Highlights

  • Develop in-depth knowledge and skills in the technical and business aspects required to design and manage complex IT projects.
  • Acquire key technical skills in data modelling, process modelling, system evaluation, project management, and consultancy enabling you to design solutions and identify opportunities for technology transformations that improves industry, society and the environment.
  • Understand how an effective blend of information technology skills and business knowledge shape industries of the future in an ACS (Australian Computer Society) accredited course with international recognition.
  • The skills provided in this course can prepare you for roles such as Solution Architect, Enterprise Architect, Technology Consultant, Systems and Business Analyst, and Chief Information Officer.

Highlights

  • Develop in-depth knowledge and skills in the technical and business aspects required to design and manage complex IT projects.
  • Acquire key technical skills in data modelling, process modelling, system evaluation, project management, and consultancy enabling you to design solutions and identify opportunities for technology transformations that improves industry, society and the environment.
  • Understand how an effective blend of information technology skills and business knowledge shape industries of the future in an ACS (Australian Computer Society) accredited course with international recognition.
  • The skills provided in this course can prepare you for roles such as Solution Architect, Enterprise Architect, Technology Consultant, Systems and Business Analyst, and Chief Information Officer.

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You don't have to leave home to go to university. This course is one of the many QUT degrees you can study online.

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Why choose this course?

Modern information technology professionals need to know more than technology. They need to have a comprehensive understanding of the complex interplay between technology, data, business, and people. This major equips future graduates with the key technical skills and knowledge related to processes, data, services, and tools required to analyse, design, and manage IT projects to digitally transform industries.

We provide our graduates with what industry is seeking: a skillset that enables you to create innovative technology solutions to make businesses more effective and efficient.

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What to expect

Computer science is the scientific and practical approach to computer-based system design, development and operation. It deals with areas ranging from the fundamental principles of computation through to tools and techniques for IT system development and evaluation, including identifying and solving systems design issues associated with efficiency, usability and security. Computer science applications extend into specialised areas including mobile computing, artificial intelligence, robotics, and large-scale information management involving information retrieval and web search engines.

If you want to work with cutting-edge technology and be a part of creating technologies that have not yet been invented, a computer science career could be for you. 

Customise your degree

Foster your passion and shape your career through complementary study areas.  As well as choosing a major area of study, your course includes a second study area, which can be either a second major or double minor.

A second major can complement your major area of study, giving you the opportunity to develop a significant depth of knowledge and skills in two discipline areas.

IT Second Majors

  • Computational and Simulation Science combines the study of science and mathematical models with the use of computers to provide quantitative analysis and visualisation in order to gain insight to the solution of scientific problems from a range of scientific application areas. Computational and Simulation Science second major graduates will be in demand, to apply the latest computing and computational techniques to specialist application areas.
  • Data Science provides the necessary skills to be a data scientist including statistical methods and data visualisation, computational tools for and data management techniques for large datasets, and high-performance computing resources and techniques.  This unique skill-set in statistics and computing will allow you to cope with sophisticated models applied to complex and/or large datasets.  

You might prefer to expand the breadth of your studies by adding to your major with two minors. You can choose from the information technology discipline, or you can broaden your studies by completing minors that offer general knowledge and insights in study areas from across the university.

IT Minors

  • Business Process Management is a systematic approach to making the workflow of the organization more effective.  You will learn how to discover, analyse, model, improve, automate and monitor various business processes.
  • Enterprise Systems are large scale application software packages that support business processes and information flows across departments. This minor develops the knowledge and skills required in supporting Enterprise Systems within the modern organisation.
  • HCI develops the knowledge and skills to engage in human-centred design activities involving emerging technologies in order to create new forms of human-computer interaction.
  • Intelligent Systems an introduction to the field of robotics and intelligent systems technologies to students interested in careers in this area. Students will develop knowledge and skills to specialise in developing physical and virtual intelligent systems.
  • Mobile Applications develops the knowledge and skills to design, develop and distribute applications or games delivered as a Mobile Application. It examines the role and application of ubiquitous and mobile technologies to the individual and enterprises.
  • Social Technologies develops the knowledge and skills to engage in innovation processes using current and emerging social media. It examines the role and application of social media to the individual, social entities and enterprises.
  • Software Development develops the knowledge and skills to enable students to develop sophisticated software systems in a variety of environments and problem domains.
  • Technology Innovation provides students with a broad set of skills to engage in innovation processes for technology intensive environments which can be applied in a corporate or start-up setting. In addition, students will develop competencies related to design and business.
  • Computational and Simulation Science provides students with knowledge of modelling, simulation and visualisation as used in a range of scientific application areas.
  • Information Systems develops skills in working with people, data, business processes, and technology in finding innovative ways of making these more effective and efficient.
  • Computer Science provides students with both practical skills in IT system development plus an understanding of the basic principles underlying modern computing technologies, and an appreciation for how such principles help us design and assess IT systems.
  • Programming develops the knowledge and skills to be able to design and build software systems for a variety of environments and problem domains.

