Bachelor of Information Technology / Bachelor of Business Administration

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

This program combines IT/IS and business skills and learning to develop rounded IT/IS professionals with a sound understanding of management and business administration. Teamed with a workplace project, it will enable students to be job-ready for a broad range of business opportunities. They will be taught technical, business and relationship skills to build and integrate effective business information processes to transform decision-making structures within an organisation into efficient and effective systems. Graduates should have broad and coherent knowledge and skills in: business management; organisational behaviour and change; written and oral technical and interpersonal communication; personal and team management in complex IT project environments; theoretical and applied aspects of information and communications technology; the critical analysis, evaluation and resolution of a range of technical IT issues; an area of technical specialisation: application development; business analysis or database analysis; conducting technical and project-related research in corporate and industrial contexts. All subject combinations and electives are dependent upon subject prerequisites, timetable and quota availability. International students will be able to study at only the North Sydney campus.

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; NSW prerequisite: English

Structure:

320 credit points

Subjects you can Study:

Business analysis

Study Pathways:

Bachelor degree graduates may be eligible to progress to a range of postgraduate coursework programs, e.g. Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and, through them and/or with relevant work experience, to Master's degree programs.

Further information:

A requirement of the degree is a Professional Experience unit where students engage in voluntary work within a not-for-profit organisation over a period of 105 hours. Students must complete a Professional Experience unit involving professional placement within a business organisation in the IT discipline in the second year and a professional work-place based project placement in the fourth year. These placements assist students in forming well-developed judgment, responsibility, analytical and critical thinking skills in a real-world setting.

Recognition:

The Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Business Administration has accreditation with the Australian Computer Society.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Sydney (MacKillop) 63.55 Yes Full time 4 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) 63.55 Yes Part time 8 years

The world is our campus

We’re a publicly-funded university which has grown rapidly over the past few years. The world is our campus, and we put our students and staff at the centre of a vibrant global network of scholars, partnerships and opportunities. ACU has seven campuses around Australia – in Brisbane, North Sydney, Strathfield, Canberra, Ballarat, Melbourne and Adelaide – and we’ve recently opened a campus in Rome, Italy. With us, you’ll have the chance to study overseas with one of more than 200 partner institutions around the world.

Engaged with industry and society

We’re closely integrated into our communities and industries, working with them to answer the big questions, and to create tangible results. From hospitals, to schools and any number of far-flung places, our students and staff have always rolled up their sleeves to be fully engaged in the real world. 

All our students enjoy extensive opportunities for practical placements, and community engagement is a core part of their university experience. You could find yourself teaching children in Vanuatu, assisting in a community organisation in Cambodia, working with a welfare agency in Florence, or helping to develop youth soccer teams in East Timor. When they graduate, our students are ready to work, and the employment rate of our bachelor degree graduates is consistently higher than the national average.*

We see the whole person

You are welcome at ACU irrespective of your socio-cultural background, religious beliefs or aspirations. We’re inclusive and supportive of everyone, every day. With us, you’ll be valued and encouraged to thrive to the full extent of your potential. From academic skills to career and counselling services, we have a range of support services to help you succeed. We also offer nearly 400 scholarships, which

recognise academic achievement, community participation, and help out students from a range of backgrounds. 

Education with a bigger purpose

ACU offers programs in allied health, arts, business and commerce, education and teaching, exercise science, health, law, nursing and midwifery, paramedicine, philosophy, psychology and counselling, science, social work, and theology.

Along with significant student growth in recent years, we’ve begun to compete more intensely through our research output. ACU research programs tackle enduring and pressing issues in society, in Australia, and around the world.

At ACU, it’s education, but with a bigger purpose.


*Beyond Graduate Survey 2015, 2014 and 2013, conducted by Graduate Careers Australia as part of the Australian Graduate Survey.


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