Bachelor of Information Technology

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Information Technology is an award at AQF Level 7. It is a tightly integrated specialist degree with both a theoretical and practical focus that prepares graduates for careers in information technology. There is an emphasis on career-focused learning and developing technological understanding and skills that are in high demand worldwide.

The degree first develops the core knowledge and understanding required by all IT professionals and then provides for a choice of specialist study in two high-demand areas of Information Technology - Application Development and Cyber Security.

The Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs) scaffold to develop the Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) and together these learning outcomes progressively ensure the GBC Graduate Attributes and ensure graduates meet the requirements of IT professionals as expressed through the Seoul Accord, the ACS Core Body of Knowledge for IT Professionals, and the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA).

To satisfy the requirements of the Bachelor of Information Technology, a student must successfully complete 300 credit points, or 24 subjects. The Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) is a specialist degree with both a theoretical and practical focus that aims to develop technological understanding and skills that are in high demand worldwide.

Course duration: 3 years full-time

6 years part-time
Course fee: $54,000
Campus Location: Level 2, Suite 4B, 5A, 5B & 6A, 1-17

Elsie Street, Burwood NSW 2134
Delivery Mode: Full-time

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AQF Level 7

Course Structure

Number of Subjects:24 Number of core subjects20
Credit points per subject:12.5 Number of elective subjects4
Full Course Credit Points:300
Year Semester Subject Code Subject Name Prerequisites Credit Points Core or Elective

Year 1
Semester 1

ICT102 Introduction to Programming None 12.5 Core
ICT103 Database Systems None 12.5 Core
ICT104 Mathematics for Computing None 12.5 Core
STA101 Business Statistics None 12.5 Core

Year 1
Semester 2

ICT106 Object Oriented Programming ICT102 - Introduction to Programming 12.5 Core
ICT107 System Analysis and Design None 12.5 Core
ICT108 Introduction to Computer Networks None 12.5 Core
COM101 Business Communications None 12.5 Core

Year 2
Semester 1

ICT202 Operating Systems ICT102 - Introduction to Programming 12.5 Core
ICT203 Introduction to Cyber Security None 12.5 Core

Year 2
Semester 2

ICT205 IT Project Management None 12.5 Core
ICT206 ICT Governance and Ethics None 12.5 Core
Subject Code Subject Name Prerequisites Credit Points
ICT211 Web Design and Development ICT102 - Introduction to Programming 12.5
ICT212 Human Computer Interaction ICT211 - Web Design and Development 12.5
ICT311 Mobile Application Development ICT106 12.5
ICT312 Selected Topics in Application Development None 12.5
ICT313 Cloud Application Development ICT106 12.5
ICT314 Advanced Web Application Development ICT212 12.5
ICT318 Capstone Project 1 – Application Development At least 200 credit points including ICT211, ICT212, ICT205 12.5
ICT319 Capstone Project 2 – Application Development ICT318 12.5
Subject Code Subject Name Prerequisites Credit Points
ICT221 Information Security None 12.5
ICT222 Cyber Security Management ICT203 - Introduction to Cyber Security 12.5
ICT321 Digital Forensics ICT221 - Information Security and ICT222 - Cyber Security Management 12.5
ICT323 Ethical Hacking ICT221 - Information Security and ICT222 - Cyber Security Management 12.5
ICT324 Cyber Security Analytics Prior study equivalent ICT321 and ICT323 12.5
ICT325 Network and Security ICT221 - Information Security and ICT222 - Cyber Security Management 12.5
ICT328 Capstone Project 1 – Cyber Security At least 200 credit points including ICT203, ICT206, ICT221, ICT222 12.5
ICT329 Capstone Project 2 – Cyber Security ICT328 12.5
IT Elective – Students must complete two IT electives. An IT elective can be any IT subject offered by GBC that is not specified as core in your specialisation. Elective choice must comply with the limits on subject level (maximum 137.5 credit points (11 subjects) at 100 level) and any subject pre-requisites must be met. (Not all possible IT elective subjects will be offered in a given semester and the timetable may further restrict elective choice.)” and “.
Open Elective – Students must complete two open electives. An open elective can be any subject offered by GBC that is not specified as core in your specialisation. Elective choice must comply with the limits on subject level (maximum 137.5 credit points (11 subjects) at 100 level) and any subject pre-requisites must be met. (Not all possible open elective subjects will be offered in a given semester and the timetable may further restrict elective choice.)”

