Bachelor of Technology (Computing Studies)


  • Program code: BP232
  • 2014 Clearly-in ATAR:


  • Campus: City campus

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This program allows you to build a solid foundation in programming and information technology (IT), while offering you the flexibility to engage with non-IT topics so you can build your own degree.

You must do a minimum of 65% computer science and IT courses with the rest drawn from courses in related discipline areas including:

  • Accounting and law
  • Applied communication
  • Economics
  • Finance and marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Logistics
  • Management
  • Statistics
  • CISCO networking.

This is a degree of choice for those who want a professional IT degree that does not rely on software and IT development.


3 years full-time

Program structure and features

Learning and teaching

Classes are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, online reading, workshop, practical and laboratory sessions. These are primarily in English.

You'll have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.

Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.

Program structure

The program includes core courses in programming, database systems, software engineering, web programming and professional computing practice.

In the second and third years you'll study four courses from a minor study area, which might include accounting and law, applied communication, economics, finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, logistics, management, or statistics.

The remainder of your courses will be selected from IT electives, advanced IT electives and student electives.

Handbook (program guide)

To see what students are currently studying and to access additional program and course information, visit the program handbook (program guide).

Industry connections

In the last semester you'll undertake a project that simulates working in the industry. It will require your large-scale software application development skills.


Employment opportunities are as flexible and broad as the program itself. By studying a wide range of topics, both in computing and in other fields, graduates can pursue pure IT roles and roles in other areas that require IT experience like marketing, advertising, accounting and health administration.

Graduates work in:

  • business analysis
  • helpdesk and desktop support
  • network/systems administration
  • technical writing and desktop publishing
  • testing
  • quality assurance
  • web development.

Professional recognition and accreditation

Accredited to the professional level - the highest possible - with the Australian Computer Society (ACS) which has reciprocal membership agreements worldwide. Graduates can apply for ACS Certified Professional status for global recognition..

Global opportunities

This program can be studied worldwide through Open Universities Australia (OUA).

Entry requirements

You must meet the University entry requirements for this type of program.

Program entry requirements


Current Year 12 prerequisite units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or at least 25 in any other English.

Selection tasks

Form: Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online if they wish other information to be considered.

How to apply

Equity access

If circumstances have interrupted or disadvantaged your access to education, RMIT offers equity access schemes that allow selection officers to give applicants extra consideration, which may improve your prospects of studying at RMIT.


Tuition fees vary according to program and are adjusted annually.

In a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) your tuition fee is shared between you and the Commonwealth Government - if you meet the eligibility criteria.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

  • pay all or part of your student contribution up front and receive a 10% discount, or
  • defer your tuition fees through the HECS-HELP loan scheme.

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds. Learn more about RMIT Scholarships.

Other fees

You're not required to have private PC access but you will find it extremely useful. While you're expected to purchase prescribed textbooks in many classes we will issue comprehensive printed notes for the cost of printing.

In addition to tuition fees you will also pay the Student services and amenities fee (SSAF). You may be able to defer the fee through the SA-HELP loan scheme.

There may be other additional expenses and administrative fees associated with your studies.


Graduates of the Associate Degree in Information Technology who achieve a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or greater are guaranteed entry into the third year (equivalent to 192 credit points) of this program. Graduates with a GPA of less than 2.0 can still apply and may be eligible for exemptions if successful in gaining a place.


You can apply for admission to the Honours in Computer Science upon successful completion of this program.

Learn more about pathways or if you are eligible for credit transfer and recognition of prior learning.

Owning school

Comp Sci & Info Technology

Contact details

Info Corner
330 Swanston Street (cnr La Trobe Street)
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel. +61 3 9925 2260
Make an enquiry


Dr. Andy Song
School of Computer Science and Information Technology
Building 14, Level 8, Room 4
376-392 Swanston Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel. +61 3 9925 9761

View PDF brochure for this program.


Although RMIT endeavours to ensure the accuracy of this information, there is no guarantee it will remain accurate all year. Applicants are advised to confirm program details with the appropriate school before making an application.