Course Information

Bachelor of Information Technology

Effective from 01-JAN-2019 : Code U67

This course focuses on the practical and theoretical dimensions of information technology, and prepares students for careers in the fields of information technology, software engineering and cyber security. The course places an emphasis on critical thinking and problem solving alongside discipline knowledge and skills, providing students with the opportunity to undertake complex information technology projects both independently and in teams. Students are introduced to concepts including programming, operating systems, networking, databases and computer security in their foundation year, before selecting specialisation in either Cyber Security or Software Engineering. Advanced topics in information technology, including web development, management of big data in enterprise context, IT security managements and project management, are studied alongside the chosen area of specialisation.

Disclaimer

This course information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

Work Experience Option

Students have the opportunity to seek a Work Integrated Learning placement with an industry partner, equivalent to one semester of full-time study.

Duty of care

Students, Host and the relevant WIL Coordinator fill in risk management documentation before students commence placement

Prerequisites

Students are required to have successfully completed any pre-requisite units, and have completed at least two thirds of the requirements towards the course. Students are also required to have a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65 per cent or higher across the course, or have a WAM of 70 per cent or higher for the two semesters preceding their application.

Application process

Students should consult their discipline's WIL Coordinator at the commencement of their second year regarding the Work Integrated Learning processes, timelines and requirements, and to discuss the appropriateness of pursuing the Work Integrated Learning option within their course structure, as well as their eligibility to be considered. Selection will be based on academic performance, the application and a formal interview process. The interview process typically involves an ECU staff member initially, and the industry host before the placement is finalised.

Enrolment process

Approved applicants for Work Integrated Learning must enrol in and complete the requirements for the Work Experience Project unit. This unit represents a full semester study load. Students are advised not to enrol in any additional units while undertaking the Work Experience Project unit.

Implications of failing

Failure to successfully complete the Work Experience Project unit could necessitate completing an additional four units. This could add one or two extra semesters to the course duration.

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply an understanding of diversity and a global outlook, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders perspectives, when designing information systems.
  2. Apply broad knowledge of concepts, principles and techniques in the discipline of information technology, including management, processing and communication of data.
  3. Apply discipline knowledge, problem solving and creative thinking skills to anticipate challenges and produce solutions to contemporary IT problems.
  4. Communicate IT knowledge and ideas clearly and coherently to technical and non-technical audiences.
  5. Demonstrate autonomous and ongoing learning in the discipline of Information technology to ensure continued relevance of skills and knowledge.
  6. Demonstrate technological literacy by finding, evaluating and using relevant tools and information from a range of sources.
  7. Interpret and analyse complex information technology problems using systems thinking, design thinking and systems analysis.
  8. Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative on complex IT projects with consideration of professional ethics.

Professional Recognition

This course has been Accredited by: Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Admission requirements

Admission requirement (Band 3)

All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course. The indicative or guaranteed ATAR is as published (where applicable) or academic admission requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • AQF Cert IV;
  • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;
  • University Preparation Course;
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test; or
  • Experience Based Entry Scheme.

English Language requirement (Band 3)

English competency requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • Year 12 English ATAR/English Literature ATAR grade C or better or equivalent;
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;
  • IELTS Overall band minimum score of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0);
  • Successfully completed 1.0 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher in the UK, Ireland, USA, NZ or Canada;
  • University Preparation Course;
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test;
  • AQF Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree;
  • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent); or
  • Other tests, courses or programs defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.

Course Duration

  • Full Time: 3 Years
  • Part Time: 6 Years

Course Delivery

Joondalup Mount Lawley South West (Bunbury) Online
Full Time, Part Time Full Time, Part Time

Course Co-ordinator

Dr Jitian XIAO

Course Structure

Students are required to complete a Core unit set plus an 8-unit Major:

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCI1125 *Professional Science Essentials15
CSP1150Programming Principles15
ENS1161Computer Fundamentals15
CSI1241Systems Analysis15
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSG1105Applied Communications15
CSI1101Computer Security15
CSG1102Operating Systems15
CSG1207Systems and Database Design15
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSG2132Enterprise Data15
CSP2103Markup Languages15
Unit from Majorx 230
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSG2431Interactive Web Development15
CSG2344 *Project Methods and Professionalism15
Unit from Majorx 230
Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSG3204Information Services Management15
CSG3309IT Security Management15
Unit from Majorx 230
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit TitleCredit Points
Students not completing Work Integrated Learning enrol in:
CSG3303 *Applied IT Project15
CSG3305Applied IT Project 215
Unit from Majorx 2 Elective Unit from selected Major30
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit TitleCredit Points
Students completing Work Integrated Learning enrol in:
CSI3345Work Experience Project60

* Students will be assessed to see if they have achieved the ECU minimum standard of English language proficiency in this unit. Students who don't meet the minimum standard will be provided with appropriate English language support and development.

