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Bachelor of Information Technology

A single three year undergraduate degree offered by the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science

BIT
  • Length 3 year full-time
  • Minimum 144 Units
Admission requirements
  • Field of Education
    • Information Technology
  • Length 3 year full-time
  • Minimum 144 Units
Admission requirements
  • Field of Education
    • Information Technology

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Information Technology requires completion of 144 units, of which:

A maximum of 60 units may come from completion of 1000-level courses

The 144 units must include:

24 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

COMP1710 Web Development and Design

COMP2400 Relational Databases

COMP2600 Formal Methods in Software Engineering

COMP3120 Managing Software Development

 

Either:

18 units from completion of courses from the following list:

COMP1030 Art of Computing

COMP1040 Craft of Computing

COMP2140 Java Programming

Or:

18 units from completion of courses from the following list:

COMP1100 Introduction to Programming and Algorithms

COMP1110 Introduction to Software Systems and

6 units of COMP electives

 

6 units from completion of a course from the following list:

MATH1005 Discrete Mathematical Models

MATH1013 Mathematics and Applications 1

MATH1115 Mathematics and Applications 1 Honours

 

A further 24 units from completion of 3000- or 4000- level courses from the following subject areas:

COMP - Computer Science

INFS - Information Systems if completing the Information Systems major

 

A further 24 units from completion of courses from the following:

COMP - Computer Science

INFS - Information Systems if completing the Information Systems major

MATH1005 Discrete Mathematical Models

MATH1014 Mathematics and Applications 2

MATH1116 Mathematics and Applications 2 Honours

ENGN1211 Discovering Engineering

VCUG3001 Unravelling Complexity

48 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

Honours

The BInfTech program with honours requires an additional year of study after the pass degree of Bachelor of Information Technology. Admission is by invitation based on performance in the best 48 units of 2000- and 3000- level Information Technology and Mathematics courses and generally requires an average performance at better than Credit level. The honours program includes advanced coursework and a major individual project worth 50% of the year. Honours grades are awarded on the result of the whole year's work. For more details refer to http://cs.anu.edu.au/honours/

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Information Technology Honours program requires the completion of 48 units from the completion of INFT4005.

Degree Structure

Year 1

48 units

Semester 1

Coursework

12 units

Research Project

12 units

Semester 2

Coursework

12 units

Research Project

12 units

A single Honours grade and mark is awarded of either first class honours (H1); second class honours, division A (H2A); or second class honours, division B (H2B) on the result of the whole year's work. This is the only grade and mark which appears on your academic transcript.

H1 - 80 - 100%

H2A - 70 - 79%

H2B - 60 - 69%

Majors

Minors

Specialisations

Elective Study

Once you have met the program requirements of your degree, you may have enough electives to complete an additional elective majorminor or specialisation.

Study Options

Year 1 48 units COMP1030 Art of Computing 6 units OR COMP1100; COMP1710 Web Development and Design 6 units Elective course 6 units Elective course 6 units
COMP1040 The Craft of Computing 6 units OR COMP1110; COMP2400 Relational Databases 6 units MATH1005 Discrete Mathematical Models 6 units Elective course 6 units
Year 2 48 units COMP2140 (Java Programming) if done COMP1030/1040; OR Computing Course 6 units Computing course 6 units Elective course 6 units Elective course 6 units
COMP2600 Formal Methods in Software Engineering 6 units Computing Course 6 units Computing course 6 units Elective course 6 units
Year 3 48 units COMP3120 Managing Software Development 6 units Computing Course 3000/4000-level 6 units Computing Course 3000/4000-level 6 units Elective course 6 units
Computing Course 3000/4000-level 6 units Computing Course 3000/4000-level 6 units Computing Course 3000/4000-level 6 units Elective course 6 units

Admission Requirements

Admission to all programs is on a competitive basis. Admission to undergraduate degrees is based on meeting the ATAR requirement or an equivalent rank derived from the following qualifications:

• An Australian year 12 qualification or international equivalent; OR
• A completed Associate Diploma, Associate Degree, AQF Diploma, Diploma, AQF Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate or international equivalent; OR
• At least one standard full-time year (1.0 FTE) in a single program of degree level study at an Australian higher education institution or international equivalent; OR
• An approved tertiary preparation course unless subsequent study is undertaken.

Click HERE for further information about domestic admission.

The table below is a guide to the entry level required for domestic applicants. Exact entry level will be set at time of offer.

Domestic applicant entry requirements

Queensland Band equivalents are a guide only - selection is made on a UAI equivalent that is not available to students.

International applicant entry requirements

International applicants may view further information on admissions requirements at Entry Requirements for International Undergraduate Applicants

The University reserves the right to alter or discontinue its programs as required.

