Advice on unit of study choice for first year students in ITcombined degrees
This advice applies to students who enrolled in the BIT/BCom, BIT/BSc, BIT/BMedSc, BIT/BA and BIT/LLB degrees in 2013. If you enrolled in an earlier year, the degree rules that apply to you are different, and you should seek individual advice. If you are in a different degree, you should seek guidance from the advisor responsible for that degree.
Overview
 At the start of the year, students enrol in units of study for both semesters.
 The normal load is 24 credit points per semester; a student must enrol in at least 18 credit points per semester to be regarded as “fulltime” for youth allowance, scholarship and visa requirements.
 You choose subjects for the whole year when you enrol, but these choices can be changed later.
 Check the Important Dates website for the last day to add a unit of study and the last day to withdraw a unit of study (without penalty).
All students in the BIT combined degree must enrol in:
 The degree has two streams, Computer Science and Information Systems. A student has to specialize in one of them or both. There is no difference in subjects chosen in Year 1.
 Four compulsory (called “core”) firstyear units: INFO1103, INFO1105 (or equivalent units such as advanced versions), ENGG1805 and ELEC1601.
 12 credit points of firstyear (Junior) Mathematics  there is a wide choice for this, depending on the level of the student’s mathematical background (see below).
BIT/BCom
Year/Sem 
Unit/Cp 
Unit/Cp 
Unit/Cp 
Unit/Cp 


Year 1 Sem 1 
INFO1103: Introduction to Programming 
MATH1001: Differential Calculus & MATH1002 Linear Algebra 
ENGG1805: Professionalism in Engineering and IT 
BUSS1001: Understanding Business 


6cp 
6cp 
6cp 
6cp 
24cp 
Year 1 Sem 2 
INFO1905: Data Structures (Advanced) 
MATH1003: Integral Calculus & MATH1005: Statistics 
ELEC1601: Foundation of Computer Systems 
BUSS1030: Accounting, Business and Society 


6cp 
6cp 
6cp 
6cp 
24cp 




TOTAL 
48cp 
BIT/BSc
Year/Sem 
Unit/Cp 
Unit/Cp 
Unit/Cp 
Unit/Cp 


Year 1 Sem 1 
INFO1103: Introduction to Programming 
MATH1001: Differential Calculus & MATH1002: Linear Algebra 
ENGG1805: Professionalism in Engineering and IT 
Unit of Study for Science Major 


6cp 
6cp 
6cp 
6cp 
24cp 
Year 1 Sem 2 
INFO1905: Data Structures (Advanced) 
MATH1003: Integral Calculus & MATH1005: Statistics 
ELEC1601: Foundation of Computer Systems 
Unit of Study for Science Major 


6cp 
6cp 
6cp 
6cp 
24cp 




TOTAL 
48cp 
BIT/BMedSc
Year/Sem 
Unit/Cp 
Unit/Cp 
Unit/Cp 
Unit/Cp 


Year 1 Sem 1 
INFO1103: Introduction to Programming 
MATH1001: Differential Calculus & MATH1002: Linear Algebra 
ENGG1805: Professionalism in Engineering and IT 
PHYS1002: Physics 1 (Fundamental) 


6cp 
6cp 
6cp 
6cp 
24cp 
Year 1 Sem 2 
INFO1905: Data Structures (Advanced) 
MATH1003: Integral Calculus & MATH1005: Statistics 
ELEC1601: Foundation of Computer Systems 
PHYS1003: Physics 1 (Technological)* 


6cp 
6cp 
6cp 
6cp 
24cp 




TOTAL 
48cp 
*Students can replace PHYS1003 with the subject COSC1003: Introduction to Computational Science
BIT/BA
Year/Sem 
Unit/Cp 
Unit/Cp 
Unit/Cp 
Unit/Cp 


Year 1 Sem 1 
INFO1103: Introduction to Programming 
MATH1001: Differential Calculus & MATH1002: Linear Algebra 
ENGG1805: Professionalism in Engineering and IT 
Unit of Study for Arts Major 


6cp 
6cp 
6cp 
6cp 
24cp 
Year 1 Sem 2 
INFO1905: Data Structures (Advanced) 
MATH1003: Integral Calculus & MATH1005: Statistics 
ELEC1601: Foundation of Computer Systems 
Unit of Study for Arts Major 


6cp 
6cp 
6cp 
6cp 
24cp 




TOTAL 
48cp 
BIT/LLB
Year/Sem 
Unit/Cp 
Unit/Cp 
Unit/Cp 
Unit/Cp 
Unit/Cp 


Year 1 Sem 1 
INFO1103: Introduction to Programming 
MATH1001: Differential Calculus & MATH1002: Linear Algebra 
ENGG1805: Professionalism in Engineering and IT 
LAWS1006: Foundation of Law 



6cp 
6cp 
6cp 
6cp 

24cp 
Year 1 Sem 2 
INFO1905: Data Structures (Advanced) 
MATH1003: Integral Calculus & MATH1005: Statistics 
ELEC1601: Foundation of Computer Systems 
LAWS1012: Torts 
LAWS1013: Legal Research 1 


6cp 
6cp 
6cp 
6cp 
0cp 
24cp 





TOTAL 
48cp 
Notes on Mathematics unit of study choice
Students should complete 6 credit points of Mathematics each semester during their first year. There are a wide variety of alternative units of study offered, suited to different levels of previous experience:
 “Fundamental” units (MATH101x) assume a background equivalent to HSC Mathematics;
 “Normal” units assume HSC Mathematics Extension 1; and
 “Advanced” units assume HSC Mathematics Extension 2.
Many (but not all) of the first yearlevel units are worth 3 credit points each, so the usual pattern is to enrol in TWO Maths units per semester, each worth 3 credit points.
More information can be found on the School of Mathematics and Statistics website.
The School does not limit which category of junior maths taken by a student. A student can do either the Fundamental or Normal or Advanced level; it all depends on a student’s background.

Fundamental 
Normal 
Advanced 


MATH 101x 
MATH 100x 
MATH 190x 
Assumption 
Equivalent to HSC Mathematics 
HSC Mathematics Extension 1 
HSC Mathematics Extension 2 
Semester 1 
MATH1011: Applications of Calculus MATH1015: Biostatistics 
MATH1001: Differential Calculus MATH1002: Linear Algebra 
MATH1901: Differential Calculus (Adv) MATH1902: Linear Algebra (Adv) 
Semester 2

MATH1013: Mathematical Modelling MATH1014: Introduction to Linear Algebra 
MATH1003: Integral Calculus and Modelling MATH1005: Statistics 
MATH1903: Integral Calculus and Modelling (Adv) MATH1005: Statistics (Adv) 
List of potential free electives
See the Faculty Handbooks for Arts, Science, and Economics and Business, here.