Bachelor of Technology (Computing Studies)
- Local students
- International students
- Program code: BP232
2014 Clearly-in ATAR:
- Campus: City campus
This program allows you to build a solid foundation in programming and information technology (IT), while also 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
- Finance and marketing
- 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.
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).
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
- 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..
This program can be studied worldwide through Open Universities Australia (OUA).
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.
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
- Check the application dates to see when to apply
- Ensure you meet all of the entry requirements (see above section)
- Choose your application method and apply
- If applicable, complete the selection tasks for your program (see above section)
- For the best chance of success, submit your application by the deadline for timely applications.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Comp Sci & Info Technology
Dr Vic Ciesielski
School of Computer Science and Information Technology
Building 14, Level 8, Room 7
376-392 Swanston Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel. +61 3 9925 2926
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.