University Handbook 2018

Bachelor of Applied Information Technology - Online

Course code/s: SBAIO

Course details
Location Online
Course code SBAIO
Mid year intake available Multiple entry points throughout the year, see latrobe.online for more information.
Course coordinator Dr Fei Liu
Available to international students No
Course duration 3 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

The Bachelor of Applied Information Technology provides generalist education in information technology (IT) and the opportunity to explore areas of focus in information systems, software development, computer networks and web development. The course is structured to enable students to combine online studies with early entry to the workforce and continuing online study. The course is applied in its focus and integrates key vendor certifications that are relevant to IT industry employment.

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.

Write reports that concisely communicate technical and business requirements to peers, company stakeholders, and business communities consistent with professional standards.
Conduct engaging oral presentations that clearly communicate technical and business requirements to a variety of audiences, including colleagues, and stakeholders in both the IT and general communities.
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 is of three years full-time or equivalent part-time duration and requires the completion of 360 credit points.

First year

First year (120 credit points)
Subject code Subject title Credit points
LTU0AIM Academic Integrity Module (online) * 0
ABS0WOM Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education (online) ** 0
CSE1ITX Information Technology Fundamentals 15
CSE1PGX Programming Environment 15
CSE2NFX Network Engineering Fundamentals 15
CSE2DBX Database Fundamentals 15
CSE2ICX Internet Client Engineering 15
CSE1ISX Information Systems 15
CSE1STX Sustainability Practices in Information Technology 15
CSE1VAX Vendor Certification for Information Technology A 15
Alternate Exit point - upon successful completion of First Year - Diploma of Applied Information Technology (SDAIO)

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)
Subject code Subject title Credit points
CSE1OFX Object Oriented Programming Fundamentals 15
STA1CTX Databased Critical Thinking 15
MAT1DMX Discrete Mathematics 15
Elective Second-year level elective in Computer Science or Business 15
CSE1IOX Intermediate Object Oriented Programming 15
CSE2SDX Information Systems Development 15
Elective Second-year level elective in Computer Science or Business 15
Students to select one of the following 15 credit point subjects
CSE2BVX Vendor Certification for Information Technology B 15
CSE2CVX Vendor Certification for Information Technology C
CSE2DVX Vendor Certification for Information Technology D
Alternate Exit point - upon successful completion of First and Second Year - Associate Degree of Applied Information Technology (SAAIO)

Third year

Third year (120 credit points)
Subject code Subject title Credit points
CSE3PAX Industry Project 3A 15
CSE3PBX Industry Project 3B 15
CSE3PEX Professional Environment 15
Elective Third-year level electives in Computer Science to the value of 45 credit points 45
Elective Third-year level electives in Computer Science or Business to the value of 30 credit points 30

 

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