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  • Objectives
    The Bachelor of Information Technology is designed to equip students for professional careers within the IT industry or with other IT intensive organisations including government departments and business enterprises.
  • Practical experience
    Work Experience & Internships Some students without practical workplace experience, or with workplace experience in a field different from their studies, choose to undertake an internship as part of their degree. This intensely practical professional development approach fosters graduates who are ready, willing and able to hit the ground running and make an immediate impact in the workplace.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Course description
    Majors

    Students must complete one of the approved majors from the following areas:

        * Information Systems
        * Management of Technology
        * Distributed Systems and Web Applications
        * Software Systems

    Enrolment

    International Students: To fulfil your student visa requirements, you’ll need to enrol in 40cp per semester. Domestic Students: You have the option of undertaking either 30 or 40cp per semester.

    Bond’s teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.
    Professional Outcomes

    The Bachelor of Information Technology provides students with the knowledge and skills essential
    to becoming a multi-skilled IT professional capable of contributing at a high level working in areas spanning technology development through to strategic planning and business process management and modelling.
    Graduates have a range of career paths open to them and could be employed in roles such as business consultant, systems and business analyst and programmer, networked applications developer, solutions and enterprise architect, researcher, project leader, process and client manager and IT educator.
    Opportunities for more senior roles such as chief information officer or chief technology officer may arise as skills and experience develop.

    Careers

        * Chief Information Officer
        * Chief Technology Officer
        * Business Consultant
        * Computer Engineer
        * Systems Analyst and Programmer
        * Multimedia Developer
        * Network Manager
        * Solutions Architect
        * Researcher
        * Project Leader
        * IT Educator

    Professional Recognition

    The Bachelor of Information Technology is accredited at the Professional level by the Australian Computer Society (ACS)

    Combined Degrees

    Students can combine this degree with any other undergraduate degree at Bond (except Medicine) to suit their professional and personal interests. Bond's three-semester academic year allows students to complete two degrees in the same time it would take to complete just one degree at other universities (dependant upon degree combination).

    Course Structure
    Core Subjects

    Every Bachelor degree student at Bond is required to complete at least one subject from each of the following four discipline clusters
    Communication (1)

        * Communication Skills
        * Public Speaking

    Outcomes: To communicate effectively in writing, speaking and visual; to understand the nature of communication processes and sources of difficulty in communication.
    Information Technology (1)

        * Business Applications of IT

    Outcomes: To work effectively with contemporary information technology; to evaluate critically the current and future role of computing technology in the storage, retrieval and processing of information.
    Values (1)

        * Cultural and Ethical Values
        * Contemporary Issues in Law and Society

    Outcomes: To appreciate the foundation of moral, ethical and social theories and their relevance to issues of public concern and debate; to use theoretical ideas in formulating arguments about how particular issues should be resolved.
    Organisations (1)

        * Strategic Management
        * Entrepreneurship

    Outcomes: To appreciate the natural, dynamic and strategic positioning of organisations within their environments; to appreciate the nature of effective work in groups.
    Foundation subjects (8)

        * Introduction to Programming
        * Information Systems Development
        * Database Management
        * Web Applications
        * Analytical Toolkit
        * Networks and Applications
        * Industry Project
        * Principles of Project Management

    Discipline Majors (5)

    Students may complete 5 subjects to form a major from one of the following areas of specialisation:
    DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS AND WEB APPLICATIONS

        * Application Development Environments
        * Distributed Systems and Web Applications
        * Semantic Web
        * Mobility
        * Middleware

    INFORMATION SYSTEMS

        * E-Business
        * Advanced Database
        * Business Systems and Processes
        * Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing
        * Systems Design

    MANAGEMENT

        * Managing Change
        * Strategic IS Management
        * Business Processes/IT in Operations
        * Technology Management
        * Security and Assurance

    SOFTWARE SYSTEMS

        * Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms
        * Introduction to Software Engineering
        * Modular Programming
        * Developing and Deploying Large Systems
        * Modelling and Validating Systems

    A General Major of any 5 subjects satisfying the degree regulations may also be taken. A minimum of three 300 level subjects must be undertaken in a General Major.
    Double Majors, for example Information Systems and Management, or Distributed Systems and Web Applications and Software Systems are encouraged.
    IT ELECTIVES (5)

    Student not undertaking a double major must choose 5 further IT subjects from any offered by the School of Information Technology.
    Electives (2)

    2 Further subjects may be selected from the undergraduate subjects offered from any Faculty/School within the university to complete the 24 necessary for graduation.


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