James Cook University

Bachelor of Information Technology

About Program

Course overview

This course brings together the knowledge and skills that are essential for professional IT careers along with subjects in interactive visualisation, games, big data and data mining, interactive 2D/3D graphics and web technologies, mobile technologies, programming and design thinking, and programming.

Bachelor of Information Technology graduates will be able to:

Demonstrate essential knowledge for a career in technology related professions and practice;Synthesise industry standard and underlying principles and concepts for decision making;Critically evaluate data & resources in the context or relevant academic literature;Apply critical thinking to address IT related issues;Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively

This IT course at JCU is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). Graduates are eligible to apply to join the ACS

As an IT student, you will be entitled to memberships with two professional bodies: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Singapore Computer Society (SCS).

CampusSingaporeStart datesMarch, July, NovemberDuration2 years full time | 4 years part timeStudy modeOn campusSubjectsCourse Structure3 trimesters per year (normally 4 subjects per trimester)Study Program

This course is composed of 24 subjects including core subjects and elective as per the study plan.

Core SubjectsFundamentals of Problem Solving and Programming IInternet FundamentalsDesign ThinkingPreparatory Mathematics or Mathematical FoundationsWeb Design and DevelopmentInformation Processing and VisualisationDatabase ModellingCollective Intelligence and EntrepreneurshipProgramming IIProgramming IIINetwork SecurityDesign Thinking and Creative IT Industriese-Strategic ManagementContent Management SystemsData MiningInformation SecurityDesign Thinking and Project ManagementMobile ComputingProfessional Internship or Multi-Disciplinary Project or Independent Project


Select a minor from ‘Computer Science and Networking’ or ‘Human Computer Interaction and Games Design’

Computer Science and Networking Minor:

Introductory Machine Learning and Data ScienceNetwork Forensics and Data CommunicationsAlgorithms and Data StructuresAdvanced Software Engineering

Human-Computer Interaction and Games Design Minor:

Gamification3D Modelling and AnimationGame Design and TechnologiesGame Engine and Simulation

Or Select Elective subjects offered

For a comprehensive listing and outline of the respective course subjects, please click here.

Eligibility & RequirementsEntry RequirementsThe entry requirements differ from country to country but in general applicants must have satisfactorily completed 12 years of schooling or equivalent.Successful completion of the James Cook University Foundation Program will also satisfy the entrance requirement.Pre-requisiteSuccessful completion of English Language subject or any language rich subject deemed comparable to Australian standards on a case-by-case basis which includes GCE A level Grade D or higher in English or any language rich subject, GCE AS level Grade C or higher in English or any language rich subject, or GCE O level Grade C or higher in English subject.

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English RequirementsApplicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of IELTS 6 (no component lower than 6.0) / TOEFL (Internet Based) 74 (no component less than 18) / Pearson PTE Academic 52 (no component less than 52); orSatisfactory completion of James Cook University Singapore English Language Preparatory Program (ELPP); orSuccessful completion of other qualifications completed in English Language deemed comparable to Australian standards within the last two years on a case-by-case basisAdvanced StandingAdvanced standing of up to 8 subjects will be granted upon successful completion of James Cook University Diploma of Higher Education (Information Technology) program.Credit exemption of up to 16 subjects may be granted for students with relevant qualifications from recognised institutions.Attendance Requirements

International students holding a valid Student’s Pass are required to attend at least 90% of scheduled classes per month. Failure to attend classes is a breach of the student visa conditions. Being absent from classes for a continuous period of seven days or more, or attendance falling below 90% without valid reasons will result in the student needing to surrender their Student's Pass for cancellation.

Domestic students must attend at least 75% of the scheduled lecture and tutorial activities to be eligible for assessment.

Career Outcomes

Graduates will have the expertise to pursue exciting careers as project manager, network administrator and designer, system analyst, software developer, application developer, IT researcher, IT manager, system administrator, multimedia developer, game designer/tester/reviewer, simulation designer, enterprise architect, consultant, story boarder, web designer, and mobile app developer.

Tuition FeesDomestic*InternationalS$56,496S$59,064

*Fees apply to all Singapore residents (Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and all pass holders excluding those holding a Student Pass)

Note: All course fees include prevailing 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Jenjang Pendidikan

Bachelor Degree (S1)

Study Area

Computer and Engineering

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The Singapore campus of James Cook University

The Singapore campus of James Cook University is fully owned by James Cook University Australia, which is ranked in the top 2%* of universities in the world. James Cook University Australia established its Singapore campus in 2003 as part of its expressed intent of internationalising its activities and offers a suite of university level programs at the Singapore campus covering the areas of Business, Information Technology, Psychology, Education, Science, Commerce, Accounting, Aquaculture, Environmental Science, Games Design, Tourism and Hospitality.


JCU Inter-campus Mobility Program

James Cook University provides the opportunity for you to study in Singapore and in Australia and yet still remain as a Singapore based student paying your fees in Singapore currency. This is a unique program in Asia and is only able to operate because the university operates across both countries. The program is designed to ensure you get the best possible outcomes from your years of study with the university.


Globally recognised Australian degree

You will graduate with exactly the same globally recognised degree as students who study at James Cook University in Australia.


Trimester System

With a trimester program, you can complete your Bachelors degree in 2 years and Masters degree in 1 year (depending on the course taken).


Supportive study environment

Our campus is designed to support collaborative learning and collaborative study techniques. We provide you with access to a full range of facilities and services to support your learning. These include lecture and seminar rooms, library and associated study facilities, computer laboratories, apple rooms and financial lab. Additionally, you will have access to a range of sporting facilities and can join a number of clubs and societies. We aim to provide a full university experience and not just a study program.


Variety of courses

Double majors in Business: You can complete the double major at no extra cost or time commitment

Joint Masters of IT and Business Administration: Get broader industry exposure and wider career options with a joint Masters program.

Psychology Accreditation: Our Bachelor of Psychological Science courses are accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Diploma Programs: Students with Year 12, GCE 'A' Level or its equivalent who do not meet direct entry to a degree program are eligible to pursue this qualification.


Preparation for the global workforce

We provide you with the skills to find a job through specially designed ‘employment workshops’.


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149 Sims Drive, Singapore 387380

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