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  • Objectives
    The Bachelor of Information Technology (Co-op) provides a distinguished bachelors degree in IT that enables students to acquire valuable experience through a paid, supervised, industry placement. Students normally undertake industry placement following the successful completion of two years (4 terms) of study. Industry placements are typically of six months duration. Courses in the first two years of the program provide the student with a solid grounding in the core body of IT knowledge and skills. Courses in the last two years of the program allow the student to choose an area of specialisation in preparation for employment or further studies.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Information Technology (Co-op)
  • Course description

    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.


    Career Opportunities

    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

    Students are required to complete:

        * 12 core courses;
        * 2 industry placement courses;
        * 1 specialisation (4 courses); and
        * 8 electives.


    12 core 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

    Industry placement courses
    COIT13221     Industry Placement Part A
    COIT13222     Industry Placement Part B

    2 specialisations are available:
    Course Code     Course Name

    Network Services (choose 4 of 5 courses)
    COIT13146     Systems Administration
    COIT13147     Networks
    COIT13152     Operating Systems
    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
    8 electives

    A maximum of 4 electives may be taken at Level 1.

    No more than 6 electives may be taken outside the Faculty of Business and Informatics.


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