Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology

Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning

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Course rules

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology students must complete 300 credit points comprising:

  • 8 Core units (100 credit points)
  • 8 units of study from one of the following Majors: Software Technology, Information Technology, Network Technology (100 credit points)
  • 8 units of other studies (100 credit points) comprising a second major, co-major, minor/s, advanced minor/s or electives

Students also have an opportunity to undertake a WIL Professional Placement.

Students may not complete more than 150 credit points (normally 12 units) at Introductory Level. A unit of study can only be counted once, where units are shared between majors students must choose approved alternate units or an advanced minor where available, where units are shared in a minor students must choose approved alternate units.

Professional PlacementsProfessional Placements are subject to a competitive selection process. International students may be required to change courses in order to complete a placement and should consider visa and extended study duration prior to applying.

Students who undertake a 12-month professional placement are subject to the following course rules and must complete 375 credit points comprising:

  • 8 Core units (100 credit points)
  • 8 units of study from one of the following Majors: Software Technology, Information Technology, Network Technology (100 credit points)
  • 4 units of study from the Professional Placement Co-Major (100 credit points); and
  • 6 units of other studies comprising an Advanced Minor, Minor or electives (75 credit points)

Students who elect to undertake a 6-month professional placement are subject to the following course rules and must complete 337.5 credit points comprising:

  • 8 Core units (100 credit points)
  • 8 units of study from one of the following Majors: Software Technology, Information Technology, Network Technology (100 credit points)
  • 2 units of study from the Professional Placement Minor (50 credit points); and
  • 7 units of other studies comprising an Advanced Minor, Minor or electives (87.5 credit points)

Volume of Learning
The Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology consists of a total 300 credit points. Units normally carry 12.5 credit points (cps.). A standard annual full-time load comprises 100 credit points, and a standard annual part-time load comprises 50 credit points. The volume of learning of the Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology is typically 3 years. For students who complete a Professional Placement the Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology consists of 337.5-375 credit points. Units normally carry 12.5 credit points. A standard annual full-time student load comprises 100 credit points, and a standard part-time load comprises 50 credit points. The volume of learning of the Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology with a 6 month placement is typically 3.5 years. The volume of learning of the Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology with a 12 month placement is typically 4 years.

Maximum Academic Credit

The maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology is 200 credit points (normally 16 units).