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Information Technology (Applied Computer Science), BIT

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Toowoomba, Australia| Online
The Bachelor of Information Technology (Applied Computer Science) from University of Southern Queensland is a vocationally-oriented program which emphasises problem solving through the use of information technology. This program focuses on the effective analysis development and management of information and communication technologies in organisations.
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Overview

The Information Technology (Applied Computer Science) from University of Southern Queensland’s foundation is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills in key areas of IT as well as professionally relevant knowledge, qualities and skills in such areas as problem solving, project management, teamwork, communication and ethics.

Applied Computer Science major

On completion of the Applied Computer Science major, graduates should be able to:

  • display detailed knowledge of and be competent in the fundamentals of structured programming, and the application of basic algorithms and data structures

  • evaluate the difference between the major programming language paradigms, and be able to select the paradigm best suited to solve a problem

  • demonstrate sound knowledge of operating systems principles and display familiarity with various modern operating systems

  • demonstrate a sound knowledge of web technology and techniques both at the client and the server side

  • design and implement web-based user interfaces in accordance to technical, stylistic, and open access standards

  • evaluate and apply methods for planning and managing large software projects, including design, development and maintenance aspects

  • demonstrate detailed knowledge of the fundamental principles of database systems and be able to apply these using database software.

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      3 years or part-time equivalent

  • Credits
    24 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Information Systems Concepts
  • Business Analysis
  • Communication and Scholarship
  • Foundation Programming
  • Introduction to Software Engineering
  • Web Technology
  • ICT Professional Project
  • Discrete Mathematics for Computing 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    50

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • CRICOS: 007490J

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Have achieved a minimum Overall Position (OP) 16, tertiary entrance rank 64 or equivalent qualification.
  • Subject Pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent. Data Analytics major - Mathematics A (4, SA) or equivalent.

Applicants are advised to also address the following:
  • Recommended Prior Study: Applied Computer Science major and Networking and Security major - Mathematics A* (4, SA) or equivalent. Data Analytics major - Mathematics B* (4, SA) or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3200 AUD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3200 AUD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    2500 AUD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2500 AUD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Toowoomba

  • 1200 - 2000 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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