Open Universities Australia – Online Courses
Bachelor of Information Technology – 2017
IT graduates install networks; handle network administration and security; design web pages; develop multimedia resources; install communication equipment; manage email systems; and plan and manage a company s technology upgrades.
Graduates select and deploy software products for commercial organisations, software development companies, government departments and large computer organisations. They create and manage business applications, websites, systems and environments.
Graduates typically work for commercial organisations, software development companies or diverse industries including retail, health or tourism.
Graduates also find employment in government departments and large computer organisations.
The Bachelor of Information Technology is accredited for on-campus delivery in both Melbourne, Australia and Vietnam. Accreditation of the program delivered online via OUA is currently being sought.
The School of Computer Science and Information Technology has substantial links with the ICT industry both within Australia and internationally. Employers and industry professionals are members of our Industry Advisory Committee and have contributed to the initial development and ongoing improvement of the program. Their involvement ensures that the program remains relevant to your needs as a graduate and the needs of graduate employers. The committee meets quarterly and provides feedback on the currency of the programs, the changing needs of Industry and has input into the design of new programs. It also actively contributes to the School through participation in seminars, marketing events, industry awards and scholarships.
Many of the teaching staff within the program are practising (or have been) industry professionals with extensive industry experience and contact networks. This experience, when integrated into teaching and learning practice, enriches your learning environment.
Successful completion of this program entitles graduates to apply for professional membership of the Australian Computer Society in Australia: http://www.acs.org.au/
To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this degree, you must be:
- An Australian citizen residing in Australia for all or part of your studies; OR
- A New Zealand citizen who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study; OR
- The holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study
To learn more about Commonwealth supported places, including eligibility please see Commonwealth supported places .
You must also meet ONE of the following requirements:
- Successful completion of 2 Core units from the Bachelor of Information Technology at pass level (CPT110 and CPT120 recommended); OR
- Successful completion of one full time semester (four units) towards an undergraduate degree or higher level of study at an Australian university, and evidence of meeting maths entry requirement equivalent to VCE prerequisite Units 3 and 4: a study score of 20 in Mathematics (any); OR
- Successful completion of Australian Year 12, or equivalent, with an ATAR of 68.2. VCE prerequisites: Units 3 and 4: a minimum of 20 in Mathematics (any), and a minimum study score of 25 in English (or equivalent) or 30 in English (EAL); OR
- Successful completion of Australian Advanced Diploma, Diploma, or equivalent, and evidence of meeting maths entry requirement equivalent to VCE prerequisite Units 3 and 4: a study score of 20 in Mathematics (any).
Please note: If you are not eligible for CSP you can still enrol and study through OUA as a full fee paying student via FEE-HELP or upfront payments.
A broadband internet connection is mandatory to complete this program. Some units in this program have a requirement to download and install several gigabytes of software, support materials and video content.
Students must have a Windows, Macintosh or Linux computer system in order to complete the program. Some specialist IT elective units have specific hardware and software requirements.
After you’ve been admitted into an application course. (That’s why we call it a course loan.)
If you complete units from different universities, each university will ask you to apply for HECS-HELP.
Find out more about
- Australian citizens who will undertake, in Australia,
at least one unit of study
contributing to their course
- Permanent humanitarian
visa holders who will be
resident in Australia for the
duration of their unit
- Permanent visa holders who
are undertaking bridging study
for overseas-trained professionals. and will be
resident in Australia for the
duration of their study
When you enrol in OUA units without having been admitted into an application course.
If you’re studying OUA units to become eligible to apply for this course, we recommend using FEE-HELP for them. Once you’ve completed the units to the required standard you can apply for the course and, once admitted, switch to the course loan (HECS-HELP).
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You can pay your fees upfront – in full at the beginning of a unit – using:
- Credit card (Visa and MasterCard)
- Money order
You should make cheques and money orders payable to ‘Open Universities Australia’ and send them to:
Open Universities Australia
GPO Box 5387