ATAR:
80
QLD Band:
10
International Baccalaureate:
29

Prerequisites

ACT: Maths Methods major
NSW:Mathematics
SA/NT: Mathematics 1 (single)
TAS: Mathematics Stage 2
QLD: Maths B or Maths C
VIC: Mathematical Methods 3/4 or Specialist Mathematics
WA: Applicable Mathematics or Calculus
IB: Mathematics (SL) or Mathematics (HL)

Adjustment Factors

The National Access Scheme 2014

ANU offers bonus points for nationally strategic senior secondary subjects, and in recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies. 

Bonus points are applied to all applicants with an ATAR at or above 70. Points are awarded in accordance with the approved schedule, and no more than 10 points (maximum 5 academic points and maximum 5 equity points) will be awarded.

Bonus points do not apply to programs with an ATAR cutoff of 98 or higher.

Bonus Points are only awarded to domestic applicants applying for admission through UAC who have not previously attempted tertiary study.

How to apply

Academic Bonus Points: senior secondary students do not need to apply for ANU academic bonus points. They are automatically added in accordance with the schedule.

Educational Access Scheme: senior secondary students do not need to apply if their school is part of the Priority School Funding Program or Country Areas Program. All other applicants should refer to http://www.uac.edu.au/eas/  for more information.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$34,944.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Look around, Information Technology (IT) is everywhere - your TV, laptop, gaming system, mobile phone, watch, music, movies, kitchen, car, bank and your next gig tickets. It is changing the way we live, learn, work and even socialise.

If you are interested in driving this exciting revolution, within a truly globalised and fast changing industry, then the ANU Bachelor of Information Technology is for you.

You will get a strong grounding in computing fundamentals to tackle the progressive nature of IT. With IT being an intrinsic part of all industries, knowledge of software development and information systems is highly sought after by the best employers.

This degree can also be taken as a flexible double with almost any other degree at ANU.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Employment Opportunities

All large and small organisations, both public and private, need people to work on their IT systems, or want staff with other professional training who have advanced IT skills.

IT students typically work as programmers, network administrators/managers, systems or business analysts, and web designers/developers. Rewarding career opportunities in technology and management are available to students with this degree plus 3 - 5 years work experience.

The career options for combined degree students are wide and varied with IT skills adding a real competitive advantage.

All students who complete the BInfTech degree are eligible for professional membership of the Australian Computer Society provided they complete a major in Information Systems or Software Development.

Further Information

The B Information Technology program allows students to approach information technology from either a technical, constructive angle, starting with courses in programming, or from a conceptual, critical or information and organisational management angle. It widens the approach to computing to include the creative and conceptual touch, starting by applying scripting to the application area of new media (video and audio), rather than from learning traditional general purpose programming languages applied to algorithms. The technically oriented student can major in Software Development; whereas the more conceptually oriented student can major in Information Systems.

Students should follow the COMP1030/COMP1040/COMP2140 pathway instead of the COMP1100/COMP1110 pathway if they are undertaking the Information Systems Major, Information Intensive Computing Major or the Human Centric Computing Major.

The Software Development major aims to develop the conceptual and practical skills for software development and the technology of computer systems; the Information Systems major focuses on developing an understanding of organisations, the management of computer systems applications in them, and the accompanying systems analysis and design.

All of the majors are founded on an introduction to the principles of programming, a broad perspective on the computing discipline and profession, and an introduction to the functional structure of computers. They also require a grounding in mathematics and theoretical computer science, which is a means of developing the ability to work with abstractions, a fundamental requirement for understanding and applying ideas in computing.



It should be noted that students commencing this degree in Semester 2 (July) without credit/status for previous post secondary studies, may be unable to complete the Software Development major within 3 years. Students will be able to complete the Information Systems major, or complete the degree without a major.

For students seeking to complete some self-study to improve their Maths prior to attempting MATH1005, Susanna Epp's Discrete Mathematics with Applications textbook (3rd or 4th edition) is recommended, given its style, level and coverage of similiar content. It has also been recommended that for students who have completed a lower level of Mathematics at highschool or through vocational studies review 2x2 matrix arithmetic in preparation for MATH1005.

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The ANU Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) program is accredited by the Australian Computer Society. The three  year degree prepares graduates to enter the computing industry work force as novice practitioners to develop software or to apply computing in human organisations. The BIT can also be taken as a part of many double degrees.





Single degree

  • This degree requires 144 units (each course is typically 6 units)
  • Typically you will study four courses per semester (total of 24 units)
  • You can study a major (48 units) or minor (24 units)
  • 48 units (eight courses) of electives from Computer Science & Engineering or from another ANU College.








