University Handbook 2018

Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional)

Course code/s: SBITL

Course details
Location Bendigo
Course code SBITL
Mid year intake available Yes (students can commence in either semester, please see defined course structures below)
Course coordinator Dr Eric Pardede
Course advisor Dr Simon Egerton
Available to international students No
Course duration 3.5 years full-time, or part-time equivalent
Credit points 360 credit points
Exchange opportunity No
Leave of absence available Yes, for a maximum of 12 months
Study plan guide To assist with planning your enrolment, you can download the course structure PDF here
Course queries Current students: ASK La Trobe
Prospective students: Future Students
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Course description

A program developed in consultation with industry, the Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional) combines information technology and business theory with professional information technology practice. The subjects studied cover the range of information technology fundamentals, theory and techniques applicable to the development of information technology systems. In addition students select subjects in business disciplines to complete a business minor.

In the first year, students complete subjects from a list of core and recommended subjects from within the disciplines of information systems, mathematics and business. In the second year of the degree, students select available information systems and business subjects. In the third year of the degree, students complete placements with industry partner(s) equivalent to forty weeks’ full-time work. The fourth year will consist of one semester of full-time study.

Scholarships

Students offered a place in the course will be granted a College and School Scholarship for the first two years. The industry placement year will attract either an Industry Based Learning Scholarship of approximately $20,000 plus if it is appropriate a rent subsidy for placements outside of Bendigo, or a salary as negotiated with an employer. Note that this does not preclude a prospective student from applying for any other La Trobe University scholarship.

Essentials subjects

The three Essentials - Global Citizenship, Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Thinking are specialist areas designed to give you an edge with employers.  Essentials will enable you to adapt your knowledge and skills to new contexts in a rapidly changing world.  Subjects addressing the Essentials are part of all undergraduate La Trobe degrees and can be identified in the subject search by distinct icons.  The list of approved subjects can be found on the Essentials webpage.

Course intended learning outcomes

Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs) are brief statements defining what students are expected to demonstrate they know and can do by the end of a course.

Create business analysis written reports to communicate to peers, company stakeholders, and business communities consistent with professional standards.
Conduct clearly spoken and engaging explanations and presentations that communicate at an appropriate professional and technical level to a variety of audiences, such as colleagues, the IT community and non IT community.
Analyse and evaluate numerical data and evidence from business and scientific reports and journals to make recommendations to peers, scientific and non-scientific audiences consistent with professional standards.
Demonstrate research and information literacy skills to locate, interrogate and evaluate relevant business-related literature to develop specifications for business information systems projects.
Propose and analyse strategies for solving real life business system problems and/or challenges in other fields of study.
Implement and evaluate solutions to unfamiliar, constructed and real world business and technical problems consistent with professional standards.
Contribute constructively in a team using team-building, self-assessment, negotiation and communication skills to complete professional projects including in a real work-integrated learning setting.
Demonstrate awareness of appropriate social, legal, and ethical values that shape the work of an ICT professional.
Apply fundamental information system design concepts and computer-based techniques to solve business and/or related problems in chosen field of study and practice and in a real work integrated learning setting.

Course structure

The course requires the completion of 360 credit points over three and a half years of full-time or equivalent part-time study.

Commencing semester 1

First year

First year (120 credit points)
Teaching period Subject title Subject code Credit points
TE-SEM-1 Academic Integrity Module (online) * LTU0AIM 0
TE-SEM-1 Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education (online) ** ABS0WOM 0
TE-SEM-1 Information Technology Fundamentals CSE1ITF 15
TE-SEM-1 Programming Environment CSE1PE 15
TE-SEM-1 Students to select first-year level business subjects to the value of 30 credit points in consultation with the course advisor.   30
TE-SEM-2 Discrete Mathematics MAT1DIS 15
TE-SEM-2 Information Systems CSE1IS 15
TE-SEM-2 Object Oriented Programming Fundamentals CSE1OOF 15
TE-SEM-2 Web Development CSE2WD 15

Key: *LTU0AIM is a not-for-credit subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to enhance your knowledge and awareness of issues concerning academic integrity.
** ABS0WOM is a not-for-credit subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to introduce students to Indigenous Australian perspectives, experiences, history, culture and customs.

