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 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

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Gain a GPA of 4.5 for 12 units of late year courses taken from Part A2 and Part C of the BInfTech course list, including at least 4 units from part A2.

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:

Courses and Programs

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