BP162 - Bachelor of Information Technology

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RMIT program code: BP162
Plan name: Bachelor of Information Technology
Plan code: BP162OPN9
Campus: City Campus
Credit points per semester:
Full time: 48
Part time: 24
CRICOS code: 068389A

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2020 Enrolment Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following:

  Year One of Program
 
AND  Year Two of Program
 
AND  Year Three of Program
 
AND  Information Technology Options
 
AND  Advanced Information Technology Options
 
AND  Minor Study Streams: Minor study streams are made up of Four (4) courses each. You must do Two (2) Minor Courses in your second year, and Two (2) further Courses from the same minor stream in the third year.
 

- A recommended full-time study load is 48 credit points or Four (4) courses equivalent each semester.

- Total number of credit points needed to complete this bachelor degree is 288 credit points or 24 courses equivalent.  This consists of:

  • 11 core courses
  • 4 IT Option Courses
  • 2 Advanced IT Option Course
  • 1 Capstone project
  • **4 courses from a minor stream OR 4 extra IT Option courses
  • 2 University electives (you may choose additional IT Option courses in place of University electives)

**A minor stream consists of four (4) courses. You should complete two courses in the second year and choose another two courses from the same minor in the third year. You cannot mix and match minor courses. If you choose to take IT Option courses instead of Minor courses, please select from the list of courses under Information Technology Option Courses.

 

VERY IMPORTANT ADMINISTRATIVE ESSENTIALS

NEW STUDENTS:

Induction and Orientation Essentials

Before starting your courses in your program, we strongly advise you to complete the Academic Integrity module and the Lab/Unix Induction program. These skills are essential.

 

CONTINUING STUDENTS:

Some changes were made to the BP162 program structure in 2020.

If you commenced the program in 2019 or earlier, the following transition rules apply.

Retained Credit
All credit points successfully completed in accordance with the previous program structure will count towards completion of this updated program plan.

ISYS1057 Database Concepts has been replaced with new core course ISYS3412 Practical Database Concepts. If you have already completed ISYS1057 Database Concepts, you should not enrol in ISYS3412 Practical Database Concepts.

ISYS1118 Software Engineering Fundamentals has been replaced with new core course ISYS3413 Software Engineering Fundamentals for IT. If you have already completed ISYS1118 Software Engineering Fundamentals, you should not enrol in ISYS3413 Software Engineering Fundamentals for IT.

The IT Option Course List has been split into two groups: IT Option Courses and Advanced IT Option Courses. You are required to complete 4 IT Option Courses and 2 Advanced IT Courses. If you already completed more than 4 IT Option Courses in 2019 or before, they will be counted toward your degree. However, you should not enrol in further IT Option Courses. Please refer to the FAQ Section of the BP162 Program Canvas Shell for more information. 

 

Please refer to the detailed transition plan available on BP162 Program Canvas Shell -- https://rmit.instructure.com/courses/48475 (RMIT CAS login required).

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Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

At RMIT you can apply for credit so your previous learning or experience counts toward your RMIT program.

Lodge the relevant credit/RPL form(s) on the RMIT Connect Student Portal as soon as possible along with all your supporting documents, e.g. transcript, resume, reference letters etc. to ensure you can enrol the correct courses for the semester.  On the successful outcome of your application, a customised study plan will be issued to you which you must follow.

Note: Non-compliance to your study plan can result in delay of graduation and/or need to take additional courses.

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Year One of Program

As not all courses run every semester, the following is the recommended sequence of courses for full-time students (without any advanced standing) commencing in first semester.

Semester 1

  • COSC1078 Introduction to Information Technology
  • COSC1519 Introduction to Programming
  • ISYS3412 Practical Database Concepts
  • COSC2628 User-centred Design

Semester 2

  • COSC2625 Building IT Systems
  • COSC2473 Introduction to Computer Systems 
  • COSC2413 Web Programming
  • One (1) IT Option Course

 

If you started the program midyear, please refer to the Study Plan section of the BP162 Program Canvas Shell for recommended sequence.

Please ensure that you have met necessary prerequisites by checking course guides - click YES in the Preqs/Coreqs column.

Complete the following Seven (7) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Building IT Systems12YesCOSC2625City Campus3317
Introduction to Information Technology12COSC1078City Campus32133177
Introduction to Programming12YesCOSC1519City Campus32513227
User-centred Design12COSC2628City Campus33333314
Introduction to Computer Systems12YesCOSC2473City Campus33363319
Web Programming12YesCOSC2413City Campus3300
Practical Database Concepts12ISYS3412City Campus32213193
AND

Select and Complete One (1) Course from the Information Technology Options list at the end of this program structure.

