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  • Objectives
    This program will develop: * knowledge in specialist areas of computing; * skills which are fundamental to research; and * competence in the communication of knowledge and ideas, both orally and in reports. The entry requirement is a Bachelor of Information Technology degree or Bachelor of Informatics degree passed at distinction level or higher, or a qualification deemed equivalent. Students may be required to undertake preliminary study in the current Bachelor of Information Technology undergraduate program before commencing the Honours program.
  • Entry requirements
    The entry requirement is a Bachelor of Information Technology degree or Bachelor of Informatics degree passed at distinction level or higher, or a qualification deemed equivalent. Students may be required to undertake preliminary study in the current Bachelor of Information Technology undergraduate program before commencing the Honours program.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)
  • Course description
    Information Technology (IT)

    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.

    CQU IT degrees will prepare you for a career in this exciting, fast-moving industry.

    Career Opportunities

    An honours degree provides the opportunity to continue undergraduate studies at a higher level, specialising in a particular area of interest.  An honours degree is a rigorous and scholarly program of further study, which develops a student's ability to generate new knowledge and distill new ideas out of existing knowledge.  Candidates with honours are particularly sought after by employers and can choose from more interesting research and development positions because of their extra skills and proven abilities.  It can also provide a pathway to research higher degree study.  Completing an honours degree involves an additional full-time year of study (or the equivalent) following completion of a bachelor program, or alternatively additional study with a research element included in the final year or years of a bachelor program.

    Program Structure

    The Honours program consists of the equivalent of 3 coursework courses and an Honours thesis (project).  Students should discuss and arrange course selection with the course advisor to ensure their course selection reflects a coherent theme.

    Full-time students
    Course Code     Course Name
    COIS20079     Research Methods
    COIT19171     Honours Informatics Project/Thesis A
    COIT19174     Informatics Topic A
    COIT19176     Informatics Topic B
    Part-time students
    Course Code     Course Name
    Year 1
    COIS20079     Research Methods
    COIT19174     Informatics Topic A
    COIT19176     Informatics Topic B

    Content for Informatics Topics B to be chosen from:

        * Advanced Machine Intelligence
        * Computer Human Interaction
        * Multimedia Design and Development
        * Data Modelling
        * Formal Methods Topics in Graphics, Electronic Commerce, Informations Systems, Health Informatics or other relevant guided reading topic.

    One of Informatics Topics A and B can be replaced by an equivalent credit course at appropriate level from this or any other university.
    Part-time students
    Course Code     Course Name
    Year 2
    COIT19172     Honours Informatics Project/Thesis B
    COIT19173     Honours Informatics Project/Thesis C

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