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Course information set

  • 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.
QUT course code IN10
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 1 year full-time
Start month 2018 & 2019 February, July
Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Science and Engineering Faculty
Course contact
CRICOS code 017323G
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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.

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.

Career 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. 


Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)

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

Entry requirements

Course information set

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree in information technology or equivalent with a minimum grade point average of 4.5 (on QUT's 7-point scale), completed within the last 5 years.

Course fees

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

2019: CSP $9,400 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

2018: CSP $9,400 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

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Scholarships and financial support

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

These scholarships are available for this course:

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You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.


How to apply for Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)

You apply directly to QUT for all our postgraduate courses.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you have:

  1. Checked important dates.
  2. Checked you meet the entry requirements
  3. Checked course costs and if you're eligible for financial support
  4. Found a supervisor
  5. Discussed your options and developed your topic
  6. Written your research proposal
  7. Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
  8. Collected supporting documents (see application form)

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

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