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Plan: BP162OUP15 - Bachelor of Information Technology
Campus: Open Learning Australia


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: BInfoTech
Total credit points: 288
Career: NONA
Duration: 3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
Location: Open Learning Australia
Owning school: RMIT University (RMITU)
ASCED code: 029900
CRICOS code:

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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 so you will be employable as a competent software developer.

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.

In the third year capstone course, COSC2650 Programming Project 1, you'll attain hands-on experience in the development of a substantial piece fo software; integrating practice and theory.

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Articulation and pathways


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

If you are applying for BP162OUP15, 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 advanced standing (equivalent to 2 years). 

You will be guaranteed entry into:Bachelor of Information Technology
Note on Cumulative Grade Point AverageYou are required to gain a CGPA of 2 or above in order to qualify for guaranteed entry and 192 credit points.
You will get credit for:16 courses, 192 credit points, equivalent to 2 years
The courses for which you will get credit are:
  1. COSC2196 - Introduction to Information Technology
  2. COSC2452 - Introduction to Programming
  3. COSC2635 - Building IT Systems
  4. COSC2135 - Programming 1
  5. ISYS2410 - Software Engineering Fundamentals
  6. COSC2453 - Web Programming
  7. COSC2644 - Introduction to Computer Systems and Platform Technologies
  8. ISYS2095 - Database Concepts
  9. COSC2442 - Data Communication and Net-Centric Computing
  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

For detailed information about this RMIT program offered through Open Universities Australia (OUA), please refer to the OUA website and the relevant page about OUA's program registration process and entrance requirements here:


For more information about enrolling in RMIT University's Bachelor of Information Technology program, visit:



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External accreditation and industry links

The Bachelor of Information Technology is accredited for on-campus delivery in both Melbourne, Australia and Vietnam. Accreditation is being sought for the OUA version, as of April 2015.

The School of Computer Science and Information Technology has substantial links with the ICT industry both within Australia and internationally. Employers and industry professionals are members of our Industry Advisory Committee and have contributed to the initial development and ongoing improvement of the program. Their involvement ensures that the program remains relevant to your needs as a graduate and the needs of graduate employers. The committee meets quarterly and provides feedback on the currency of the programs, the changing needs of Industry and has input into the design of new programs. It also actively contributes to the School through participation in seminars, marketing events, industry awards and scholarships.

Many of the teaching staff within the program are practising (or have been) industry professionals with extensive industry experience and contact networks. This experience, when integrated into teaching and learning practice, enriches your learning environment.

Successful completion of this program entitles graduates to apply for professional membership of the Australian Computer Society in Australia: http://www.acs.org.au/


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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 a computer, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access, and other relevant costs. 

To study online through OUA, you'll need to use a computer to access learning resources, do research, prepare your assessments, make notes, and communicate with your lecturers, tutors, support staff, and other students.
Whether you're using a desktop or a laptop, please check that your computer meets the minimum requirements listed below link. And don't forget to check your unit details page, in case your unit has any additional requirements. Please note that a tablet is not sufficient for completing the Bachelor of Information Technology program.

For specific information about this RMIT program offered through Open University Australia (OUA), please refer to the OUA website https://www.open.edu.au/getting-started/studying-through-oua/computer-requirements/



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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 online books, journals and other course related materials such as lynda.com tutorials and Safari textbooks, past exams, and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

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 environments including a variety of database products under different operating systems.

For specific information about this RMIT program offered through Open University Australia (OUA), please refer to the OUA website www.open.edu.au and navigate to the relevant page.

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