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 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. Students must nominate a Computer Science and Networking Minor or choose 5 subjects from any JCU Brisbane undergraduate program.

The program of 24 subjects is made up of:

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

Core Subjects

  • Fundamentals of Problem Solving and Programming I
  • Internet Fundamentals
  • Design Thinking
  • Programming II
  • Web Design and Development
  • Preparatory Mathematics
  • Information Processing and Visualisation
  • Database Modelling
  • Collective Intelligence and Entrepreneurship
  • Programming III
  • Design Thinking and Creative IT Industries
  • Network Security
  • e-Strategic Management
  • Content Management Systems
  • Data Mining
  • Information Security
  • Design Thinking and Project Management
  • Mobile Computing
  • Professional Internship
    Multidisciplinary Project
    Independent Project

Computer Science and Networking Minor Subjects

  • Introductory Machine Learning and Data Science
  • Network Forensics and Data Communications
  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • 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