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ASSOCIATE DEGREE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - CRICOS CODE – 066955C

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES & OVERVIEW

The Associate Degree of Information Technology is an innovative course designed with input from major IT industry partners.

Upon successful completion of this course, you should:

  • have achieved industry recognised qualifications;

  • have the foundation to become leaders in the IT field;

  • be able to understand the impact of technological change;

  • be familiar with the latest developments in information technology;

  • be able to deal with variables of information technology in organisations that operate in complex, changing and turbulent environments;

  • possess the necessary academic qualifications and have developed attitudes to pursue further academic and vocational studies that will enable you to adapt to a changing and complex work environment;

  • be able to appreciate not only current usage of IT in business and industry environments, but also trends in computing; and

  • be able to analyse, design and implement up-to-date computer- based systems including those related to internet technology, multimedia and web-based applications.

The course is based on a number of core units, which cover the fundamentals of information technology, such as World Wide Web (WWW) technology, design techniques for multimedia and the internet, programming, software engineering, electronic data interchange, networks and project management. Alternatively, more business units can easily be taken in order to pursue a more commercial stream. The focus is on fundamental concepts which enable you to become a skilled IT professional and to facilitate the opportunity of continuous learning; graduates are accepted into the Bachelor of Information Technology or Bachelor of Information Technology (Business Systems) with two years advanced standing. These core units are complemented by elective studies.

There is a balance between specific knowledge of particular development tools (languages, operating systems, development environments) and general lifelong learning skills which ensure that graduates are able to remain at the forefront of this vibrant and rapidly developing sector.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

As a graduate of this course you should qualify for accreditation by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) at the Associate level, and having had a study of management practices and information systems will be ready for a career. This, together with courses such as Professional Development, gives you an awareness of ethics and social responsibility so that you can be attuned and engaged to make valuable contributions to communities on all scales.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Required proficiency in English – Overall IE TS band score of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5

  • Successful completion of Australian Year 12 High School examination, or overseas equivalent

  • At least 18 years of age at the time of the student’s proposed commencement of studies at the university

FEES AUD $7500 per semester PROGRAM DURATION 2 years or 4 semesters PROGRAM STRUCTURE The course consists of 16 units and is two years full-time.

10 core units and 6 elective units make up the course structure. The core units are designed to cover the material that you will need to appreciate, in order to become an IT professional. Elective units may be chosen from any area, and may form a sequence within the course.

Year 1 Semester 1

ITECH1000 ITECH1001

ITECH1002

Programming 1 Communication & Technology

Network Operating Systems Business or Computing Elective

Semester 2 ITECH1006 ITECH2100 ITECH1005 ITECH1004

Database Management Systems Programming 2 or Business Information Systems Introduction to Multimedia Business or Computing Elective

Year 2 Semester 3 ITECH2106 ITECH3215

Webpage & Multimedia Design Information Security Elective Elective

Semester 4 ITECH3203 ITECH3213

Professional Development Introduction to IT Project Management Elective Elective

  • As they are subject to staff availability, there is no guarantee that every course will be offered in any particular semester.

  • All courses are subject to change through the processes of regular program revision.

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