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Bachelor of Information Technology

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Course overview

This course brings together the knowledge and skills that are essential for professional IT careers along with subjects in interactive visualisation, games, big data and data mining, interactive 2D/3D graphics and web technologies, mobile technologies, programming and design thinking, and programming.

Bachelor of Information Technology graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate essential knowledge for a career in technology related professions and practice;
  • Synthesise industry standard and underlying principles and concepts for decision making;
  • Critically evaluate data & resources in the context or relevant academic literature;
  • Apply critical thinking to address IT related issues;
  • Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively

This course is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). Graduates are eligible to apply to join the ACS.

As an IT student, you will be entitled to memberships with two professional bodies: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Singapore Computer Society (SCS).

Campus
Singapore
Start dates
March, July, November
Duration
2 years full time
Study mode
On campus

Subjects

Course Structure

3 trimesters per year (normally 4 subjects per trimester)

Study Program

This course is composed of 24 subjects including core subjects and elective as per the study plan.

Core Subjects

  • Fundamentals of Problem Solving and Programming
  • Internet Fundamentals
  • Design Thinking
  • Programming I
  • Prepatory Mathematics
  • Web Design and Development
  • Information Processing and Management
  • Database Modelling
  • Collective Intelligence and Social Networks
  • Programming II
  • Information Visualisation
  • Design Thinking and Creative IT Industries
  • e-Strategic Management
  • Content Management Systems
  • Data Mining
  • Information Security
  • Design Thinking and Project Management
  • Mobile Computing
  • Professional Internship or Multi-Disciplinary Project or Independent Project

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  • a minor or elective subjects offered
    (Students may choose a minor: 'Computer Science and Networking' or 'Human Computer Interaction and Games Design' and electives to complete the course requirements).

For a comprehensive listing and outline of the respective course subjects, please click here.

Eligibility & Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • The entrance requirements differ from country to country but in general applicants must have satisfactorily completed 12 years of schooling or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of the James Cook University Foundation Program will also satisfy the entrance requirement.

For further information email admissions-singapore@jcu.edu.au

English Requirements

  • IELTS 6.0 (no component lower than 6.0)/TOEFL iBT 79 (with minimum writing score of 19) and above; or
  • Satisfactory completion ofJames Cook University English Language Preparatory Program (ELPP).
  • Students who have successfully completed 2 years of full-time study in English medium may satisfy the English Language Requirement

Advanced Standing

  • Advanced standing of up to 8 subjects will be granted upon successful completion of James Cook University Diploma of Higher Education (Information Technology) program.
  • Credit exemption of up to 16 subjects may be granted for students with relevant qualifications from recognised institutions.

Application Procedures

Prospective students can click here to find out more about enrolment, courses available and application procedures and forms.

Attendance Requirements

International students holding a valid Student’s Pass are required to attend at least 90% of scheduled classes per month. Failure to attend classes is a breach of the student visa conditions. Being absent from classes for a continuous period of seven days or more, or attendance falling below 90% without valid reasons will result in the student needing to surrender their Student's Pass for cancellation.

Domestic students must attend at least 75% of the scheduled lecture and tutorial activities to be eligible for assessment.

Career Outcomes

Graduates will have the expertise to pursue exciting careers as project manager, network administrator and designer, system analyst, software developer, application developer, IT researcher, IT manager, system administrator, multimedia developer, game designer/tester/reviewer, simulation designer, enterprise architect, consultant, story boarder, web designer, and mobile app developer.

Tuition Fees

Domestic* International
S$51,360 S$53,928

*Fees apply to all Singapore residents (Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and all pass holders excluding those holding a Student Pass)

Note: All course fees include prevailing 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST)

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Note: International students in Singapore on a Student Pass are not permitted to work. For more information please visit http://www.ica.gov.sg.

James Cook University is EduTrust Certified. The EduTrust certification scheme is administered by the Committee for Private Education (CPE), a part of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG). EduTrust requires all students to be covered under a Fee Protection Scheme. In James Cook University, this is provided through an insurance protection scheme. Further, EduTrust also requires that the students must be covered under a medical insurance coverage which has provision for hospitalisation, surgery and treatment costs throughout their course duration. James Cook University will advise in the Standard Student Contract the total amount of insurance payable.

For more details please visit the Committee for Private Education (CPE), a part of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) website: www.cpe.gov.sg

Disclaimer
Although James Cook University endeavours to ensure the accuracy of this information, there is no guarantee it will remain accurate all year. Applicants are advised to confirm program details with the appropriate school before making an application.