Bachelor of Information Technology

Award Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT)
AQF Level AQF 7
Typical Duration 3 years
CRICOS Code 108728G
Units of Study 24
Structure 9 Core units + 6 Advanced IT units + 2 Capstone units + 7 Electives

Description

The BIT is designed to develop skills and knowledge that will allow graduates to enter the field of information technology. The course provides a solid base in all of the key foundational and important areas of IT, and also provides the opportunity for students to specialise and develop deep knowledge within specific areas. The BIT has been designed to meet the current and growing skill shortage in IT, particularly in the areas of computer networking and cyber security. Students may select advanced units covering key aspects of computer networks and security and graduate with a specialisation in this area. The networking units within the BIT have been designed to ensure graduates have both the knowledge and skills to design and configure large scale enterprise networks. These units also prepare students to be ready to undertake the Cisco Certificate Network Associate exam (CCNA 200-301), that forms a key part of the Cisco set of industry certifications. The cyber security units enable students to understand the latest technologies and trends in cyber defensive strategies and ensure graduates are able to design network systems that are resilient to cyber threats.

APIC courses are nationally accredited and registered by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and included in the National Register of Higher Education Providers.

Accreditation

  • APIC courses are nationally accredited and registered by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and included in the National Register of Higher Education Providers.
  • APIC is registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). MIT CRICOS Code is

Course Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the BIT will be able to:

  • Integrate the components of the core body of knowledge in information technology and security.
  • Evaluate ethical implications of information technology in society.
  • Devise technical solutions to typical or novel situations using intellectual independence and judgement.
  • Persuade stakeholders of appropriate solutions in a clear and coherent manner.
  • Synthesise skills and knowledge to develop solutions to IT problems and deliver an applied capstone IT project.

Structure

Bachelor of Information Technology

*for students specialising in Computer Networks and Security, please click here .

Compulsory Units Credit Points Prerequisites
BIS1001 Foundations of Information Systems 6 -
BIS1002 Data and Information Management 6 -
BIS1003 Introduction to Programming 6 -
BIS2001 IT Infrastructure and Networking 6 BIS1001 Foundations of Information Systems
BIS2002 Systems Analysis and Design 6 BIS1001 Foundations of Information Systems
BIS2005 Enterprise Architecture 6 BIS1001 Foundations of Information Systems
BUS1001 Professional Development and Business Communication 6 -
BUS2003 Sustainability and Ethics 6 BUS1001 Professional Development and Business Communication
PRJ2050 Project Management - BUS1001 Professional Development and Business Communication
Table 1

Students need to choose six (6) units from Table 2 and Table 3 below with a minimum of four (4) Advanced Level Units:

Unit Credit Points Prerequisites
BIS2004 Object Oriented Programming 6 BIS1003 Introduction to Programming
BIS2006 Management of Information Systems 6 BIS1001 Foundations of Information Systems
Table 2
Advanced level units Credit Points Prerequisites
BIS3001 Data Analytics for Business 6 BIS1002 Data and Information Management
BIS3002 eCommerce & eBusiness Applications 6 BIS2006 Management of Information Systems
BIS3004 IS Security and Risk Management 6 BIS2001 IT Infrastructure and Networking
BIS3005 Cloud Computing 6 BIS2005 Enterprise Architecture
ICT3050 Routing and Switching 6 BIS2001 IT Infrastructure and Networking
ICT3051 Enterprise Networking 6 BIS2001 IT Infrastructure and Networking
ICT3052 Digital Forensics 6 BIS2001 IT Infrastructure and Networking
ICT3053 Cyber Defence 6 BIS2001 IT Infrastructure and Networking
Table 3

Students need to enrol in both Capstone units in Table 4.

Capstone Units Credit Points Prerequisites
ICT3054 IT Capstone Industry Project A 6 BUS2003 Sustainability and Ethics, PRJ2050 Project Management
ICT3055 IT Capstone Industry Project B 6 ICT3054 IT Capstone Industry Project A
Table 4

The following elective options are those selected by students within the final stage of the APIC Bachelor of Information Technology course. Students must select seven (7) electives from Table 5 (these must be different from the Advanced IT Electives chosen above in Table 4). All electives are subject to availability.

