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 Rabei Alhadad
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
Notes Upon successful completion of the prescribed requirements, this course provides an option to exit with either a Diploma of Applied Information Technology or an Associate Degree of Applied Information Technology. Please refer to the course structure for details.

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.

Bachelor of Applied Information Technology (SBAIO)
Produce reports that concisely articulate technical and business requirements to peers, company stakeholders, and business communities consistent with professional standards in Information Technology (IT).
Develop oral presentations that communicate technical and business requirements to diverse audiences, including colleagues and stakeholders in IT and general communities.
Analyse and critically evaluate numerical data and other evidence from business, technical and scientific reports to make informed judgements and develop recommendations for peers, scientific and lay audiences consistent with professional standards in IT.
Locate, interrogate and evaluate relevant business-related literature to develop IT specifications for business information systems.
Design and analyse strategies to solve system problems and other challenges in IT.
Evaluate unfamiliar complex business and technical problems and implement IT solutions consistent with professional standards.
Contribute constructively to teams through team-building, self-assessment, negotiation and communication skills; to enable successful completion of professional projects.
Demonstrate awareness of appropriate social, legal, and ethical values that shape the work of an IT professional.
Apply fundamental information system design concepts in IT and computer-based techniques to solve business and related problems.
Associate Degree of Applied Information Technology (SAAIO) - Option to Exit Only
Analyse and evaluate numerical data from business and technical reports to make recommendations for peers, technical and lay audiences consistent with professional standards in Information Technology (IT).
Locate, interrogate and evaluate relevant business-related literature to develop basic IT specifications for business information systems.
Appraise and modify strategies to solve common system problems and other challenges in IT.
Implement IT solutions, in line with professional standards, for business and technical problems.
Apply fundamental information system design concepts in IT and computer-based techniques to solve business and related problems.
Diploma of Applied Information Technology (SDAIO) - Option to Exit Only
Locate, interrogate and evaluate relevant business-related literature to develop Information Technology (IT) specifications for business information systems.
Appraise and modify strategies to solve system problems and other challenges in IT.
Implement and evaluate solutions for IT in complex business and technical problems consistent with professional standards.
Apply fundamental information system design concepts and computer-based techniques to solve business and related problems.

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
Option to exit with a 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
CSE2CNX Computer Networks 15
CSE2DMX Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science 15
CSE1IOX Intermediate Object Oriented Programming 15
CSE2SDX Information Systems Development 15
  Students to select second-year level subjects from the folllowing list CSE2MAX, CSE2OSX, CSE2PMX or CSE2VIX to the value of 30 credit points.  
CSE2MAX Mobile Application Development with Android 15
CSE2OSX Operating Systems 15
CSE2PMX Project Management 15
CSE2VIX Virtualisation in Computing 15
  Students to select a second-year level subject from the following list CSE2BVX, CSE2CVX, CSE2DVX, CSE2EVX or CSE2FVX to the value of 15 credit points  
CSE2BVX Vendor Certification for Information Technology B 15
CSE2CVX Vendor Certification for Information Technology C 15
CSE2DVX Vendor Certification for Information Technology D 15
CSE2EVX Vendor Certification for Information Technology E 15
CSE2FVX Vendor Certification for Information Technology F 15
Option to exit with an 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
  Students to select third-year level computer science subjects to the value of 45 credit points 45
  Students to select third-year level computer science or business subjects to the value of 30 credit points 30

 

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