Courses

Bachelor of Information Technology

HEBSIT

Learn specialist skills to work in a range of exciting roles. A career in business-oriented information technology offers the potential for great financial reward and growth, and demands a wide range of skills and knowledge. If a life in business and ICT is for you, enrol in our Bachelor of Information Technology today.

Do you have what it takes? Gain the skills you need to get ahead

We have designed this course to provide theoretical knowledge and high-level vocational skills in information technology with a business focus, meeting the needs of local and multinational organisations, as well as the broader business community.

Learn up-to-date, industry-relevant skills consistent with the emerging trends in information technology.

Choose from one of our three majors:

  • Network Security
  • Software Development
  • Business Information Systems

Analyse, design, implement and manage complex information systems, including Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Business Intelligence and Software Development. You’ll also create software for a wide range of applications.

Students completing this program will gain a Bachelor of Information Technology qualification from Melbourne Polytechnic. In addition, Melbourne Polytechnic has partnered with SAS Institute Inc. to provide a joint certificate titled “Information Technology Analytics”, a Globally Recognized Professional Industry Certification for eligible students on successful completion of specific units covering SAS.

Visit SAS Academic Programs at: https://www.sas.com/en_au/learn/academic-programs.html

Industry connections and resources

Our staff are strongly connected to industry, with a wealth of practical experience. All full-time teaching staff have PhDs and substantial publications – and this combined knowledge is available to you. Your lecturers are also your tutors. Our focus is you and we are approachable and easy to understand.

Endless possibilities

The Bachelor of Information Technology provides:

  • an academically rigorous program in information technology with the emerging area of network security, business intelligence and cloud application development
  • a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of information technology and business
  • the latest information technology practices regarding the introduction of network security standards, recently evolving business intelligence and e-business applications and systems
  • graduate outcomes that are practical and solutions-oriented, showcasing a range of skills relevant for information technology today

The Bachelor program also includes traditional, mainstream information technology subjects. These include networking, programming, systems analysis and database systems.

After successful completion of the first two years of the Bachelor degree, you may choose to exit with the Associate Degree of Information Technology qualification.

Employment outcomes

You will be qualified to work in the following roles:

  • Systems Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Data Analyst
  • BI Analyst
  • Web/e-Commerce Developer
  • Pre-sales Engineer
  • Network Security Specialist
  • Penetration Tester
  • eSecurity Specialist
  • Web Security Engineer
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Forensic Analyst
  • Software Developer/Engineer
  • Programmer
  • Programmer/Analyst

The course contains 24 units of which 15 are core units (mandatory), 6 are specialisations/majors and 3 are electives. Core units are offered at both Preston campus and Prahran campus, however the offering each semester alternates between Preston campus and Prahran campus.

Majors offered at Prahran campus, are:

  • Software Development
  • Business Information Systems
  • Network Security

Major offered at Preston campus, is:

  • Network Security

You may choose electives from the Bachelor of Information Technology which are not part of your major. For example if your major is Network Development, you can choose electives from either Software Development or Business Information Systems. Alternatively, you can choose electives from any other higher education course offered at Melbourne Polytechnic.

Complete units at either or both campuses to suit you and your timetable.

Assessment

Assessment consists of projects, report writing, oral presentations, tests and examinations.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by our academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Local Students

Code

HEBSIT

VTAC Code

Prahran 6900868732
Preston 6900668732

Campuses

Preston, Prahran

Department

Professional Practice - HE
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 3 years
course is offered as two semesters per year. Classes are offered on week days according to the subject timetable

Part-time: available


Class Schedule: *

Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Course Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Laboratory, Seminar, Flexible, Workshops, Lecture, Classroom

Fees

Per Semester: $8175
Per Year: $16350

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Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

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Assessment Methods

Projects, report writing, oral presentations, tests and examinations

Materials

Set text books, stationery and where practical, mobile computing equipment

Entrance Requirements

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years) Successful completion of Year 12 VCE or equivalent with no specified minimum ATAR score and a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study Successful completion of a Certificate IV course as minimum. Applicants with higher education A complete or incomplete higher education qualification. Applicants with work and life experience Relevant industry or life experience.

Pathways to further study

Successful completion of this course will enable you to enrol in postgraduate study

Career Pathways

Careers in IT are diverse. You may find work and a career pathway across industries and across the globe

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July

International Students

Code

HEBSIT

CRICOS Code

074856F

Campuses

Prahran, Preston

Duration

Full-time: 3 years
course is offered as two semesters per year. Classes are offered on week days according to the subject timetable

Modes of Delivery

Laboratory, Seminar, Flexible, Workshops, Lecture, Classroom

Fees

  • Tuition fees per semester: $9200
  • Tuition fees per year: $18400
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Entrance Requirements

  • Academic: successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent, or successful completion of a minimum Certificate IV course
  • English: Academic IELTS 6.0 with no individual band below 5.5, Pearson PTE Academic 50 overall with no individual communicative skill below 42, or Melbourne Polytechnic recognised equivalency.

Assessment Methods

Projects, report writing, oral presentations, tests and examinations

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department

Pathways to further study

Successful completion of this course will enable you to enrol in postgraduate study

Career Pathways

Careers in IT are diverse. You may find work and a career pathway across industries and across the globe

Professional Internships Program

International students in the final year of this program have the opportunity to access a professional internship program.

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Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
  • November
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Units Of Study

Credit points are a basic measure of student workload. All subjects are given a credit point value. Most subjects at Melbourne Polytechnic are 12 credit points. A normal full-time annual workload is 96 credit points. The academic year is divided into two main semesters; full-time students usually enrol in 48 credit points each semester, part time students usually enrol in 24 credit points each semester or less.

Code Subjects
BIT100 EFFECTIVE BUSINESS ENQUIRY AND COMMUNICATION
BIT101 FOUNDATIONS OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
BIT108 FOUNDATIONS OF BUSINESS
BIT110 ESSENTIAL BUSINESS MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
BIT111 PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS
BIT121 NETWORK COMMUNICATION CONCEPTS
BIT123 SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
BIT212 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT AND E-BUSINESS
BIT231 DATABASE SYSTEMS
BIT232 SYSTEM DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
BIT233 NETWORK DESIGN
BIT234 ENTERPRISE RESOURCES
BIT235 OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING
BIT241 PROFESSIONAL IT PRACTICE AND ETHICS
BIT242 IT PROJECT MANAGEMENT
BIT243 NETWORK SECURITY
BIT244 IT AND BUSINESS CRIME
BIT245 WEB DEVELOPMENT
BIT246 OBJECT ORIENTED RAD
BIT352 SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION AND SERVICE MANAGEMENT
BIT353 NETWORK ARCHITECTURE AND PROTOCOLS
BIT354 NETWORK VULNERABILITY PENETRATION TESTING
BIT355 BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
BIT356 KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
BIT357 BUSINESS ANALYSIS
BIT358 ADVANCED DATABASES
BIT361 SECURITY MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE
BIT362 DIGITAL FORENSICS
BIT363 E-BUSINESS SYSTEMS
BIT364 NON-RELATIONAL DATABASE MANAGEMENT
BIT371 CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE 1
BIT372 CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE 2