Charles Darwin University

Bachelor of Information Technology

Charles Darwin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00300K

The Bachelor of Information Technology will prepare you to be responsible for more than just systems or software; you will be developing creative and innovative technologies for the modern world.Throughout your studies, you will develop knowledge and skills in areas such as web design and development, networking, application development and systems.You will also be encouraged to be an open-minded problem solver, a creative thinker as well as an engaging communicator, which will help progress your career in the IT industry.Study opportunities are also provided to assist students to undertake sought-after industry modules, including Cisco and Microsoft certificates.


The core of this program prepares students with the necessary IT skills so that they are well prepared for work when graduated. The program stresses both the importance of theory and the application of theory into practice through projects and practical exercises. Progression into the Bachelor of Science (Honours) is available for suitable candidates with a Bachelor of Information Technology.A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 240 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.Unit typeCredit PointsSpecific requirementsCommon Units(2 units)20cpCommon units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability (compulsory)Plus:CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology (preferred) orCUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring SustainabilitySelect Common Units to find out more about individual units and advanced standing options. Core Units(12 units)120cpCompulsory Core units totalling 120 credit points as detailed below.HIT137 Software NowHIT140 Foundations of Data Science (replaces STA101 from 2021)HIT164 Computing FundamentalsHIT172 Operating Systems and ApplicationsHIT226 Mobile Web StructuresHIT234 Database Concepts (previously BIS234)HIT274 Network Engineering ApplicationsPMO201 Project ManagementHIT333 Cyber Security (previously BIS243)HIT363 Enterprise IT Management (previously BIS342)HIT381 Human Computer Interaction DesignHIT401 Capstone Project (previously PMO301)Specialist Electives(6 units) 60cpSpecialist Elective units totalling 60 credit points selected from the list of available units detailed below. (Students must choose at least 2 level 300 or above specialist electives)HIT220 Algorithms and ComplexityHIT235 Digital Systems and Computer ArchitectureHIT237 Building Interactive SoftwareHIT238 The Mobile ParadigmHIT326 Database-Driven Web ApplicationsHIT332 Embedded and Mobile SystemsHIT339 Distributed Development (replaces HIT337 from 2019)HIT353 Business Intelligence and Data MiningHIT365 C ProgrammingHIT372 Organisation Network Infrastructure (previously HIT272)HIT374 Enterprise Network Engineering Electives (4 units)40cpElective units totalling 40 credit points selected from undergraduate units offered by the University  240cpTotal Credit PointsStudents who commenced in or after 2013No more than 20 credit points shall be counted with a grade of "PC" in a Bachelor AQF Level 7 course award and no more than 10 credit points at "PC" may be received at the highest level of the program of learning.Of the total 240 credit points: (unless specified in the specific course structure above)* not more than 100 credit points may be taken from 100 level units* a minimum of 60 credit points must be taken from 300 level units or aboveStudents should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.Course Changes from 2021HIT140 Foundations of Data Science replaces STA101 Statistics 1 from 2021. Students who have already completed STA101 will not be required to complete HIT140. 


  • Engineering and IT

Standard entry requirements

Admission requirements are met by one of the following:Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60*.Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate IV level or higher.Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 135 (or a score of 145 if prior to May 2010).Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course.Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.* After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Casuarina International: $29,616 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
CDU Online International: $29,616 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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