Bachelor of Information Technology And Systems (BITS)

Qualification

Bachelor Degree

Available Intakes

February / July / September/ November

Duration

3 years (full time) or 2 years* (fast-track)

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About

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 Bachelor of IT course ensures that graduates develop a broad and coherent body of knowledge in the underlying principles and concepts of information technology. BITS provides students with the opportunity to explore and identify critical IT industry demands and to understand how these demands are met.

BITS course at VIT 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. Pursuing BITS at VIT also prepares the candidate for IT industry certifications in the fields of networking, systems administration, and programming.

Course Information

Overview

Course Code : ICA70112
CRICOS Code : 085576A
Duration : 3 years (full time) or 2 years* (fast-track) Subject to meeting criteria and availability
Delivery Locations :
  • Melbourne Campus: Level 14, 123 Queen Street, Melbourne Level 6-10, 235 Queen Street, Melbourne, Level 6, 118 Queen Street, Melbourne
  • Sydney Campus: Level 5 & 8, 333 Kent Street, Sydney
Delivery Modes : Face to Face/ Online/ Full Time/ Part Time
Intake : February / July / September/ November (Refer to Intake Dates)
Course Structure : Total 24 units (144 Credit Points)

Domestic Students

Course Fee : Refer to Fees & Scholarships
Payment Options : Fee-Help, Upfront, Payment Plan
Eligibility Criteria : Refer to Entry Requirements
Scholarship Programs : EQUITY Scholarship Program
VIT ACADEMIC Scholarship Program
How to apply : Apply Here

International Students

Course Fee : Refer to Fees & Scholarships
Payment Options : Upfront, Payment Plan
Eligibility Criteria : Refer to Entry Requirements
Scholarship Programs : Refer to Fees & Scholarships
How to apply : Apply Here

Qualification Rule

To attain the Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems qualification, 24 units (144 Credit Points) including all core units must be achieved: Core Units: 13; Elective Units: 11. To attain specialisation, students should select Stream 1, 2, 3 or 4 at Level 2 and follow through the same stream at Level 3 and complete at least 5 elective units in the chosen specialisation stream with a minimum of 3 specialisation electives at Level 3.

*Specialization Streams

  1. Stream 1: Networking
  2. Stream 2: Application Development
  3. Stream 3: Analytics and Intelligent Systems
  4. Stream 4: Cyber Security

Key facts

The BITS degree offers units across the complete spectrum of the Bachelor of Information Technology, including the study of hardware, software, networking, security, database, and programming technologies and includes relevant cognitive, technical and communication skills.

Award

Students who successfully complete the requirements as stated above will be awarded the degree “Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems (BITS)”.
Note: The specialisation, if any, will be acknowledged in the Transcript only. All students, irrespective of specialisation, will receive a degree testamur “Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems.”

Course Structure

 

Core Units

Core units are a requirement for the degree of Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems. The course contains 13 core units in the study plan. There are 6 core units, 4 units and 3 units in level 1, level 2 and level 3 respectively.

Levels Core Units (Compulsory)
Level 1
  • ITSU1001 Introduction to Computer Systems and Networking
  • ITAP1001 Software Development Fundamentals
  • ITDA1001 Database Fundamentals
  • ITSU1003 IT Professional Practice
  • ITNE1001 Network Architecture
  • ITSU1011 Business communication for IT Professionals
Level 2
  • ITNE2002 Network and Information Security
  • ITSU2004 Systems Analysis and Design
  • ITSU2006 Project Management
  • ITSU2011 Computational Mathematics
Level 3
  • ITSU3008 Project 1
  • ITSU3009 Project 2
  • ITSU3010 Research Methodology

Elective Units

Apart from completing the core units, students should complete 11 Elective units comprising of no more than 3 units from those listed under “Breadth Electives”.

Levels Breadth Elective (Non-IT subjects of significance to IT professionals
Level 1
  • ITSU1101 Operations Management
  • ITSU1102 Organisational Behaviour
Level 2
  • ITSU 2012 Financial Accounting for IT Professionals
  • ITSU2013 Customer Relationship Management
  • ITSU2101 Leadership for Managers

To attain specialisation, students are required to successfully complete at least 5 IT Elective units that count towards their specialisation.

