University Handbook 2018

Bachelor of Information Technology

Course code/s: RBC

Course details
Location Bendigo
Course code RBC
Mid year intake available Yes
Course coordinator Dr Eric Pardede
Course advisor Dr Simon Egerton
Available to international students Yes
CRICOS 049940G
Course duration 3 years full-time, or part-time equivalent
Credit points 360 credit points
Exchange opportunity Yes
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

This course provides a generalist education in information technology (IT) and the opportunity to specialise in information systems, software development, computer networks and web development. The course is structured to enable students to combine studies with another discipline. You may choose elective subjects from any other approved course with the approval of the course coordinator.

You will complete subjects to the value of 120 credit points each year. The course consists of 24 semester subjects, comprising four subjects per semester in each year of study. Sixteen subjects must be IT subjects and four subjects must be non-IT subjects. No more than 10 subjects overall may be studied at first year level. All subjects are worth 15 credit points.

Non-information technology and elective subjects - Students may take up to eight non-IT subjects for credit in the course. All elective choices must be approved by the course coordinator. Some possible areas are business, science, humanities, social science, mathematics, statistics, and public health.

Industry-based learning

A limited number of scholarships are offered for students to undertake an industry-based learning component. Students who have completed two full years of study are eligible to apply. Each industry-based learning subject is undertaken full-time for half a year and is equivalent to two of the 24 subjects required for the degree to be awarded. Further details may be obtained from the Industry-Based Learning Coordinator.

Student exchange & overseas short programs

Student exchange and overseas short programs offer a unique opportunity for a meaningful learning and educational experience abroad.  La Trobe University encourages all students to make the world their campus by participating in an exchange or overseas short program that fits within your degree structure.  Student exchange and overseas short programs may also be eligible for a mobility grant.

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.
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.

Course structure

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

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 Mathematics for IT1 MAT1MIT 15
TE-SEM-1 Programming Environment CSE1PE 15
TE-SEM-2 Object Oriented Programming Fundamentals CSE1OOF 15
TE-SEM-2 Discrete Mathematics MAT1DIS 15
TE-SEM-2 Information Systems CSE1IS 15
TE=SEM-1 / TE-SEM-2 Students to select first-year level non-information technology subjects to the value of 30 credit points.   30

Key: 1 A non-information technology subject may replace this subject if a satisfactory standard has been achieved in Year 12 mathematics subjects.
* 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 Intermediate Object Oriented Programming CSE1IOO 15
TE-SEM-1 Information Systems Development CSE2ISD 15
TE-SEM-2 Database Fundamentals CSE2DBF 15
TE-SEM-1 / TE-SEM-2 Students to select second-year level information technology subjects to the value of 45 credit points.   45
TE-SEM-1 / TE-SEM-2 Students to select second-year level non-information technology subjects to the value of 30 credit points.   30
Second year information technology subjects
Teaching period Subject title Subject code Credit points
TE-SEM-1 / TE-SEM-2 Minor Project CSE2MIP 15
TE-SEM-2 Computer Networks CSE2CN 15
TE-SEM-2 Multimedia Authoring CSE2MA 15
TE-SEM-1 / TE-SEM-2 Web Development CSE2WD 15

Third year

Third year (120 credit points)
Teaching period Subject title Subject code Credit points
TE-SEM-2 Minor Project CSE3MIP 15
TE-SEM-2 Professional Environment CSE3PE 15
TE-SEM-1 / TE-SEM-2 Students to select third-year level information technology subjects to the value of 45 credit points   45
TE-SEM-1 / TE-SEM-2 Students to select third-year level non-information technology subjects to the value of 45 credit points.   45
Third year information technology subjects
Teaching period Subject title Subject code Credit points
TE-SEM-1 Emerging Topics in Information Technology CSE3ETI 15
TE-SEM-1 Internetworking CSE3INW 15
TE-SEM-1 or 2 Major Project Part 1 CSE3MP1 15
TE-SEM-1 Web Engineering CSE3WE 15
TE-SEM-2 Information Technology Security CSE3IIS 15
TE-SEM-1 or 2 Major Project Part 2 CSE3MP2 15
TE-SEM-2 Object Oriented Application Development CSE3OAD 15
TE-SEM-2 Software Engineering CSE3SE 15
TE-SEM-2 Web Services CSE3WS 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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