Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Commerce

Students combine the Bachelor of Commerce with any one of the following Bachelor of Information Technology streams: Computer Science or Information Systems. Both degrees are studied concurrently and will be awarded after five years of full-time study.

Course details
Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Commerce
CRICOS code 062100E
Degree abbreviation BIT/BCom
Credit points required for completion 240
Duration (full-time) 5 years

The Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Commerce is a five year combined degree. Both degrees are studied concurrently and will be awarded after five years of full-time study.

For details of the degree structure and progression, please refer to the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology’s handbook (sydney.edu.au/handbooks/engineering) and website (sydney.edu.au/engineering/)

As this combined degree is supervised by both the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies and the University of Sydney Business School:

Course rules and resolutions

 

Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Commerce


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code Course title
HH056 Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Commerce

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time. Part time students must still follow appropriate enrolment progression and are subject to the same degree time limits as full time students. International students are required to follow the enrolment pattern as specified by their visa. The Faculty strongly recommends full time enrolment as the preferred option for all undergraduate students unless exceptional circumstances exist.

3 Streams

(1)
Completion of a stream is a requirement of the Bachelor of Information Technology. The streams available and requirements are outlined in the resolutions for the Bachelor of Information Technology.
(2)
Candidates wishing to transfer between streams should contact the Faculty student office.

4 Cross faculty management

(1)
Candidates in this combined degree program will be under the general supervision of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies for the duration of the combined program.
(2)
The Deans of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies and The University of Sydney Business School shall jointly exercise authority in any matter concerned with the combined course not otherwise dealt with in these resolutions.

5 Admission to candidature

Admission to this course is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English. Special admission pathways are open for mature aged applicants who do not possess a school leaving qualification, educationally disadvantaged applicants and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking. Details of admission policies are found in the Coursework Rule.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the Bachelor of Information Technology are set out in the Bachelor of Information Technology units of study table.
(2)
The units of study that may be taken for the Bachelor of Commerce are set out in the Table of undergraduate units of study from The University of Sydney Business School.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the combined degree, a candidate must successfully complete 240 credit points.
(4)
For the Bachelor of Information Technology a candidate must
(a)
complete 144 credit points of core units selected from the table of units for the Bachelor of Information Technology stream the candidate is pursuing;
(b)
complete at least 78 credits of 3000-level or above IT units of study.
(5)
For the Bachelor of Commerce a candidate must complete 96 credit points selected from the Table of undergraduate units of study from The University of Sydney Business School including:
(a)
36 credit points of core units of study (30 junior credit points and six senior credit points); and
(b)
a major; and
(c)
at least 48 credit points at 2000 and/or 3000 levels.

7 Majors

Completion of a major is a requirement for the Bachelor of Commerce. The majors available and requirements are outlined in the resolutions for the Bachelor of Commerce.

8 Requirements for the Honours degree

(1)
Honours is available to meritorious candidates, in either or both the Bachelor of Information Technology or the Bachelor of Commerce. Honours requires the completion an alternative set of units in the final year of the Bachelor of Information Technology degree and of one additional full time year of study for the Bachelor of Commerce degree. The Bachelor of Commerce Honours program may be completed part time over two years with the permission of The University of Sydney Business School.
(2)
Admission and award requirements for honours in the Bachelor of Information Technology are listed in the course resolution for the Bachelor of Information Technology degree. Admission and award requirements for honours in the Bachelor of Commerce are listed in the resolutions of The University of Sydney Business School.

9 Award of the degrees

(1)
Candidates will be awarded a separate testamur for each degree completed.
(2)
The Bachelor of Information Technology and the Bachelor of Commerce are awarded in the grades of either Pass or Honours. The honours degrees are awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Third Class according to the rules specified in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies and The University of Sydney Business School.
(3)
Candidates who do not meet the requirements for the award of the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) but who have otherwise satisfied the requirements of the Bachelor of Information Technology shall graduate with the pass degree.
(4)
Candidates for the award of the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) who do not meet the requirements, and who have not already graduated, will be awarded the pass degree.

10 Course transfer

A candidate may abandon the combined program and elect to complete either the Bachelor of Engineering or the Bachelor of Commerce in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree. Transfer from a combined degree to the Bachelor of Commerce is also conditional on the student having met the entry requirements of the Bachelor of Commerce in force at the time of their enrolment in the combined degree. Completion of the abandoned degree in the future will require a new application for admission to that course and completion in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree.

11 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to candidates who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2011 and candidates who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2011 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2011 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement.