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B52 Bachelor of Science(Communication&Information Technology)/Bachelor of Science(Library Technology)

The Bachelor of Science (Communication and Information Technology)/Bachelor of Science (Library Technology) is a double degree that aims to produce graduates capable of filling senior roles in the information services, information brokerage, information management and knowledge management industries.  The course is designed to address market needs for professional information services staff with a broad range of high level skills in information management and information technology. 


Graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Computer Society.  The course is also recognised by the Australian Library and Information Association at professional librarian level.


Standard University admission requirements apply. 


Current ECU students studying a Bachelor of Science (Communication and Information Technology), or the Associate Degree of Science (Library Technology), may apply to transfer with full credit.

This course is available on Mt Lawley Campus.
This course is available by Full-time, or Part-time mode.
This course is available in the following mode of delivery - On-campus.

The Bachelor of Science (Communication and Information Technology)/Bachelor of Science (Library Technology) is a 480 credit point, four year full-time award which may also be studied in the part-time mode.  Students complete the following units:

Semester 1
CSG1132 Communicating in an IT Environment 15
ENS1161 Computer Fundamentals 15
IST1141 Information Agencies and Environment 15
IST1161 Library Systems 1 15
Semester 2
CSP1150 Programming Principles 15
CSI1121 Personal Computing 15
CSI1102 Presentation Systems 15
IST1143 Information Organisation 1 15
Semester 1
CSI1241 Systems Analysis 15
IST2161 Client Services in Libraries 1 15
IST2243 Information Organisation 2 15
Elective or Minor Unit
Semester 2
CSG1207 Systems and Database Design 15
IMM2123 Interactive Multimedia Authoring 1 15
IST2101 Technologies in Information Services 15
Elective or Minor Unit
Semester 1
CSG1206 Operating Systems 15
CSI2102 Information Security 15
IST3344 Theories of Information Organisation 15
Elective or Minor Unit
Semester 2
CSG1105 Applied Communications 15
CSG3206 Knowledge Computing 15
IST2262 Technical Services in Libraries 15
Elective or Minor Unit
Semester 1
CSG2207 Project Methods and Professionalism 15
IST3162 Information Literacy and Life Long Learners 15
CSG3204 Information Services Management 15
Elective or Minor Unit
Semester 2
CSG3303 Applied IT Project 15
CSI1101 Computer Security 15
IST3131 Information Policies 15
Elective or Minor Unit
Recommended Minor Study areas include:

Administrative Management
Computer Science
Interactive Multimedia Technologies
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.
Instead of a Minor Study, students may select six elective units (totalling 90 credit points) offered by the University, with the approval of the course coordinator. No more than two of these units may be at first year level.
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: 31/03/2006 VET: 31/03/2006