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C10327v2 Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation

Award(s): Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSc)
Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation (BCIInn)

UAC code: 609565 (Autumn session)
CRICOS code: 079757B
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 240
Course EFTSL: 5
Location: City campus

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Assumed knowledge
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Levels of award
Honours
Transfer between UTS courses
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

This course offers a sound education in all aspects of computing and information technology for students who intend to make a career in the profession.

Taking a trans-disciplinary approach, the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation utilises multiple perspectives from diverse fields, integrating a range of industry experiences, real-world projects and self-initiated proposals, equipping graduates to address the wicked problems, complex challenges and untapped opportunities in today's world.

This course adopts a practice-based approach to IT education and the course content is a mix of theory and practice. As well as gaining strong technical skills in IT, students gain skills in business analysis, problem solving, teamwork and communication. Employers look for graduates with industry experience and students are exposed to real IT problems.

By focusing on the high-level conceptual thinking and problem-solving practices that lead to the development of innovative, creative and entrepreneurial outcomes, students of the combined degree also gain leading edge capabilities that are highly valued in the globalised world, including dealing with critical and creative thinking, invention, complexity, innovation, future scenario building and entrepreneurship, and the ability to work on their own, across and between other disciplines. These creative intelligence competencies enable graduates to navigate across a rapidly accelerating world of change.

Course aims

The course aims to produce graduates who are able to apply, in the context of any organisation, the knowledge and skills required of:

  • information systems professionals in business units who integrate packaged systems rather than develop systems from first principles
  • information technology professionals who develop systems from first principles
  • network specialists who build, maintain and administer complex network systems, or
  • computing specialists for technical research careers.

Career options

Depending on the major selected, career options include business analyst, IT project manager, network specialist, software developer, systems analyst or web developer.

By being creative thinkers, initiators of new ideas, scenario planners, global strategists, open network designers or sustainable futures innovators within their chosen field of study, graduates maximise the potential of their chosen profession, making them highly sought after with the ability to identify and develop solutions to some of the most complex issues that face their disciplines and society.

Course intended learning outcomes

CII.1.1 Identify and represent the components and processes within complex systems and organise them within frameworks of relationships
CII.1.2 Select, apply and evaluate various techniques and technologies for investigating and interpreting complex systems
CII.1.3 Discern common qualities of complex systems and model their behaviour
CII.1.4 Generate insights from the creative translation of models and patterns across different systems
CII.2.1 Recognise the nature of open, complex, dynamic and networked problems
CII.2.2 Explore the relevance of patterns, frameworks, approaches and methods from different disciplines, professional practices or fields of inquiry for gaining insights into particular problems, proposals, practices, contexts and systems
CII.2.3 Analyse problem situations or contexts from multiple disciplinary or personal perspectives and integrate findings in creative and useful ways
CII.2.4 Test the value of different patterns, frameworks and methods for exploring and addressing complex challenges
CII.2.5 Interrogate and generate ways to create value and evaluate outcomes
CII.2.6 Examine, articulate and appreciate the speculative or actual value of outcomes for different stakeholders, communities or cultures over time
CII.3.1 Communicate, explore, network and negotiate in ways that are inclusive of and mine for ideas from diverse disciplines
CII.3.2 Design, develop and apply appropriate team-based decision making frameworks and participate collaboratively in teams according to proposed intentions
CII.3.3 Use a range of appropriate media, tools, techniques and methods creatively and critically in multi-disciplinary teams to discover, investigate, design, produce and communicate ideas or artefacts
CII.3.4 Articulate often-complex ideas simply, succinctly and persuasively to a diverse team or audience
CII.3.5 Create environments to support inspiration and reflexivity so that inter- and trans-disciplinary practices can develop and thrive
CII.3.6 Recognise problems, challenges and opportunities that require transdisciplinary practices and assemble relevant teams to begin dealing with those problems, challenges and opportunities
CII.4.1 Identify significant issues, challenges or opportunities and assess potential to act creatively on them
CII.4.2 Work within different community, organisational or cultural contexts to design and develop ideas, strategies and practices for betterment
CII.4.3 Make decisions that recognise the humanity of others by engaging ethically and with sensitivity to the values of particular groups, communities, organisations or cultures
CII.4.4 Take a leadership role in identifying and working to address community, organisational or cultural issues, challenges and opportunities through innovation
CII.5.1 Imagine and design initiatives within existing organisational structures (intrapreneurship) or by building a new context (entrepreneurship)
CII.5.2 Explore and articulate the transformation required to create and implement innovation, with sensitivity to the creative destruction that this requires
CII.5.3 Identify required capabilities for realising an idea and create a venture team to achieve the aspirations of a particular innovation
CII.5.4 Communicate confidently and with diplomacy to influence essential stakeholders or decision makers and to achieve impact

