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.
For further information email [email protected]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)