Bachelor of Information Technology (Big Data and Analytics)

Federation University Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00103D

Big data is utilised to make informed decisions in business. Learning skills to identify interpret and analyse data trends makes our graduates job ready and in demand upon graduation. Learn appropriate methods and tools that are applied to retrieve transform organise visualise and analyse data and study areas such as information and data analysis allowing you to discover and quantify patterns using statistics statistical inference regression analysis. You may also complete the SAS undergraduate joint certificate program (JCP) curriculum in data analytics and visualisation. SAS software gives you the tools and opportunity to excel in using and applying SAS technologies to solve real-world business problems. Achieving the JCP gives you a competitive advantage as you move into a career in data analytics. In final year you will undertake a project analysing large data sets. You may uncover hidden patterns unknown correlations market trends customer preferences and other useful business information. Your analytical findings can lead to marketing that is more effective new revenue opportunities better customer service improved operational efficiency competitive advantages over rival organisations and other business benefits


This course consists of 360 credit points. Students will complete 20 core units, and 4 elective units, and a zero credit point IT Professional Engagement unit.


  • Communications and technology
  • Understanding the digital revolution
  • IT problem solving
  • Networking and security
  • Big data & analytics
  • Cloud and enterprise computing
  • Mobile development fundamentals
  • game development fundamentals
  • Systems modelling, Web design
  • Data analytics
  • Data modelling
  • IT project management techniques
  • Big data management
  • User experience
  • Business analytics and decision support
  • Project
  • IT professional engagement
  • Professionalism and entrepreneurship
  • Data visualisation.

Standard entry requirements

Entry requirements (year 12)Admissions Criteria for current Year 12 students and recent secondary graduates (the past 2 years)PrerequisitesUnits 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English.This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations.Guaranteed ATARThis course has a guaranteed ATAR.If you meet the course pre-requisites and any ‘Essential Requirements for Admission’, we will guarantee you a place in this course with this ATAR. We use the adjusted ATAR, factoring in subject adjustments and SEAS as detailed below.Subject AdjustmentsA study score of 35 in any Humanities, any Information Technology or any Mathematics equals 3 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 5 points.SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme)Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the Special Entry Access Schemes (SEAS). Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, a SEAS application may provide support for your course application.Entry requirements (non year 12)Admission criteria for applicants with a Higher Education StudyThis course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.Compulsory: Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as Federation Access Studies (FAST).Admission criteria for applications with a Vocational Education and Training studyThis course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.Compulsory: Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher.Admission criteria for applications with work and life experienceApplicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies will not be eligible for entry into this course. Applicants in this category should consider a pathway such as Federation Access Studies (FAST).


This course holds Professional Level accreditation with the Australian Computer Society (ACS). Students can be awarded the SAS? Undergraduate joint certificate in Data Analytics and Visualization on successful completion of the required units.

Study pathways

Credit will be considered if students have successfully completed higher education or TAFE studies. Advanced standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications. If students are seeking alternate entry into the Bachelor of Information Technology they can consider applying for the following programs: Bachelor of Information Technology; Diploma of Information Technology; Diploma of Digital Media Technologies; Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST) Program; Enrol in single units (courses): ITECH1101 IT Problem Solving (Semester 1) and ITECH1103 Big Data And Analytics (Semester 2). Re-apply with credit to the Bachelor of Information Technology for the next semester. Students can progress to the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) as a prelude to a higher degree in research or a professional qualification. International: Academic IELTS with an Overall score of 6.0, with no bands less than 5.5, or equivalent.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Berwick International: $79,050 Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) International: $79,050 Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
Online International: $79,050 No
  • Online/Off-campus : 3 years

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