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Information Technology

Bachelor Degree

B-INFTEC

Course
Bachelor of Information Technology
Admission criteria
Guaranteed ATAR 70
CRICOS
0100818
Duration
3 years full-time
Credit
600
Location
Curtin Perth, Curtin University Dubai, Curtin University Malaysia

Outline

This course covers fundamental programming and security skills of modern computing and computer networks.

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Cutting-edge

Graduate ready to work in environments where research and discovery abound.

Professional recognition

Graduates can apply for accreditation from the Australian Computer Society.

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020.

This course covers fundamental programming and security skills of modern computing and computer networks, specialising in various aspects of distributed computing.

You will use Python as a tool for learning network and other programming. Linux skills are taught throughout the course, starting with the basics and progressing to advanced topics.

Graduates of the course will have sound knowledge of computer systems and processes involved in software development and maintenance.

This degree is designed to prepare you for careers in high-demand areas of computing. Accordingly, Curtin works closely with industry partners both to optimise course content and provide final-year placement opportunities to suitable students.

Students who perform well in the first year of this course can apply to transfer to the Bachelor of Computing course. Students who perform exceptionally well can apply to transfer to the Bachelor of Advanced Science (Computing) course, although acceptance is not automatic. In both cases, full credits are transferred to the new course.

See our handbook for more course information.

Why study

This degree is designed to prepare you for careers in high-demand areas of computing.

How this course will make you industry ready

Curtin works closely with industry partners both to optimise course content and provide final-year student placement opportunities.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

Professional recognition

Graduates can apply for accreditation from the Australian Computer Society.

Career information

Careers

  • Computer programmer
  • IT professional
  • Computer security professional
  • Software engineer/developer

Industries

  • Applications and software development
  • Cyber security
  • IT analysis

Further study

What you'll learn

  • apply computer networking concepts to develop solutions and protect systems related to information technology
  • evaluate information technologies in a manner that is appropriate for a given problem and think critically and creatively to generate innovative and optimum theoretical and practical solutions
  • identify, evaluate and synthesise information from a range of technology sources to optimise the process of network design and implementation
  • document information technology activities and artefacts and communicate them in written and oral form to both technical and non-technical audiences and communicate effectively in ways appropriate to the audience and purpose
  • effectively use new and existing technologies, recognising their advantages and limitations
  • sustain intellectual curiosity by updating their knowledge, engage in continuous training and research, and take control of their own learning and development
  • recognise and apply IEEE/ACM/ACS standards and best practice in process software design and development
  • contribute to society using technology in an ethical, legal, and socially responsible manner

Entry requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.0

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Cut-off scores

Please note: The cut-off scores below are for 2020 only.

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
HKDSE 15
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India (CBSE) 60%
India (HSC) 65%
Sri Lanka 5

Please select a country above.

Essential course prerequisites

Mathematics. Calculus is desirable.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: +61 8 9266 5888

CRL search

Fees & charges

International student indicative fees for 2020

Fee year: 2020

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $16,200*
Total indicative course fee $97,600*
Indicative year 1 fee $32,200*

Fee year: 2021

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $17,100*
Total indicative course fee $99,500*
Indicative year 1 fee $33,400*

The fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. The indicative tuition fee is subject to an annual tuition fee increase of up to 5 per cent and may be subject to legislative change.

The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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On Campus

Semester 1 and Semester 2

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On Campus

Semester 2A, Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

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On Campus

Semester 1 and Semester 2

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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  • Curtin course code: B-INFTEC
  • CRICOS code: 0100818
  • Last updated on: September 24, 2020