About Information Technology
IT is a field of study that provides students with future job opportunities and allows the freedom to express creativity and technical talents in a range of new and ever changing mediums.
Increase your versatility and employability with multidisciplinary skills in areas such as graphic design, interface design, usability, information architecture, web development, database development, programming and project management.
Cultivate the generic skills that are demanded by today's employers, such as interpersonal communication, teamwork, conflict-resolution, time-management, problem-solving, critical thinking and creativity.
CQUniversity IT degrees will prepare you for a career in this exciting, fast-moving industry.
A career in Information Technology (IT) is fast-paced, challenging and dynamic. IT specialists are sought after in nearly every business or organisation and in a range of employment fields from finance, medicine, arts, education, the military, manufacturing to high-tech business. Job opportunities exist in Internet/web development, network/communication technology, programming, video gaming, data entry, systems analyst, database management, multimedia, data communications expert, software developer, computer technician or security officer.
Program structure for new students commencing from 2008
Students will be able to construct their program based on the prescribed requirements. Students must complete a total of 24 courses, comprising:
* 12 compulsory courses;
* 1 specialisation (4 courses); and
* 8 electives.
At the discretion of the Dean, a student may graduate by completing all compulsory courses and an approved program of electives that includes 2 or more Advanced IT elective courses.
CQ18 - Bachelor of Information Technology
12 compulsory courses:
Course Code Course Name
COIS13064 Information Systems Project Management
COIT11118 Conceptual Foundations of Computing
COIT11134 Java Programming
COIT11222 Visual Programming
COIT11223 Ethics and Social Issues
COIT11224 Computing Systems
COIT11225 Data Communications
COIT11226 Systems Development A
COIT12137 Objects and Data Structures
COIT12167 Database Use and Design
COIT12200 Systems Development B
COMM11003 Professional and Technical Communication
2 specialisations are available:
Course Code Course Name
Network Services (choose 4 of 5 courses):
COIT13152 Operating Systems
COIT13146 Systems Administration
COIT13211 Information Security
COIT13228 Managing & Securing Networks
Application Development (choose 4 of 5 courses):
COIS12036 Human-Computer Interaction
COIT12144 Algorithms and Data Structures
COIT13143 Database Application Development
COIT13224 Internet Application Development
COIT13229 Applied Distributed Systems
Rules governing electives:
* electives may include general electives from other CQUniversity degrees;
* no more than 6 elective courses may be taken outside the Faculty of Business and Informatics;
* no more than 4 electives may be Level 1 courses.