Bachelor of Information Technology

JCU Brisbane’s Bachelor of Information Technology brings together the knowledge and technical skills that are essential when you’re ready to make a start in your professional IT career. You’ll learn about Cyber-Security, Networking, Interactive Visualisation, Big Data and Data Mining, Data Science, Web Technologies, Mobile Technologies, Programming, Design Thinking and a lot more.

You’ll also have the opportunity to apply your skills to real-life business projects through an industry placement or project – so you’ll be building your CV while you study. The projects you’ll work on will give you genuine workplace skills and you’ll be contributing to the industry too.

Graduates are eligible to become an Associate Member of the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

CRICOS Course Code: 010438J

Course Structure
The Bachelor of Information Technology is comprised of 24 subjects in total.

The program of 24 subjects is made up of:

  • Core [Nineteen (19) subjects] +
  • Electives [Five (5) subjects] from any JCU Brisbane undergraduate program
    OR
  • a Minor [Four (4) specified subjects] + [One (1) elective from any JCU Brisbane undergraduate program]

Core Subjects

  • Level 1

    CP1401 Fundamentals of Problem Solving and Programming I

    CP1402 Internet Fundamentals

    CP1403 Design Thinking

    CP1404 Programming II

    CP1406 Web Design and Development

    MA1020 Preparatory Mathematics or MA1000 Mathematical Foundations

    Level 2

    CP2403 Information Processing and Visualisation

    CP2404 Database Modelling

    CP2405 Collective Intelligence and Entrepreneurship

    CP2406 Programming III

    CP2408 Design Thinking and Creative IT Industries

    CP2414 Network Security

    Level 3

    CP3401 e-Strategic Management

    CP3402 Content Management Systems

    CP3403 Data Mining

    CP3404 Information Security

    CP3405 Design Thinking and Project Management

    CP3406 Mobile Computing

    CP3101 Professional Internship or CP3102 Multidisciplinary Project or CP3103 Independent Project

Computer Science and Networking Minor Subjects

  • CP1407 Introductory Machine Learning and Data Science
  • CP2409 Network Forensics and Data Communications
  • CP2410 Algorithms and Data Structures
  • CP3407 Advanced Software Engineering

Standard Trimester: 8 (2.5 Years)

Subject Total: 24

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When graduating from JCU Brisbane with a B Bus, students will be exposed to an exciting career scope. As a B Bus graduate, you will be prepared to work in a variety of settings – from small business and community organisations to multinational companies and large scale industries.

Potential Career Options

  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Software Developer
  • Computer Systems Engineer
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Web developer
  • Software Quality Assurance (QA) Tester
  • IT Security Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Systems Analyst