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ProgramsIT/CSIT/CS(UG)BITBachelor of Information Technology (2017)


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Year 1 - Semester 1

SITS Diet Block/TypeCPUnit of Study/Unit Block
Core
6ENGG1805: Professional Engineering and IT


Note:  This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is INFO1111.
Core
6INFO1103: Introduction to Programming


Note:  This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement units are INFO1110 and INFO1113.

If you have not completed INFO1103, you must complete both INFO1110 and INFO1113. You will take one less elective unit as a result.
6Maths Units for IT


Note:  MATH1001/MATH1021 and MATH1002 are recommended for first semester (or advanced alternatives MATH1901/MATH1921 and MATH1902).
List
6Select from
Level 1000-2000 Recommended BIT Units
Other Electives for IT Degrees
or other units.

Note:   Continuing students should note that 2015 BIT tables shown here differs from previous years by bringing the Computer Science and Informations Systems streams together, rather than treating as separate courses. The merging of the stream details was done to to make it easier for students to compare the different requirements of each stream, and see where the requirements are the same in both cases. Apart from this change, the BIT remains as it was before.


Year 1 - Semester 2

SITS Diet Block/TypeCPUnit of Study/Unit Block
Core
6ELEC1601: Introduction to Computer Systems
Core
6INFO1105: Data Structures


Note:  INFO1905 (advanced version) can be taken as an alternate core unit to INFO1105.

This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is COMP2123.

COMP2823 (advanced version) can be taken as an alternative core to COMP2123.
6Maths Units for IT


Note:  MATH1003/MATH1023 and MATH1005 are recommended for second semester (or advanced alternatives MATH1903/MATH1923 and MATH1905).
List
6Select from
Level 1000-2000 Recommended BIT Units
Other Electives for IT Degrees
or other units.

Year 2 - Semester 1

SITS Diet Block/TypeCPUnit of Study/Unit Block
Core
6COMP2017: Systems Programming
Core
6ISYS2110: Analysis & Design of Web Information Systems
List
12Select from
Maths Units for IT
Level 1000-2000 Recommended BIT Units
IT Stream Units
or other units.

Note:  At least 6 credit points of Level 2000 Stream Units must be taken across the year as a whole. The Stream unit must be selected from:

(a) ISYS2160 in Semester 2 for the Information Systems stream) OR,

(b) COMP2022 in Semester 1 or COMP2121 in Semester 2 for the Computer Science Stream.

Please note: ISYS2140 is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is ISYS2160. COMP2121 is discontinued from 2018, please take COMP2022.

Year 2 - Semester 2

SITS Diet Block/TypeCPUnit of Study/Unit Block
Core
6ISYS2120: Data & Information Management
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18Select from
Maths Units for IT
Level 1000-2000 Recommended BIT Units
IT Stream Units
or other units.

Note:  At least 6 credit points of Level 2000 Maths Units and 6 credit points of Level 2000 Stream Units must be taken across the year as a whole.

Year 3 - Semester 1

SITS Diet Block/TypeCPUnit of Study/Unit Block
Core
6COMP3027: Algorithm Design


Note:  COMP3927 may be taken as an advanced alternative to COMP3027.
Core
6INFO3333: Computing 3 Management
List
6Select from
Level 3000 Recommended BIT Units
IT Stream Units
or other units.
6Select from
INFO3220: Object Oriented Design
ISYS3401: Information Technology Evaluation


Note:  In the Computer Science stream, choose INFO3220. In the Information Systems stream: choose ISYS3401.

Year 3 - Semester 2

SITS Diet Block/TypeCPUnit of Study/Unit Block
Core
12INFO3600: Major Development Project (Advanced)
List
12Select from
Level 3000 Recommended BIT Units
IT Stream Units
or other units.

Year 4 - Semester 1

SITS Diet Block/TypeCPUnit of Study/Unit Block
18Select from
Level 5000 Recommended COMP, INFO, ISYS Units
List
6Select from
Level 5000 Recommended COMP, INFO, ISYS Units
Level 5000 Recommended ELEC Units

Note:   The Bachelor of Information Technology pass degree requires at least 36 credit points of Level 5000 IT electives (any COMP, INFO, ISYS units of study at 5000-level or above). The remaining 12 credit points may be taken either from these units or from Level 5000 Recommended ELEC units.

