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Bachelor of  Information Technology (Honours)

Program code: 2235
CRICOS code: 082962D

Location

St Lucia

Duration

1 Year full-time

Commencing

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

Delve deeper into your studies, follow your research passion and develop specialist knowledge and advanced skills in our one-year Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) program.

  • The Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) is a one-year program where you'll study advanced courses and learn how to plan and write a research project that addresses a specific question in computer science.
  • Complete high-level coursework that will develop your research project and expand your skills and knowledge. Courses cover topics from computer science, software engineering, design, information systems and more.
  • Link your research project with an industry placement and develop your communication skills, independence, creativity, and professional ethics. Many honours-level placements also lead directly to employment.
  • Graduate with a respected honours qualification, with developed knowledge and skills that will set you apart in the jobs market, prove your leadership material, and provide a pathway to future research or learning.

If you're looking to be a respected leader in the field, advance the boundaries of knowledge and develop specialised competence and expertise, the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) program is for you.

  • Teaching staff

    Work closely with experts

    During your honours year, you'll work closely with researchers and academics. Some of our specialist research areas include complex and intelligent systems; security and surveillance; and interaction design.

  • Employability

    Be a leader

    When you graduate with a UQ honours qualification, you'll have the skills and knowledge to stand out as a leader in your field. Many of our honours graduates continue their passion for research and knowledge by pursuing further postgraduate studies.

  • Employability

    Build a career

    It's possible the research you produce as an honours student will be publishable or patentable, which means your research project might be valuable – and potentially a gateway for future research or industry jobs.

  • 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.

Career outcomes

Whether you undertake the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) to build on your undergraduate education, or as the beginning of a career in research, our graduates have a distinct advantage when applying for professional roles.

Graduates can use their qualifications to distinguish themselves in the jobs market, or as a stepping stone to careers in research, whether in industry or academia.

Students who earn Class I or Class IIA Honours also qualify for most PhD programs across Australia and some internationally, including programs in the United Kingdom and the United States.

Other honours graduates have also found employment at high-levels in industry, both in Australia and internationally, including roles at multinational companies, tech startups and research development organisations.

Summary

  • Program code
    2235
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1 Year full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
    Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)
  • Program level
    Undergraduate
  • Units
    16
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 8
  • CRICOS code
    082962D

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

To be eligible for admission in the program, an applicant must hold: (a) the BInfTech from this university, with a GPA of 5.0; or (b) an approved degree, with a GPA of 5.0. (2) For the purpose of rule 1(1), an applicant whose degree was awarded more than 5 years prior to admission will not be considered.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) 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 (Honours). 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.

Honours

Honours is awarded to all graduates of this program. Honours is awarded in the following classes:

  • Class I
  • Class IIA
  • Class IIB
  • Class IIIA
  • Class IIIB

Class of honours depends on your GPA. For details refer to the Program Rules.

Professional memberships

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

  • Australian Computer Society

Further study options

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

Programs and Courses

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

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $42,768
Indicative fee 2019

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) 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 per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

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

Applying online

Apply now

All international student applications for the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) is 2235. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for honours study.

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Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

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

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