 
AND

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Year Two of Program

As not all courses run every semester, the following is the recommended sequence of courses for full-time students (without any advanced standing):

Semester 1

  • ISYS3413 Software Engineering Fundamentals for IT
  • COSC2536 Security in Computing
  • One (1) IT Option Course
  • One (1) Minor course

Semester 2

  • COSC1147 Professional Computing Practice
  • Two (2) IT Option Courses
  • One (1) Minor course

 

If you started the program midyear, please refer to the Study Plan section of the BP162 Program Canvas Shell for recommended sequence.

Note: If you choose to do IT Option courses instead of Minor courses, please select from the list of courses under Information Technology Option Courses.

Please ensure that you have met necessary prerequisites by checking course guides - click YES in the Preqs/Coreqs column.

Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Professional Computing Practice12YesCOSC1147City Campus32303203
Security in Computing and Information Technology12COSC2536City Campus33393323
Software Engineering Fundamentals for IT12ISYS3413City Campus32203189
AND

Select and Complete Three (3) Courses from the Information Technology Options list at the end of this program structure.

AND

Complete Two (2) Courses from one of the minor streams (see listing at the end of the program).

 
AND

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Year Three of Program

As not all courses run every semester, the following is the recommended sequence of courses for full-time students (without any advanced standing) commencing in first semester.

Semester 1

  • ISYS1108 Software Engineering Project Management
  • One (1) Advanced IT Option Course
  • One (1) Minor course
  • One (1) University elective

Semester 2

  • Capstone project (COSC2408)
  • One (1) Advanced IT Option Course
  • One (1) Minor course
  • One (1) University elective

 

If you started the program midyear, please refer to the Study Plan section of the BP162 Program Canvas Shell for recommended sequence.

Note: If you choose to do IT electives instead of Minor courses, please select from the list of courses under Information Technology Option Courses.

Please ensure that you have met necessary prerequisites by checking course guides - click YES in the Preqs/Coreqs column.

Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Software Engineering Project Management12YesISYS1108City Campus32273201
AND

Select and Complete One (1) Course from Capstone Project Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Programming Project 112YesCOSC2408City Campus33143295
AND

Select and Complete Two (2) Courses from the Advanced Information Technology Options list at the end of this program structure.

AND

Complete Two (2) Courses from the same minor stream done in Year 2.

AND

Select and Complete Two (2) Courses any:

University Elective
 
AND

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Information Technology Options

Note: If you already completed COSC2413 Web Programming, you cannot enrol in COSC2758 Further Web Programming. 

List of Information Technology Option Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Data Communication and Net-Centric Computing12YesCOSC1111City Campus3188
Further Web Programming12YesCOSC2758City Campus3488
Mobile Programming Fundamentals12COSC2760City Campus3340
Programming 112YesCOSC1073City Campus32013158
Rapid Application Development12YesCOSC2675City Campus3345
Secure Electronic Commerce12YesINTE1071City Campus3234
Security Testing12INTE2547City Campus3217
Further Programming12YesCOSC2391City Campus33073292
Software Testing12YesISYS1087City Campus3204
Systems Deployment and Operations12COSC2759City Campus3218
Unix Systems Administration and Programming (Linux)12YesCOSC1133City Campus3199
 
AND

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Advanced Information Technology Options

List of Advanced Information Technology Option Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Advanced Programming Techniques12YesCOSC1076City Campus32083167
Algorithms and Analysis12YesCOSC2123City Campus32673252
Peer-to-Peer Networks12YesCOSC1235City Campus3212
Cloud Computing12YesCOSC2626City Campus3335
Interactive 3D Graphics and Animation12YesCOSC1187City Campus3237
iPhone Software Engineering12YesCOSC2471City Campus3313
Machine Learning12YesCOSC2673City Campus3312
Programming Internet of Things12YesCOSC2674City Campus3308
Software Engineering: Process and Tools12YesCOSC2299City Campus3268
 
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Minor Study Streams: Minor study streams are made up of Four (4) courses each. You must do Two (2) Minor Courses in your second year, and Two (2) further Courses from the same minor stream in the third year.

The following minor study areas are available:

  • Accounting
  • Basic Economics and Finance 
  • Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Logistics
  • Management
  • International Business
  • CISCO*
  • Business IT
  • IT Option Courses (Use this option if you wish to expand your IT Major Stream)

*CISCO minor courses are delivered by the School of Vocational Engineering, Health and Sciences and have earlier start dates. 

NOTE:

- Minor streams are offered via other RMIT Schools - the School of Science has no control over which of these minor courses may run in any given semester delivered via other RMIT Schools.

- If you are not able to complete all four minor courses due to limited availablity, you may enrol in additional IT Option courses.

