Bachelor of Information Technology

Program code

1538

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

3 years full-time
6 years part-time (online only)

Credit points

240

Indicative fee

$33,000.00* per year (more)
* 2022 indicative annual fee

Entry requirements

6.5

IELTS (Academic) (more)

CRICOS code

003423G

Commencing in

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

Prerequisites

  • Nil

Assumed knowledge

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

About this program

Be at the forefront of a constantly developing industry, ready to help shape the future. With this degree, you'll achieve a high level of core IT technical knowledge and a major specialisation, ensuring you're prepared for a career across a vast number of roles and industries.

You'll learn in purpose-built, industry-leading facilities crafted to reflect genuine workplaces. From our Big Data Visualisation Lab to our virtual reality, augmented reality, gamification and robotics labs, you will have ample opportunity to enhance your learning through cutting-edge technology.

Throughout this degree, you'll be learning from world-class researchers and lecturers who have sent robots into space and predicted the outcome of federal elections using big data.

Industry and expert connections

What makes our IT degree stand out is the opportunity to put what you learn in the classroom into practice through work-integrated learning. From working in start-ups to large corporations, these opportunities are often a stepping-stone into future employment. Our Apps Factory is another opportunity for you to put what you learn into practice.

We also have a wide range of industry contacts and partnerships that help you build your professional network. Our Industry Advisory Board, which includes members such as IBM and Suncorp, ensures that our degree is focused on what employers are looking for and provides our students opportunities to meet and learn from industry-leading professionals.

Graduate outcomes

Depending on your major, you may find a job as a systems analyst, business analyst, software developer, database administrator, systems administrator, network and security administrator, network architect, technical writer, web developer, app developer, game developer, computer engineer, educator or researcher. You'll be prepared for a career in commerce, industry, corporate IT, government or private consulting.

Majors

  • Information Systems
  • Networks and Security
  • Software Development

Flexibility

Take control of your time - This degree has intakes in Trimester 1, 2 and 3. So, whenever you're ready to study, we're ready to get you started.

Global Mobility

An array of inspiring overseas study opportunities, ranging from a few weeks to a year, are available for students in this degree. Find out more about going global at Griffith.

Attendance information

This degree is offered full-time and part-time at the Nathan and Gold Coast campuses and online. You may choose to study courses on-campus, online or a combination of modes to suit your requirements. You may also choose to study courses at other campuses if or where the program structure allows.

Studying amid COVID-19

The University's Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination or Testing policy is under review and consultation and will be suspended from 14/4/2022, for four weeks. Please visit Studying amid COVID-19 for more information.

If you are an International student on a student visa, you must ensure that you enrol in a way that will allow you to complete your enrolment within the expected program duration as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

Work-integrated learning

Students must complete a 20 credit point Work Integrated Learning course in their third year. This Work Integrated Learning course can be taken as either an Industry Affiliates Program (IAP) or team-based Industry Project modes. IAP has been designed to integrate students into the workplace through the completion of an industry based project. It is designed to benefit both the student as well as the industry partner. IAP requires both an industry professional supervisor and an academic supervisor. The maximum workplace attendance requirement will be 2.5 days a week (20 hours) over 12 weeks (i.e. 240 hours). The Industry Project option for the Work Integrated Learning course requires students to analyse, design and propose an innovative solution to a computer-based information system or how to leverage technology for an existing problem within an organisation. The School of ICT has ample projects for students to undertake.

The inclusion of work-integrated learning in this program demonstrates Griffith's commitment to preparing its graduates for success in their working life.

My career opportunities

Key employment sectors*

  • Computer security
  • IT support
  • Software
  • IS architecture design

Potential job outcomes

  • IT support manager
  • Software developer
  • Software engineer
  • Network designer
  • Business analyst

*Source: Australian Government Job Outlook

Program accreditation

The Bachelor of Information Technology is conditionally accredited with the Australian Computer Society

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible to apply to join the Australian Computer Society as full members.

Griffith University has accreditation from the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) and graduating Bachelor of Information Technology students with the Information Systems major will have commenced their preparation for industry certification from the IIBA.

Those Bachelor of Information Technology students graduating with the Networks and Security major will be ready to undertake industry network certification.

International students

An International student is one who is not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or
  • a person who has Australian permanent resident status.
Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • An International student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Bachelor of Information Technology (1538)


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Changing programs

If an International student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Permanent resident status

If an undergraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will be provided with a domestic fee-paying place.

The student may then apply for a Commonwealth supported place at the next admission period provided that the student satisfies the conditions for transfer from a domestic fee-paying place to a Commonwealth supported place as set out in the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy.

If a postgraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth supported place (subject to availability) or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

If a research student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

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