Graduates of the Bachelor of Information Technology should be able to:

  • Integrate and apply a broad and coherent knowledge of information technologies with depth in selected areas of study and apply this knowledge to solve a range of practical problems.
  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of theoretical and technical information and processes and analyse and adapt the latest information technologies with intellectual independence, self- learning capabilities and creativity to identify and solve real-world ICT problems with sound decisions and judgement.
  • Demonstrate theoretical and operational skills to solve problems in creative, appropriate, and effective ways that exhibit critical analysis, sound judgment and intellectual independence and communicate IT knowledge and ideas clearly and coherently to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Apply disciplinary knowledge and skills to produce effective, ethical, socially responsible, and collaborative solutions that consider internal and external stakeholder perspectives, relevant contextual information, and professional and industry standards and expectations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative on complex IT projects using a range of technical, analytical, managerial, leadership and interpersonal skills and the responsibility and accountability as a lifelong learner for own learning and professional practice.
  • Apply evidence-based and theoretical disciplinary and contextual knowledge, problem solving and creative thinking skills to anticipate challenges and produce solutions to contemporary IT problems.
  • Demand for Graduates

  • The ACS Australia’s Digital Pulse 2019 prepared by Deloitte Economics forecasts that Australia’s technology workforce will grow by 100,000 workers in trend terms between 2018 and 2024, at an average annual growth rate of 2.3% (exceeding overall workforce growth of 1.3% p.a.) with the technology workforce increasing to 792,000 workers.
  • A snapshot of the sector reveals that Australia’s technology workforce has seen average trend growth of 2.5% per annum between 2011 and 2018, outpacing growth in the overall Australian labour market of 1.7% over this period.
  • The report notes that while university technology course completions have been seen slight growth, the future forecast for technology skills has not materially changed over the last four years and meeting the voracious demands for more technology workers from Australia’s businesses will be a huge challenge. While Australia’s pipeline of technology workers and skills is gradually improving the number of degree completions will not meet the growing demand.
  • IT services exports grew from $2.93b in 2016-17 to $3.78b in 2017-18. As a result, the IT services trade surplus increased from $170m to $515m.
  • The current COVID-19 pandemic has generated extensive and rapid growth in information technology and communications services and the immediate future is likely to see even greater demand for technology skills.
  • Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, ACS forecasts suggested that technology workers will need another 164,000 qualifications over the period 2018 – 2024 in trend terms, with 121,000 of these in higher level postgraduate and undergraduate degrees.
  • Productivity growth in the Australian economy will be increasingly driven by digital technology. The growing digital economy means that IT skills will play an increasingly important role in future economic growth. Australia needs to ensure that its education system, policy settings and business practices are all working towards equipping the country’s workers with the required technological skills.
  • Big Data, cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence and robotics are going to be significant influences in both the IT and Business sectors and there already is enormous growth in cyber-security – 16.9% increase in jobs over the past 5 years. (Dept. of Employment, 2019 Industry Employment Projections Report).
  • Computer Design and Related Services job numbers predicted to grow to 279,500 by May 2023.

Graduate Career Outcomes

Graduates of this course will have the experience to perform a range of professions within the fields of accounting and finance. These include:

  • Account Manager
  • Application Programmer
  • System Analysts
  • IT Support Engineer
  • Web Developer
  • Quality Assurance Engineer
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Systems Engineer
  • Ethical Hacker

English language level requirements

Domestic Students Band 2 in EAL/D
International Students
Test Threshold requirement
IELTS overall 6.0 with at least 6.0 in each module
TOEFL-Internet based test Listening-11

Speaking-17

Reading-12

Writing-20

Overall-60
Cambridge CAE Overall score of 55
PTE Academic Overall score of 52 (with minimum 48 or more in all communicative scores)

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING

Applicants may apply for RPL in cases where they can demonstrate significant experience and/or knowledge of the course or subject for which they are applying for RPL credit.