Honours program. Students achieving an (ISWAM) average of 65 in units completed by the end of third year may be admitted to the Honours program, with permission of the program director. Honours students follow an alternative final year pathway, taking 24 credit points of research units (INFO5993, INFO4991, INFO4992, INFO4999) and 24 credit points of level 5000 electives.


Year 4 - Semester 2

SITS Diet Block/TypeCPUnit of Study/Unit Block
18Select from
Level 5000 Recommended COMP, INFO, ISYS Units
List
6Select from
Level 5000 Recommended COMP, INFO, ISYS Units
Level 5000 Recommended ELEC Units

1. Computer Science stream

Type CP CP From
6 Select from COMP2022: Models of Computation
12 Select from COMP3221: Distributed Systems
COMP3308: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
COMP3419: Graphics and Multimedia
COMP3520: Operating Systems Internals
COMP3608: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (Adv)


Note: Two units (12 credit points) must be taken.
6 Select from INFO3220: Object Oriented Design


Note: This units is taken in Year 3, Semester 1
View complete Program Structure

Note: The Computer Science stream of the BIT single degree requires completion of the following stream units across Years 2 and 3 of the degree (in addition to the 90 credit points of common core and recommended IT units, and 30 credit points of electives, required in both BIT streams).

1) 6 credit points of Level 2000 Stream units taken in Year 2 (COMP2022)

2) 24 credit points of Level 3000 Stream units taken in Year 3, comprising:

- - INFO3220 (6 credit points) in Semester 1

- - 12 credit points selected from COMP3308, COMP3419, COMP3520, COMP3221 and/or COMP3608.

2. Information Systems stream

Type CP CP From
12 Select from DATA3404: Data Science Platforms
INFO3220: Object Oriented Design
INFO3315: Human-Computer Interaction
INFO3406: Introduction to Data Analytics
ISYS3402: Decision Analytics & Support Systems [not running in 2019]


Note: Choose two units (12 credit points) from these.
6 Select from ISYS2160: Information Systems in the Internet Age


Note: Taken in Year 2, Semester 1.
6 Select from ISYS3401: Information Technology Evaluation


Note: Taken in Year 3, Semester 1.
View complete Program Structure

Note: The Information Systems stream of the BIT single degree requires completion of the following stream units across Years 2 and 3 of the degree (in addition to the 90 credit points of common core and recommended IT units, and 30 credit points of electives, required in both BIT streams).

1) 6 credit points 2000-level IT Stream units taken in Year 2 (ISYS2160)

2) 24 credit points of Level 3000 Stream units taken in Year 3, comprising:

- - ISYS3401 (6 credits) in Semester 1

- - 12 credit points selected from INFO3220, INFO3315, DATA3404, ISYS3402, INFO3406.

3. Computer Science/Information Systems double stream

Type CP CP From
12 Select from COMP2022: Models of Computation
ISYS2160: Information Systems in the Internet Age


Note: Both units must be taken.
24 Select from Unit Block IT Stream Units


Note: Select 12 cp from COMP3308, COMP3419, COMP3520, COMP3608, COMP3221 for the Computer Science stream and 12 cp from INFO3220, INFO3315, INFO3406, DATA3404, ISYS3402 for the Information Systems stream.
24 Select from INFO3220: Object Oriented Design
ISYS3888: Information Systems Project


Note: Both units must be taken.
View complete Program Structure

Note: The Computer Science/Information Systems double stream in the BIT requires completion of the following stream units across Years 2 and 3 of the degree (in addition to the 90 credit points of common core IT units and electives required for the rest of the degree).

1) 12 credit points of Level 2000 Stream Units, taken in Year 2, comprising ISYS2160 and COMP2022.

2) 48 credit points of Level 3000 Stream units, taken in Year 3, comprising:

- - 12 credit points from mandatory units INFO3220 (Computer Science stream) and ISYS3401 (Information Systems stream), taken in Semester 1.

- - 12 credit points from Computer Science recommended units COMP3308, COMP3419, COMP3520, COMP3608, COMP3221.

- - 12 credit points from Information Systems recommended units INFO3220, INFO3315, INFO3406, DATA3404, ISYS3402.

