Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This course offers a sound education in all aspects of computing and information technology for students who intend to make a career in the profession, as well as providing a pathway to honours, postgraduate study or a research career. This course adopts a practice-based approach to IT education and the course content is a mix of theory and practice. As well as gaining strong technical skills in IT, students gain skills in business analysis, problem solving, teamwork and communication. Employers look for graduates with industry experience and, in this course, students are exposed to real IT problems. UTS: Information Technology continues to support part-time study and some subjects can be taken in the evening as well as during the day.
Students are required to complete 144 credit points, comprising 48 credit points of core subjects, 48 credit points of one compulsory IT major and 48 credit points of electives.
- Business information systems
- Computer and data analytics
- Enterprise systems development
- Internetworking and applications
Standard entry requirements
- Australian Year 12 qualification, AQF Diploma, or equivalent qualification at the required level. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.0 overall with a writing score of 6.0
- Or TOEFL: paper based: 500-549 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 60-78 overall with a writing score of 21
- Or AE5: Pass
- Or PTE: 50-57
- Or CAE: 169-175. Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place. International students: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances. Assumed knowledge Mathematics and any two units of English. HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and English Advanced are recommended.
Australian Computer Society
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 at least 24 credit points of credit recognition. There are also articulations with this course with institutions in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. Details are available from the Building 10 Student Centre. Industrial training is available as a separate course. Students enrol into the Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice once they have secured suitable full-time employment in the IT industry. This incorporates a minimum of nine months' full-time paid work experience with four supporting subjects at UTS. Full-time students normally undertake industrial training after completing Year 2.
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This course is only offered to new international students. Local students in an existing UTS course may be able to transfer into it. Local applicants now apply for the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice, which includes the industry training year and provides a comprehensive preparation for a career in IT.