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C10143v6 Bachelor of Information Technology

Award(s): Bachelor of Information Technology (BInfTech)
UAC code: 603210 (Autumn session)
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 144
Course EFTSL: 3
Location: City campus


This course is only offered to local students.

This course is intended for domestic current school leavers.

This course is not offered to international students.

Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Assumed knowledge
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course diagram
Course program
Rules and regulations
Levels of award
Professional recognition
Other information


This is a cooperative education scholarship program in computer information systems, developed by UTS in cooperation with a group of leading organisations. It differs from other cooperative education courses in that, during the industry-based sessions, students follow a structured program designed jointly by UTS and the employer group, including formal coursework delivered by industry.

There are a limited number of places available in this course according to the number of industry sponsors each year. If selected for this course, students receive a total scholarship of around $49,500 for the duration of the course.

This intensive course includes two six-month industry-based sessions with different industry sponsors. Industry sponsors are heavily involved in the curriculum design to ensure graduates are not only highly qualified but also have the knowledge and skills relevant to the needs of industry.

Students normally secure graduate employment before completion of the course. Sponsors also actively recruit graduates from the course but students are not obliged to take up employment with a sponsor.

Course aims

Students gain an understanding of both business practice and technical skills in IT and computing, and learn how to apply IT solutions to business challenges.

Career options

Career options include business analyst, systems analyst, information systems manager, project manager, commercial manager and roles in social media/digital marketing.

Course intended learning outcomes

A.0 Engineering and IT take place within the larger context of society and the environment, which encompasses social, economic and sustainability needs
A.1 Identify, interpret and analyse stakeholder needs
A.2 Establish priorities and goals
A.3 Identify constraints, uncertainties and risk of the system (social, cultural, legislative, environmental, business etc.)
A.4 Apply principles of sustainability to create viable systems
A.5 Apply systems thinking to understand complex system behaviour, including interactions between components and with other systems (social, cultural, legislative, environmental, business etc.)
B.0 Engineering and IT practice focuses on problem-solving and design where artifacts are conceived, created, used, modified, maintained and retired
B.1 Identify and apply relevant problem-solving methodologies
B.2 Design components, systems and/or processes to meet required specifications
B.3 Synthesise alternative/innovative solutions, concepts and procedures
B.4 Apply decision-making methodologies to evaluate solutions for efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability
B.5 Implement and test solutions
B.6 Demonstrate research skills
C.0 Abstraction, modelling, simulation and visualisation inform decision-making and are underpinned by mathematics, as well as basic and discipline sciences
C.1 Apply abstraction, mathematics and/or discipline fundamentals to analysis, design and operation
C.2 Develop models using appropriate tools, such as computer software, laboratory equipment and other devices
C.3 Evaluate model applicability, accuracy and limitations
D.0 Graduates must have capabilities for self-organisation, self-review, personal development and lifelong learning
D.1 Manage own time and processes effectively by prioritising competing demands to achieve personal goals (Manage self)
D.2 Reflect on personal and professional experiences to engage in independent development beyond formal education for lifelong learning
E.0 Engineering and IT practice involves the coordination of a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary activities to arrive at problem and design solutions
E.1 Communicate effectively in ways appropriate to the discipline, audience and purpose
E.2 Work as an effective member or leader of diverse teams within a multilevel, multidisciplinary and multicultural setting
E.3 Identify and apply relevant project management methodologies
F.0 Graduates must possess skills, knowledge and behaviours to operate effectively in culturally diverse workplaces and a changing global environment
F.1 Be able to conduct critical self-review and performance evaluation against appropriate criteria as a primary means of tracking personal development needs and achievements
F.2 Appreciate ethical implications of professional practice
F.3 Understand cross-cultural issues (regions or workplaces)
F.4 Be aware of global perspectives (needs, rules/regulations, and specifications)

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

This is an intensive scholarship course intended for current school leavers, although applications are accepted from non-current school leavers who completed Year 12 one year prior to application. Special application and selection procedures apply. Applicants must submit a Bachelor of Information Technology application questionnaire.

