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Bachelor of  Information Technology

Program code: 2230
QTAC code: 733001
OP Guarantee Scheme: Yes

Min. selection threshold

OP

7
/

Rank

87
/

IB

31
Minimum selection threshold

Location

St Lucia

Duration

3 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing

Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)

IT professionals work with computer hardware and software, including the screen you're looking at, the network you're connected to, and the software you're using right now. If you're interested in a career in computing, this is the degree for you.

  • The Bachelor of Information Technology will prepare you for a career working with computers and information, where you'll apply technical skills to solve problems, support innovation, and improve communication between people.
  • Choose to complete one or two majors, or an extended major. Majors cover topics relevant to computer hardware, software, and user experience. Majors are also optional – if you prefer, you can study a mix of courses.
  • Complete a range of compulsory courses that will build your core knowledge about software and hardware. You'll study topics including software engineering, design, mathematics, information systems, and more.
  • Benefit from a program developed through strong industry consultation with our Industry Advisory Board. The board is made up of multinational companies including Boeing, Microsoft, Virgin, Accenture and SAP, as well as smaller local startups.

Develop the skills and knowledge you need to shape the future of information communication technology.

  • Teaching staff

    Our teachers are tops

    Our research and teaching work in Computer Science and Information Systems was ranked 64th in the world by subject in the 2018 QS World University Rankings. This puts our academics as the best ranked in Queensland and in the top five in Australia.

  • Professional experience

    Link up with industry

    In your final year you'll have the opportunity to undertake a placement through the CEED program. During your placement you'll work on a significant industry-based project that integrates the knowledge and skills you've learned during your studies.

  • Campus Life

    State-of-the-art facilities

    The school is home to facilities including more than 400 Windows, Unix and Apple workstations; more than 20 specialist computer labs (including 10 with 24-hour access); a university-wide 802.11ac Wi-Fi network; and dedicated IT and engineering support staff.

  • Alumni
    UQ is a first-class university with award-winning lecturers, and I feel that my experiences there equipped me with the skills necessary to excel in my career and broader industry. The opportunity to complete projects with real-world clients and gain practical experience while studying was also an attractive factor for me when choosing UQ. James Doyle, Bachelor of Information Technology (Software Information Systems)
    Consultant (IT Advisory), EY (formerly Ernst & Young), Brisbane

Majors for this program

There are 5 majors available in the Bachelor of Information Technology.

View all majors for this program

Career outcomes

Because computing is ubiquitous and international, there are a lot of career options for Bachelor of Information Technology graduates.

Graduates typically work in roles such as:

  • analysts
  • programmers
  • designers (user experience, software, games and apps)
  • developers
  • administrators
  • consultants
  • entrepreneurs
  • project managers.

They work both on small teams to complete work within an organisation, or for agencies to complete work for external clients. The specific roles or industries graduates work in largely depends on their majors.

Other graduates choose to further their research ambitions and enrol in an honours year, where they continue improving their research skills and knowledge.

  • Professional experience

    Research opportunities

    During semester breaks, UQ's Summer and Winter Research Programs provide you with research experience working alongside some of the university’s leading academics and researchers. You just need to find a project relevant to your interests and apply.

  • Beyond the classroom

    International experience – UQ Abroad

    We strongly encourage our students to spend time abroad with one of our international partner universities to diversify their knowledge and experience. Partner universities include the University of Wisconsin, University College London, and the National University of Singapore.

    Find out more
  • Campus Life

    Participate in a vibrant culture

    Student organisations will provide you with plenty of opportunities to network, socialise and build relationships outside of the classroom. Groups include the Computing Society, the Video Games Society, and the Idea Network.

  • In the classroom

    Professional skills

    The program recognises that a lot of IT work is team-based, so we've made sure content is flexible, practical and project-focused. Along with technical skills, you'll learn important communication and teamwork skills to prepare you for professional life.

  • Research

    Keep up-to-date and know more

    UQ is home to the Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology and also has a dedicated Centre for Discrete Mathematics and Computing, which means our teaching is informed by the very best and very latest research.

Summary

  • Program code
    2230
  • QTAC code
    733001
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    3 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
    Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)
  • Program level
    Undergraduate
  • Units
    48
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 7

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English and Mathematics B.

OP / Rank / IB Diploma

Minimum selection threshold

This table shows the minimum adjusted score that was considered for admission to the Bachelor of Information Technology in 2019:

OPRankIB
7 87 31

OP / Rank profile for those offered a place in Semester 1, 2019

This table shows the entry scores of all recent secondary students who were offered a place in the Bachelor of Information Technology:

Unadjusted OP / RankAdjusted OP / Rank
Highest2 / 97 1 / 99
Median6 / 89 5 / 92
Lowest8 / 84 7 / 88

Learn more about the admissions process

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Bachelor of Information Technology are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of Information Technology. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Student profile

The table below shows the most recent student intake in the Bachelor of Information Technology in Semester 1, 2019:

Applicant backgroundNumber of studentsPercentage of all students
(A) Higher education study8 8.33%
(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study0 0%
(C) Work and life experience<5 <5
(D) Recent secondary education:
  • Admitted solely on the basis of OP
12 12.5%
  • Admitted where OP and additional criteria were considered
0 0%
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP was not a factor
<5 <5
International students74 77.08%
Total96 100%

Student profiles show your likely peer group in a program. They are not the basis for admission to a program.

