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Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)

Overview

UQ's highly regarded Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) is a one-year program of advanced courses that will teach you how to plan and write a research project that addresses a specific question.

Become a respected leader in the field, advance the boundaries of knowledge and develop specialised competence and expertise in information technology that can be applied to any number of career opportunities.

Your courses will cover computer science, software engineering, design and information systems, and you'll collaborate with teachers involved in specialist research areas including complex and intelligent systems, security and surveillance, and interaction design.

You can also link your research project with an industry placement to further develop your communication skills, independence, creativity and professional ethics.

You'll find the school's amenities are second to none, with more than 400 Windows, Unix and Apple workstations, approximately 20 specialist computer labs, and dedicated IT and engineering support staff to ensure your study and research is successful.

Get your ideas noticed

  • Use your advanced skill set and qualifications to set yourself apart in the job market, or as a stepping stone to a career in research, industry, or academia.
  • Publish or patent your research and open doors to future research or industry jobs.
Location
St Lucia
Duration
1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
Program Code
2235
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$45120 (indicative per year)
Duration
1 Year full-time
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
Program Code
2235
CRICOS Code
082962D
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Delve deeper into your studies and follow your research passion, working closely with leading researchers and academics.
  • Complete high-level coursework that will help you undertake a challenging research project while expanding your understanding of key research topics.
  • Take advantage of state-of-the-art technical facilities at your disposal, including 10 specialist computer labs with 24-hour student access.

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

How you'll learn

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • 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:

  • Computer Science Research Project
  • Advanced Topics in Security
  • Advanced Human-Computer Interaction
  • Advanced Embedded Systems

See all courses in this program

See program rules [PDF]

In Semester 1, 2021, we'll be teaching courses on campus and online. Delivery modes vary for each course and may change in future semesters.

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Information technology officer
  • Banking system administrator
  • Field technician
  • Cyber security development manager
  • Intelligence analyst

Mid-career salary

Cyber Security Engineer

$129–$197K

payscale.com

Mid-career salary

Intelligence Analyst

$69K–$111K

payscale.com

Next steps after graduation

  • Our graduates are employed by multinational companies, tech startups and research development organisations in Australia and internationally.
  • 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

Entry requirements

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.

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 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

Student visas

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 (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

Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

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 (Honours) 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

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) 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.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $9,527

Indicative annual fee 2020 Commonwealth supported place

Fee information for 2021 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2020.

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) 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

All international applications should be submitted to UQ. If you prefer, you can use an approved UQ agent in your country. 

The program code for the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) is 2235

Find out more about applying for honours study 

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Important dates

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

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

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

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

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