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Undergraduate course information

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology offers a range of undergraduate courses in information and communication technology, including several combined degrees in partnership with other faculties.

Undergraduate progression rules

Undergraduate students who do not maintain the required minimum level of progress may be excluded from a course and have their enrolment withdrawn. The minimum rate of progress is achievement of 50 per cent of the credit points in which a student has been enrolled since the beginning of that course. In addition, students are bound by the UTS Rules and are advised to refer to them.

Levels of award

Levels of award for degrees offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology are determined on the basis of the weighted average mark (WAM). The WAM is the average of all marks achieved in the course, weighted according to the credit-point value of each subject. The WAM is calculated by:

  1. multiplying the mark attained in a subject by the subject's credit-point value
  2. repeating step 1 for each subject attempted in the course (including any fails), then adding these figures together, and
  3. dividing the total calculated in step 2 by the number of credit points attempted in the course.

All graded subjects, including any credited from a different UTS course, are included. Ungraded pass/fail subjects and subjects credited from other institutions are not included in the calculation.

In the case of combined degrees where the IT component is less than 144 credit points, the grading of the IT component normally includes all IT subjects, plus core subjects from the non-IT degree, to a total not less than 144 credit points. Students in combined degrees who wish to confirm which subjects are counted towards the grading of their degree should check with the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology.

The levels of award for bachelor's pass degrees in Information Technology are:

  • Distinction: WAM greater than or equal to 75
  • Credit: WAM greater than or equal to 65 and less than 75
  • Pass: WAM less than 65.

The levels of award for bachelor's honours degrees are:

Bachelor of Computing Science (Honours)

  • First Class Honours: WAM greater than or equal to 75
  • Second Class Honours, Division 1: WAM greater than or equal to 70 and less than 75
  • Second Class Honours, Division 2: WAM greater than or equal to 65 and less than 70
  • Honours (no level): WAM less than 65.

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology

  • First Class Honours: WAM greater than or equal to 80
  • Second Class Honours, Division 1: WAM greater than or equal to 75 and less than 80
  • Second Class Honours, Division 2: WAM greater than or equal to 65 and less than 75
  • Third Class Honours: WAM less than 65.

University Medal

To recognise outstanding academic achievement, the University Medal is awarded to the top student(s) in each graduating cohort, subject to the approval of the associate dean (teaching and learning). To be eligible for consideration, students must have achieved a WAM greater than 85.

Majors

A major consists of 48 credit points of study (normally eight 6-credit-point subjects) in a related area. The name(s) of the major(s) completed appear(s) on the student's academic transcript (not the testamur).

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology courses

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology suite of courses complete at least one major from the following:

Bachelor of Computing Science (Honours)

Students in the Bachelor of Computing Science (Honours) (C09119) complete one major from the following:

Sub-majors

A sub-major consists of 24 credit points of study (normally four 6-credit-point subjects) in a related area. The name(s) of the sub-major(s) completed appear(s) on the student's academic transcript (not the testamur).

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (C10148), Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice (C10345), Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (C10239), and Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation (C10327) have the option to complete a second IT major or up to two sub-majors from the list below.

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Games Development (C10229) may choose one sub-major from the list below.