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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2018 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:

  • 13 core courses
  • 4 IT electives
  • 1 Capstone project
  • *4 courses from a minor stream OR 4 extra IT electives
  • 2 University elective courses (you may choose additional IT electives in place of University electives)

*A minor stream consists of four courses. You must 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 do IT electives instead of Minor courses, please select from the list of courses under Information Technology Option Courses.

 

VERY IMPORTANT ADMINISTRATIVE ESSENTIALS

NEW STUDENTS:

  Enrolment Information Sessions

    You will receive program advisement and enrolment support at these sessions.  Please refer to CSIT Enrolment webpage for your relevant program enrolment information session.

 

  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:

There are some changes were made to the BP162 program structure in 2018.

If you commenced the BP162 program in 2017 or before, the following transition rules will apply.

  Minor Study Streams

    The Statistics Minor stream is no longer available. If you have already started this minor stream, you are allowed to complete the remaining courses within this minor stream. If you cannot choose the required remaining courses in EOL, please contact your Program Manager to add them into your enrolment.

  The other minor streams are available.

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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
  • COSC2473 Introduction to Computer Systems and Platform Technologies
  • COSC2628 User-centred Design

Semester 2

  • COSC2625 Building IT Systems
  • COSC1073 Programming 1
  • COSC1111 Data Communication and Net-centric Computing
  • COSC2413 Web Programming

 

If you have advanced standing as a result of credit transfers and/or recognition of prior learning then you will need to have an individualised study plan developed for you.

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

Complete the following Eight (8) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Building IT Systems12YesCOSC2625City Campus2605
Introduction to Information Technology12YesCOSC1078City Campus17701717
Introduction to Programming12YesCOSC1519City Campus17751726
User-centred Design12COSC2628City Campus26492609
Introduction to Computer Systems and Platform Technologies12YesCOSC2473City Campus26032554
Programming 112YesCOSC1073City Campus26791928
Data Communication and Net-Centric Computing12YesCOSC1111City Campus20001945
Web Programming12YesCOSC2413City Campus19172029
 
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
  • ISYS1057 Database Concepts
  • One IT elective
  • One Minor course

Semester 2

  • COSC1147 Professional Computing Practice
  • COSC2536 Security in Computing and Information Technology
  • One IT elective
  • One Minor course

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

 

If you have advanced standing as a result of credit transfers and/or recognition of prior learning then you will need to have an individualised study plan developed for you.

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

Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Software Engineering Fundamentals12YesISYS1118City Campus26712644
Database Concepts12YesISYS1057City Campus26302592
Professional Computing Practice12YesCOSC1147City Campus1722
Security in Computing and Information Technology12YesCOSC2536City Campus24922450
AND

Select and Complete Two (2) Courses from Information Technology Option (see Information Technology Option Courses table below).

AND

Complete Two (2) Courses from one of the minor streams (see listing at the end of the program). Available Streams: Accounting and Law, Applied Communication, Eco, Finance & Mktg, Entreprenuership, Logistics, Management, CISCO,Info Technology.

 
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
  • Two IT electives
  • One Minor course

Semester 2

  • Capstone project
  • One Minor course
  • Two University electives

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


If you have advanced standing as a result of credit transfers and/or recognition of prior learning then you will need to have an individualised study plan developed for you.

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 Campus26632627
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 Campus17831727
AND

Select and Complete Two (2) Courses from Information Technology Option (see Information Technology Option Courses table below).

AND

Select and Complete Two (2) Courses any:

University Elective
AND

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

 
AND

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Information Technology Option

