Highlights

  • Gain expertise in working with people, data, business processes and technology to find and deliver effective solutions to improve and innovate the work of individuals and organisations.
  • Develop data and process models to guide the design of a system; test and implement enterprise-wide systems; work with large database applications, and develop new digital transformation initiatives.
  • Understand how an effective blend of information technology skills and business knowledge shape industries of the future in this ACS (Australian Computer Society) accredited course with international recognition.
  • Get career-ready for roles such as business analyst, process analyst, information systems consultant, chief technology officer, chief information officer, manager, executive or entrepreneur.

Highlights

  • Gain expertise in working with people, data, business processes and technology to find and deliver effective solutions to improve and innovate the work of individuals and organisations.
  • Develop data and process models to guide the design of a system; test and implement enterprise-wide systems; work with large database applications, and develop new digital transformation initiatives.
  • Understand how an effective blend of information technology skills and business knowledge shape industries of the future in this ACS (Australian Computer Society) accredited course with international recognition.
  • Get career-ready for roles such as business analyst, process analyst, information systems consultant, chief technology officer, chief information officer, manager, executive or entrepreneur.

Why choose this course?

Information systems gives you the knowledge and skills of an IT professional to shape the industries of the future. You will develop expertise in working with people, data, business processes and technology to find and deliver effective solutions to improve and innovate the work of individuals and organisations.

In your first year, you’ll complete your common IT units, introducing you to computer systems, learning design and build principles, and developing databases. You’ll also learn modelling techniques of information systems, and developing web applications.

Continuing into your second year, your major will focus on business process modelling, business analysis and managing information systems in a corporate context. You’ll develop project management skills and acquire knowledge in advanced concepts of enterprise architecture. 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

Information systems focuses on identifying organisational requirements and designing effective and innovative IT systems solutions. It may involve helping managers and users clarify their needs, developing data and process models to guide the design of a system, testing and implementing enterprise-wide systems, working with large database applications and developing new digital transformation initiatives within an organisation.

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 Major

  • 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.
  • Computational and Simulation Science provides students with knowledge of modelling, simulation and visualisation as used in a range of scientific application areas. 
  • Computer Science gain practical skills in IT system development and an understanding of the basic principles underlying modern computing technologies. Identify and solve systems design issues associated with critical properties such as correctness, efficiency, robustness, usability and security.
  • 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. 
  • Intelligent Systems explores the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning with applications in robotics and other virtual intelligent systems. 
  • 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. 
  • Networks and Security develops the knowledge and skills involved in contemporary electronic communications infrastructure, concentrating on fundamental networking technologies and information security principles.
  • Software Development for IS and Games develops sophisticated software systems in a variety of environments and problem domains. You will study the development of innovative software-based solutions to domain problems and will become familiar with a range of software development techniques and methods and different programming languages and tools.
  • 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. 
  • 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. 

IT Extension Minors

  • 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

Information systems graduates have skills in design, systems thinking, stakeholder engagement and modelling and abstraction which positions them to work as business analysts and information systems consultants, solving a range of organisational problems.

Depending on your choice of study areas, opportunities also exist in business process management, social media and mobile application development and in careers as information technology innovators within enterprises, consulting companies or in your own start-up.

Study choice areas available can also lead to careers as domain experts, chief technology officers, chief information officers, managers, executives, entrepreneurs or researchers. Graduates have the opportunity to achieve the highest levels of their profession. 

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

  • Business Analyst
  • Business process analyst
  • Consultant
  • Enterprise architect
  • Entrepreneur
  • IT project manager
  • Solution architect
  • Systems Analyst

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 one unit. You are able to undertake this option 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 one unit. You are able to undertake this option 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 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, 2020

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 99.00
Selection rank 99.00
Median ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 77.00
Selection rank 79.00
Lowest ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 62.00
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

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)

2021 fees

2021: CSP $7,900 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $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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