Specialisation Units

Levels Electives for Stream 1: Networking
Level 1
  • ITSA1001 Server Administration Fundamentals
Level 2
  • ITNE2003R Network Configuration and Management
  • ITNE2005R Network Security Implementation
  • ITSA2005 Planning and Implementing Server
  • ITSA2006R Virtualisation and Cloud Infrastructure
  • ITSA2003R Operating Systems
Level 3
  • ITNE3004 Wireless Communication and Networks
  • ITNE3006 Design Network Infrastructure
  • ITNE3014 Advanced Routing and Switching
  • ITNE3013 Advanced Network and Infrastructure Security
  • ITSU3007 Manage IT Projects
  • ITNE3015 Software Defined Networks
Levels Electives for Stream 2: Application
Level 1
  • ITAP1004 Website Development
Level 2
  • ITAP2005 Java Programming Fundamentals
  • ITAP2008 Software Testing
  • ITAP2013 Software Engineering
  • ITAP2014 Object Oriented Programming
  • ITAP2015 Data structures and Algorithms
  • ITAP2016 Functional Programming
  • ITSU2010 Technical Documentation for Software Engineers
Level 3
  • ITAP3006 Advanced Java Programming
  • ITAP3009 Software Analysis Design and Architecture
  • ITAP3010 Developing Data Access Solutions
  • ITAP3011 Developing Windows Applications
  • ITAP3012 Developing Web Applications
  • ITAP3020 Mobile Application Design and Development
  • ITSU3007 Manage IT Projects
Levels Electives for Stream 3: Analytics & Intelligent Systems
Level 1
  • ITSU1012 Mathematics Foundations for IT
Level 2
  • ITAI2001 Data Science
  • ITAI2002 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • ITAI2007 Software Tools for Analytics
Level 3
  • ITAI3003 Machine Learning
  • ITSU3004 Cloud Computing Technologies
  • ITDA3005 Big Data Processing
  • ITSU3007 Manage IT Projects
Levels Electives for Stream 4: Cyber Security
Level 1
  • ITSC1001 Information Systems Risk and Security
Level 2
  • ITNE2005R Network Security Implementation
  • ITSC2002 Cyber Security Law, Policies and Ethics
  • ITSC2003 Security Threat Management
Level 3
  • ITSC3004 Digital Forensics
  • ITSC3006 Ethical Hacking
  • ITSU3007 Manage IT Projects
  • ITNE3013 Advanced Network and Infrastructure Security
UNITS OF STUDY (SUBJECTS)LevelsUnit CodeUnit Name

Level 1 ITSU1001 Introduction to Computer Systems and Networking
ITAP1001 Software Development Fundamentals
ITDA1001 Database Fundamentals
ITSU1005 Design and Create Organisational Documentation
ITSU1003 IT Professional Practice
ITNE1001 Network Architecture
ITSA1001 Server Administration Fundamentals
ITAP1004 Website Development
Level 2 ITSU2004 Systems Analysis and Design
ITSU2006 Project Management
Level 3 ITSU3007 Manage IT Projects
ITSU3008 Project 1
ITSU3009 Project 2

ELECTIVE UNITS

Levels Electives for Stream 1 – NETWORKING
Level 2 ITNE2002 Network and 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
ITSA2006 Server Virtualization
Level 3 ITNE3006 Design Network Infrastructure
ITNE3007 Advanced Routing
ITNE3008 Advanced Switching
ITNE3004 Wireless Communication and Networks
ITNE3013 Advanced Network and Infrastructure Security

LevelsElectives for Stream 2 – APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

Level 2 ITAP2002 Introduction to Windows Application Development
ITAP2003 Introduction to Web Application Development
ITAP2005 Java Programming Fundamentals
ITSU2010 Technical Documentation for Software Engineers
ITAP2008 Software Testing
ITAP2013 Software Engineering
Level 3 ITAP3006 Advanced Java Programming
ITAP3010 Developing Data Access Solutions
ITAP3011 Developing Windows Applications
ITAP3012 Developing Web Applications
ITAP3009 Software Analysis Design and Architecture
Common Electives for BITS credit points (but not counting for specialisation)
ITSU1011 Business communication for IT professionals
ITSU2012 Financial Accounting for IT professionals
ITSU2013 Customer Relationship Management
ITSU2011 Computational Mathematics