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Bachelor of Information Technology

Overview

Gain the specialised skills and understanding to succeed in highly competitive business and technology environments in a rapidly changing world.

Set yourself up for any number of career options working with computers and information, and apply your technical skills to solve problems, support innovation and improve communication between people.

Topics covered in the Bachelor of Information Technology include accounting, economics, law, marketing, business and strategy, and you'll also learn about software engineering, design, mathematics, information systems.

You'll benefit from a program developed through strong industry consultation that allows you to undertake projects, placements and internships with businesses, which can often lead to employment opportunities.

You can choose to complete one or 2 majors, or an extended major, with all topics relevant to computer hardware, software and user experience. You'll be taught by some of the best academics in Australia.

Professional experience

Gain professional experience during a final year placement. You'll work on an industry-based project that builds on the knowledge and skills you've acquired during your studies and graduate with a network of industry contacts.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
3 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
QTAC Code
733001
Program Code
2453
AQF
Level 7
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$45120 (indicative per year)
Duration
3 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
QTAC Code
733001
Program Code
2453
CRICOS Code
001952K
AQF
Level 7

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Undertake a flexible project-focused degree that will provide you with the abilities and knowledge to shape the future of information communication technology.
  • Use courseware developed in close collaboration with UQ industry partners for a solid foundation in concepts relevant across the business world and technology-based industry.
  • Hone your business acumen and develop the talent to confidently lead people and projects no matter where your career takes you.

1 in Queensland for computer science and information systems

QS World University Rankings 2020

76 in the world for engineering and technology

QS World University Rankings 2020

Majors

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Computer Systems
  • Software Design
  • Software Information Systems
  • User Experience Design

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Social and Mobile Computing
  • Programming in the Large
  • Artificial Intelligence

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Depending on which major you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Experience designer
  • Software developer
  • Cyber security specialist
  • System architect
  • Software engineer
  • IT application specialist
  • Product designer
  • Data governance manager

Early-career salary

Software Developer

$40K–$70K

payscale.com

Late-career salary

Software Developer

$72K–$113K

payscale.com

Next steps after graduation

  • 82.5% of graduates are in full-time employment (Computer and Information Systems Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching, 2019).
  • There are 100,000 new jobs in the tech sector, but only 49,5000 graduating students to fill them.

Professional memberships

When you graduate, you may be eligible for memberships with the following professional organisations. Contact the organisation to find out how to become a member.

  • Australian Computer Society

Program accreditation

The Bachelor of Information Technology is accredited by:

  • Australian Computer Society

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C).

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C).

Entry score threshold

OPRankIB
78732

These are the lowest adjusted scores we made an offer to in Semester 1, 2020. Entry scores are based on the most recent Semester 1 intake and are updated in April each year. Meeting the threshold doesn't guarantee admission.

ATAR scores: See QTAC's OP to ATAR conversions (PDF) for a rough guide to equivalent ATARs.

English language requirements

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

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the minimum entry score, subject prerequisites or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven't studied the prerequisites or need to improve your entry score, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

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.

Entry score range

This table shows the range of entry scores for recent secondary students offered a place in the B Information Technology for Semester 1, 2020

Without adjustmentsWith adjustments
Highest3 / 961 / 99
Median7 / 887 / 88
Lowest8 / 847 / 87

Who you'll study with

Here's a snapshot of our student intake for this program in Semester 1, 2020:

Applicant backgroundNumber of studentsPercentage of all students

(A) Higher education study

516.67%

(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

00%

(C) Work and life experience

00%
(D) Recent secondary education
  • Admitted solely on the basis of OP
516.67%
  • Admitted where OP and additional criteria were considered
00%
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP was not a factor
00%

International students

2066.67%

Total

30100%

"<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.

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Information Technology are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Majors and minors

Majors

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Software Design

This major is aimed at students who want to create and manage software applications.

Courses in this major focus on programming, software engineering, project management, requirements analysis, specification, and the software process, as well as software applications involving internet design, human-computer interaction, algorithms, data structures, and concurrency.

Software Design major graduates typically work in a broad range of roles from software engineers, software developers, to software development managers.

Join a growing industry

  • Join a thriving sector of the global IT industry that develops applications such as games, apps for mobile devices, or tools and systems used by individuals, governments and companies
  • The digital technology sector is one of the fastest growing parts of Australia’s economy
  • 6 of the 10 most valuable brands in the world are tech companies. (Forbes, 2019)

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Software Information Systems

This major is for students who want to pursue a career in developing and managing databases.

Learn about cutting-edge approaches to large-scale database design, including systems that span multiple organisations.

Graduates of the Software Information Systems major typically work in software development companies, or in companies with information systems, which includes almost every medium to large-scale business or organisation in the world.