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Complete Two (2) Courses each year from (Accounting Minor):

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Accounting in Organisations and Society12YesACCT1046City Campus27762738
Performance Analysis and Simulations12YesACCT1028City Campus16171616
Financial Accounting and Analysis12YesACCT2033City Campus27892744
Cost Analysis and Organisational Decisions12YesACCT1064City Campus27862742
OR

Complete Two (2) Courses each year from (Basic Economics & Finance Minor):

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Financial Markets12BAFI1002City Campus13621352
Macroeconomics 112ECON1010City Campus14271416
Prices and Markets12YesECON1020City Campus14281417
Business Statistics 112ECON1030City Campus14291419
OR

Complete Two (2) Courses each year from (Marketing Minor):

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Marketing Principles12MKTG1025City Campus14791473
Market Research12YesMKTG1045City Campus14811476
Service Quality12YesMKTG1053City Campus14841479
Buyer Behaviour12YesMKTG1050City Campus14831478
OR

Complete Two (2) Courses each year from (Entrepreneurship Minor):

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

The Entrepreneurial Process12BUSM1311City Campus13571348
Applied Entrepreneurship12BUSM4052City Campus13661356
Driving Innovation in Organisations12YesBUSM1321City Campus13711361
Global Entrepreneurship12YesBUSM4054City Campus13831381
OR

Complete Two (2) Courses each year from (Logistics Minor):

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management12OMGT1082City Campus15111499
Transportation and Freight Logistics12OMGT1062City Campus25912572
Procurement Management and Global Sourcing12OMGT1070City Campus15501548
Operations Management12YesOMGT1039City Campus15481547
OR

Complete Two (2) Courses each year from (Management Minor):

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Introduction to Management12BUSM4176City Campus13411331
Work in Global Society12BUSM4558City Campus13581349
Organisational Analysis12BUSM1094City Campus13511342
Leadership and Decision Making12BUSM4177City Campus13451334
OR

Complete Two (2) Courses each year from (International Business Minor):

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

International Business12BUSM1222City Campus14101396
Financial Markets12BAFI1002City Campus13621352
Managing International Business Responsibly12YesBUSM4687City Campus13471337
International Trade12YesECON1086City Campus14531458
OR

Complete Two (2) Courses each year from (CISCO Systems Minor):

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Networking 112YesCOSC2385City Campus1793 (F20A)
1803 (F20B)
1809 (F20C)
1818 (F20D)
1852 (F20E)
1856 (F20F)
1860 (HE20)
2997 (F20G)
1846 (J20A)
1850 (J20B)
1854 (HE20)
Networking 212YesCOSC2384City Campus1691 (J19A)
1766 (J19B)
1786 (J19C)
1861 (HE20)
1823 (F20A)
1827 (F20B)
1831 (F20C)
1835 (F20D)
1839 (F20E)
1843 (F20F)
1855 (HE20)
2925 (F20G)
Advanced Networking 112YesCOSC2382City Campus1570 (F19A)
1580 (F19B)
1584 (F19C)
1588 (F19D)
1683 (F19E)
1862 (HE20)
1689 (J19A)
1759 (J19B)
1782 (J19C)
1856 (HE20)
Advanced Networking 212YesCOSC2383City Campus1558 (J18A)
1565 (J18B)
1863 (HE20)
1563 (F19A)
1576 (F19B)
1579 (F19C)
1583 (F19D)
1678 (F19E)
1857 (HE20)
OR

Complete Two (2) Courses each year from (Business IT Minor):

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Digital Business Design and Innovation12ISYS1051City Campus14351426
Information Systems Solutions and Design12YesISYS2047City Campus15091497
Information Systems Strategy and Governance12YesISYS2423City Campus15141502
e Business Systems 112INTE2047City Campus14761453
OR

Information Technology Minor: Select Four (4) Courses from Information Technology Option Courses section: (See above).

 

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Program structure enquiries

 

Contact the College of Science, Engineering and Health (SEH) Academic Services Centre - Melbourne City Campus

 

  • Online: Enquiries can be submitted via https://rmit.service-now.com/connect/
  • Visit us: Building 10, Level 9, Room 1, 124 La Trobe Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Call us: (+61 3) 9925 5000 - (Select option "3" for Higher Education and then select option "4" for Science, Engineering and Health)

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Canvas Shell for BP162 Program: https://rmit.instructure.com/courses/48475

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Timetabling

Please go to the Class timetables web page to access timetabling information.

 

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Student Electives

University Electives are available to Undergraduate students, and in selected Postgraduate programs.

Information about University Elective courses at RMIT is available on the University Electives web site.

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