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B40 Bachelor of Science (Communication and Information Technology)

Bachelor of  Science


The Faculty of Computing, Health and Science offers a general Bachelor of Science with a wide range of discipline concentrations and a number of more specialised Bachelor of Science courses providing specifically identified major studies.


Requirements for each of the specific awards offered in the School of Computer and Information Science are detailed below.


The more flexible award is described earlier in the Handbook.



This is a three year full-time (or part-time equivalent) program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree.


The Bachelor of Science (Communication and Information Technology) combines a core program, designed to familiarise students with the use of information technology in a range of settings, with a variety of Minor Studies. Graduates will apply their knowledge to the implementation, operation and management of new information technologies in the workplace and find employment in a wide range of IT related roles in industry and government.


Students will become familiar with developments in information technology, communications networks, information security and data management systems. The program provides opportunities for students to apply their expertise in information technology to practical problems in their chosen field of study. The course is accredited at professional level with the Australian Computer Society allowing graduates to apply for ACS professional membership.


For those interested in continuing to higher degree studies, the course provides an excellent introduction to studies in management, administration, library science or a range of computer related fields.



The course is available by full-time or part-time study on Mount Lawley campus.



The Bachelor of Science (Communication and Information Technology) is a 24 unit course with a sixteen unit major, a six unit minor and two elective units.


Students undertaking the Communication and Information Technology degree complete the following program:


Semester 1
CSG1132 Communicating in an IT Environment 15
CSP1150 Programming Principles 15
ENS1161 Computer Fundamentals 15
CSI1241 Systems Analysis 15

Semester 2
CSP1244 Visual Programming 15
CSG2343 Operating Systems 15
CSG2130 Applied Communications 15
CSI2341 Systems and Database Design 15
Semester 1
IMM2123 Interactive Multimedia Authoring 1 15
CSI2102 Information Security 15
Minor Unit 1
Minor Unit 2

Semester 2
CSG2331 Knowledge Computing 15
CSI2201 Computer Security 15
Minor Unit 3
Minor Unit 4
Semester 1
CSG3332 Project Management, Professionalism and Ethics 15
IST3330 Information Services Management 15
Minor Unit 5
Elective 1

Semester 2
CSG3437 Information Technology Project 15
IST3131 Information Policies 15
Minor Unit 6
Elective 2
There is a wide choice of Minor Study areas and Elective units. Suitable Minor areas for Communication and Information Technology students include:

Computer Science
Interactive Multimedia Technologies
Media Studies
Network Administration and Design
Records Management

Details of these Minors are included in this Handbook. Further information is available from the various Schools. Students should seek counselling from appropriate staff before making the final decision as to their Minor Study area.
Students select two units from a range of available units with the approval of the course coordinator.
Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes, Graduate Attributes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website:

Last Updated - Higher Education: 18/11/2004