University Handbook 2018

Bachelor of Information Technology – Dandenong

Course code/s: SBITD

Course details
Location Dandenong
Course code SBITD
Mid year intake available Yes
Course coordinator Dr Eric Pardede
Course advisors Mr Joe D'amico and Mr Glen Davidson (Chisholm Institute)
Available to international students Yes
CRICOS 091998F
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 Students within this degree will have access to both the La Trobe University library and Chisholm Institute library at Dandenong
Student support services are also available at both the Bundoora and Dandenong campuses.

Course description

The Bachelor of Information Technology will be offered by La Trobe University and be delivered by the Chisholm Institute at their Dandenong Campus. 

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.

Careers - Graduates will be able to critically analyse domain specific problems in various industry sectors, such as banking, marketing, health, education, government, and transportation, and develop innovative solutions through the effective use of IT tools. Graduates will fit roles that bridge the gap between technical and management personnel. Career opportunities include systems analyst, analyst programmer, database manager, software engineer, and strategist and systems marketer.

Industry experience

Industry based project experience is a unique value-added feature of this course. Students have the opportunity to work in industry to gain experience in devising optimal solutions to exciting real-life problems. In addition, students will acquire leadership qualities and resource management techniques. Selected students may also have the opportunity to work part-time in a large scale IT industry and have this counted towards their degree as part of our Industry-Based Learning program.

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 Systems CSE1IS 15
TE-SEM-1 Information Technology Fundamentals CSE1ITF 15
TE-SEM-1 Network Engineering Fundamentals CSE2NEF 15
TE-SEM-1 Programming Environment CSE1PE 15
TE-SEM-2 Internet Client Engineering CSE2ICE 15
TE-SEM-2 Database Fundamentals CSE2DBF 15
TE-SEM-2 Students to select first-year level elective subjects to the value of 30 credit points   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-1 Object Oriented Programming Fundamentals CSE1OOF 15
TE-SEM-1 Discrete Mathematics MAT1DM 15
TE-SEM-1 Data-based Critical Thinking STA1DCT 15
TE-SEM-1 Second year elective to the value of 15 credit points   15
TE-SEM-2 Information Systems Development CSE2ISD 15
TE-SEM-2 Intermediate Object Oriented Programming CSE1IOO 15
 TE-SEM-2 Students to select second-year level elective subjects to the value of 30 credit points   30

Third year

Third year (120 credit points)
Teaching period Subject title Subject code Credit points
TE-SEM-1 Industry Project 3A1 CSE3PRA 15
TE-SEM-1 Students to select third-year level elective subjects to the value of 45 credit points   45
TE-SEM-2 Industry Project 3B1 CSE3PRB 15
TE-SEM-2 Professional Environment CSE3PE 15
TE-SEM-2 Students to select third-year level elective subjects to the value of 30 credit points   30

Key: 1 Both subjects must be taken in the one academic year.

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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