Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT)

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Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT)

Course code

HH041

Course type

Undergraduate

Credit Points Required

192

CRICOS code

039120D

Degree description

BIT

This 4-year degree has been designed to produce high-quality graduates for leadership roles in the IT industry. The degree will meet the demands of students who perform exceptionally well in the NSW HSC (or equivalent) and the demands of the IT industry itself for capable, multi-skilled graduates.

The Bachelor of Information Technology has been developed in extensive consultation with industry to ensure graduates are equipped for the changes demanded in this dynamic area. Within the degree students have considerable flexibility, and the opportunity to undertake a major research project.

This program offers majors in Computer Science or Information Systems.

Course rules

Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) are required to gain credit for 192 credit points from the units of study set out below. The selection of units must satisfy the degree rules in the Resolutions of the Faculty. In particular, all core units must be completed, along with an appropriate amount from the elective units of study as recommended by the Faculty. Candidates for the BIT degree must complete a stream in either Computer Science or Information Systems, or both, as described in the Tables below.

Enrolment is subject to the following constraints:

1. At most 72 credit points accumulated from first year units (core and recommended electives) can be counted for degree completion.

2. At least 84 credit points must be accumulated from 3000-level and above units (including 72cp of core, selected core and recommended electives as outlined below).

3. Candidates in the BIT degree must maintain a credit average in each year of enrolment. If this level of result is not achieved candidates will be transferred to the BCST degree program.

Through this table, candidates may substitute an advanced equivalent for a non- advanced unit mentioned. They may also substitute an appropriate unit from the Advanced Engineering program of the Faculty of Engineering, or the Talented Student Program of the Faculty of Science, if they are eligible to enrol in such units.

Streams

Students enrolled in BIT must complete at least one of the two offered streams:

Computer Science

Information Systems

Enrolment guide

Students must complete core units of study for their chosen stream/s, as outlined below:

 

Computer Science stream:

First Year Core units (24 credit points)

ELEC1601 Foundations of Computer Systems

ENGG1805 Professional Engineering and IT

INFO1103 Introduction to Programming or INFO1903 Informatics (Advanced)

INFO1105/1905 Data Structures/(Advanced)

 

Second Year Core units (24 credit points)

COMP2007/2907 Algorithms and Complexity/(Advanced)

COMP2129 Operating Systems and Machine Principles

INFO2110 Systems Analysis and Modelling

INFO2120/2820 Database Systems 1/(Advanced)

 

Students are required to complete at least 36 credit points of 3000-level units of study from the core, selected core and recommended elective units listed below for the CS stream.

 

Third Year Core units (18 credit points)

INFO3402 Management of IT Projects and Systems

INFO3600 Major Development Project (Advanced)

 

Third Year Selected Core units of study (at least 12 credit points)

COMP3109 Programming Languages and Paradigms

COMP3308/3608 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence/(Adv)

COMP3419 Graphics and Multimedia

COMP3456 Computational Methods for Life Science

COMP3520 Operating Systems Internals

ELEC3506 Data Communications and the Internet

ELEC3609 Internet Software Platforms

INFO3220 Object Oriented Design

INFO3315 Human-Computer Interaction

INFO3404/3504 Database Systems 2/(Adv)

 

Fourth Year Selected Core units of study (BIT Pass degree students must complete at least 48 credit points)

COMP5045 Computational Geometry

COMP5046 Statistical Natural Language Processing

COMP5047 Pervasive Computing

COMP5048 Information Visualisation

COMP5318 Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

COMP5338 Advanced Data Models

COMP5348 Enterprise Scale Software

COMP5416 Advanced Network Technologies

COMP5424 Information Technology in Biomedicine

COMP5425 Multimedia Storage, Retrieval & Delivery

COMP5426 Network Based High Performance Computing

ELEC4605 Computer Architecture

ELEC5260 Model Based Software Engineering

ELEC5508 Wireless Engineering

ELEC5509 Mobile Networks

ELEC5514 Networked Embedded Systems

ELEC5614 Real Time Computing

ELEC5616 Computer and Network Security

ELEC5618 Software Quality Engineering

ELEC5619 Object Oriented Application Frameworks

INFO5991 Services Science Management and Eng

INFO5992 Understanding IT Innovations

ISYS5050 Knowledge Management Systems

  

Information Systems stream:

First Year Core units (24 credit points)

ENGG1805 Professional Engineering and IT

INFO1003 Foundations of Information Technology

INFO1103 Introduction to Programming or INFO1903 Informatics (Advanced)

INFO1105/1905 Data Structures/(Advanced)

 

Second Year Core units (24 credit points)

INFO2110 Systems Analysis and Modelling

INFO2315 Introduction to IT Security

INFO2120/2820 Database Systems 1/(Advanced)

ISYS2140 Information Systems

 

Students are required to complete at least 36 credit points of 3000-level units of study from the core, selected core and recommended elective units listed below for the IS stream.