Join a growing industry

  • Information systems are integral to almost every business and government organisation
  • Design and build the information systems that are used everywhere in our modern life: in retail, banking, healthcare, transport, education, entertainment, science and engineering
  • The digital technology sector is one of the fastest growing parts of Australia’s economy.

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User Experience Design

Courses in this major focus on design skills and creativity, programming and prototyping in different media.

This major is intended for students who want to take up careers in the multi-skilled and interdisciplinary field of human-centred design.

UX designers are increasingly sought-after across all technology sectors, where their combination of people skills, creativity and technical ability allows them to work in the rapidly changing field of technology design.

Career paths can lead to roles as user interface developers, user experience designers, usability specialists, human factors analysts, user researchers, and human interface developers.

Graduate in demand

  • 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
  • Future-proof your career when you graduate with a combination of people skills, creativity and technical abilities
  • Design-first thinking is in demand. Service designer was the #13 emerging job of 2020 (LinkedIn 2020 Emerging Jobs Report).

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Minors

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Computer Systems

Develop skills in programming, computer architecture, computer networks, networks programming, and operating systems with a minor in computer systems.

This is a highly technical minor which requires strong conceptual and programming skills.

Learn how software is controlled on one or many computers, including security, networking and operating systems. 

Graduates work in security, design of new cutting-edge computer systems and the integration of large-scale systems based on networked machines.

View

Majors

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Software Design

This major is aimed at students who want to create and manage software applications.

Courses in this major focus on programming, software engineering, project management, requirements analysis, specification, and the software process, as well as software applications involving internet design, human-computer interaction, algorithms, data structures, and concurrency.

Software Design major graduates typically work in a broad range of roles from software engineers, software developers, to software development managers.

Join a growing industry

  • Join a thriving sector of the global IT industry that develops applications such as games, apps for mobile devices, or tools and systems used by individuals, governments and companies
  • The digital technology sector is one of the fastest growing parts of Australia’s economy
  • 6 of the 10 most valuable brands in the world are tech companies. (Forbes, 2019)

View

Software Information Systems

This major is for students who want to pursue a career in developing and managing databases.

Learn about cutting-edge approaches to large-scale database design, including systems that span multiple organisations.

Graduates of the Software Information Systems major typically work in software development companies, or in companies with information systems, which includes almost every medium to large-scale business or organisation in the world.

Join a growing industry

  • Information systems are integral to almost every business and government organisation
  • Design and build the information systems that are used everywhere in our modern life: in retail, banking, healthcare, transport, education, entertainment, science and engineering
  • The digital technology sector is one of the fastest growing parts of Australia’s economy.

View

User Experience Design

Courses in this major focus on design skills and creativity, programming and prototyping in different media.

This major is intended for students who want to take up careers in the multi-skilled and interdisciplinary field of human-centred design.

UX designers are increasingly sought-after across all technology sectors, where their combination of people skills, creativity and technical ability allows them to work in the rapidly changing field of technology design.

Career paths can lead to roles as user interface developers, user experience designers, usability specialists, human factors analysts, user researchers, and human interface developers.

Graduate in demand

  • 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
  • Future-proof your career when you graduate with a combination of people skills, creativity and technical abilities
  • Design-first thinking is in demand. Service designer was the #13 emerging job of 2020 (LinkedIn 2020 Emerging Jobs Report).

View

Minors

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Computer Systems

Develop skills in programming, computer architecture, computer networks, networks programming, and operating systems with a minor in computer systems.

This is a highly technical minor which requires strong conceptual and programming skills.

Learn how software is controlled on one or many computers, including security, networking and operating systems. 

Graduates work in security, design of new cutting-edge computer systems and the integration of large-scale systems based on networked machines.

View

Fees and Scholarships

Financial aid

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

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $45,120

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Information Technology for the 2021 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (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.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

Fee information for this program is not yet available.

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelor of Information Technology for one academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units over two semesters).

Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses and their unit value. The Australian Government indexes fees each year.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Applying online

How you apply depends on what type of applicant you are.

Your senior schooling is from Australia or New Zealand

Submit your application to the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre if you are an international student who is currently:

  • completing Australian Year 12 (either in Australia or offshore) or
  • studying the International Baccalaureate in Australia.

The QTAC code for the Bachelor of Information Technology is 733001.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

Apply now to QTAC

All other international applicants

Submit your application to UQ. If you prefer, you can use an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Bachelor of Information Technology is 2453.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

Apply now to UQ

Important dates

If you’re studying Year 12 in Australiago to the QTAC website to check the closing date for this program. 

If you’re applying to UQ, the closing date for this program 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.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar

Important dates

Admissions schemes

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

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

Learn more about admission schemes

Pathway options

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 entry requirements – you still have a number of options.

Learn more about pathway options

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit