Bachelor of Accounting and Business Information Technology (Professional)

Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning

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Course rules

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Accounting and Business Information Technology students must complete 400 credit points comprising of:

  • Eight (8) Core Units of study (100 credit points)
  • Eight (8) units of study in the Accounting Major (100 credit points)
  • Eight (8) units of study in the Business Technology Major (100 credit points)
  • Four [4] units of study in the Professional Placement Co-Major (100 credit points)

Students have the option of 2 x 6-month placements or 1 x 12-month placement.

The same unit cannot be counted more than once. Where there are overlaps in units, the 400 credit points of study must be made up of additional units of study as directed by the Course Director.

Academic Progress – Special Requirements

In addition to the standard academic progress rules, the BABIT(Prof) course has the following additional academic progress rules which are established in accordance with Academic Courses Regulation 62(2):

1. A student is classified as 'at risk' of unsatisfactory progress if they:

(a) Fail any unit of study

(b) are unsuccessful in securing a Professional Placement two months before Week 1 of their final year of study

(c) Behave in a manner that breaches the Swinburne Student Charter whilst on a professional placement

2. A student is classified as 'unsatisfactory progress' and will be required to ‘show cause’ if they:

(a) fail any unit of study in the next Progress Review period after being classified as being 'at risk'

(b) Fail a Professional Placement or Work Experience in Industry unit

(c) Have their professional placement terminated early by an industry partner. In the case of early termination of an industry placement by an industry partner, the student will be deemed as having 'unsatisfactory progress' and a progress review hearing may be convened within 2 weeks of the cessation of the placement.

(d) are unsuccessful in securing a Professional Placement two months before Week 1 of their final semester of study


Students who are identified as having unsatisfactory progress will be subject to the show cause provisions in the Progress Review section of the Academic Progress Policy.

Maximum Academic Credit
The maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Bachelor of Accounting and Business Information Technology (Professional) is 150 credit points (normally 12 units)