University of Technology Sydney

C10421v1 Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Bachelor of Languages and Cultures

Award(s): Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSc)
Bachelor of Languages and Cultures (BLangCultures)

CRICOS code: 103096H
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 240
Course EFTSL: 5
Location: City campus

Notes

There is no direct admission to this course. Current UTS students in the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (C10239) may be able to submit an Internal Course Transfer (Continuing) application to transfer into this course. Check with the Student Centre.


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

Overview

The Bachelor of Languages and Cultures offers students studies in languages other than English, culture and society focused on developing their intercultural and linguistic capabilities. It also offers a capstone subject that allows students to design and carry out a small-scale research project that requires them to apply their linguistic skills and cultural knowledge.

The combined Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Bachelor of Languages and Cultures provides students with intercultural and linguistic skills that raise their awareness of the international implications of science in information technology. Students develop an understanding and awareness of a language other than English languages and another culture and refine their intercultural skills. Students also develop their professional skills in writing, research and evaluation.

The course adopts a practice-based approach to IT education and the course content is designed with 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, in this course, students are exposed to real IT problems.

The Languages and Cultures component of this course means that graduates have the added advantage of being well prepared to participate in a global workforce and a diverse range of IT careers and companies.

Course aims

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology 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.

The Bachelor of Languages and Cultures aims to:

  • provide an opportunity to acquire knowledge and understanding of another language and culture, intercultural awareness and engagement, resilience and adaptability, and stronger communication skills, and
  • encourage understanding and appreciation of, and sensitivity towards, diverse cultural perspectives, practices, needs and values, in international and local contexts.

Career options

Depending on the major selected, career options include business analyst, network engineer, network specialist, software developer, software engineer or web developer. Graduates of this course are in high demand with technology companies and industries that use IT such as banking, construction, energy, finance, government, manufacturing, retail and transport. Options are enhanced by the study of other cultures and languages other than English, making students more marketable to prospective employers, including multinational companies.

Key

LC = Languages and Cultures 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.

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.

Course duration and attendance

The course duration is five years of full-time study. Students may undertake an additional year with the Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice (C20056).

Course structure

Students are required to complete 240 credit points, comprising 96 credit points in information technology, 96 credit points in languages and cultures and 48 credit points of electives. The information technology component consists of core (48 credit points) and major (48 credit points).

The languages and cultures component consists of core subjects (32 credit points), language and culture (32 credit points), Contemporary Society (8 credit points), a second language choice (16 credit points), and elective (8 credit points).

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.

Industrial training/professional practice

Industrial training is available as an additional year by concurrently enrolling in the Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice (C20056). The diploma comprises a minimum of nine months' full-time paid work experience and supporting subjects at UTS.

Course completion requirements

CBK91972 Language Major Choice 96cp
CBK90781 Major choice (Information Technology) 48cp
CBK90782 Major/Two sub-majors/Electives 48cp
STM90651 Core subjects (Information Technology) 48cp
Total 240cp

Course program

The example program below is for a student commencing in Autumn session with the Japanese Language and Culture major as the chosen language and culture major. Students in other language and culture majors follow a similar sequence. Sample programs for IT majors are available under the standalone Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (C10148). The program 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
41092 Network Fundamentals   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
31271 Database Fundamentals   6cp
97201 Japanese Language and Culture 1   8cp
976001 Foundations in International Studies   8cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Spring session
97202 Japanese Language and Culture 2   8cp
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp
Year 3
Autumn session
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp
97203 Japanese Language and Culture 3   8cp
Spring session
97204 Japanese Language and Culture 4   8cp
976211 Contemporary Japan   8cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
99218 Intercultural Communication   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91976 Elective 8cp  
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91975 Language Choice 16cp  
Spring session
992219 Languages and Cultures Capstone Project   16cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91975 Language Choice 16cp  
Year 5
Autumn session
31272 Project Management and the Professional   6cp
Select 18 credit points of options   18cp
Spring session
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Select 18 credit points of options   18cp

Levels of award

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology may be awarded with 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

Students in this course 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
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887) or +61 2 9514 1222
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