BP162 - Bachelor of Information Technology

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Plan: BP162TAY8 - Bachelor of Information Technology
Campus: Taylors College KL

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
Award abbreviation: BIT
Total credit points: 288
Career: UGRD
Duration: 6 Semesters full time
Location: Taylor's College Campus
Owning school: Science (171H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/science/
Partnered offering / Corporate client: Taylor's College, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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 to become employable as a competent software developer, optionally with depth of study in at least one major area of IT, and an optional exploration of an application area.

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

Transfers between BP162 and BP094

Transfers between programs are subject to selection criteria and may be referred to an RMIT Melbourne selection officer for a final decision.

Transfer from BP162 to BP094

You must demonstrate good achievement, with no fails in CSIT courses: minimum 2.5 CGPA with good marks in programming and mathematics courses.

Transfer from BP094 to BP162

Your record may include a few fails but your other results must indicate that you should be able to complete BP162. If you are facing exclusion from BP094, your request to transfer to BP162 may be refused.

 

Inward Pathways Program Outward Pathways
(Melbourne) C6068 - Advanced Diploma in Computer Science

(Melbourne) AD006 – Associate Degree in Information Technology

Other Articulants (Malaysia and International)
TOBachelor of Information TechnologyTO

(Melbourne) MC060 - Master of Computer Science

(Melbourne) MC061 – Master of Information Technology
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(Melbourne) MC062 – Master of Computing

(Melbourne) MC063 – Master of Technology (Internet and Web)

Careers in Industry

The following tables indicate how this program articulates with other programs (TAFE, HE – UG and PG) at RMIT Melbourne, highlighting educational pathways, and indicates to students with existing qualifications the extent of exemptions.

Source ProgramOwning SchoolCredit towards this program Academic requirement of entryTerms of entry (guaranteed place, merit, etc)
  CoursesTime  
AD006 – Associate Degree (Information Technology)School of Life and Physical SciencesIntroduction to Information Technology
Introduction to Programming
Computer Organisation
Mathematics for Computing
Programming 1
Database Concepts
Web Programming
Software Engineering Fundamentals
Programming 2
Data Communication and Net-centric Computing
4 Minor courses
2 Student Electives
2 yearsPassMerit
C6068 - Advanced Diploma of Computer ScienceSchool of Life and Physical SciencesIntroduction to Information Technology
Introduction to Programming
Computer Organisation
Mathematics for Computing
Programming 1
Data Communication and Net-centric Computing
4 Minor courses
2 Student Electives
1.5 yearsMust obtain a CGPA of 2.0 (Credit Average) or above.Merit

 

Destination ProgramOwning SchoolCredit from this program towards destination program Academic requirement for entryTerms of entry (guaranteed place, merit, etc)
  CoursesTime  
MC060 - Master of Computer ScienceSchool of Computer Science & ITNo exemptions0Must obtain a CGPA of 2.0 or above.Merit
MC061 – Master of Information TechnologySchool of Computer Science & ITNo exemptions0Must obtain a CGPA of 2.0 or above and complete these electives: Programming Techniques, Algorithms and Analysis, Computing Theory, Database SystemsMerit
MC062 - Master of ComputingSchool of Computer Science & ITNo exemptions0Must obtain a CGPA of 2.0 or above.Merit

 

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Entrance requirements

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 equivalent to year 12 VCE standard Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics.

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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 an RMIT University program you may access many of the extensive collections of electronic resources and services provided from the RMIT University Library in Melbourne. Resources include e-books, electronic journals and newspapers and product data. Library subject guides and web based tutorials will support your learning. Electronic resources and the online Ask a Librarian reference service are accessible on and off campus 24 hours per day.
     
    For more information on Library resources and services from Melbourne go to http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

    Online learning tools and content:

    For students studying outside Australia with RMIT partner institutions, myRMIT provides online learning materials: www.rmit.edu.au/myrmitstudies

    Taylor’s University College provides:

    • Adequate library resources including specified textbooks and references listed in course guides;
    • Functional Internet facilities to enable access to RMIT and other online reference resources;
    • Appropriate teaching and learning facilities, including hardware and software facilities specified for the courses, of a quality comparable to those available to students at RMIT Melbourne.

     

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