Notes:
"<5" — The number of students is less than 5.
N/A — Students not accepted in this category.
N/P — Not published. The number is hidden to protect the privacy of students in other cells.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Computer Society

Accreditation body

The Bachelor of Information Technology is accredited by:

  • Australian Computer Society

Dual programs

Dual programs let you study two degrees at the same time. Each dual program has a single set of Program Rules.

The following dual programs are available with the Bachelor of Information Technology:

Concurrent diplomas

A concurrent diploma is a diploma-level qualification (AQF 5) that you can study alongside your bachelor's program.

All diplomas are made up of 16 units. You can spread these units across the duration of your bachelor's program, or you can complete these units in an accelerated period.

Concurrent diplomas are available in:

Further study options

Graduates of the Bachelor of Information Technology have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Eligibility for honours is based on your GPA. For details refer to the Program Rules for the honours program.

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, please see Programs and Courses for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Majors

The following is a list of majors available in the Bachelor of Information Technology.

When you graduate, any majors, dual majors and extended majors you have completed will be listed on your degree certificate.

Computer Systems and Networks

The Computer Systems and Networks major will teach you how software is controlled on one or many computers, including security, networking and operating systems. It's a very technical major and you'll need strong conceptual and programming skills to do well. Courses focus on programming, computer architecture, computer networks, operating systems, distributed computing and systems security, as well as a variety of distributed software applications (internet applications, mobile computing, embedded computing and ubiquitous computing).

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Computer Systems and Networks major typically work in software development companies, business enterprises, government departments, and research organisations. Their work often involves the security, design and management of new computer systems, and the integration of large-scale distributed computing systems.

Enterprise Information Systems (Dual major)

Enterprise information systems power businesses and organisations. The Enterprise Information Systems major provides you with a strong foundation in designing enterprise-wide and multi-enterprise information systems. You'll also study a range of business electives. During your studies, you'll not only learn how to create large, effective and efficient information systems, but also how to incorporate business process and management knowledge into the system's development in order to maximise the system's performance.

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Enterprise Information Systems major typically work in software development companies, or in any field with information systems, which includes almost all business types and government organisations. Graduates have worked as business information analysts, database developers, database administrators, IT project managers and software engineer.

Software Design

Software designers create and manage software applications including games and a number of different tools and systems used by individuals and organisations. These applications, tools and systems are often a part of large and complex ICT networks. Courses in this major focus on topics including programming, software engineering, and the software process, as well as software applications involving Internet design, human-computer interaction, algorithms, data structures, and concurrency.

Career outcomes

Software Design major graduates typically work in a broad range of roles. Our graduates have worked as software engineers, software developers, and software development managers.

Software Information Systems

Information systems are integral to almost every organisation in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. In this major you'll develop the skills to design and build the information systems used everywhere in modern life: in retail, banking, healthcare, transport, education, entertainment, science and engineering. The courses in this major span the lifecycle of information systems, including data acquisition, modelling, storage, retrieval, transformation, presentation, and analytics. By the final year of your program, you'll be capable of creating reliable, secure, scalable and user-friendly information systems.

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Software Information Systems major typically work in software development companies, or in companies where information systems are deployed, which includes almost every medium to large-scale business or organisation in the world. Our graduates have worked as database developers, information analysts, database administrators and software engineers.

User Experience Design

New technologies only succeed if they work for people. User Experience (UX) designers are the people who ensure the design of software, websites, or technologies meets their intended use – from commercial software to personal fitness apps to games, and everything in between. The User Experience Design major is for anyone who wants to work in the multi-skilled field of human-centred design. UX designers work across all sectors of ICT, where their combination of people skills, creativity and technical abilities are in demand. Courses in this major focus on design skills and creativity, programming, and prototyping in different media. Design skills are consolidated in Design Computing studio courses.

Career outcomes

Graduates of the User Experience Design major are typically responsible for developing and improving systems to be more engaging and user-friendly. Graduates have worked as user interface developers, user experience designers, usability specialists, human factors analysts, user researchers, and human interface developers.

You should refer to the Program Rules for more information. Full definitions of majors are available in the Policies and Procedures Library.

Government assistance

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelor of Information Technology are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Find out more about HECS-HELP.

Centrelink Support

The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students. For more information, visit the Centrelink website.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $9,371
Indicative fee 2019 Commonwealth supported place

The "indicative annual fee" is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelor of Information Technology for the 2019 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units over two semesters. Actual fees (student contribution amounts) will vary according to your choice of courses and their unit value.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

Visit Student contributions and tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

The University offers more than 200 scholarships for prospective students and more than 350 scholarships and prizes for current students.

Scholarships cover the full range of academic disciplines and are open to domestic students and international students.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying to QTAC

Apply now to QTAC

All domestic student applications for the Bachelor of Information Technology need to be lodged through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

You can list up to six programs in order of preference on your QTAC application. Listing the maximum of six will strengthen your chances of being offered a place at university.

The QTAC code for the Bachelor of Information Technology is 733001. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study.

Apply now to QTAC

Additional application information

Industry-sponsored scholarships and prizes are available. Details are available in the Information Technology prospectus and School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering website.

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for university. Many of these dates are managed by organisations that are independent of UQ.

A good resource is the QTAC website, which has information about the application process and closing dates. Note: what QTAC calls a "course” we call a "program".

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

Admission schemes

Applying to university can be both exciting and daunting, which is why we’ve tried to make the process as simple and certain as we can.

We have several schemes in place to improve your chances of getting a place at UQ.

Learn more about admission schemes

Admission pathways

A rank or score doesn’t determine your potential.

If you're not offered a place in your first-choice program – or if you don't meet the typical entry requirements – you still have a number of options.

Read more about admission pathways

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