Double degree

  • This degree requires 96 units (each course is typically 6 units)
  • Typically you will study four courses per semester (total of 24 units)
  • You can study a major (48 units) in Information Systems or Software Development or a minor (24 units) in IT in New Media
  • There are no university electives in the double degree.
  • You can choose your double degree with BIT from Programs and Courses

About this degree

  • Typically you will study 4 courses per semester (total of 24 units) as a full time student giving you a total of 24 courses across your whole degree
  • The degree is made up of compulsory requirements  (seven courses) and an additional suite of computing requirements  (nine courses) 
  • It is recommended that you study a related major in Information Systems or Software Development or a minor (four courses) in IT in New Media.
  • In the single degree program you will have 48 units (eight courses) of electives.  You may use these to study another IT major or minor or a major or minor from another ANU College or study a range of courses offered by ANU
  • In the double degree, you have no electives - your other degree requirements use up all of these. 

Enrolment Status

While it is possible to enrol in fewer courses per semester, which is called studying part-time, it will take you longer to finish your program and get your degree. If you are an international study you must always be full-time.

Important things to keep in mind when choosing your 1000-level courses

  • When you enrol for the first time you will study '1000-level' courses. These courses have '1' as the first number in their course code, such as COMP1100. The exception to this is COMP2400 which you will complete in first year.
  • There are three options for your first year computing courses

    - Students who are not familiar with any programming and would prefer to phase in the study of programming over three seemsters rather than two, may choose to do COMP1030 in their first semester, COMP1040 in their 2nd semester, and COMP2140 in their 3rd semester. This choice will have an impact on students wishing to complete the Software Development major.
  • Students who are comfortable with their abilty to program should enrol in COMP1100 and COMP1110 in place of the sequence above.

  • Students with a strong maths and programming background may choose to enrol in the more advanced COMP1130 and COMP1140 in place of the above courses.
  • You need to enrol in courses for both First Semester and Second semester
  • You can't study more than four courses (24 units) per semester, eight for the year
  • You may take 1000-level courses later in your program. But remember you can’t count more than ten 1000-level courses (60 units) towards your single degree or six 1000-level courses (36 units) towards your BIT half of the double degree.

IF YOU ARE COMMENCING IN JULY YOU SHOULD SEND AN EMAIL TO <studentadmin.cecs@anu.edu.au> FOR ADVICE ABOUT YOUR ENROLMENT OR YOU SHOULD ATTEND AN ENROLMENT ADVICE SESSION AT THE UNIVERSITY IN THE WEEK BEFORE SEMESTER COMMENCES.



Majors and Minors

See available majors and minors for this program

If you aren't sure what you want to study as a major or minor in your first year, that's fine.  Generally, you will choose courses to satisfy a major or minor from second year.  Majors and minors aren't compulsory but are recommended in this degree program.



Electives

If you are in the single degree, you will have three university electives to choose, two in first semester and one in second semester. It is suggested that you consider the option of doing a major in another area of the university. You should use the Programs and Courses search to identify majors of interest.

To find descriptions of 1000-level courses, use the CATALOGUE SEARCH

Suggested electives in your first year:

Semester 1 – INFS1001(requirement for the Information Systems major) and any 1000-level course that interests you - see above note about other majors.

Semester 2 – COMP1720 or any 1000-level course offered by the University following on from those mentioned in Semester 1 above.





Study Options

Bachelor of Information Technology - Semester 2 Commencement

This study plan is for those students commencing in semester 2. Due to the different offering of courses, your study plan is different from those students who commence in semester 1.

Bachelor of Information Technology single degree

Study Options

Year 1 48 units COMP1030 Art of Computing 6 units OR COMP1100; COMP1710 Web Development and Design 6 units Elective course 6 units Elective course 6 units
COMP1040 The Craft of Computing 6 units OR COMP1110; COMP2400 Relational Databases 6 units MATH1005 Discrete Mathematical Models 6 units Elective course 6 units

Bachelor of Information Technology double degree

Study Options

Year 1 48 units COMP1100 Introduction to Programming and Algorithms 6 units OR COMP1030; COMP1710 Web Development and Design 6 units Other Degree course Other Degree course
COMP1110 Introduction to Software Systems 6 units OR COMP1040; MATH1005 Discrete Mathematical Models 6 units Other Degree course Other Degree course

Academic Advice

For assistance, please email: studentadmin.cecs@anu.edu.au

For students seeking to complete some self-study to improve their Maths prior to attempting MATH1005, Susanna Epp's Discrete Mathematics with Applications textbook (3rd or 4th edition) is recommended, given it's style, level and coverage of similiar content. It has also been recommended that for students who have completed a lower level of Mathematics at highschool or through vocational studies review 2x2 matrix arithmetic in preparation for MATH1005.

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