 

Third Year Core units (24 credit points)

INFO3402 Management of IT Projects and Systems

INFO3600 Major Development Project (Advanced)

ISYS3401 Analytical Methods & Information Systems

 

Third Year Selected Core units of study (at least 6 credit points)

ELEC3610 E-Business Analysis and Design

INFO3315 Human-Computer Interaction

INFO3404/3504 Database Systems 2/(Adv)

 

Fourth Year Selected Core units of study (BIT Pass degree students must complete at least 48 credit points)

COMP5045 Computational Geometry

COMP5046 Statistical Natural Language Processing

COMP5047 Pervasive Computing

COMP5048 Information Visualisation

COMP5318 Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

COMP5338 Advanced Data Models

COMP5348 Enterprise Scale Software

COMP5416 Advanced Network Technologies

COMP5424 Information Technology in Biomedicine

COMP5425 Multimedia Storage, Retrieval & Delivery

COMP5426 Network Based High Performance Computing

ELEC4605 Computer Architecture

ELEC5260 Model Based Software Engineering

ELEC5508 Wireless Engineering

ELEC5509 Mobile Networks

ELEC5514 Networked Embedded Systems

ELEC5614 Real Time Computing

ELEC5616 Computer and Network Security

ELEC5618 Software Quality Engineering

ELEC5619 Object Oriented Application Frameworks

INFO5991 Services Science Management and Eng

INFO5992 Understanding IT Innovations

ISYS5050 Knowledge Management Systems

  

In addition, all students must complete a total of 18 credit points (with at least 6 credit points of 2000-level or above) of MATH and/or STAT units. The School recommends students choose from the following units:

MATH1001 Differential Calculus

MATH1002 Linear Algebra

MATH1003 Integral Calculus and Modelling

MATH1004 Discrete Mathematics

MATH1005 Statistics

MATH2063 Math Computing and Nonlinear Systems

MATH2069 Discrete Mathematics and Graph Theory

STAT2012 Statistical Tests

 

A full list of MATH and STAT units is available in the Faculty of Science Handbook.

Recommended Electives

Computer Science stream:

First Year

ELEC1103 Foundations of Electronic Engineering

INFO1003 Foundations of Information Technology

INFO1903 Informatics (Advanced)

 

Second Year

INFO2315 Introduction to IT Security

ISYS2140 Information Systems

COMP2121 Distributed Systems and Network Principles

All 2000-level ELEC units are recommended electives.

 

Third Year

ELEC3607 Embedded Computing

ELEC3610 E-Business Analysis and Design

ISYS3401 Analytical Methods & Information Systems

All 3000-level and above ELEC units are recommended electives.

  

Information Systems stream:

First Year

ELEC1103 Foundations of Electronic Engineering

ELEC1601 Foundations of Computer Systems

INFO1903 Informatics (Advanced)

 

Second Year

COMP2007/2907 Algorithms and Complexity/(Advanced)

COMP2129 Operating Systems and Machine Principles

COMP2121 Distributed Systems and Network Principles

All 2000-level ELEC units are recommended electives.

 

Third Year

COMP3109 Programming Languages and Paradigms

COMP3308/3608 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence/(Adv)

COMP3419 Graphics and Multimedia

COMP3456 Computational Methods for Life Sciences

COMP3520 Operating Systems Internals

ELEC3506 Data Communications and the Internet

ELEC3607 Embedded Computing

ELEC3609 Internet Software Platforms

INFO3220 Object Oriented Design

INFO3315 Human-Computer Interaction

All 3000-level and above ELEC units are recommended electives.

Other Electives

Students may also choose electives from other faculties:

Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning Handbook

Faculty of Arts Handbook

Faculty of Economics and Business Handbook

Faculty of Science Handbook

Accreditation

The BIT has been awarded Professional level accreditation by the Australian Computer Society.

Honours year

In their fourth year (after completing 144 credit points) students enrolled in the BIT degree, can either pursue the coursework option or the Honours option. Successful completion of the Honours option will result in an award of a BIT (Honours) degree.

Degree Resolutions and Faculty Handbook

For more information regarding degree requirements and resolutions for this course in 2010, students should refer to the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies Handbook.

Students who commenced their course prior to 2010, should refer to the handbook of the year they commenced their course.