Applicants must demonstrate leadership potential and involvement in extracurricular activities, and it is expected that they achieve a minimum ATAR of 85. Short-listed applicants are interviewed, and final selection is based on ATAR and interview performance.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics and any two units of English.

HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and English (Advanced) are recommended.

Course duration and attendance

The course is of three years' duration and involves four sessions of full-time study at the university and two sessions of full-time industry-based study and practical experience. The industry-based sessions are of 23 weeks' duration.

Course structure

Students are required to complete 144 credit points, comprising core (102 credit points), work integrated learning (18 credit points), and electives (24 credit points).

The central curriculum of the course is computer and information systems. This is supported by studies in management and strategic planning, as well as the necessary background subjects in information technology and programming.

There are special conditions relating to students enrolled in this course. Leave of absence and re-admission after withdrawal are not normally granted to students, except under extraordinary circumstances and subject to satisfactory arrangements being possible.

Industrial training/professional practice

Students spend two six-month, full-time sessions in industry.

Course completion requirements

STM90651 Core subjects (Information Technology) 48cp
STM91158 Core subjects (Information Technology) 54cp
STM91157 Work Integrated Learning 18cp
CBK90571 Electives 24cp
Total 144cp

Course diagram

Course diagram: C10143

Course program

The program below shows the suggested sequence of subjects. It is intended as a guide only and does not take into account such factors as recognition of prior learning, changes in attendance mode and subject availability, or satisfactory academic progress. Students should consult the Timetable Planner to confirm the availability of subjects in the current academic year.

Year 1
Autumn session
31265 Communication for IT Professionals   6cp
31266 Introduction to Information Systems   6cp
48023 Programming Fundamentals   6cp
31268 Web Systems   6cp
Spring session
31269 Business Requirements Modelling   6cp
31489 Industry Study 1   6cp
41015 Industry Experience 1   3cp
31271 Database Fundamentals   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
48024 Applications Programming   6cp
31257 Information System Development Methodologies   6cp
41092 Network Fundamentals   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91203 Choice (Technology) 6cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90571 Electives 24cp  
Spring session
31247 Collaborative Business Processes   6cp
41025 Introduction to Software Development   6cp
48433 Software Architecture   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91202 Choice (Advanced Technology) 6cp  
Year 3
Autumn session
31490 Industry Study 2   6cp
41016 Industry Experience 2   3cp
31245 Business Process and IT Strategy   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90571 Electives 24cp  
Spring session
31272 Project Management and the Professional   6cp
41026 Advanced Software Development   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK90571 Electives 24cp  

Rules and regulations

UTS: Information Technology does not recommend probation for unsatisfactory academic performance. Instead, it recommends to the Faculty Board in Engineering and Information Technology that a student be excluded under any of the following circumstances:

  • a student fails any subject for the second time
  • a student gains less than 50 per cent of the credit points for which he or she is enrolled in that assessment period
  • a student has a misconduct matter proven
  • a student fails any subject that is part of the program of an industry-based session or a student performs unsatisfactorily during an industry-based session, or
  • immediately prior to the commencement of an industry-based session, a student has still to complete more than one subject in the normal program of the course to that stage.

As an alternative to exclusion, a student whose performance is unsatisfactory according to the circumstances named above may have their enrolment forcibly transferred from the Bachelor of Information Technology to the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology course by means of an internal course transfer: continuing. The decision of whether a student is recommended for exclusion or a forced course transfer is at the sole discretion of the faculty and dependent on the individual circumstances of the student.

Appeals against exclusion are dealt with by the university's Appeals Committee (of the Academic Board), which takes into account the recommendation of the Course Steering Committee.

Levels of award

The Bachelor of Information Technology may be awarded with distinction, credit or pass.


Students interested in research and who excel in their studies are eligible to undertake one additional full-time year of study in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology (C09019) program.

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible to apply for professional-level membership of the Australian Computer Society.

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887) or +61 2 9514 1222