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Undergraduate

Business Information Technology (Professional)

Business Information Technology (Professional) Major (BCom) - BCom(Curtin) - MJRU-BUITP Curtin Business School
Guaranteed ATAR 70 This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.
Location Bentley or Mauritius This course may not be offered at all locations every year. Please contact us for more information on availability.
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus or mixed on- and off-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 3 years full-time

Course overview

An information systems specialist analyses and maps out an organisation’s business processes to work out how to optimise its operations. They design, deliver, test and implement IT systems and provide desktop or network support to staff.

This major focuses on how information technology is used to collect, process and output information in organisations, and provides an in-depth knowledge of computer programming and design, and systems implementation and management.

You will gain an introduction to programming and design, systems implementation and IT management and will study topical and smart content to assist with implementing information technology solutions that can help you to solve different types of business problems.

In your final year you can complete a project with real clients, giving you industry experience. OurInformation Systems Professional Practice Program allows you to test your skills with a company in the IT industry. This hands-on experience has been developed with the Australian Computer Society Foundation (ACSF) in response to industry demand for job-ready graduates.

Business Information Technology is offered as part of the Bachelor of Commerce. You can enhance your studies with a secondary major or choose from a range of elective units to support your career goals.

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Programmer Analyst
  • Information Technology Administrator
  • Systems Designer (Information Technology)
  • Analyst (Information Technology)
  • Programmer (Information Technology)
  • Business Systems Analyst

High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.

Admission criteria

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed below, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Guaranteed ATAR This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.

70

STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Written English and either verbal or quantitative

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

ATAR-related adjustments

Details of the types of ‘bonus points’ commonly available to applicants can be found on our StepUp to Curtin page.

ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period

View data on the ATAR and selection rank profile of offers made from the most recent intake period.

Mature age entry

Discover other ways you can qualify

Desirable WACE courses

Mathematics Applications ATAR

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.

Fees

Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Commonwealth supported What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? - A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
$10,800*

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Professional recognition

This program has Professional Accreditation from the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Credit for previous study

 If you have previously worked or studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact Curtin Business School to discuss eligibility for credit for recognised learning.


Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

Why Business Information Technology (Professional)?

  • Strong industry links and industry placements.
  • You can undertake industry project work and get practical real-world learning experience.

How this course will make you industry ready

Our Information Systems Professional Practice Program allows you to test your skills with a well known company in the IT industry. This hands on and exclusive experience has been developed with the Australian Computer Society Foundation (ACSF) in response to industry demand for job ready graduates.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.