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Bachelor of Information Technology – Business Informatics

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  • Objectives
    Business Informatics in today’s world ranges from large scale data warehousing (business and government) to applications and services for mobile phones. A career in BI can involve developing large applications (coding) in teams, designing and administering corporate IT environments. Training people in the correct use of IT systems is another area that Business Informatics graduates are often finding careers in.

    In the Business Informatics major, students will study a core program that provides them with the essential skills required for a professional IT career. This will include developing students’ skills to think critically and analyse problems, essential IT skills in programming, databases and systems design. In addition the Business Informatics major equips its graduates with the additional knowledge and understanding of the business process that will enable them to be well positioned to undertake IT careers in a business environment.

    Students can choose from a range of elective subjects to allow them to follow related interests and develop additional skills.
  • Course description
    Course highlights

    • Opportunities to study the latest technologies in mobile computing, internet applications and business intelligence. Students can gain skills which bridge the gap in the employment market for graduates with IT technical skills and business acumen.

    • Emphasis on professional practise. Opportunities in the final year project to work in a team to produce a product for a commercial client from the local community.

    • Small classes, friendly supportive environment, first class labs, wireless campus, contribute to research projects, ACS meetings (Townsville Campus).


    3 years fulltime or part time * equivalent




    Normal workload expectations are a minimum of 10 hours per week for every subject, including class contact hours, preparation and time spent on assessment tasks.



    Credit points:

    72 credit points o


    Townsville, Cairns,


    Law, Business & the Creative Arts


    February & July



    QTAC code:

    3122061 Townsville; 322261Cairns

    Course code:


    * Duration: Part-time study is available to domestic students only.

    o Credit points: Represent the combined value of individual subjects in a degree. One subject usually constitutes three credit points.

    High performing students, those averaging credits or higher, are encouraged to undertake an Honours degree. Students in honours undertake training in research skills and specialist topic areas as well as completing a personal research project and thesis. Honours subjects are taught by senior academics who are experts in their field.

    Career Opportunities

    A degree in business informatics can lead you into many varied careers. A Business Informatics major can give you the skills to administer the ‘back office’ IT operations in large corporate environments (banks government etc.) For example, roles such as corporate database administration managers. You could also become a systems architect, designing the interoperating IT tools and services that make organizations work. IT management is a large field and employs many IT graduates.

    Possible careers include:

    • IT Managers,

    • Chief Information Officers,

    • IT project managers,

    • Business analysts,

    • e-business managers,

    • Database designers,

    • Information systems architects,

    • Change managers, and

    • Application and software developers
    Joint Degree Opportunities
    Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in a reduced time and can enhance career prospects. At JCU this degree can be combined as a:

    Bachelor of Engineering – Bachelor of Information Technology
    Students shall complete the following:

    Level 1
    CP1200:03 Introduction to Programming I

    CP1300:03 Introduction to Programming II

    CP1500:03 Conceptual modelling

    CP1030:03 IT Fundamentals

    CP1005:03 Business and IT interface

    Plus other IT and business subjects

    Level 2
    CP2013:03 Software Engineering

    CP2010:03 Web Programming

    CP2012:03 Networking

    CP2017:03 Interactive e-business

    Plus elective subjects from business and IT

    Level 3
    CP3301:03 Human Computer Interaction

    CP3302:03 Information Security

    CP3046:03 Project Management I

    CP3047:03 Project Management II

    CP3300:03 Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

    Plus elective subjects from business and IT

    This course information page is intended as a general guide. Information is correct at the time of the last update. Prospective students should contact the University to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice. It is the responsibility of students to confirm the specific details of courses, subjects and enrolment.

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