Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Knowledgeable, high profile professionals are the backbone of the IT industry. This course provides you with the opportunity to learn new programming languages, architecture and paradigms to create new software applications.You will complete subjects in dynamic web development, data structures and algorithms and agile coding, in addition to electives that will add breadth and depth to your studies. The curriculum reflects the current and future needs of practicing software developers, aimed to advance your skills in first and second year of the curriculum so that you can apply your knowledge to a final year project.On completion, you may seek employment that involves identifying new areas of software process improvements to produce measurable business benefits. Your communication skills will be an asset in this area, as you report on project progress, anomalies, risks and issues.Graduates may also be involved in software release and post-release activities, including product launches, and implementation roles such as installation, configuration, programming/customisation, integration and data migration.
This course consists of 360 credit points. Students will complete 20 core units, and 4 elective units, and a zero credit point IT Professional Engagement unit.
- Software development
Standard entry requirements
Entry requirements (year 12)Admissions Criteria for current Year 12 students and recent secondary graduates (the past 2 years)Prerequisites Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English;Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist MathematicsThis course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations.Guaranteed ATARThis course has a guaranteed ATAR.If you meet the course pre-requisites and any ‘Essential Requirements for Admission’, we will guarantee you a place in this course with this ATAR. We use the adjusted ATAR, factoring in subject adjustments and SEAS as detailed below.Subject AdjustmentsA study score of 35 in any Information Technology or any Mathematics equals 3 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 5 points.SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme)Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the Special Entry Access Schemes (SEAS). Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, a SEAS application may provide support for your course application.Entry requirements (non year 12)Admission criteria for applicants with a Higher Education StudyThis course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.Compulsory: Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as Federation Access Studies (FAST).Admission criteria for applications with a Vocational Education and Training studyThis course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.Compulsory: Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher.Admission criteria for applications with work and life experienceApplicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies will not be eligible for entry into this program. Applicants in this category should consider a pathway such as Federation Access Studies (FAST).
This course holds Professional Level accreditation with the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
Credit will be considered if you have successfully completed higher education or TAFE studies. Advanced standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on your eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications. If you are seeking alternate entry into the Bachelor of Information Technology (Software Development) you can consider applying for the following programs: Diploma of Information Technology; Diploma of Digital Media Technologies; Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST) Program - designed to provide you an alternate entry into tertiary study; Enrol in single units (courses): ITECH1101 IT Problem Solving (Semester 1) and ITECH1103 Big Data And Analytics (Semester 2). Re-apply with credit to the Bachelor of Information Technology for the next semester Students can progress to the Bachelor of Science (Honours) as a prelude to a higher degree in research or a professional qualification.
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