BIT Honours

Type CP CP From
Core
6 INFO4991: IT Research Thesis A
Core
12 INFO4992: IT Research Thesis B
Core
0 INFO4999: Computer Science Honours Result
Core
6 INFO5993: IT Research Methods
List
24 Select from Unit Blocks Level 5000 Recommended COMP, INFO, ISYS Units
Level 5000 Recommended ELEC Units
View complete Program Structure

Note: Students achieving an (ISWAM) average of 65 in units completed by the end of third year may be admitted to the honours program, with permission of the program director. Honours students follow an alternative final year pathway, taking 24 credit points of research units (INFO4991, INFO4992, INFO4999 and INFO5993) and 24 credit points of level 5000 electives.

Block 1 - BIT Core Units (Min CP: 66) (Max CP: 66)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
COMP2017 Systems Programming 6 Semester 1
COMP2123 Data Structures & Algorithms 6 Semester 1
COMP3027 Algorithm Design 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP3927 Algorithm Design (Adv) 6 Semester 1
ELEC1601 Introduction to Computer Systems 6 Semester 2
ENGG1805 Professional Engineering and IT 6 Semester 1
INFO1103 Introduction to Programming 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO1105 Data Structures 6 Semester 2
Summer Early
Summer Main
INFO1110 Introduction to Programming 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO1111 Computing 1A Professionalism 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO1113 Object-Oriented Programming 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
INFO1905 Data Structures (Advanced) 6 Semester 2
INFO3333 Computing 3 Management 6 Semester 1
ISYS2110 Analysis & Design of Web Information Systems 6 Semester 1
ISYS2120 Data & Information Management 6 Semester 2

Note: Students are normally expected to complete ELEC1601, ENGG1805/INFO1111, INFO1103/(INFO1110+INFO1113), INFO1105/COMP2123, COMP2017, ISYS2110, ISYS2120, COMP3027 and INFO3333 as core units.

INFO1905/COMP2823 and COMP3927 may be taken as advanced alternatives to INFO1105/COMP2123 and COMP3027 respectively.

Block 2 - Maths Units for IT (Min CP: 18,Max CP: 36)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
MATH1001 Differential Calculus 3 Semester 1
Summer Main
MATH1002 Linear Algebra 3 Semester 1
Summer Main
MATH1003 Integral Calculus and Modelling 3 Semester 2
Summer Main
MATH1004 Discrete Mathematics 3 Semester 2
Summer Main
MATH1005 Statistics 3 Semester 2
Summer Main
MATH1021 Calculus of One Variable 3 Semester 1
Semester 2
MATH1023 Multivariable Calculus and Modelling 3 Semester 1
Semester 2
MATH1901 Differential Calculus (Advanced) 3 Semester 1
MATH1902 Linear Algebra (Advanced) 3 Semester 1
MATH1903 Integral Calculus and Modelling Advanced 3 Semester 2
MATH1905 Statistics (Advanced) 3 Semester 2
MATH1921 Calculus of One Variable (Adv) 3 Semester 1
MATH1923 Multivariable Calculus and Modelling (Adv) 3 Semester 2
MATH2061 Linear Mathematics and Vector Calculus 6 Semester 1
Summer Main
MATH2063 Math Computing and Nonlinear Systems 6 Semester 1
MATH2065 Partial Differential Equations (Intro) 6 Semester 2
Summer Main
MATH2068 Number Theory and Cryptography 6 Semester 2
MATH2069 Discrete Mathematics and Graph Theory 6 Semester 1
MATH2070 Optimisation and Financial Mathematics 6 Semester 2
STAT2012 Statistical Tests 6 Semester 2
STAT2912 Statistical Tests (Advanced) 6 Semester 2

Note: A minimum of 18 credit points is required with:

- - at least 12 credit points Maths or Stats units at Level 1000, and

- - at least 6 credit points at Level 2000.

