BP232 - Bachelor of Technology (Computing Studies)

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Plan: BP232P7 - Bachelor of Technology (Computing Studies)
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 Technology (Computing Studies)
Award abbreviation: BTech(CompSt)
Total credit points: 288
Career: UGRD
Duration: 3 years Full-Time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Science (171H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/science/
ASCED code: 020100
CRICOS code: 058731G

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Purpose of the Program

Recent studies indicate that many employers seek to employ graduates who are able to combine studies in information technology (IT) with other non-IT fields. The Bachelor of Technology (Computing Studies) is therefore specifically designed to give you a strong foundation in programming and IT fundamentals while also offering you the flexibility to engage with topics outside the field of IT.

This degree is composed of a minimum of 50% Computer Science and IT content, with the remainder a combination of a non-IT area and a wide choice of options. You need not have studied Year 12 Mathematics to be eligible for entry. Some popular non-IT fields that can be combined with IT studies include Communication, Business, Entrepreneurship and Design.

One of the important elements in this program is the capstone programming project (COSC2408/2409 - Programming Project 1 or 2) in the final year of the program. This 12-credit-point project provides you experience under supervision in the development lifecycle of a substantial piece of software - integrating practice and theory. 

Due to the flexibility of this degree, students articulating from a diploma, associate degree or degree are usually able to gain advanced standing upto 192 credit points for their previous studies.

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

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Articulation and pathways

Articulation:

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 BP232 Bachelor of Technology (Computing Studies) 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: BP232 Bachelor of Technology (Computing Studies)
Note on Cumulative Grade Point Average

You 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. COSC1078 - Introduction to Information Technology
  2. COSC1519 - Introduction to Programming
  3. COSC2625 - Building IT Systems
  4. COSC1073 - Programming 1
  5. COSC2413 - Web Programming
  6. ISYS1118 - Software Engineering Fundamentals
  7. ISYS1057 - Database Concepts
  8. COSC2628 - User-centred Design
  9. Minor stream elective 
  10. Minor stream elective
  11. Minor stream elective
  12. Minor stream elective
  13. University Student Elective
  14. University Student Elective
  15. University Student Elective
  16. University Student Elective

 

Pathways:

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 qualifications and corresponding entry requirements that are equivalent to Australian academic entry requirements, see the Country equivalents web page.

Prerequisites

Victorian Certificate of Education prerequisite units 3 and 4–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 the 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, which is the main link between the program and 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.  It also actively contributes to the School through participation in seminars, marketing events, industry awards and scholarships.

 

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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

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.

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 

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.

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