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Bachelor of Information and Technology (Data Analytics)

Summary
Bachelor of Information Technology Major Data Analytics (BITC)

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • Online

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)
  • Semester 3 (November)

Number of Units
  • 24 units

Duration
  • 3 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba

Semester 3 intake is only available online.
View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Learn to capture and transform Big Data

With constant advances in technology, internet speed and social media, professionals are facing the challenge of capturing, storing, transferring and organising large quantities of data. USQ’s Bachelor of Information and Technology (Data Analytics) will equip you with cross-disciplinary skills to capture, process and interpret large volumes of data and communicate the valuable information to the intended audience. 

You will explore computing, statistics, data mining, information systems, data management, sorting and presentation, as well as problem solving, project management, teamwork, communication and ethics. 

Apply your skills in our High Performance Computing facility with cutting edge and industry-related technologies. Now is the time to take that first step into a career that will be dynamic, global and in demand.

Professional accreditation

USQ is currently seeking accreditation with the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

With the explosion of data, data analytics professionals are in high demand. Graduates will be well positioned to work as a data analyst, data scientist or data statistician in almost all job sectors including IT, public relations, retail, advertising and banking.
Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 8
plus 1 x major 8

plus second major
or 2 x 4-unit minors
or 1 x 4-unit plus 4 x approved courses

8
Total 24
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns. 

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported AUD 9352
Domestic full fee paying AUD 20000

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2018 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

16/64
OP/Rank
This is the 2018 adjusted OP / Rank for this program.

The lowest OP/unadjusted Rank* to which an offer was made is 19/60. OP/Ranks based upon all offers made in Semester 1, 2018.

Entry Requirements

  • Subject pre-requisites: English (4, SA), Mathematics A (4, SA) or equivalent
  • Recommended prior study: Mathematics B (4 SA) or equivalent

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Admission pathways

A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.

*Further admission information

An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks through special entry schemes for admission.

Special entry schemes for admissions may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your Selection Rank, through the allocation of additional ranks in certain circumstances.

An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks with a student's OP/Selection Rank. An unadjusted Selection Rank is the student's Selection Rank without any rank adjustments.

USQ is committed to greater admissions transparency. Learn more about the education and work experience, as well as average OP/Ranks for this programs' student cohort for Semester 1, 2018.


How to apply

QTAC codes

Mode Codes
Online 903745
Springfield 923741
Toowoomba 903741

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 3, 2018 - applications close Monday 5 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 19 November 2018.
  • Semester 1, 2019 - applications close Monday 18 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 25 February 2019.
  • Semester 2, 2019 - applications close Monday 1 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 15 July 2019.

If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.

Credit for previous study or work experience

You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.