Second year

Second year (120 credit points)
Teaching period Subject title Subject code Credit points
TE-SEM-1 Information Systems Development CSE2ISD 15
TE-SEM-1 Intermediate Object Oriented Programming CSE1IOO 15
TE-SEM-1 Students to select second-year level business subjects to the value of 30 credit points in consultation with the course advisor.   30
TE-SEM-2 Database Fundamentals CSE2DBF 15
TE-SEM-2 Object Oriented Application Development CSE3OAD 15
TE-SEM-2 Professional Environment CSE3PE 15
TE-SEM-2 Computer Networks CSE2CN 15

Third year

Third year (60 credit points)
Teaching period Subject title Subject code Credit points
TE-SEM-1 Industry Based Learning A CSE3IBA 30
TE-SEM-2 Industry Based Learning B CSE3IBB 30

Fourth year

Fourth year (60 credit points)
Teaching period Subject title Subject code Credit points
TE-SEM-1 Minor Project CSE3MIP 15
TE-SEM-1 Students to select third year-level information technology subjects to the value of 15 credit points.   15
TE-SEM-1 Students to select third-year level business subjects to the value of 15 credit points in consultation with the course advisor.   15
TE-SEM-1 Students to select third-year level elective subjects to the value of 15 credit points.   15

Please note: some of these subjects may not be offered in the current year. For a full description of subjects, including the subject name, subject code, credit points, campus/location, teaching period and availability, subject coordinator, class requirements, assessment, prerequisites and readings, please click on the appropriate subject code.

Commencing semester 2

First year

First year (120 credit points)
Teaching period Subject title Subject code Credit points
TE-SEM-2 Academic Integrity Module (online) * LTU0AIM 0
TE-SEM-2 Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education (online) ** ABS0WOM 0
TE-SEM-2 Discrete Mathematics MAT1DIS 15
TE-SEM-2 Students to select first-year level business subjects to the value of 30 credit points in consultation with the course advisor.   30
TE-SEM-2 Professional Environment CSE3PE 15
TE-SEM-1 Information Technology Fundamentals CSE1ITF 15
TE-SEM-1 Programming Environment CSE1PE 15
TE-SEM-1 Students to select second-year level business subjects to the value of 30 credit points in consultation with the course advisor.   30
Key: *LTU0AIM is a not-for-credit subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to enhance your knowledge and awareness of issues concerning academic integrity.
** ABS0WOM is a not-for-credit subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to introduce students to Indigenous Australian perspectives, experiences, history, culture and customs.

Second year

Second year (120 credit points)
Teaching period Subject title Subject code Credit points
TE-SEM-2 Information Systems CSE1IS 15
TE-SEM-2 Object Oriented Programming Fundamentals CSE1OOF 15
TE-SEM-2 Web Development CSE2WD 15
TE-SEM-2 Computer Networks CSE2CN 15
TE-SEM-1 Intermediate Object Oriented Programming CSE1IOO 15
TE-SEM-1 Information Systems Development CSE2ISD 15
TE-SEM-1 Students to select third-year level business subjects to the value of 15 credit points in consultation with the course advisor.   15
TE-SEM-1 Students to select third-year level elective subjects to the value of 15 credit points.   15

Third year

Third year (60 credit points)
Teaching period Subject title Subject code Credit points
TE-SEM-2 Industry Based Learning A CSE3IBA 30
TE-SEM-1 Industry Based Learning B CSE3IBB 30

Fourth year

Fourth year (60 credit points)
  Teaching period Subject title Subject code Credit points
TE-SEM-2 Database Fundamentals CSE2DBF 15
TE-SEM-2 Object Oriented Application Development CSE3OAD 15
TE-SEM-2 Minor Project CSE3MIP 15
TE-SEM-2 Students to select third year-level information technology subjects to the value of 15 credit points.   15

Please note: some of these subjects may not be offered in the current year. For a full description of subjects, including the subject name, subject code, credit points, campus/location, teaching period and availability, subject coordinator, class requirements, assessment, prerequisites and readings, please click on the appropriate subject code.

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