Admission requirements for 2020 are currently under review, please note the admission requirements listed on this page relate to 2019 admissions.

2020 admission requirements will be published by 1 May 2019.

single degree

Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)

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

BIT
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan HIT
  • CRICOS code 036677B
  • Field of Education
    • Information Technology
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan HIT
  • CRICOS code 036677B
  • Field of Education
    • Information Technology

Honours in Information Technology is a program offered within the Research School Computer Science that offers students who have excelled in their undergraduate studies a challenging but rewarding year of study in computer science. We seek outstanding students who are keen to undertake independent research with the guidance from academic staff, and who wish to be prepared for exciting careers as computing professionals or who wish to pursue further study.

Note that students may also pursue an honours year in Computer Science through the ANU Bachelor of Science honours program.

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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Demonstrate a sound knowledge and critical understanding of research design and methods
  2. Apply that knowledge to the development of a research proposal and research plan
  3. Develop the capacity to perform high-level independent research
  4. Exhibit in-depth knowledge of their chosen research topic
  5. Demonstrate a high level of ability to critically analyse and evaluate computer science research questions and communicate the results.

Admission Requirements

An AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree or equivalent, completed within the last two years, in a cognate discipline, and with a weighted average mark equivalent to an ANU 70 per cent calculated from the 36 units (i.e. 0.75 EFTSL) of courses in cognate disciplines, excluding 1000-level courses (i.e. introductory undergraduate courses), with the highest marks.

 

Cognate disciplines

Advanced Computing, Computer Science, Computing, Information Systems, Information Technology.

 

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Adjustment Factors

Adjustment Factors do not apply to 1 year honours programs. They do not apply to this program.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

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

Annual indicative fee for international students
$42,960.00

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.

Program Requirements

Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

30 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

COMP4450 Advanced Computing Research Methods

COMP4550 Advanced Computing Research Project

18 units from completion of courses from the following list:

COMP4300 Parallel Systems

COMP4330 Real-Time & Embedded Systems

COMP4340 Multicore Computing: Principles and Practice

COMP4600 Advanced Algorithms

COMP4610 Computer Graphics

COMP4620 Advanced Topics in Artificial Intelligence

COMP4630 Overview of Logic and Computation

COMP4650 Document Analysis

COMP4660 Bio-inspired Computing: Applications and Interfaces

COMP4670 Introduction to Statistical Machine Learning

COMP4680 Advanced Topics in Statistical Machine Learning

HONS4700 Final Honours Grade will be used to calculate the Class of Honours and the Mark. It will be calculated using the formula: Σ (mark x units) / Σ units, giving NCN and WN a nominal mark of zero

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.

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