Bachelor of Information Technology (IT)

What is information technology?

Information technology is the design, development and management of computer hardware, software and systems. It also covers the administration and support of networks and databases in a business context.

Qualified IT professionals perform essential functions within businesses, from ensuring staff have functioning computers, to building and maintaining complex software systems, networks or apps.

Why study information technology?

Information Technology is a rapidly growing field, with computers and digital services becoming increasingly embedded into everyday life. A vast majority of businesses require different levels of knowledge and specialisms in information technology in order to run efficiently. Therefore, graduates of information technology degrees are often in high demand around the world, with many opportunities available in wide variety of sectors.

With technology constantly changing, the biggest challenge faced by many companies is trying to adapt and evolve. By studying information technology, you will learn essential problem solving skills, as well as develop your own creativity and ability to innovate to find solutions to complex challenges in your career.

Studying the Bachelor of Information Technology at CSU gives you the opportunity to gain a degree that is professionally accredited by Australian Computer Society (ACS). This will give you a level of expertise that will make you stand out in the graduate job market.

What's involved?

Following a flexible course structure, you'll study 24 subjects, including 10 core subjects, eight major subjects and six elective subjects.

How much will it cost?

Find out the Bachelor of IT tuition fees

Where can I study information technology?

Sydney and Melbourne Study Centres.

Entry Requirements

Curious about the grades you'll need to enrol?

Find out more about our English language and academic entry requirements.

Industry Recognition

The CSU Study Centres Bachelor of Information Technology degree has Australian Computer Society (ACS) professional level accreditation (the highest level possible).

Career Options

Over recent decades the ICT sector in Australia has continued to grow. Despite this growth in opportunities, the number of ICT domestic graduates has fallen. As a result of this IT skills gap, employers in Australia are increasingly looking to recruit international graduates from Australian Universities and professionals from overseas.

A number of international graduates from CSU Study Centres are now living and working in full-time permanent positions in Australia. Employers include Dell, Google and a range of other software and web development businesses.

Gain access to a range of commercial and technical sector jobs in:

  • Small businesses
  • Large financial enterprises
  • Public utilities and government
  • Industry and commerce
  • Education
  • Welfare
  • Postgraduate study and research.

Recognition of Previous Study and Experience

You're eligible to apply for credit towards your course if you have a certificate, diploma or other undergraduate or postgraduate level qualification in any field, including vocational courses.

Get in touch to discuss your options.

Course Structure

Core Subjects
ITC105 Communication and Information Management
ITC106 Programming Principles
ITC114 Introduction to Database Systems
ITC133 Customer Support Systems
ITC161 Computer Systems
ITC211 Systems Analysis
ITC212 Internet Technologies
ITC218 ICT Project Management
ITC331 Ethics and Professional Practice
ITC358 IT Security

Not all subjects may be offered at CSU Study Centres.
This subject has a prerequisite and cannot be undertaken before its prerequisite subject is passed.
Waivers can be granted in special circumstances.
† Students will study either MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability and Culture or MGT211 Business Ethics: A Global Perspective, but not both.

Note: Not all subjects are offered each session.

IT Specialisations/Majors

A major is made up of eight compulsory subjects in a related area of IT, such as Business Analysis, Network Engineering, Software Design and Development, Systems Administration.

Business Analysis

MGT100 Organisations and Management
ITC204 Human Computer Interaction
ITC306 Project Preparation
ITC308 IT Project*
MGT210 Organisational Behaviour
MGT310 Operations Management
Plus any two of the following subjects#:
ITC203 Object Oriented Systems Analysis and Design
ITC240 IT Infrastructure Management
ITC254 Wireless Networks
ITC314 Virtualisation Technologies
MGT211  Business Ethics: A Global Perspective
MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability and Culture

Or two other appropriate ITC subjects relevant to the major and to the BIT course as a whole, as approved by the Course Director.

Network Engineering

ITC233 Computer Networks
ITC254 Wireless Networks
ITC306 Project Preparation
ITC308 IT Project*
ITC354 Routing and Switching
ITC355  Network Design
Plus any two of the following#:
ITC240              IT Infrastructure Management
ITC314 Virtualisation Technologies
ITC333 Server Administration and Maintenance
MGT211  Business Ethics: A Global Perspective
MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability and Culture

Or two other appropriate ITC subjects relevant to the major and to the BIT course as a whole, as approved by the Course Director.

 

Software Design and Development

ITC203  Object Oriented Systems Analysis and Design
ITC205              Professional Programming Practice
ITC206  Programming in Java 1
ITC303  Software Development Project 1
ITC309  Software Development Project 2*
ITC313  Programming in Java 2
Plus either of the following two subjects#:
ITC204 Human Computer Interaction
ITC209 Mobile Application Development
ITC322 Data Structures
MGT211 Business Ethics: A Global Perspective
MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability and Culture

Or two other appropriate ITC subjects relevant to the major and to the BIT course as a whole, as approved by the Course Director.

System Administration

ITC232 Technical Service Management
ITC233  Computer Networks
ITC306 Project Preparation
ITC308 IT Project*
ITC314 Virtualisation Technologies
ITC333  Server Administration and Maintenance
Plus any two of the following subjects#:
ITC204 Human Computer Interaction
ITC240 IT Infrastructure Management
ITC254 Wireless Networks
MGT211  Business Ethics: A Global Perspective
MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability and Culture

Or two other appropriate ITC subjects relevant to the major and to the BIT course as a whole, as approved by the Course Director.