BP162 - Bachelor of Information Technology

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Plan: BP162OPN9 - Bachelor of Information Technology
Campus: City Campus


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
Award abbreviation: BIT
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: 068389A

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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.

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.

Aligned with skill demand in local ICT industry, you can choose program option courses to complete a specialisation stream in one of the following employability paths:

  • Web and Mobile Computing
  • Security and Cloud Computing
  • Data Management
  • Software Systems Development
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Software Sysyems Analysis
  • Systems Administration.

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.

One of the important elements in this program is the 12-credit-point capstone programming project (COSC2408 Programming Project 1  or COSC2409 Programming Project 2) in the final year of the program. The project course provides you with experience under supervision in the development lifecycle of a substantial piece of software - integrating practice and theory. 

This program is delivered on campus; some courses may be available online.

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Articulation and pathways


Articulation agreements between RMIT programs enable students graduating from an RMIT qualification to achieve credit in a higher level qualification. The table below provides you with information about articulation agreements with this program.

If you are applying for BP162OPN9 Bachelor of Information Technology and you are a graduate of AD006P11 Associate Degree in Information Technology you will be able to claim credit for courses you have already completed.  

Subject to cumulative GPA requirements (see table), successful completion of AD006P11 Associate Degree in Information Technology guarantees entry into this program, with 192 credit points credit (equivalent to 2 years). 

You will be guaranteed entry into: BP162OPN9 Bachelor of Information Technology
Note on Cumulative Grade Point Average

You are required to gain a GPA of 2.0 out of 4.0 or above in order to qualify for guaranteed entry.

You will get credit for:

16 courses, 192 credit points, equivalent to 2 years

The courses for which you will get credit are:
  1. COSC1078 Introduction to Information Technology
  2. COSC1519 Introduction to Programming
  3. COSC2625 Building IT Systems
  4. COSC1147 Professional Computing Practice
  5. ISYS1118 Software Engineering Fundamentals
  6. COSC2413 Web Programming
  7. COSC2473 Introduction to Computer Systems
  8. ISYS1057 Database Concepts
  9. COSC2628 User-centred Design
  10. Information Technology Option Course
  11. Minor stream elective
  12. Minor stream elective
  13. Minor stream elective
  14. Minor stream elective
  15. University Student Elective
  16. University Student Elective



Pathways from this program include MC208 Master of Information Technology and MC061 Master of Computer Science. Eligibility is subject to standard program entry requirements. For more information, see the Computer Science and IT Programs and Courses page.

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Entrance requirements

Program entry requirements

Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education or equivalent.

For information on international qaulifications and corresponding entry requirements that are equivalent to Australian academic entry requirements, see the Country equivalents web page.


Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) prerequistie units 3 and 4– a study score of at least 20 in Mathematics (any), and a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in any other English. 

English Language Requirements

A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6.0; or equivalent. For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page.

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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.


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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  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.

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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