BP162 - Bachelor of Information Technology

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Plan: BP162APP8 - Bachelor of Information Technology (Application Programming)
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Bachelor of Information Technology (Application Programming)
Award abbreviation: BIT(ApplicProg)
Total credit points: 288
Career: UGRD
Duration: 6 Semesters full time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Science (171H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/science/
ASCED code: 029900
CRICOS code: 061097C

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Purpose of the Program

The objective of this program is to develop your knowledge and skills essential for the information technology industry to become employable as a competent software developer. Specialising in the Application Programming major, you will gain skills in developing practical coding solutions for the widest range of real-world problems using the latest software development skill sets.

This program educates you to make a living solving, supporting, troubleshooting and designing – from web sites to business applications to programming networks – in organisations ranging from business and government to schools, health care and more. You will gain an excellent combination of knowledge and practical, hands-on expertise to influence an organisation’s technology infrastructure and the clients who use IT.

As a graduate of this program, you may be responsible for selecting and deploying software products appropriate for commercial organisations, software development companies, government departments and large computer organisations. You may also create and manage business applications, web sites, systems and environments.

 

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Articulation and pathways

Pathways from this program include MC062 Master of Computing, MC063 Master of Technology (Internet & Web Computing), and their nested Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates. For more information, see the Computer Science and IT Programs and Courses page.

 

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Entrance requirements

Local students

Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 English (any) and Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics. If you obtain study scores above 20 for English, you will earn selection credit.
Selection Mode: CY12: ATAR and two-stage process with a middle-band. NONY12: Form. See extra requirements for specifics.
Middle-band: Re-ranking based on results in prerequisite studies. Consideration may be given to the SEAS application.
Extra requirements: NONY12 Form: Applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Pi form.

International students
You require English IELTS language test score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 or equivalent, such as TOEFL (Paper based) = 580+ (TWE 4.5+), or TOEFL (Computer based) = 237+ (TWE 4.5+) or REW English for Academic Purposes Advanced 1 & 2.
Also a unit of mathematics of equivalent standard to year 12 VCE Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics.

Gaining Credit and Exemptions:

RMIT University offers Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning to recognise the skills you may have gained through formal and informal education and training, work experience and/or life experience including volunteer work, committee responsibilities, family duties and hobbies.

 

 

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External accreditation and industry links

This program is accredited at professional level by the Australian Computer Society, which accredits Information and Communication Technology related programs that are offered by Australian universities, both onshore and offshore.

The School has a very strong Industry Advisory Committee that is the main link to industry. Membership includes staff from major IT companies with global and local presence.  The Committee meets quarterly and provides feedback on the currency of our programs, the changing needs of Industry and has input into the design of new programs.

    Professional Associations: The Australian Computer Society has strong ties to the School with a senior member on our Industry Advisory Committee.

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    Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

    Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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    Library, IT and specialist resources

    Resources available from the Library
    As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

    Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT http://www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT wireless network in the Library.

    Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

    The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

    You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library including specific resources for computer science: http://rmit.libguides.com/compsci.

    Online learning tools and content
    As a student in this program you may access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the student portal, myRMIT http://www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit.

    The School of Computer Science and Information Technology http://www.rmit.edu.au/compsci also provides you with access to its specialised computer laboratories both for use during scheduled classes and outside scheduled class times. These laboratories provide access to a range of computer environments including a variety of database products under different operating systems.

    Learning services available to you as a student at RMIT
    RMIT provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

    Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

    • transition to tertiary study and learning
    • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
    • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
    • career development and employment
    • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
    • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
    • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

    We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

    You can find more information at http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=b3mism7rz4jd

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