This may include, but is not limited to:
  • Prior study in a similar discipline.
  • Professional experience within their proposed field of study.
Applications for RPL must include supporting documentation, which may include:
  • A detailed CV
  • Professional references.
  • Certificates,reports,testimonials, or affidavit relating to the applicant's learning, skills, competency or knowledge.
  • Certified copies of certificates and diplomas.

Credit granted for prior learning will be recorded as 'credit granted through recognition of prior learning' on the student's academic record. Credit granted for prior learning will not exceed one third of the overall credit to be gained in the course upon successful completion.

The result of an RPL application will be communicated to the student in writing, and a record of the application and outcome will be kept.



Student cohort Educational and other qualifications and skills required for entry Alternative admission arrangements
Australian School Leavers Completion of NSW HSC or equivalent qualification with a minimum Band 2 in English Standard or English EAL/D and a Band 2 in Mathematics Standard 2 or any one of the following suggested quantitative subjects including Business Studies, Economics, Financial Studies , Physics, Chemistry, Biology or an equivalent approved subject..

Domestic students whose first language is not English are required to provide evidence of satisfying GBC’s English language requirement.
Completion of at least 1 year of an approved tertiary qualification, which is equivalent to AQF Level 5 or higher.
International students / Students Completing Secondary School Overseas Successful completion of a qualification equivalent to the NSW HSC with passing grades in Mathematics or an appropriate quantitative subject such as Business Studies, Economics, Financial Studies , Physics, Chemistry, Biology or an equivalent approved subject.

Students whose first language is not English are required to provide evidence of satisfying GBC's English language requirement.

The minimum overall standard required for overseas qualifications is listed in Table 1 below. If your qualification is not listed please contact Gateway Business College.
Completion of at least 1 year of an approved tertiary qualification, which is equivalent to AQF Level 5 or higher.
Special and/or alternative entry: non-school leavers (mature-age applicants and/or those who do not hold their HSC or equivalent) Applicants without a formal qualification but with appropriate years of relevant work experience will be considered. Skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training are assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Special and/or alternative entry: articulation pathway admissions Completion of at least 1 year of an approved tertiary qualification, which is equivalent to AQF Level 5 (Diploma) or higher.  
Minimum Standard for Entry
Note: In addition to meeting any listed minimum overall score, applicants must have passing grades in Mathematics or an appropriate quantitative subject such as Business Studies, Economics, Financial Studies , Physics, Chemistry, Biology or an equivalent approved subject.

All students whose first language is not English must provide evidence of satisfying GBC's English language requirement
Generic
Qualifications
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma - successful completion with minimum score of 24 (minimum score of 4 in each of six subjects)

Global Assessment Certificate (GAC) - successful completion with a minimum GPA of 2.3

GCE A Levels, Cambridge International Examinations or Edexcel GCE - Successful completion of GCE A-level with an aggregate of 4*

Successful completion of at least one year of study in a NOOSR recognised bachelor degree and successful completion of High School studies.


Australia Completion of NSW HSC or equivalent qualification with a minimum Band 2 in English Standard or English EAL/D and a Band 2 in Mathematics Standard 2 or any one of the following suggested equivalent subjects including Business Studies, Economics, Finance, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Financial Studies.