Recommended units at Level 1000 are MATH1001/MATH1021 (3 cp), MATH1002 (3 cp), MATH1003/MATH1023 (3 cp), MATH1005 (3 cp). At Level 2000, MATH2069, MATH2063, STAT2012 and/or STAT2912 are recommended for Computer Science stream students. STAT2012 and/or STAT2912 are recommended for Information Systems stream students. Additional Maths or Stats units may be taken depending on availability. See Science Faculty handbook for details of available MATH and STAT units at http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks

Block 3 - Level 1000-2000 Recommended BIT Units (Max CP: 30)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
BUSS1001 Understanding Business 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Late
BUSS1002 The Business Environment 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
DATA1002 Informatics: Data and Computation 6 Semester 2
DATA1902 Informatics: Data and Computation (Advanced) 6 Semester 2
DATA2901 Big Data and Data Diversity (Advanced) 6 Semester 1
ELEC1103 Fundamentals of Electrical and Electronic Engineering 6 Semester 1
INFO1003 Foundations of Information Technology 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO1903 Informatics (Advanced) 6 Semester 1
INFO2150 Introduction to Health Data Science 6 Semester 2
INFO2315 Introduction to IT Security 6 Semester 2
INFS2020 Business Process Modelling & Improvement 6 Semester 2
INFS3040 Enterprise Systems & Integrated Business 6 Semester 1
PHIL1012 Introductory Logic 6 Semester 2

Note: Recommended Units also include all Level 2000 COMP, INFO, ISYS unit and ELEC units. See Faculty of Engineering/IT Unit of Study page at http://cusp.sydney.edu.au/students/view-units-page/did/742 for full list of COMP, INFO, ISYS and ELEC units of study.

Up to 30 credit points may be completed from these units.

Block 4 - Level 3000 Recommended BIT Units (Max CP: 12)

Note: This collection is intended to cover Level 3000 Recommended IT units that are outside of your selected stream (Computer Science or Information Technology. All Level 3000 COMP, INFO, ISYS units and all ELEC units at Level 3000 and above may be selected as Recommended IT Units.

Overall, 24 credit points of Level 3000 IT electives must be taken for the BIT single degree, including a minimum of 18 credit points from Level 3000 units in the your selected stream. If you are only doing the minimum number of Level 3000 units within your stream (18 credit points, or three units), you will need to select at least 6 credit points (one extra unit) from the units of study here.

See IT Stream Units list below for units within your stream.

See Faculty of Engineering/IT Unit of Study page at http://cusp.sydney.edu.au/students/view-units-page/did/742 for full list of COMP, INFO, ISYS and ELEC units of study.

Block 5 - Level 5000 Recommended COMP, INFO, ISYS Units (Min CP: 36,Max CP: 48)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
COMP5045 Computational Geometry 6 Semester 1
COMP5046 Natural Language Processing 6 Semester 1
COMP5047 Pervasive Computing 6 Semester 2
COMP5048 Visual Analytics 6 Semester 2
COMP5216 Mobile Computing 6 Semester 2
COMP5313 Large Scale Networks 6 Semester 1
COMP5318 Machine Learning and Data Mining 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP5338 Advanced Data Models 6 Semester 2
COMP5347 Web Application Development 6 Semester 1
COMP5348 Enterprise Scale Software Architecture 6 Semester 1
COMP5349 Cloud Computing 6 Semester 1
COMP5415 Multimedia Design and Authoring 6 Semester 2
COMP5416 Advanced Network Technologies 6 Semester 2
COMP5424 Information Technology in Biomedicine 6 Semester 1
COMP5425 Multimedia Retrieval 6 Semester 1
COMP5426 Parallel and Distributed Computing 6 Semester 1
COMP5427 Usability Engineering 6 Semester 2
COMP5456 Introduction to Bioinformatics [not running] 6 Semester 2
INFO5010 IT Advanced Topic A 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO5991 Services Science Management and Engineering 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO5992 Understanding IT Innovations 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO6010 Advanced Topics in IT Project Management 6 Semester 2
INFO6012 Information Technology Strategy & Value 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
S2 Intensive
S1 Intensive
ISYS5050 Knowledge Management Systems 6 Semester 1

Note: The BIT pass degree requires at least 36 credit points of Level 5000 IT electives. These comprise COMP, INFO, ISYS units of study at 5000-level or above. The remaining 12 credit points may be taken either from these units or from Level 5000 ELEC units listed below.

