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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2019 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 Option
 
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
  • *6 Major Stream Option Courses
  • 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 major stream consists of six (6) IT Option courses. Please visit BP162 Program Canvas shell for more information on courses for each major stream (https://rmit.instructure.com/courses/48475)

**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 2019.

If you commenced the BP162 program in 2018 or before, the following transition rules will apply.

Retained Credit

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

COSC1073 - Programming 1

COSC1073 Programming 1 is no longer a core course. If you have already completed this course, it will be counted as an Information Technology Option Course. 

COSC1111 - Data Communication and Net-centric Computing

COSC1111 Data Communication and Net-centric Computing is no longer a core course. If you have already completed this course, it will be counted as an Information Technology Option Course. 

Major streams

IT Option courses are now grouped into different major streams. If you are unsure how to complete a major stream, please contact your Program Manager.

Applied Communication Minor Stream

If you have completed less than four Applied Communication minor stream courses, you are allowed to take any other minor stream courses to complete the remaining portion of your minor stream.

Removed courses from existing minor streams

If you have already completed any courses that have now been removed from a minor stream, they are still counted towards your minor stream.

Removed Applied Communications Minor

If you have already completed any courses in the Applied Communication minor stream, they are still counted towards your minor stream options.

 

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
  • ISYS1057 Database Concepts
  • COSC2628 User-centred Design

Semester 2

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

*Check canvas for Major Stream information (https://rmit.instructure.com/courses/48475). Please choose Major Stream courses from the list of Information Technology Option courses. If you want to enrol in a Major Stream course not listed on Enrolment Online, please submit an Enrolment Variation Form via the RMIT Connect Student Portal.

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 Campus33631320
Introduction to Information Technology12YesCOSC1078City Campus13541355
Introduction to Programming12YesCOSC1519City Campus13551356
User-centred Design12COSC2628City Campus12811275
Introduction to Computer Systems12YesCOSC2473City Campus13531354
Web Programming12YesCOSC2413City Campus12821279
Database Concepts12YesISYS1057City Campus13381347
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

  • ISYS1118 Software Engineering Fundamentals
  • COSC2536 Security in Computing
  • One (1) IT Major Stream Course*
  • One Minor course

Semester 2

  • COSC1147 Professional Computing Practice
  • Two (2) IT Major Stream Courses*
  • One (1) Minor course

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.

*Check canvas for Major Stream information (https://rmit.instructure.com/courses/48475). Please choose Major Stream courses from the list of Information Technology Option courses. If you want to enrol in a Major Stream course not listed on Enrolment Online, please submit an Enrolment Variation Form via the RMIT Connect Student Portal.

 

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

Software Engineering Fundamentals12YesISYS1118City Campus13131310
Professional Computing Practice12YesCOSC1147City Campus13211369
Security in Computing and Information Technology12COSC2536City Campus13311337
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) IT Major Stream Course
  • One (1) Minor course
  • One (1) University elective

Semester 2

  • Capstone project (COSC2408)
  • One (1) IT Major Stream Course
  • One (1) Minor course
  • One (1) University elective

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

*Check canvas for Major Stream information (https://rmit.instructure.com/courses/48475). Please choose Major Stream courses from the list of Information Technology Option courses. If you want to enrol in a Major Stream course not listed on Enrolment Online, please submit an Enrolment Variation Form via the RMIT Connect Student Portal.

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 Campus13331341
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 Campus13711375
AND

Select and Complete Two (2) Courses from the 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 Option

Note: COSC2391 Software Architecture: Design and Implementation has been renamed as Further Programming

