Students develop the skills to design and develop multimedia resources and interactive programs that support a great user experience. Students develop an ability to select and use multimedia resources that facilitate engagement and usability. The Bachelor of Information Technology is accredited by the Australian Computer Society.

3 years (full time)


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Bachelor of Information Technology with a major in User Experience

Information Technology is not just a pathway for your future; your degree could help you shape the future. Technology is everywhere, affects everyone and is never still. If IT is your passion, our Bachelor of Information Technology immerses you in a field that is driving our world forward.

If your dream of developing amazing software, designing multimedia experiences or creating tomorrow’s smart systems, this degree provides the technical and creative skills you need. Whether as a programmer, designer, web developer, systems analyst, database administrator, project manager, ICT network professional or technical support personnel, the Bachelor of Information Technology is the beginning of what could be an amazing future.

This course is compromised of 23 units, each designed to build your capabilities in the areas mentioned above. The structure is aligned with workplace outcomes and local industry requirements.

Year 1 – Semester 1

COMM1001 Communication in Organisations
COMP1002 Foundations of Computing
MGMT1001 Managing Organisations
COMP1001 Data Communications and Networks

Year 1 – Semester 2

PROG1001 Programming I
ISYS1005 Systems Analysis and Design
ISYS1004 Contemporary Issues in Information Technology
ISYS1002 Cybersercurity 

Year 2 – Semester 1

DATA2001 Database Systems(ISYS1005)
MATH1003 Quantitative Methods with Economics
ISYS2001 Resources for User Interaction
SOCI1004 Applied Ethics and Sustainability

Year 2 – Semester 2

PROG2006 Designing the User Experience(ISYS1001 and ISYS2001 or ISY00324)
BUSN3003 Entrepreneurship and Innovation
(It is recommended that students have completed and passed introductory business units including accounting, marketing and management)
COMP2002 Electronic Commerce Systems
PROG2007 Programming II (PROG1001)

Year 3 – Semester 1

HRMT2001 Understanding the Business Environment(MGMT1001 + 36 credit points in any SCU unit)
ISYS3004 User Experience Analysis & Evaluation(PROG2006)
ISYS1003 Cybersecurity Management(ISYS1002)
PROG2001 Developing the User Experience (PROG2006)

Year 3 – Semester 2

ISYS3001 Managing Software Development(PROG2007 and DATA2001 or CSC00228)
COMP2001 Network Management(COMP1001)
ISYS3005 Information Technology Project (double weighted unit) (60 credit points in any SCU unit and ISYS1005 and PROG2007 and DATA2001 or CSC00228)

*Units in brackets are prerequisites.

Course duration: 3 years (full time)​

Entry Requirements for non-school-leavers and other students are: 

  • Completion of Year 12 (best of 5, pass in English and Maths, PNG GPA 2.5)
  • Completion of senior secondary plus additional further studies
  • Completion of Year 10 plus additional further studies
  • Completion of post High School studies
  • Diploma/Adv Diploma Pathway from IBSU. Must have passed at least 50% of pathway (4 units for Diploma/8 units for Adv Diploma)

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