Block 6 - Level 5000 Recommended ELEC Units (Max CP: 12)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
ELEC5508 Wireless Engineering 6 Semester 2
ELEC5509 Mobile Networks 6 Semester 1
ELEC5514 Networked Embedded Systems 6 Semester 2
ELEC5614 Real Time Computing 6 Semester 1
ELEC5616 Computer and Network Security 6 Semester 1
ELEC5618 Software Quality Engineering 6 Semester 1
ELEC5619 Object Oriented Application Frameworks 6 Semester 2
ELEC5620 Model Based Software Engineering 6 Semester 2

Block 7 - Other Electives for IT Degrees (Max CP: 30)

Note: Electives may be chosen from Level 1, 2 or 3 ENGG units, Level 2 or 3 PMGT units or any Level 1, 2 or 3 unit in Architecture, Arts, Business, Science , Health Sciences or Bioscience. Up to 30 credit points may be taken from these units.

Block 8 - IT Stream Units (Min CP: 24,Max CP: 66)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
COMP2022 Models of Computation 6 Semester 2
COMP3221 Distributed Systems 6 Semester 1
COMP3308 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence 6 Semester 1
COMP3419 Graphics and Multimedia 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP3520 Operating Systems Internals 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP3608 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (Adv) 6 Semester 1
COMP3888 Computer Science Project 6 Semester 2
DATA3404 Data Science Platforms 6 Semester 1
INFO3220 Object Oriented Design 6 Semester 1
INFO3315 Human-Computer Interaction 6 Semester 2
INFO3406 Introduction to Data Analytics 6 Semester 2
ISYS2160 Information Systems in the Internet Age 6 Semester 2
ISYS3401 Information Technology Evaluation 6 Semester 1
ISYS3402 Decision Analytics & Support Systems [not running in 2019] 6 Semester 2
ISYS3888 Information Systems Project 6 Semester 2
Other

Note: Completion of a stream is a requirement of the course. Candidates have the option of completing up to two streams. The streams available are: (a) Computer Science and (b) Information Systems. Each stream requires 24 credit points for the BIT single degree.

The Information Systems stream requires ISYS2140 in Year 2 plus ISYS3401 in Year 3, plus two units (12 credit points) from Information Systems units INFO3220, INFO3315, DATA3404, ISYS3402 and/or INFO3406.

The Computer Science stream requires either COMP2022 or COMP2121 in Year 2, then INFO3220 in Year 3, plus 12 credit points from Computer Science units COMP3308, COMP3419, COMP3520, and/or COMP3608.

Course: Bachelor of Information Technology (2017)
CP Required: 192
Min FT Duration: 4.00 Years
Min PT Duration: N/A
Faculty/School: Faculty of Engineering
Years Offered: 2017, 2016, 2015
Requirements: To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Information Technology, a candidate must successfully complete 192 credit points, comprising:

(a) a minimum of 144 credit points of core and selected core units of study in the chosen stream; and

(b) 18 credit points of selected Mathematics and Statistics units, with at least six credit points at 2000-level or above; and

(c) 30 credit points of elective units of study;

(d) and ensuring: (i) no more than 72 credit points in junior (1000-level) units of study, and (ii) at least 90 credit points in 3000-level or above units of study.

Streams

Completion of a stream is a requirement of the course. Candidates have the option of completing up to two streams. Candidates must follow the progression of study as prescribed by the table of units of study for the stream. Units of study counted towards one stream may not count toward any other stream completed. The streams available are: (a) Computer Science and (b) Information Systems.

See Pathways section of this outline for the units presecribed for each stream. See Semesters section for recommended enrolment sequence.

Honours

Admission to the honours program is by permission of the program coordinator after the completion of third year. Admission requires an average (ISWAM) of at least 65 in units of study completed to that point. To qualify for the award of the honours degree a candidate must complete the requirements for the pass degree but include the alternative 24 credit point honours pathway described in the table of units for the degree, 24 credit points in 4000 or 5000-level selected core units of study and achieve an Honours Result of 65 or above. Completion of the degree is required in the minimum standard full time duration. The honours mark will be determined by calculating the WAM in all 4000 and 5000-level units completed.

Course Resolutions

The Bachelor of Information Technology is governed by the course resolutions of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies, available in the Faculty Handbook at http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/
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