List of Information Technology Option Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Advanced Programming Techniques12YesCOSC1076City Campus13151312
Algorithms and Analysis12YesCOSC2123City Campus13181315
Cloud Computing12YesCOSC2626City Campus1321
Data Communication and Net-Centric Computing12YesCOSC1111City Campus1330
Database Applications12YesISYS1102City Campus1345
Enterprise Cloud Services12COSC2757City Campus3304
Further Web Programming12COSC2758City Campus3345
Interactive 3D Graphics and Animation12YesCOSC1187City Campus1351
iPhone Software Engineering12YesCOSC2471City Campus1357
Machine Learning12YesCOSC2673City Campus1361
Mobile Application Development12YesCOSC2309City Campus1360
Mobile Programming Fundamentals12COSC2760City Campus3336
Network Programming12YesCOSC1179City Campus1362
Programming 112YesCOSC1073City Campus13691370
Programming Internet of Things12YesCOSC2674City Campus3364
Rapid Application Development12YesCOSC2675City Campus1336
Secure Electronic Commerce12YesINTE1071City Campus1339
Further Programming12YesCOSC2391City Campus13293305
Software Engineering: Process and Tools12YesCOSC2299City Campus1306
Software Testing12YesISYS1087City Campus1265
Web3D and Graphics Technologies12YesINTE1113City Campus1284
 
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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 Campus17701689
Performance Analysis and Simulations12YesACCT1028City Campus17411688
Financial Accounting and Analysis12YesACCT2033City Campus17801699
Cost Analysis and Organisational Decisions12YesACCT1064City Campus17741693
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 Campus17381729
Macroeconomics 112ECON1010City Campus18211744
Prices and Markets12YesECON1020City Campus18231746
Business Statistics 112ECON1030City Campus18241748
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 Campus18461765
Market Research12YesMKTG1045City Campus18521767
Service Quality12YesMKTG1053City Campus18581771
Buyer Behaviour12YesMKTG1050City Campus18561770
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 Campus19951970
Applied Entrepreneurship12BUSM4052City Campus20211982
Driving Innovation in Organisations12YesBUSM1321City Campus20572029
Global Entrepreneurship12YesBUSM4054City Campus20221983
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 Campus18921979
Transportation and Freight Logistics12OMGT1062City Campus18781966
Procurement Management and Global Sourcing12OMGT1070City Campus18831969
Operations Management12YesOMGT1039City Campus18621955
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 Campus20231984
Work in Global Society12BUSM4558City Campus20492012
Organisational Analysis12BUSM1094City Campus19791959
Leadership and Decision Making12BUSM4177City Campus20241985
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 Campus19871965
Financial Markets12BAFI1002City Campus17381729
Managing International Business Responsibly12YesBUSM4687City Campus20592016
International Trade12YesECON1086City Campus18321758
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 Campus2994 (F19A)
3003 (F19B)
3009 (F19C)
3014 (F19D)
3021 (F19E)
3028 (F19F)
3067 (HE19)
2952 (J19A)
2998 (J19B)
3014 (HE19)
Networking 212YesCOSC2384City Campus2987 (J18A)
2991 (J18B)
3069 (HE19)
2906 (F19A)
2923 (F19B)
2930 (F19C)
2937 (F19D)
2942 (F19E)
2949 (F19F)
3015 (HE19)
Advanced Networking 112YesCOSC2382City Campus2954 (F18B)
2959 (F18C)
2968 (F18D)
2975 (F18E)
2983 (F18F)
3070 (HE19)
2881 (J18A)
2887 (J18B)
3016 (HE19)
Advanced Networking 212YesCOSC2383City Campus2940 (J17A)
2944 (J17B)
3071 (HE19)
2842 (F18B)
2849 (F18C)
2858 (F18D)
2868 (F18E)
2876 (F18F)
3017 (HE19)
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 Campus18091875
Information Systems Solutions and Design12YesISYS2047City Campus18151926
Information Systems Strategy and Governance12YesISYS2423City Campus18221938
e Business Systems 112INTE2047City Campus17651843
OR

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

 

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Program structure enquiries

College of Science, Engineering and Health
Academic Services Centre - Melbourne City Campus

Enquiries can be submitted via RMIT Connect Student Portal

Building 10, Level 9, Room 1
124 La Trobe Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel: +61 3 9925 2621

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Program Manager: Professor Zahir Tari

School of Science

Email: zahir.tari@rmit.edu.au

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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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