Highlights

  • Develop advanced knowledge, and problem-solving and conceptual skills in a combination of research and advanced coursework units.
  • Gain skills and techniques for later postgraduate research and professional career progression.
  • Opportunity to enter the doctoral program.
  • Complete in 1 year full-time.

Highlights

  • Develop advanced knowledge, and problem-solving and conceptual skills in a combination of research and advanced coursework units.
  • Gain skills and techniques for later postgraduate research and professional career progression.
  • Opportunity to enter the doctoral program.
  • Complete in 1 year full-time.

Why choose this course?

The primary aim of the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) is to provide a strong and practical foundation both for research and professional employment. Advanced theory, professional training (where appropriate), and a research project that leads to a research paper or thesis are therefore incorporated within the course.

In addition to developing graduates' skills in knowledge and problem solving to an advanced level, the course aims to equip graduates with well-developed skills in lifelong learning and a strong commitment to professional and ethical practice.

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What to expect

The Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) allows students to further develop specific areas of expertise in information technology and related discipline areas and is a pathway into research higher degree study. Students will develop high level skills in a specific discipline area and acquire research skills appropriate to their discipline. Students will apply analystic processes involving abstraction and modelling to solve complex problems and/or develop new opportunities through the use of information technology and will apply a deep understanding of the discipline to accurately assess its impact on individuals, organisations and society. Students receive individual supervision from an experienced researcher to complete a project. This project allows students to demonstrate their advanced academic capability and culminates in the completion of an honours thesis.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Information technology is an integral part of all commercial, industrial, government, social and personal activities. Graduates from the honours program have the opportunity to achieve the highest levels of their profession. Career opportunities include roles such as web developer, database manager, network administrator, electronic commerce developer, data communications specialist, software engineer, systems programmer, computer scientist, systems analyst or programmer. Additionally, graduates may evolve into domain experts working as chief technology officers, chief information officers, managers, executives, business analysts and entrepreneurs. Graduates of this degree may go into academic and research careers.

Professional recognition

Graduates of the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) meet the knowledge requirement for admission to the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Research pathways

Students may be eligible to apply to the Doctor of Philosophy within the Science and Engineering Faculty. 

Possible careers

  • Computer Game Programmer
  • Computer Games Developer
  • Computer Salesperson/Marketer
  • Computer Scientist
  • Computer Systems Engineer
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Manager
  • Programmer
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Programmer
  • Technology Transfer Officer
  • Web Designer

Details and units

You'll need to choose between either the expanded research or extended coursework options.

You'll need to choose between either the expanded research or extended coursework options.

Requirements

Course code
IN10
CRICOS code
017323G
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Duration
1 years full-time
Duration
1 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July

A recognised bachelor degree in information technology or equivalent with a minimum grade point average of 5.0 (on QUT's 7-point scale), completed within the last 5 years; plus:

  • Suitable honours topic
  • Proposed honours supervisor*

*Places are subject to supervisor availability.

Minimum academic requirements

A recognised bachelor degree in information technology or equivalent with a minimum grade point average of 5.0 (on QUT's 7-point scale), completed within the last 5 years; plus:

  • Suitable honours topic
  • Proposed honours supervisor*

*Places are subject to supervisor availability.

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
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. 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
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
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 $9,800 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $37,000 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2020 fees

2020 CSP $9,600 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2020 fees

2020: $42,000 per year full-time (96 credit points)

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