business problems. The major serves as a pathway into a variety of rapidly emerging IS career paths where business skills, for example communication, problem-solving and teamwork, are most important. Information Technology Management students develop skills in electronic commerce, systems analysis, database design and implementation, security, network management, service management and enterprise resource systems. Students study leading-edge business packages and tools such as Oracle, SAP and ISO20000 and are provided with the opportunity to pursue professional certification in a number of these areas.

Career opportunities

Business analyst, systems analyst, data architect, business process/data modeller, enterprise resource planning (ERP) analyst, computer trainer/support, help desk support, IT manager, IT sales and marketing specialist, change manager, business process engineer, IT project manager, consultant, business continuity (BCM) specialist, IT security specialist, service management.

Networking and Security major

The Networking and Security major equips the graduate with state-of-the-art skills in network design, network management, security and system development and administration. Graduates will be familiar with problem solving in computer networks, VoIP, video conferencing, network services administration, and the professional skills to apply them in the communication sector, healthcare, government institutions, and IT firms.

Achievement of the objectives will result in a graduate of high academic and scientific standard, who is capable of competing for employment in a professional area and pursuing career development in IT industries and government institutions.

Career opportunities

System Administrator, Systems Analyst, Web Administrator, Network Analyst, Network Designer, Network Administrator, Database Administrator, Database Designer.

Professional accreditation

The Bachelor of Information Technology program is accredited at professional level by the Australian Computer Society and, through the Seoul Accord, is recognised in other countries.