Key

CII = Creative Intelligence and Innovation course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

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.

Admission requirements are the same as the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice (C10345).

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

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 completed in four years of full-time study

Course structure

Students must complete 240 credit points, comprising 48 credit points of core IT subjects, 48 credit points of one compulsory IT major, 48 credit points of electives and 96 credit points in creative intelligence and innovation.

The 48 credit points of electives can be a combination of a second IT major, or two sub-majors, or one sub-major and four electives, or eight electives to broaden the student's knowledge of information technology and other disciplines.

The creative intelligence and innovation component consists of 96 credit points. The creative intelligence and innovation subjects are undertaken in accelerated form within July and Summer sessions during the first three years of study, and through one full year of study after completion of the professional degree. The Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation is not offered as a separate degree, but is completed only in combination with the professional degree program.

Industrial training/professional practice

Industrial training is available as a separate course. Students enrol into the Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice (C20056) once they have secured suitable full-time employment in the IT industry. This incorporates a minimum of nine months' full-time paid work experience with four supporting subjects at UTS. Full-time students normally undertake industrial training after completing Year 2.

In the final year of the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation, students can undertake between 6 and 12 credit points of internship (work experience) that relates to innovation within their research, career development or core degree specialisations. For students undertaking 12 credit points of internship, international internships may be negotiated.

This course involves significant industry engagement as part of the learning process. Students may be required to relinquish intellectual property when they opt in to certain industry-related experiences, particularly relating to internships and capstone projects.

Course completion requirements

STM90651 Core subjects (Information Technology) 48cp
CBK90781 Major choice (Information Technology) 48cp
CBK90782 Major/Two sub-majors/Electives 48cp
STM90839 Core subjects (Creative Intelligence and Innovation) 96cp
Total 240cp

Course program

The following example shows a typical full-time program.

Year 1
Autumn session
31265 Communication for IT Professionals   6cp
31266 Introduction to Information Systems   6cp
48023 Programming Fundamentals   6cp
31268 Web Systems   6cp
July session
81511 Problems to Possibilities   8cp
Spring session
31269 Business Requirements Modelling   6cp
31270 Networking Essentials   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Summer session
81512 Creative Practice and Methods   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
31271 Database Fundamentals   6cp
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
July session
81513 Past, Present, Future of Innovation   8cp
Spring session
Select 18 credit points of options   18cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Summer session
81514 Creativity and Complexity   8cp
Year 3
Autumn session
31272 Project Management and the Professional   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Select 12 credit points of electives   12cp
July session
81515 Leading Innovation   8cp
Spring session
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Select 18 credit points of electives   18cp
Summer session
81516 Initiatives and Entrepreneurship   8cp
Year 4
Autumn session
81521 Envisioning Futures   6cp
81531 Innovation Capstone: Research and Development   12cp
Select one of the following: 6cp
      81522 Innovation Internship A 6cp  
      81523 Speculative Start-up 6cp  
Spring session
81524 Professional Practice at the Cutting Edge   6cp
81525 Innovation Internship B   6cp
81532 Innovation Capstone: Realisation and Transformation   12cp

Levels of award

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology component may be awarded with a distinction, credit or pass.

Honours

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). The honours year is also available on a part-time basis over two years.

Transfer between UTS courses

International students in the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (C10148) or Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice (C10345) may transfer to this course after completing the first year (full-time equivalent) of their current course, subject to achieving a minimum weighted average mark of 65.

Students in this combined degree may transfer to the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice (C10345). International students may transfer to the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (C10148).

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
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