The Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems (BITS) focuses on delivering knowledge and skills in computer networking, application development and computer-based software to meet the current IT industry needs. The course ensures that graduates develop a broad and coherent body of knowledge in the underlying principles and concepts of information technology. It provides students with the opportunity to explore and identify critical IT industry demands and to understand how these demands are met.
The degree offers units across the complete spectrum of information technology and systems, including the study of hardware, software, networking, security, database and programming technologies and includes relevant cognitive, technical and communication skills. The course is designed to produce graduates who have a strong industry focus and who have demonstrated the full range of knowledge and skills gained through a relevant project in the Final year. It also prepares the candidate for IT industry certifications in the fields of networking, systems administration and programming.
|Duration||3 years (full time) or 2 years* (fast-track)
Subject to meeting criteria and availability
|Course Fee: Domestic||AUD $7,500 per semester|
|Course fee: International||AUD $7,500 per semester|
|Delivery Location||VIT City Campus, 123 Queen Street, Melbourne|
|Intake||February / July / November|
|Entry Requirements||We ensure that all accepted applicants are capable of completing their program of study. A range of criteria is used to determine applicant’s eligibility.
Successful completion of Australian Year 12 (e.g. VCE, VCAL) or equivalent.
Age: 18 years or older at commencement of course.
English: Australian Year 12 equivalent.
Mathematics: Australian Year 11 equivalent.
Non Year 12 (eg: transfer, mature age, TAFE) domestic applicants must complete “VTAC Personal History Online”.
International applicants and applicants with English as their second language need to meet IELTS criteria of band score of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 or equivalent.
The applicant’s Academic Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) would be considered where applicable.
Applicants may be required to attend an interview.
|Qualification Rule||144 Credit Points- 24 subjects (units) – including all core units must be successfully studied:
Core Units: 13
Elective Units: 11
In addition to the core units, students can elect to specialise either the Networking or Application Development streams.
Core units: Level 1
|ITSU1001||Introduction to Computer Systems and Networking|
|ITAP1001||Software Development Fundamentals|
|ITSU1005||Design & Create Organisational Documentation|
|ITSU1003||IT Professional Practice|
|ITSA1001||Server Administration Fundamentals|
|Core units: Level 2|
|ITSU2004||Systems Analysis & Design|
|Core units: Level 3|
|ITSU3007||Manage IT Projects|
Stream 1 – NETWORKING
|ITNE2002||Network & Information Security|
|ITNE2003||Install, Configure, Operate and troubleshoot Medium-Size Networks|
|ITNE2005||Develop a security Infrastructure for a Medium-Size Network|
|ITSA2003||Network Operating System and Configuration|
|ITSA2005||Planning and Implementing Server|
|ITNE3006||Design Network Infrastructure|
|ITNE3004||Wireless Communication and Networks|
|ITNE3013||Advanced Network and Infrastructure Security|
|Stream 2 – APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT
|ITAP2002||Introduction to Windows Application Development|
|ITAP2003||Introduction to Web Application Development|
|ITAP2005||Java Programming Fundamentals|
|ITSU2010||Technical Documentation for Software Engineers|
|ITAP3006||Advanced Java Programming|
|ITAP3010||Developing Data Access Solutions|
|ITAP3011||Developing Windows Applications|
|ITAP3012||Developing Web Applications|
|ITAP3009||Software Analysis Design and Architecture|
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