BP162 - Bachelor of Information Technology

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Plan: BP162OPVI - Bachelor of Information Technology
Campus: RMIT University Vietnam


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: UGRD
Duration: 3 years Full Time (6 years Part Time)
Location: RMIT University Vietnam
Owning school: Computing Technologies (175H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/schools-colleges/computing-technologies
ASCED code: 029900
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

The objective of the Bachelor of Information Technology program is to enable you to develop the knowledge and skills that are essential to working as a competent software developer within the information technology industry.

This program educates you to build a career solving, supporting, troubleshooting and designing software– from web sites to business applications to programming networks – in organisations ranging from commercial businesses and government to schools, NGO's and more. You will gain an excellent combination of knowledge and practical, hands-on expertise to influence an organisation’s software 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.

This program allows you to do a minor stream of courses from one of the following areas: Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, Mobile & Web Development, Cloud Technologies, and DevOps (Development & Operations). In addition to the core IT skills, these minor streams will assist you to attain skills useful in the workplace and adapt easily with the operational workflow of an enterprise.

This program involves a capstone programming project (COSC2502 Programming Project 1 and COSC2503 Programming Project 2) in the final (third) year of the program. The project will provide you with experience under supervision in the development lifecycle of a substantial piece of software - integrating practice and theory, or a pure research project to enable you to solve a real problem affecting the IT industry today or investigating an area of interest under supervision.

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.

Graduates of the RMIT Associate Degree in Information Technology AD006P11 are guaranteed entry and will receive credit for 192 credit points into BP162OPVI Bachelor of Information Technology. (Note: A standard year of full-time undergraduate study at RMIT University is 96 credit points).

AD006P11 Associate Degree in Information Technology

If you are a graduate of the AD006P11 Associate Degree in Information Technology you will be able to claim credit for courses you have already completed. The tables below provide you with information about the credit agreements between these programs.

You are guaranteed entry into the:

BP162OPVI Bachelor of Information Technology

Then you will receive credit for up to:

16 courses, 192 credit points

The courses for which you will get credit are:

  • COSC2083 Introduction to Information Technology
  • COSC2429 Introduction to Programming
  • COSC2634 Building IT Systems
  • ISYS3416 Software Engineering Fundamentals for IT
  • COSC2430 Web Programming
  • COSC2500 Introduction to Computer Systems
  • ISYS3414 Practical Database Concepts
  • COSC2652 User-centred Design
  • COSC2174 Data Communication and Net-Centric Computing
  • COSC2081 Programming 1
  • TWO Information Technology Option courses
  • TWO General Option Courses 
  • TWO University Student Electives


Pathways from this program include MC208 Master of Information Technology and MC061 Master of Computer Science, both offered in Melbourne. Eligibility is subject to standard program entry requirements.

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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Entrance requirements

Very Important: This plan is being phased out. 

BP162OPVI- Bachelor of Information Technology plan has been discontinued and will no longer accept new students from trimester 3 2023.

The Academic entry criteria for the program are as follows:

(a) Minimum average score of 7.0 from Final year Senior High School and the provision of the Bang tot nghiep trung hoc pho thong (Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma – Trung Binh/Kha/Gioi)

Must have minimum score of 6.5 or above for  technology studies and mathematics.


(b) Alternative secondary school qualifications equivalent to Australian year 12 with an average result of at least 70% 


(c) An approved diploma in Computer Science or Information Technology from a recognised Vietnamese Higher Education Institution where the language of instruction is English.


(d) Any other equivalent qualifications or combination of qualifications and experience as assessed by RMIT University on a case by case basis

The English language entry criteria for the programs are:

Applicants must provide evidence of at least ONE of the following:

IELTS - 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)

TOEFL - Paper-Based = 580 (TWE 4.5)

TOEFL - Computer-Based = 237 (TWE 4.5)

TOEFL - internet-Based (iBT) = 92, minimum 20 in all sections

Successful completion of a recognised approved Diploma where the language of instruction was English, as noted above in academic entry criteria.

Except for the English language requirements as stated above, applicants with other equivalent qualifications may be considered on a case-by-case basis, with final approval by the relevant Head of School at RMIT.

RMIT University decisions regarding the admission of applicants to the programs will be final. 

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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 Vietnam you may access the services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. Resources include collections of books, periodicals and other course related materials.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at RIUV: http://library.rmit.edu.vn/

You may also 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:

As a student enrolled in this program you may access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the learning management system Canvas for the Vietnam campus: https://rmit.instructure.com/

Learning services available to you as a student at RMIT

RMIT University Vietnam provides the following resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services available:

  • transitioning to tertiary student learning
  • study skills, academic skills including academic literacy, writing for academic purposes, research, exam preparation and much more
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health and personal matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in community engagement, arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance. 
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