Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology
This degree is designed to provide graduates with the necessary
knowledge and skills to be successful in the dynamic and changing
world of Information Technology (IT).
The degree meets the needs of future IT professionals by ensuring
students are taught foundation skills in areas such as programming,
World Wide Web applications and the technical management of
IT. In addition, students are equipped with the knowledge
that enables them to make sense of changing business environments,
the role of IT in this change and where this change is likely
In providing a multi-disciplinary approach to the study
of Information Technology (IT), students may combine the major
studies listed above or complete a second major in an area
such as Electronic Commerce, Data Analysis, Marketing or Modelling.
In addition, students may choose subjects from Multimedia,
Management, Law, Communications and Science and Technology
Students are awarded an Honours degree if they perform at
a sufficiently high level throughout their studies and enrol
in the research project subjects in their fourth year.
Entry Requirements / Assumed Knowledge
Approximate UAI: 80
Assumed Knowledge: Any two units of English plus Mathematics
For entry requirements for students 21 and over or international
students, please refer to the relevant prospectus.
Information about Approved Credit Transfer Arrangements
with domestic providers is available at: www.uow.edu.au/handbook/generalcourserules/UOW028672.html
Information about Approved Credit Transfer Arrangements with
international providers is available at: www.uow.edu.au/prospective/international/credit
A candidate must satisfactorily complete the following requirements
to be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of
Information and Communication Technology:
- Candidates must satisfactorily complete at least 192
credit points of subjects prescribed in one of the major
studies listed above. The programs listed above are guidelines
as to how best to proceed through the course. Candidates
may enrol as they see fit, but must satisfactorily complete
all prescribed compulsory subjects, and the credit points
prescribed for electives, and satisfy all other requirements
listed below to be eligible for the award.
- No more than 60 credit points may be 100-level subjects.
- At least 36 credit points must be 300-level subjects.
- At least 42 credit points must be chosen from the IACT
400-Level Subject List.
- All students must satisfactorily complete one of IACT450
or IACT451 (admission to IACT450 is subject to conditions
noted in paragraph 6 below). Students may not gain credit
for the completion of both subjects.
- To be eligible for the award of honours, candidates must
satisfactorily complete IACT441 and IACT450 within the 42
credit points prescribed in requirement 4.
- Entry to IACT441 will be based on:
Candidates should refer to the Course Rules for calculations
- overall academic performance,
- either a weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 67.5 or, where a student has articulated into the program and has completed less than 48 credit points at UOW, a weighted GPA based on prior qualification plus WAM for session completed at UOW, and
- approval from the Head of School.
BInfoTech students must satisfactorily complete two 8 week
periods of approved industry placement, assessed in the form
of written reports. These are normally undertaken in the summer
sessions at the end of second and third year.
In exceptional circumstances where a student has proven
substantive work experience in relevant industry they may
apply to be exempted from the Industry placement, but, if
approved, will be required to undertake an alternative task(s)
as specified by the Head of School.
Major Study Areas
Students enrolled in this degree can must complete one of
the following approved major studies or combined major studies:
- Software Engineering / Network and Systems Management (ITEB)
- Software Engineering / Business Information Systems (ITED)
- Network and Systems Management / Business Information
- Software Engineering / Marketing (ITEE)
- Network and Systems Management / Marketing (ITBE)
- Business Information Systems / Marketing (ITDE)
- Software Engineering / Data Analysis (ITEF)
- Network and Systems Management / Data Analysis (ITBF)
- Business Information Systems / Data Analysis (ITDF)
- Software Engineering / Modelling (ITEG)
- Network and Systems Management / Modelling (ITBG)
- Business Information Systems / Modelling (ITDG)
- Software Engineering / Electronic Commerce (ITEH)
- Network and Systems Management / Electronic Commerce (ITBH)
- Business Information Systems / Electronic Commerce (ITDH)
- Business Information Systems / eBusiness Management (ITDI)
- Business Information Systems / eBusiness Technologies (ITDJ)
- eBusiness Management / Network and Systems Management (ITIB)
- eBusiness Management / Software Engineering (ITIE)
- eBusiness Management / eBusiness Technologies (ITIJ)
- eBusiness Management / Marketing (ITIK)
- eBusiness Technologies / Network and Systems Management (ITJB)
- eBusiness Technologies / Software Engineering (ITJE)
- eBusiness Technologies / Marketing (ITJK)
The following subjects are approved for inclusion in the
When choosing subjects from the Additional Subject List,
it is recommended that students examine sequences suggested
in the handouts produced by the School. Check subject information
to ensure that pre- and co-requisites are met.
To qualify for an award of Honours students must satisfactorily
complete IACT441 and IACT450 and any other requirements listed
in Year 4 (Honours) of one of the Major study programs listed
Students intending to do Honours should apply and be accepted
by the end of December of the previous year.
The major studies in Business Information Systems, Network and Systems Management and Software Engineering are accredited by the Australian Computer Society as meeting requirements for membership at a ‘Professional level’.
Accreditation for the major studies in eBusiness Management and eBusiness Technologies is being sought in 2005.