Domestic students whose first language is not English are required to provide evidence of satisfying GBC’s English language requirement.
China Successful Completion of Senior Secondary Unified Graduation Examination (Gao San or Senior Middle 3) with a minimum of 60% or successful Completion of the University Entrance Examination( Gao Kao)
Hong Kong Successful Completion of Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education** with a minimum aggregate score of 12 in top five subjects
India Successful Completion of Senior Secondary Certificate (10+ 2) with an overall of at least 60% or equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA).
Indonesia Successful Completion of Senior Secondary School Certificate of Graduation (SMU 3) with at least average score of 70%.
Korea Successful Completion of Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate with an average of at least 60%
Malaysia Successful completion of:

STPM (Malaysian Higher School Certificate) with 2 'C' level passes, or

Malaysian ICSS Exam (UEC) - completion of the Malaysian Independent Chinese Secondary Schools (ISCC) Unified Examination (UEC) / Senior Middle Three with a minimum score of 65% (OSSHGD) or

Malaysian Matriculation Certificate (Matrikulasi) with a GPA of 2.0 for four subjects.
Nepal Successful Completion of a Senior School Certificate with an overall of at least 60% or grade point average of above 2.5
Pakistan Successful completion of GCE Advanced levels* - minimum of 4 points calculated on an aggregate of 3 A /AS level subjects or Higher Secondary School Intermediate Certificate with a minimum grade average of 60% or better
Philippines Successful completion of the K-12 High School Diploma (academic track) with a minimum grade average of 70% in the final year (Grade 12)
Singapore Successful completion of the Singapore-Cambridge of GCE A-Level with an aggregate of 4*
Taiwan Successful Completion of the Taiwanese Senior High School Diploma or Senior Vocational School Diploma with an overall grade of 75%
Thailand Successful Completion of a Certificate of Secondary Education with Grade Point Average score of at least 2.0
Vietnam Successful Completion of a Diploma of General Education or a Secondary Vocational school Certificate or Year 12 with an average grade of 7.0 or above

  • GCE A levels, Cambridge International Examinations or EDEXCEL GCE - points are calculated on the basis that A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1 and must include minimum one subject of advanced level or combination of advanced and advanced subsidiary subjects. advanced subsidiary subjects are included in the aggregate and contribute the equivalent of half of a subject taken at advanced level: A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5
  • HONG KONG DIPLOMA OF SECONDARY EDUCATION (HKDSE) - Entry requirements are based on the total points achieved from the best 5 subjects. Points for all subjects (except mathematics) are calculated on the basis that 5**/5*=6, 5=5, 4=4, 3=3, 2=2 and 1=1.
    Points for compulsory mathematics: 5**/5*=3, 5=2.5, 4=2, 3=1.5, 2=1 and 1=0.5.
    Points for extension mathematics: 5**/5*=4, 5=3.5, 4=3, 3=2.5, 2=2 and 1=1.5.


Citizenship

Applicants will meet the requisite English language requirements if they are citizens of one of the countries listed below and have undertaken:

  • Formal secondary or tertiary study of English in the national education system of that country
  • Formal study of English at a university recognised by Gateway Business College in that country.
Countries:
Australia Lesotho South Africa
Botswana Liberia United Kingdom
Canada Malaysia United States of America
Fiji New Zealand Samoa
China Nigeria Trinidad and Tobago
Guyana Papua New Guinea Zambia
Ireland Philippines Zimbabwe
Jamaica Singapore Kenya
Solomon Islands

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Course: (Please tick) Please note all fees and charges are shown in Australian dollars.

  Course Name Tuition Fee Duration
Bachelor of Business (Accounting) $54,500.00 156 Weeks

Non Tuition Fees

Enrolment Fee $300
Overdue Fees $100/week
Re issue of documents $50.00
Variation to Fee Payment Contract $250.00
Replacement Certificate $100.00
Course variation fee $500.00
Airport Transfer Fee (One Way) $120.00
Replacement Student ID Card $20.00
Use of Photocopier (per page B/W) $0.20
Welfare Service - College Referral Service No Charge
Welfare Service - College Representative No Charge
Welfare Service - External Professional Fees $50 +

Note: There is a possibility for potential fees to change during a student’s course and applicable refund policies.
The student will be provided with the adequate information upon the change in advance.


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