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Business Information Technology (Professional)

Undergraduate Major

MJRU-BUITP

Major
Business Information Technology (Professional) Major (BCom)
Admission criteria
Guaranteed ATAR 70
Credit
400

Outline

Learn application design and how to implement and manage business systems.

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Work experience

Get involved in the Information Systems Professional Practice program supported by the Australian Computer Society Foundation.

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Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Businesses rely on information systems to obtain, process and output information. They need professionals who can analyse and identify any issues, and propose the best systems solution.

An information technology specialist develops, tests, implements and supports business IT systems and provides desktop or network support for staff.

This major covers a range of areas essential to the growing IT industry. You’ll explore new technology and show your creative flair and eye for technical detail.

You’ll focus on how information technology is used to collect, process and output information in organisations, and gain in-depth knowledge of application design, systems implementation and management. 

The Business Information Technology (Professional) major is comprised of 12 core units to extend your knowledge and meet accreditation requirements of the Australian Computer Society.

The Business Information Technology (Professional) major can be studied alongside a specialisation/minor, four elective units or as a double major with Business Information Systems (Professional) with accreditation by the Australian Computer Society.

This major sits within the Bachelor of Commerce degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Bachelor of Commerce.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Why study

  • You can undertake industry project work, network with professionals and gain other practical experience.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia has partnered with Curtin to offer internships to students who have completed 200 credits or more of their commerce degree. These internships will give you credit towards your degree, increase your industry experience and put you in direct contact with leading professionals.

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

This major is accredited by the Australian Computer Society

Career information

Careers

  • Business analyst
  • IT auditor
  • IT manager
  • Project manager
  • Systems analyst
  • Programmer Analyst

Industries

  • Banking
  • Business and management
  • Government
  • Resources
  • Technology

What you'll learn

  • use collaborative technology to appreciate and support international organisation standards and relevant international infrastructure and software development standards
  • recognise the range of potential impacts of information technologies on users and design systems technologies appropriate for a diverse user base
  • ensure ethical practices in areas including but not limited to privacy and information security; demonstrate professional behaviours whilst employing best practice in independent and collaborative environments
  • apply current information technology principles that support business operations by providing an appropriate and effective technological base to build upon
  • apply system development analytical techniques to develop innovative technologies appropriate to a range of business organisations
  • evaluate and synthesise a range of system development tools and platforms; languages and environments to select appropriate technology
  • effectively communicate system requirements; document and implement details
  • use and evaluate a variety of appropriate technologies
  • continue to utilise emerging technologies; independently recognise, apply and appreciate new methodologies and their practical application to business innovations and solutions

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 6.5

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

Other requirements and notes for this course


In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

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

Please view the Bachelor of Commerce degree for indicative fees.

How to apply

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  • Curtin course code: MJRU-BUITP
  • Last updated on: November 20, 2020