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  • Objectives
    CSU's Bachelor of Industry Computing breaks new ground in enabling IT students to make the most of advantages presented by the digital economy by blending distance education study with real industry experience.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Industry Computing
  • Course description
    About the course

    The Bachelor of Industry Computing has been awarded the prestigious 'Asia/Pacific Regional Best Practice in Advancing Industry Growth through Innovation in Education' by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA).

    The aim of this course is to position students for employment in the IT industry.  This is achieved by providing a course that is current, relevant, integrates IT industry certification in these fields and then provides students with the skills and support required to gain an entry level support position within the IT industry.

    The degree consists of two parts. The first phase over 12 months focuses on giving students the basic  skills required to commence work at an entry level in desktop and network support. The second phase, normally completed while working in the IT industry, supports future promotion into various industry roles, including more advanced support positions, project management and networking and system administration.

    The degree incorporates internationally recognised industry certificates such as Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) and the A+ certificate - a popular vendor-neutral certification held by over 600,000 people.

    Objectives

    Upon completion of the course graduates will be able to:

        * work in an IT organisation at various levels including advanced IT support positions, project management and networking and system administration
        * demonstrate network engineering knowledge and skills
        * obtain industry certifications from vendors such as CompTIA, and Microsoft
        * use problem-solving skills and methodologies when troubleshooting network problems
        * analyse client business and technical requirements and select appropriate internetwork technologies and topologies
        * develop IT business solutions that meet customer objectives for functionality, performance and cost.

    Graduate attributes

    The broad range of subject material covered in the Bachelor of Industry Computing degree should give the graduate a comprehensive understanding of the discipline and appropriate professional knowledge, complemented by the ability to:

        * apply this knowledge in the workplace
        * learn and work independently and collaboratively, by completing individual assignments and group projects
        * write and speak effectively
        * exercise reflective and critical judgement
          and
        * use modern information and communication technologies throughout the course.

    Through study of ITC331 Security, Privacy and Ethics specifically and generally throughout the course, the graduate should also gain:

        * an appreciation of the values of honesty and ethical practice
        * an understanding of social justice, tolerance and cultural diversity
          and
        * a commitment to continuing personal and professional development

    Professionals teaching you

    The course is taught by dedicated professionals with a wide range of industry experience.
    Professional recognition

    The following internationally recognised industry certifications are included as an integral component of the degree:

        * Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
        * Customer Support Specialist (CSS) Certification from the IT Helpdesk Association
        * A+ Certified IT Technician from the Computer Technology Industry Association

    Graduation requirements

    To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 192 points, which includes the completion of 80 points of relevant industry subjects.
    Further information

    Additional information associated with this course is available at the IT Masters dedicated website.

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