IT Extension Minors

  • Data-centric Computing develops the knowledge and skills needed to specialize in developing better and novel data-centric systems using a variety of tools, techniques and theories.
  • Networks and Security develops the knowledge and skills involved in contemporary electronic communications infrastructure, concentrating on fundamental networking technologies and information security principles.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Computer science graduates are experienced in software development, familiar with networked systems and have an understanding of the underlying foundations of all modern computerbased technologies. Depending on your choice of study areas, opportunities also exist to gain specific expertise in information security, networks and communications, intelligent systems, data-centric computing, or humancomputer interaction.

Graduates work in a wide variety of roles such as web developer, database manager, network administrator, electronic commerce developer, data communications specialist, software engineer, systems programmer, multimedia specialist, computer scientist, systems analyst or programmer. Career opportunities are unbounded with information technology being an integral part of all commercial, industrial, government, social and personal activities. 

Professional recognition

This program is ACS accredited, giving eligibility for ACS membership, recognition by ACS for certification and migration skills assessment, and international recognition by signatories of the Seoul Accord.

Possible careers

  • Computer Game Programmer
  • Computer Scientist
  • Computer Systems Engineer
  • Information Security Specialist
  • Programmer
  • Project Developer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Programmer

Details and units

Requirements for the completion of IN01 Bachelor of Information Technology (Study Area A) are as follows:

  • 72 credit points (6 units) of information technology core units, which includes 24 credit points (2 units) of option unit* selected from an approved list
  • 120 credit points (10 units) of major core units
  • 96 credit points of complementary studies comprising of either a second major (8 unit set); or two minors (4 unit set each); or one minor (4 unit set) plus 4 elective units.

*Unit options list - comprises a range of units from which you choose to undertake two units. You are able to undertake the option unit in any semester. The options include introductory units from a wide variety of disciplines offered at QUT.

Requirements for the completion of IN01 Bachelor of Information Technology (Study Area A) are as follows:

  • 72 credit points (6 units) of information technology core units, which includes 24 credit points (2 units) of option unit* selected from an approved list
  • 120 credit points (10 units) of major core units
  • 96 credit points of complementary studies comprising of either a second major (8 unit set); or two minors (4 unit set each); or one minor (4 unit set) plus 4 elective units.

*Unit options list - comprises a range of units from which you choose to undertake two units. You are able to undertake the option unit in any semester. The options include introductory units from a wide variety of disciplines offered at QUT.

Requirements

OP
14
Selection rank
70.00

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2020.

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Starting uni in 2021?

There are some changes to subjects and the qualifications we’ll consider for entry to QUT from 2021 and beyond. Make sure you’re prepared to apply.

The selection rank is a good indication of the equivalent ATAR.

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Course code
IN01
QTAC code
418801
CRICOS code
012656E
Delivery
  • Online
  • Gardens Point
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
Duration
3 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July
Offer Guarantee
Yes
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course, we assume you have sound knowledge of the subject/s listed below. If you don't have the subject knowledge, you can still apply for the course but we encourage you to undertake bridging studies to gain the knowledge:

  • English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • General Mathematics, or Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

 

QUT year 12 early offer scheme 

If you’re a current Queensland Year 12 student, you may be eligible to receive an offer for this course on 20 November, before receiving your ATAR or selection rank. 

Offer guarantee

If you achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 87.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

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Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

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Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
OP Selection rank OP Selection rank
Highest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 1
Selection rank 99
OP 1
Selection rank 99
Median OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 10
Selection rank 79
OP 9
Selection rank 82
Lowest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 14
Selection rank 11
OP 11
Selection rank 77

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

I completed my studies outside of Australia

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

Subject prerequisites
  • General Mathematics, or Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course, we assume you have sound knowledge of the subject/s listed below. If you don't have the subject knowledge, you can still apply for the course but we encourage you to undertake bridging studies to gain the knowledge:

  • General Mathematics, or Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

Guide to entry thresholds

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2020.

OP
14
Rank
70
Offer guarantee

If you completed secondary school in Australia and achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 87.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2021 fees

2021: CSP $7,700 per year full-time (96 credit points) (Subject to the passing of legislation)

2021 fees

2021: $36,200 per year full-time (96 credit points)

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