Bachelor of Information Technology (Applied Computer Science)

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Programme Description

Join an exciting and dynamic sector

We live in an increasingly connected world where new challenges are presented every day. Our world needs people with the skills to realize the potential of existing technologies, to exploit the opportunities of new technologies, and to help businesses and organizations navigate through this maze.

The information and communications sector has been identified as having a significant shortage of trained professionals, with the expectation that this shortfall will continue into the future. Now is the time to take that first step into a career that will be dynamic, global and in demand.

Why Applied Computer Science?

Our Applied Computer Science major is all about giving you the skills to solve computer-related problems. With rapid advances in technology and new applications being developed constantly, it is hard to say what those problems will be. One thing is for sure, though, it is going to be exciting finding out.

The focus is on both technological and business principles and practices. Your studies will cover the fundamental skills of computer science involving the domain of modern web applications and services. You will become well-prepared to solve computer-related problems in the workplace using your expertise in the design and implementation of software systems, database structures and applications and webs services and interfaces.

Professional accreditation

Our Bachelor of Information Technology program is accredited at professional level by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and, through the Seoul Accord, is recognized in other countries.

Career outcomes

As a graduate, your career opportunities may include computer programmer, systems analyst, software developer, project leader, web application developer, web services specialist, IT manager, database administrator, and database designer.

Programme structure

Courses to be studied

  • Core courses (8 units)
  • plus 1 x major (8 units)
  • plus second major
  • or 2 x 4-unit minors
  • or 1 x 4-unit minor plus 4 x approved courses (8 units)

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode/ Cost

  • Commonwealth supported: AUD 9352
  • Domestic full fee paying: AUD 20000

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allow you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

Entry Requirements

  • Subject pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent
  • Recommended prior study: Mathematics A (4 SA) or equivalent

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Admission pathways

A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.

*Further admission information

An adjusted Selection Rank is a result of combining additional ranks through special entry schemes for admission.

Special entry schemes for admissions may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your Selection Rank, through the allocation of additional ranks in certain circumstances.

How to apply

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 3, 2018 - applications close Monday 5 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 19 November 2018.
  • Semester 1, 2019 - applications close Monday 18 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 25 February 2019.
  • Semester 2, 2019 - applications close Monday 1 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 15 July 2019.

If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.

Credit for previous study or work experience

You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Last updated August 2018

About the School

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