List of Information Technology Option Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Advanced Programming Techniques12YesCOSC1076City Campus19831933
Algorithms and Analysis12YesCOSC2123City Campus19121817
Broadcast Networks and Applications12YesCOSC1235City Campus1950
Cloud Computing12YesCOSC2626City Campus2452
Interactive 3D Graphics and Animation12YesCOSC1187City Campus1992
iPhone Software Engineering12YesCOSC2471City Campus2553
Information Technology Entrepreneurship12YesINTE2511City Campus2589
Mobile Application Development12YesCOSC2309City Campus1937
Network Programming12YesCOSC1179City Campus1987
Programming Internet of Things12YesCOSC2674City Campus1707
Programming Using C++12YesCOSC1254City Campus1723
Rapid Application Development12YesCOSC2675City Campus2625
Secure Electronic Commerce12YesINTE1071City Campus2456
Software Architecture: Design and Implementation12YesCOSC2391City Campus19161697
Software Engineering: Process and Tools12YesCOSC2299City Campus1692
Software Testing12YesISYS1087City Campus2597
Unix Systems Administration and Programming (Linux)12YesCOSC1133City Campus1721
Web3D and Graphics Technologies12YesINTE1113City Campus2495
Web Development Technologies12YesCOSC2276City Campus1776
 
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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 and Law
  • Applied Communication
  • Economics and Finance 
  • Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Logistics
  • Management
  • CISCO*

*If you wish to take CISCO minor courses, please contact the School of Vocational Health & Sciences for details. CISCO minor courses may 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 electives.

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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

Performance Analysis and Simulations12YesACCT1028City Campus21802266
Financial Accounting and Analysis12YesACCT2033City Campus22042277
Management Accounting and Business12YesACCT1060City Campus21852270
Cost Analysis and Organisational Decisions12YesACCT1064City Campus21872271
OR

Complete Two (2) Courses each year from (Applied Communication Minor):

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Foundations of Public Relations12COMM1161City Campus2771 (B223)2760 (B223)
Client Management12COMM2333City Campus2593 (B219)
Introduction to Advertising12MKTG1208City Campus2544 (B219)
Introduction to Graphic Design12GRAP2175City Campus2689 (B115)2707 (B115)
OR

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

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Price Theory12YesECON1048City Campus20792058
Macroeconomics 212YesECON1042City Campus20782057
Business Finance12YesBAFI1008City Campus20041966
Financial Markets12BAFI1002City Campus19891965
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 Communication12YesMKTG1041City Campus21002077
Market Research12YesMKTG1045City Campus21032078
Service Quality12YesMKTG1053City Campus21102090
Buyer Behaviour12YesMKTG1050City Campus21092089
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 Campus11113406
Applied Entrepreneurship12BUSM4052City Campus11193194
Driving Innovation in Organisations12BUSM1321City Campus1111
Global Entrepreneurship12BUSM4054City Campus32511120
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 Campus22832248
Transportation and Freight Logistics12OMGT1062City Campus22802245
Procurement Management and Global Sourcing12OMGT1070City Campus22812246
Operations Management12YesOMGT1039City Campus22762241
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

Work in Global Society12BUSM4558City Campus11361139
Organisational Analysis12BUSM1094City Campus32491083
Leadership and Decision Making12BUSM4177City Campus32521122
Ethics and Governance12BUSM3115City Campus11143193
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 Campus2618 (F18A)
2623 (F18B)
2636 (F18C)
2657 (F18D)
2666 (F18E)
2635 (J18A)
2641 (J18B)
Networking 212YesCOSC2384City Campus2606 (J17A)
2611 (J17B)
2576 (F18A)
2585 (F18B)
2599 (F18C)
2617 (F18D)
2630 (F18E)
Advanced Networking 112YesCOSC2382City Campus2523 (E18)
2528 (F17A)
2532 (F17B)
2581 (F17C)
2585 (F17D)
2560 (J17A)
2570 (J17B)
2645 (E18)
Advanced Networking 212YesCOSC2383City Campus2524 (E18)2875 (F17X)
2876 (F17Y)
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 Campus22552214
Information Systems Solutions and Design12YesISYS2047City Campus22602218
Information Systems Strategy and Governance12ISYS2423City Campus22652225
e Business Systems 112INTE2047City Campus21992148
OR

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

 

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Academic Services Centre - Melbourne City Campus

College of Science, Engineering and Health

Building 3, Level 1, Room 2

124 La Trobe Street Melbourne 3000

Lodge your enquiries via RMIT Connect Student Portal

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Tel: +61 3 9925 2621

 

Program Manager: Professor Zahir Tari

School of Science

Email: zahir.tari@rmit.edu.au

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