University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Bachelor of Information Technology / Bachelor of Business

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00099F

This course is offered jointly by UTS: Information Technology and UTS: Business and is awarded with two testamurs. The information technology component provides a sound education in all aspects of computing and information technology for students who intend to make a career in the profession. The business component provides students with the knowledge, competencies and values necessary for fulfilling an effective career in business. Graduates with solid IT skills who also understand business operations are in strong demand in industry. This combined program allows students to gain two degrees, leading towards a career in business IT operations in only four years.


Students are required to complete 192 credit points, comprising 96 credit points of study in business and 96 credit points of study in information technology. In the business component, students must complete eight foundation core subjects (6 credit points each) and a business major (48 credit points). In the information technology component, students must complete eight foundation core subjects (6 credit points each) and an IT major (48 credit points). The course duration is four years of full-time study. Some subjects may be offered in an optional Summer session so that students can fast-track their studies.


  • Accounting
  • Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • International business
  • Human resource management
  • Economics
  • Marketing communication

Standard entry requirements

  • Australian Year 12 qualification or equivalent. Assumed knowledge: Mathematics and any 2 units of English
  • Recommended: Mathematics Extension 1 and English Advanced. Non-current school leavers are advised to complete the employment question on their UAC application and provide supporting statements of employment to UAC as bonus points may be awarded on the basis of relevant work experience. English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0
  • Or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21
  • Or AE5: Pass
  • Or PTE: 58-64
  • Or CAE: 176-184.


Graduates are eligible for professional-level membership of the Australian Computer Society. Students who complete the Accounting major may be eligible for membership of CPA Australia and/or the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. For any other certifications, refer to the Bachelor of Business.

Study pathways

Students who have previously undertaken study at a university or other recognised tertiary education institutions may be eligible for some academic credit recognition (subject to the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology's approval). Students who gain entry through the UTS INSEARCH pathway are eligible for 48 credit points of credit recognition. Students who have completed a relevant diploma at TAFE NSW may be eligible for credit recognition if subjects previously completed are equivalent to existing UTS subjects. Details are available from the Building 10 Student Centre.

Further information

Industrial training is available as an additional year and students enrol into the Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice once they have secured suitable full-time employment. This incorporates a minimum of nine months full-time work experience with four supporting subjects at UTS. Full-time students normally undertake the industrial training after completing Year 3. International students can work full-time for the duration of the diploma. Students interested in research and who excel in their studies are eligible to undertake one additional full-time year of study in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology or the Bachelor of Business (Honours). The honours year is also available on a part-time basis over two years.

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