Highlights

  • Use hardware and software to design and build systems to solve complex problems or issues associated with efficiency, usability, and security.
  • Learn software development and networked systems, with the opportunity to gain specific expertise in areas such as information security, networks and communications, intelligent systems, data-centric computing, or user experience.
  • 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.
  • Get career-ready for roles such as software developer, systems analyst, programmer, mobile application developer, website developer, user experience designer, network administrator, security analyst, computer scientist, systems programmer, or data mining specialist.

Highlights

  • Use hardware and software to design and build systems to solve complex problems or issues associated with efficiency, usability, and security.
  • Learn software development and networked systems, with the opportunity to gain specific expertise in areas such as information security, networks and communications, intelligent systems, data-centric computing, or user experience.
  • 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.
  • Get career-ready for roles such as software developer, systems analyst, programmer, mobile application developer, website developer, user experience designer, network administrator, security analyst, computer scientist, systems programmer, or data mining specialist.

Learn what you want, where you want

Our online courses have the same course content as those we offer on campus, but with the benefit of studying where and when you like.

Why choose this course?

You can customise your degree to suit your interests. You will learn software development and networked systems, with the opportunity to gain specific expertise in areas such as information security, networks, and communications, intelligent systems, data-centric computing, or user experience.

In your first year, you’ll complete your common IT units including an introduction to computer systems, learning design and build principles, and developing databases. You’ll also learn programming principles.

Focusing on your major, you will develop application design and development skills, and learn discrete structures, software development, and networks. You’ll develop knowledge in advanced concepts of algorithms and complexity. You will have practical, hands-on experiences throughout your course. In addition, you will have the option of further specialisations through the choice of your minors or second major.

Your final year is your opportunity to showcase your skills with a major project. Your project will be for a real-world client and will be unveiled at the IT and Games Showcase, held at the end of the year.

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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

  • Networks and Security develops the knowledge and skills involved in contemporary electronic communications infrastructure, concentrating on fundamental networking technologies and information security principles. 
  • IoT and Mobile Technologies develops the knowledge and skills to design, develop and distribute applications or games. It examines the role and application of ubiquitous and mobile technologies to the individual and enterprises. 
  • Intelligent Systems explores the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning with applications in robotics and other virtual intelligent systems.
  • 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. 
  • User Experience develops the knowledge and skills to engage in user experience design activities involving emerging technologies in order to create new forms of human-computer interaction. 
  • Information Systems develops skills in working with people, data, business processes, and technology in finding innovative ways of making these more effective and efficient. 
  • Computational and Simulation Science provides students with knowledge of modelling, simulation and visualisation as used in a range of scientific application areas. 
  • 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. 
  • Business Intelligence takes a broad focus in areas of business, data and process analysis to allow students to critically analyse data and to make evidence-based decisions based on data. 
  • Business Process Management is a systematic approach to making workflows of organisations more efficient and effective. You will learn how to discover, analyse, model, improve, automate and monitor business processes. 

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 software developer, systems analyst, programmer, mobile application developer, website developer, user experience designer, network administrator, security analyst, computer scientist, systems programmer or data mining specialist.

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

Selection rank
70.00

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2021.

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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
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 strongly 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

 

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 the last day of Queensland Year 12, before receiving your ATAR or selection rank. 

Find out more about the QUT Year 12 Early Offer Scheme 

Helping you to get into your course

If you don't think your ATAR or selection rank is high enough to get into this course, you can guarantee your entry with guaranteed advanced standing by upgrading through one the following programs which you can select as one of your QTAC preferences:

QUT College Undergraduate Certificate (Information Technology) 

QUT College Undergraduate Certificate (Information Technology) graduates will automatically receive an offer to start the Bachelor of Information Technology within three weeks after completion of the undergraduate certificate. You will also automatically receive 0.5 year (48 credit points) credit transfer and be able to complete the degree in 2.5 years as a full-time student (or equivalent part-time).

Find out more about the QUT College Undergraduate Certificate (Information Technology)

Dual TAFE-Qld Brisbane/QUT award

If you enrol in a QTAC offer for one of the following dual TAFE-Qld Brisbane/QUT awards you will automatically receive a QUT conditional offer in June (semester 1 QTAC offer) or October (semester 2 QTAC offer) after your enrolment at TAFE-Qld Greater Brisbane is confirmed.

  • Diploma of Information Technology Networking

  • Diploma of Software Development

  • Diploma of Website Development

Upon completion of the TAFE-Qld diploma you will be able to enrol at QUT. You will also automatically receive 1 year (96 credit points) credit transfer and be able to complete the degree in 2 years as a full-time student (or equivalent part-time). More details will be provided in your QUT conditional offer letter.

 

Offer guarantee

If you achieve an ATAR or selection rank of 77.00 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.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

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

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your ATAR/selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your ATAR or selection rank will be applied to this course.

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

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2021

The figures listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent ATAR students. The entry thresholds box at the top of this page shows the lowest adjusted ATAR/selection rank required to receive an offer for all applicants for the most recent January QTAC offer round.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
Highest ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 99.40
Selection rank 99.95
Median ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 78.00
Selection rank 79.60
Lowest ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 67.90
Selection rank 70.00

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 in these areas:

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

More about assumed knowledge

ATAR/selection rank
70.00
Offer guarantee

If you completed secondary school in Australia and achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 77.00 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
Occupational English Test (Nursing Profession)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
* A grade of B in each component for tests undertaken prior to September 2018.
-- 350* 350* 350* 350*

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.

2022 fees

2022: CSP $8,100 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2022 fees

2022: $36,200 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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