Bachelor of Business - Bachelor of Information Technology

Course summary

A double degree in a Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Information Technology gives you skills to work across all areas of business with the added advantage of being able to utilise technology to improve products and business processes.

The Bachelor of Business offers a broad education across all key aspects of the business environment. In addition to studying the essential core disciplines of accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing, and allows students to focus on their interests by choosing electives from a particular Business discipline.

The Bachelor of Information Technology offers graduates key skills required for any IT professional such as: organisational areas in IT; database management; programming; information systems analysis and design; communications and networks; security; eBusiness; project management; and web-based technology.

 

Course information

Study area

Business, Information & Communication Technology

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

369

ATAR-SR

75

IB Score

26

Duration

4.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

092392F

UAC Code

751400

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

Recent Secondary Education Admission Criteria These criteria may be used to gain admission to this course for students who are currently in year 12 or have recently completed their secondary education.

Recent secondary education students can gain admission to this course via non-ATAR or ATAR-based options.

NON-ATAR ADMISSION OPTIONS With these options students may be admitted on the basis of criteria other than ATAR.

Non-ATAR admissions at UOW take an individual approach to understanding potential for academic success. Each student is assessed based on key qualities across academic readiness, motivation & passion, planning & persistence, and communication & collaboration.

Early Admission

Students may be admitted to this course via Early Admission.

ATAR-BASED ADMISSION OPTIONS With these options, students may be admitted on the basis of ATAR or ATAR plus additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

Guaranteed entry selection ranks

The minimum score for guaranteed entry (or for consideration if this course has limited places) is an ATAR-Selection Rank of 75 or an IB of 26. This includes the effect of adjustment factors.

Adjustment factors

Adjustment factors, such as the subjects you are studying, the area in which you live or equity and access schemes, are taken into consideration and these will be combined with your ATAR to adjust your selection rank and make it higher than your ATAR. Find out more about UOW's adjustment factors.

Other Admission Criteria

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

WORK & LIFE EXPERIENCE Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

If you can demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for our subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, you may be eligible for credit towards your degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.

Click here for more information on UOW's credit transfer arrangements.

FEES

Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.
In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.


ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

70

18

18

17

17

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Pass (weighted average mark of 50 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.


CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

If you can demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for our subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, you may be eligible for credit towards your degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.

Click here for more information on UOW's credit transfer arrangements.

FEES

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$16,920 (2021)

$152,280 (2021)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2019.

Applicant background

2019 intake

2019 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2019

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2021 Autumn

Wollongong

Orientation: 23 - 25 February 2021
Session: 1 March – 24 June 2021

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (UAC): 30 September 2020 (early bird), 5 February 2021 (final) (see UAC Key Dates).
  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 24 December 2020*
  • International Applicants: 24 December 2020*

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by these dates will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.

Applications received after these dates will continue to be assessed for the requested session until 3 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

A number of the course learning outcomes in each of these degrees complement and consolidate outcomes in the partner degree. Applied across two discipline areas, the outcomes are achieved at a broader and more comprehensive level.

The outcomes, which are common and consolidated in this joint degree, ensure that on successful completion of the course students will be able to:

CLO Description
1 Demonstrate sound disciplinary knowledge;
2 Investigate and solve problems using discipline specific approaches
3 Work as part of a team; and
4 Investigate, solve and critically interpret practical and/or abstract problems using mathematical and/or statistical methods, including appropriate software tools.

Course Structure

To qualify for the degree of the Bachelor of Business - Bachelor of Information Technology, a candidate must complete at least 216 credit points made up of:

1. all compulsory (core) subjects in the Bachelor of Business, except COMM113 Business Oriented Information Systems [54 credit points];
2. at least 48 additional credit points from the Faculty of Business subjects, of which at least 18 credit points must be from 300 level Business subjects
3. all compulsory (core) subjects in the Bachelor of Information Technology [96 credit points];
4. an additional 18 credit points from the School of Computing and Information Technology 100- 300 level subjects, of which at least 12 credit points must be from 300 level subjects;
5. no more than 90 credit points shall be at 100 level.
      

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
ACCY111 Accounting Fundamentals In Society 6 Autumn, Spring
COMM101 Principles of Responsible Business 6 Autumn, Spring
CSIT111 Programming Fundamentals 6 Autumn, Spring
CSIT114 System Analysis 6 Autumn
COMM121 Statistics for Business 6 Autumn, Spring, Summer 2020/2021
ECON100 Economic Essentials for Business 6 Autumn, Spring
CSIT121 Object Oriented Design and Programming 6 Autumn, Spring
CSIT115 Data Management and Security 6 Autumn, Spring
Year 2
FIN 111 Introductory Principles of Finance 6 Autumn, Spring, Summer 2020/2021
MGNT110 Introduction to Management 6 Autumn, Spring, Summer 2020/2021
MARK101 Marketing Principles 6 Autumn, Spring, Summer 2020/2021
CSIT113 Problem Solving 6 Autumn
CSIT127 Networks and Communications 6 Spring
CSIT128 Introduction to Web Technology 6 Spring
CSIT226 Human Computer Interaction 6 Spring
Plus at least one subject from the following
ACCY112 Accounting In Organisations 6 Autumn, Spring, Summer 2020/2021
ECON102 Economics and Society 6 Autumn, Spring
MGNT102 Business Communications 6 Autumn, Spring, Summer 2020/2021
Year 3
CSIT214 IT Project Management 6 Autumn, Spring
MATH223 Mathematics for Information Technology 6 Autumn
ISIT204 Principles of eBusiness 6 Spring
ISIT224 Management Information Systems 6 Spring
Plus 24 credit points of Faculty Business subjects
Year 4
ISIT219 Knowledge and Information Engineering 6 Autumn
CSIT314 Software Development Methodologies 6 Autumn
Plus 12 credit points of 300 level ISIT subjects
CSIT321 Project 12 Annual, Spring 2020/Autumn 2021
Plus 12 credit points of Faculty Business subjects
Plus 6 credit points of CSIT or ISIT subjects
Year 5
COMM331 Integrative Business Capstone 6 Autumn, Spring
Plus 12 credit points of Faculty Business subjects

Majors

Majors are not available in the Bachelor of Business course.

The option to complete a major is available in the Bachelor of Information Technology, however students enrolled in this double degree should be aware that undertaking a major may require a long duration and more credit points. Refer to the School of Computing and Information Technology for majors available in the Bachelor of Information Technology degree.

Students can consult with Academic Program Directors in the relevant schools concerning the selection of appropriate subjects.

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Why choose this course

UOW recognises the fast pace of development in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry. UOW was one of the first universities to combine fields of study related to this industry into one Faculty. Experts encompassing the entire breadth of the underlying science, IT, engineering and mathematical methodologies in the ICT industry have created an extremely dynamic teaching, learning and research environment.

Business is always changing, so at UOW we focus on strong links with industry, business and government to keep our degrees relevant. We develop professionals, managers and business leaders with critical thinking skills who will succeed in their chosen fields.

The Faculty of Business is a signatory to the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME), a global initiative of the United Nations. The PRME endorses institutions that champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership.

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