Elective Units Credit Points Prerequisites
BIS2004 Object Oriented Programming 6 BIS1003 Introduction to Programming
BIS2006 Management of Information Systems 6 BIS1001 Foundations of Information Systems
BIS3001 Data Analytics for Business 6 BIS1002 Data and Information Management
BIS3002 eCommerce & eBusiness Applications 6 BIS2006 Management of Information Systems
BIS3005 Cloud Computing 6 BIS2005 Enterprise Architecture
BUS1002 Fundamentals of Management 6 -
BUS1003 Mathematics and Statistics 6 -
BUS1004 Foundations of Accounting 6 -
BUS1006 Introduction to Business Law - -
BUS1007 Finance - -
BUS2004 Human Resource Management - -
BUS2006 Marketing and Sales Management - BUS1002 Fundamentals of Management
BUS2007 Entrepreneurship and Innovation - BUS1002 Fundamentals of Management
BUS2008 Strategic Planning - BUS1002 Fundamentals of Management
BUS3006 Leadership and Governance - BUS2004 Human Resource Management
BUS3008 Project Execution Planning and Management - -
BUS3009 Project Development & Optimisation - -
Table 5

Bachelor of Information Technology with Specialisation in Computer Networks and Security

Compulsory Units Credit Points Pre-requisites
BIS1001 Foundations of Information Systems 6 -
BIS1002 Data and Information Management 6 -
BIS1003 Introduction to Programming 6 -
BIS2001 IT Infrastructure and Networking 6 BIS1001 Foundations of Information Systems
BIS2002 Systems Analysis and Design 6 BIS1001 Foundations of Information Systems
BIS2005 Enterprise Architecture 6 BIS1001 Foundations of Information Systems
BUS1001 Professional Development and Business
Communication
6 -
BUS2003 Sustainability and Ethics 6 BUS1001 Professional Development and Business Communication
PRJ2050 Project Management - BUS1001 Professional Development and Business Communication
Table 6

Students need to complete the following six (6) specialised units:

Specialised Units Credit Points Prerequisites
BIS3004 IS Security and Risk Management 6 BIS2001 IT Infrastructure and Networking
BIS3005 Cloud Computing 6 BIS2005 Enterprise Architecture
ICT3050 Routing and Switching 6 BIS2001 IT Infrastructure and Networking
ICT3051 Enterprise Networking 6 BIS2001 IT Infrastructure and Networking
ICT3052 Digital Forensics 6 BIS2001 IT Infrastructure and Networking
ICT3053 Cyber Defence 6 BIS2001 IT Infrastructure and Networking
Table 7

Students need to enrol in both Capstone units in Table 8.

Capstone Units Credit Points Prerequisites
ICT3054 IT Capstone Industry Project A 6 BUS2003 Sustainability and Ethics, PRJ2050 Project Management
ICT3055 IT Capstone Industry Project B 6 ICT3054 IT Capstone Industry Project A
Table 8

The following elective options are those selected by students within the final stage of the APIC Bachelor of Information Technology course specialising in Computer Networks and Security. Students must select seven (7) electives from Table 9 (these must be different from the Specialised Units chosen above in Table 7). All electives are subject to availability.

Elective Units Credit Points Pre-requisites
BIS2004 Object Oriented Programming 6 BIS1003 Introduction to Programming
BIS2006 Management of Information Systems 6 BIS1001 Foundations of Information Systems
BIS3001 Data Analytics for Business 6 BIS1002 Data and Information Management
BIS3002 eCommerce & eBusiness Applications 6 BIS2006 Management of Information Systems
BIS3005 Cloud Computing 6 BIS2005 Enterprise Architecture
BUS1002 Fundamentals of Management 6 -
BUS1003 Mathematics and Statistics 6 -
BUS1004 Foundations of Accounting 6 -
BUS1006 Introduction to Business Law - -
BUS1007 Finance - -
BUS2004 Human Resource Management - -
BUS2006 Marketing and Sales Management - BUS1002 Fundamentals of Management
BUS2007 Entrepreneurship and Innovation - BUS1002 Fundamentals of Management
BUS2008 Strategic Planning - BUS1002 Fundamentals of Management
BUS3006 Leadership and Governance - BUS2004 Human Resource Management
BUS3008 Project Execution Planning and Management - -
BUS3009 Project Development & Optimisation - -
Table 9

Duration of Study

  • The duration of the BIT course is 3-years full-time or up to 6-years part-time. An accelerated program is available.

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

APIC Admission policy

Academic Admission Requirements

English language entry requirements

All applicants from a non-English speaking background applying to any AQF Level 7 qualification at APIC must satisfy the following additional English language requirements:

IELTS Academic: overall band score of 6.0 or higher with no band below 5.5 in writing and speaking; OR
IBT (Internet-based TOEFL): Overall score of 65 with a writing section minimum of 21 and speaking 18; OR
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE):Total score of 169 or over and with no band below 162 in writing and speaking;OR
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Total score of 169 or over and with no band below 162 in writing and speaking ; OR
PTE Academic Module with a minimum score of 50 with a writing and speaking minimum score of 42.

Applicants who do not meet APIC’s English proficiency requirements can be made a conditional offer with a requirement to complete an approved intensive English language course and meet the required standard prior to their commencing their APIC award course.

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