Federation University Australia

Bachelor of Information Technology (Big Data and Analytics)

Federation University Australia

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

There is a real need for people who have the skills to identify, interpret and analyse trends from the collected data. Study areas such as information and data analysis,allowing you to discover and quantify patterns using statistics, statistical inference, regression analysis, and machine learning. Develop technical knowledge on a rangeof topics including statistics, statistical inference, high performance computing and visualisation.


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


  • 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

  • Year 12 - Prerequisites Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English
  • ATAR. Non Year 12 - 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 the Federation University Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST)
  • Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher
  • Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant experience to strengthen their application.Academic IELTS with an Overall score of 6.0, with no band less than 5.5, or equivalent.


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

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: $75,300 Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) International: $75,300 Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years

Further information

Further information: study.federation.edu.au

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