2017 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Information Technology (Dean's Scholar) | 2017

This information is for students commencing their course in 2017. Students follow the rules and requirements for the year they commenced their course. Please refer to the Archives link in the menu for years prior to 2017.

Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Information Technology (Dean's Scholar)



UOW Course Code:




Total Credit Points:



3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences

Intake Session(s):


Delivery Mode:

On-campus (Face-to-face)

Delivery Campus / UAC Code:

Wollongong / 754310

Additional Information:

Course Finder


Dean's Scholars degrees are highly recognisable, giving students the edge in competitive employment. The degree offers a challenging and enriched educational experience for high-achieving students who want to perform above the level normally expected. Students are also encouraged to continue their studies through the completion of Honours and research programs.

Students complete the normal course requirements for the degree, but receive special privileges as they study such as accelerated learning, where possible, and academic mentoring. Dean’s Scholars are also encouraged to contribute to the scholarly life of the Faculty through events in the Faculty's postgraduate program.

Places are limited each year. Current students who have achieved a weighted average mark (WAM) of 80 at the end of one year of full-time study in a relevant degree may apply to transfer to the Dean’s Scholar degree.

Entry Requirements

Academic requirements and English requirements are available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Bachelor of Information Technology (Dean's Scholar) will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge of information technologies and the ability to apply this knowledge to solve a range of practical problems.
  2. Perform analysis and design of innovative systems to solve a range of problems.
  3. Acquire, synthesise and integrate information within a complex professional setting.
  4. Think critically and creatively to identify better system solutions within business contexts .
  5. Function and work collaboratively with others to solve information technology problems achieving a common goal.
  6. Apply informed professional judgements regarding ethical and responsible decision making with consideration of related social responsibilities.
  7. Reflect upon work practices, tools and frameworks for ongoing professional development.
  8. Exercise critical thinking and judgement in the composition of a research-based project demonstrating understanding of field of information technology. 

Course Structure

Course program for the Dean's Scholars degree is identical to the current non-Dean's Scholars degrees apart from CSIT395 Dean's Scholar Research Project.

Continuation in the Dean's Scholars degrees will normally be dependent on the student achieving a WAM of at least 80 in each year of study. Students who do not meet the required average will be transferred to the equivalent non-Dean's Scholars degree.

Please note that the Dean's Scholars Program is not offered to part-time students and is only available to International Students who are eligible to apply through UAC (for new students), or who have completed one year of full-time study at UOW (for current students). The program is not offered for double degrees and is not a scholarship.

A candidate must satisfactorily complete the following requirements to be eligible for a Bachelor of Information Technology (Dean's Scholar):

1.  The following core subjects:

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
CSIT111 Programming Fundamentals 6 Autumn, Spring
CSIT113 Problem Solving 6 Autumn
CSIT114 System Analysis 6 Autumn, Spring
CSIT115 Data Management and Security 6 Autumn
CSIT121 Object Oriented Design and Programming 6 Autumn, Spring
CSIT127 Networks and Communications 6 Spring
CSIT128 Introduction to Web Technology 6 Spring
CSIT214 IT Project Management 6 Autumn
CSIT226 Human Computer Interaction 6 Spring
MATH223 Mathematics for Information Technology 6 Autumn
ISIT224 Management Information Systems 6 Spring
ISIT204 Principles of eBusiness 6 Spring
ISIT219 Knowledge and Information Engineering 6 Autumn
CSIT314 Software Development Methodologies 6 Autumn
CSIT321 Project 12 Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
CSIT395 Dean's Scholar Research Project 6 Autumn, Spring

2. To be awarded with a major, a candidate must satisfactorily complete the core plus four (4) subjects (24cp) listed for that major.

3. Students not completing a major must complete 12 credit points of 300 level CSCI or ISIT subjects, AND an additional 12 credit points of either 200 or 300 level CSCI, CSIT or ISIT subject not listed in the core.

4. To be awarded with a double major, candidates must ensure that four of the subjects selected satisfy the requirements of one major and that a separate set of four subjects satisfy the requirements of a second major, i.e. any subject counted towards one major cannot also be counted towards a second major.

5. Elective subjects from the from the School of Computing and Information Technology Subject List or from the General Schedule, not already included in the core or major subjects, to bring the total credit points to 144.  Note: A maximum of 60 credit points of first year subjects.

The Faculty encourages the development of ICT skills and knowledge in the workplace through industry placement. Completion of ISIT200 Industry Placement, which is a minimum of a single 8-week period of approved industry placement, assessed in the form of written reports, is highly recommended to all students.


Candidates enrolled in this degree may choose to major in:


Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
OPS 200 Management and Electronic Business 6 Autumn
ISIT208 Strategic Systems Management 6 Spring
ISIT306 Strategic eBusiness Solutions 6 Autumn
ISIT332 Business Process Management 6 Spring

Social and Digital Innovation

Students wishing to complete this major must speak with the BIT course coordinator.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
ISIT203 Social Informatics 6 Spring
ISIT313 Corporate Responsibility and IT 6 Autumn
ISIT333 Social Media and the Workplace 6 To be offered from 2017
ISIT343 Programming for Social Innovation 6 Spring

Network Design and Management

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
ISIT212 Corporate Network Planning and Design 6 Spring
ISIT302 Corporate Network Management 6 Autumn
CSCI322 Systems Administration 6 Spring
ISIT328 Corporate Network Security 6 Spring

Web Design and Development

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
ISIT207 Web Programming I 6 Spring
ISIT307 Web Programming II 6 Autumn
ISIT312 Big Data Management 6 Spring
ISIT315 Web Modelling 6 Spring


All of the core subjects listed in the Bachelor of Computer Science plus the subjects listed below:

Subject Code subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
CSCI205 Software Development Methods & Tools 6 Not offered in this year
CSCI213 Java Programming and Applications 6 Not offered in this year
CSCI235 Database Systems 6 Autumn, Spring
CSCI311 Software Process Management 6 Not offered in this year
CSCI315 Database Design and Implementation 6 Not offered in this year
CSCI322 Systems Administration 6 Spring
CSCI324 Human Computer Interface 6 This subject is not on offer in 2017.
IACT301 Information and Communication Security Issues 6 Not offered in this year
ISIT302 Corporate Network Management 6 Autumn

* No intake for the Computing major in 2017 at the UOW Wollongong Campus.


Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Professional Recognition/Accreditation

The Bachelor of Information Technology is accredited by the Australian Computer Society as meeting the requirements for membership at the "Professional Level".

Other Information

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Email: eis@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 10 November, 2016