Bachelor of Information Technology with Honours
About this course
The Bachelor of Information Technology with Honours is a research focused program that offers students a pathway to a career in academia as well as the opportunity to attain or develop a career in the private and public sector. The honours degree is available to students who have completed their undergraduate degree in information technology (or equivalent) and achieved a grade point average of five or above. Students will complete coursework units as well as a research project (thesis) of approximately 20,000 words.
Interested applicants need to contact the University to discuss their eligibility and to find a suitable honours supervisor for their proposed honours topic prior to lodging their application.
There are a variety of career opportunities in research and teaching, as well as employment in organisations or fields such as treasury, auditor general, government departments, banks, and financial institutions. Graduates also find employment generally within their specialist field in professional roles and academia.
Assessment may be in the form of essays, reports, audio or video presentations, online quizzes, case analyses or problem resolutions, software programs and examinations.
MySCU is a student's point of entry to a range of online services and resources that support study and student life. The portal includes unit learning sites and information sites where students can access resources, communication tools and useful links that are integral to their studies.
The web-based study environment Blackboard Learn delivers an advanced online learning environment for students and lecturers to communicate and collaborate through virtual meeting spaces, classrooms, and discussion boards. They can share files, presentations and applications. If a tutorial or lecture is recorded, students can view it afterwards.
Learning materials include the provision of unit information guides, study guides and readings. Students may need to purchase or access prescribed text books.
The Academic Skills team supports student learning by offering online and on-campus academic skills workshops, assignment reviews and small group or one-on-one face-to-face, phone or Skype consultations during business hours 9am to 4.30pm. Appointments can be made via the MySCU Hub ‘Connect Now’ button or on the Academic Skills home page. Students can also book appointments online in Career Hub.
The YourTutor service provides online after-hours study support for SCU students. This service is available from 4pm to midnight Sunday to Friday via the 'Connect Now' button on MySCU Hub or from a link in nominated unit learning sites. The YourTutor service offers generic writing feedback and live online chat assistance for foundational concepts and study skills.
Equipment and facilities
Southern Cross University provides students with modern well equipped teaching spaces such as lecture theatres, classrooms, and studios or laboratories tailored to meet the needs of specific study disciplines. Contemporary audiovisual equipment is standard in most teaching venues, and students have access to computer labs for individual study purposes.
See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.
Table of contents
To be awarded the Bachelor of Information Technology with Honours, students must complete 4 units (96 credit points) comprising:
- SC183011 Scientific Research, Context, Perspective and Method OR COM40015 Research Methods for Arts and Social Sciences
- BUS40004 Research Thesis (1 of 3)
- BUS40005 Research Thesis (2 of 3)
- BUS40006 Research Thesis (3 of 3)
Class of Honours
A candidate may be awarded Honours with one of the following merit descriptors:
- First Class Honours;
- Second Class Honours which may be graded into Division 1 or Division 2; or
- Third Class Honours
Schedule of units
How to apply
Interested applicants need to contact the School directly to discuss their eligibility and to find a suitable honours supervisor for their proposed honours topic prior to lodging their application. Apply directly to the University.
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From the 1st of June, 2017, the term 'Distance Education' has been replaced with 'Online'