Unit sets that can be studied as part of this course


Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

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Course Information

Bachelor of Information Technology

Effective from 01-JUL-2019 : Code U67

This course focuses on the practical and theoretical dimensions of information technology, and prepares students for careers in the fields of information technology, IT management and cyber security. The course places an emphasis on critical thinking and problem solving alongside discipline knowledge and skills, providing students with the opportunity to undertake complex information technology projects both independently and in teams. Students are introduced to concepts including programming, mathematics, networking, databases and cyber security in their foundation year, before developing advanced skills in information technology, including web development, data management and visualisation in an enterprise context, IT security management and project management.

Disclaimer

This course information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

Work Experience Option

Students have the opportunity to seek a Work Integrated Learning placement with an industry partner, equivalent to one semester of full-time study.

Duty of care

Students, Host and the relevant WIL Coordinator fill in risk management documentation before students commence placement

Attendance requirements

Students are required to complete a placement which is equivalent to one semester of full-time study. Whilst attendance is negotiated with the WIL host organisation, typically students will be expected to attend 5 days a week for 12 - 13 weeks.

Prerequisites

Students are required to have successfully completed any pre-requisite units, and have completed at least two thirds of the requirements towards the course. Students are also required to have a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65 per cent or higher across the course, or have a WAM of 70 per cent or higher for the two semesters preceding their application.

Application process

Students should consult their discipline's WIL Coordinator at the commencement of their second year regarding the Work Integrated Learning processes, timelines and requirements, and to discuss the appropriateness of pursuing the Work Integrated Learning option within their course structure, as well as their eligibility to be considered. Selection will be based on academic performance, the application and a formal interview process. The interview process typically involves an ECU staff member initially, and the industry host before the placement is finalised.

Enrolment process

Approved applicants for Work Integrated Learning must enrol in and complete the requirements for the Work Experience Project unit. This unit represents a full semester study load. Students are advised not to enrol in any additional units while undertaking the Work Experience Project unit.

Implications of failing

Failure to successfully complete CSI3345 Work Experience Project will necessitate completing CSG3101 and 30 credit points of electives, which could add one or more semesters to a student's course duration.

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply an understanding of diversity and a global outlook, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders perspectives, when designing information systems.
  2. Apply broad knowledge of concepts, principles and techniques in the discipline of information technology, including management, processing and communication of data.
  3. Apply discipline knowledge, problem solving and creative thinking skills to anticipate challenges and produce solutions to contemporary IT problems.
  4. Communicate IT knowledge and ideas clearly and coherently to technical and non-technical audiences.
  5. Demonstrate autonomous and ongoing learning in the discipline of Information technology to ensure continued relevance of skills and knowledge.
  6. Demonstrate technological literacy by finding, evaluating and using relevant tools and information from a range of sources.
  7. Interpret and analyse complex information technology problems using systems thinking, design thinking and systems analysis.
  8. Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative on complex IT projects with consideration of professional ethics.

Professional Recognition

This course has been Accredited by: Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Admission requirements

Admission requirement (Band 3)

All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course. The indicative or guaranteed ATAR is as published (where applicable) or academic admission requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • AQF Cert IV;
  • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;
  • University Preparation Course;
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test; or
  • Experience Based Entry Scheme.

English Language requirement (Band 3)

English competency requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • Year 12 English ATAR/English Literature ATAR grade C or better or equivalent;
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;
  • IELTS Overall band minimum score of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0);
  • Successfully completed 1.0 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher in the UK, Ireland, USA, NZ or Canada;
  • University Preparation Course;
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test;
  • AQF Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree;
  • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent); or
  • Other tests, courses or programs defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.

Course Duration

  • Full Time: 3 Years
  • Part Time: 6 Years

Course Delivery

Joondalup Mount Lawley South West (Bunbury) Online
Full Time, Part Time Full Time, Part Time

Course Co-ordinator

Dr Jitian XIAO

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCI1125 *Professional Science Essentials15
CSP1150Programming Principles15
MAT1252Mathematics for Computing15
CSI1241Systems Analysis15
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSG1105Applied Communications15
CSI1101Computer Security15
ENS1161Computer Fundamentals15
CSG1207Systems and Database Design15
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSG2132Enterprise Data15
CSP2101Scripting Languages15
CSI2102Information Security15
CSI2104Introduction to Information Warfare15
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSG2431Interactive Web Development15
CSG2344 *Project Methods and Professionalism15
MAN1100Management 15
CSI3207Network Security Fundamentals15
Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MAT3170Data Analysis and Visualisation15
CSG3309IT Security Management15
MAN3121Leadership 15
MKT2805Social Media Marketing15
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit TitleCredit Points
Students not completing Work Integrated Learning enrol in:
CSG3101Applied Project30
Elective Unitx 230
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit TitleCredit Points
Students completing Work Integrated Learning enrol in:
CSI3345Work Experience Project60

* Students will be assessed to see if they have achieved the ECU minimum standard of English language proficiency in this unit. Students who don't meet the minimum standard will be provided with appropriate English language support and development.


Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

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