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ProgramsIT/CSIT/CS(UG)BITBIT/CombinedBachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Arts (2015)


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Year 1 - Semester 1

TypeCPCP From
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).
6Level 1000 Arts and Social Sciences Units


Note:  For the Bachelor of Arts component, students are required to complete a total of 84 credit points of Table A units as listed in the handbook of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, including a major from Table A and a minimum 54 credit points of 2000/3000 level units of study. The Table A units of study list can be found online at http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/arts/

Note:   Continuing students should note that the 2015 BIT combined degree enrolment table 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

TypeCPCP From
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).
6Level 1000 Arts and Social Sciences Units

Year 2 - Semester 1

TypeCPCP From
Core
6COMP2129: Operating Systems and Machine Principles


Note:  This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is COMP2017.
Core
6INFO2120: Database Systems 1


Note:  INFO2820 (advanced version) can be taken as an alternate core unit to INFO2120.

This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is ISYS2110.
6Select from
COMP2022: Models of Computation
ISYS2140: Information Systems
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. The Stream unit must be selected from:

(a) ISYS2140 or ISYS2160 in Semester 2 for the Information Systems stream OR,

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

Please note: ISYS2140 and COMP2121 are discontinued from 2018. Please take ISYS2160 and/or COMP2022 instead.

Students who have not yet completed INFO1105 should select COMP2123 in this semester. COMP2823 (advanced version) can be taken as an alternative core to COMP2123.
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6Select from
Level 1000 Arts and Social Sciences Units
Level 2000-3000 Arts and Social Sciences Units

Note:   If you have not yet completed INFO1105, you must select COMP2123/COMP2823 in this semester as an alternative core unit.


Year 2 - Semester 2

TypeCPCP From
Core
6COMP2007: Algorithms and Complexity


Note:  COMP2907 (advanced version) can be taken as an alternate core unit to COMP2007.

This unit is discontinued from 2018. Please complete a unit from Maths Units for IT, Level 1000-2000 Recommended Units, IT Stream Units or other units in this semester instead.

Please note: if you have not yet completed COMP2007, you must select COMP3027/COMP3927 in the next semester as an alternative core unit.
Core
6INFO2110: Systems Analysis and Modelling


Note:  This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is ISYS2120.
List
6Select from
Level 1000 Arts and Social Sciences Units
Level 2000-3000 Arts and Social Sciences Units
List
6Select from
Maths Units for IT
Level 1000-3000 Recommended BIT Units
IT Stream Units

Year 3 - Semester 1

TypeCPCP From
Core
6INFO3402: Management of IT Projects and Systems


Note:  This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is INFO3333.
List
12Select from
IT Stream Units
Level 1000 Arts and Social Sciences Units
Level 2000-3000 Arts and Social Sciences Units
6Select from
INFO3220: Object Oriented Design
ISYS3401: Information Technology Evaluation


Note:  For the Computer Science stream take INFO3220, for the Information Systems stream take ISYS3401.

Note:   If you have not yet completed COMP2007, you must select COMP3027/COMP3927 in this semester as an alternative core unit.

BIT/BA students must take INFO3402 Management of IT Projects and Systems (6 credit points) plus INFO3600 Major Development Project (Advanced) (12 credit points) plus another 12 credit points of units for their specified stream.

- Computer Science stream: INFO3220 (6 credit points) plus 6 credit points from COMP3109, COMP3308, COMP3419, COMP3520, COMP3530 and/or COMP3608.

Please note: COMP3109 and COMP3530 are discontinued from 2018.

- Information Systems stream: ISYS3401 (6 credit points) plus 6 credit points from INFO3220, INFO3315, INFO3404, INFO3504, DATA3404 or INFO3406.

Please note: INFO3404 and INFO3504 are discontinued from 2018.


Year 3 - Semester 2

TypeCPCP From
Core
12INFO3600: Major Development Project (Advanced)
List
6Select from
Level 1000 Arts and Social Sciences Units
Level 2000-3000 Arts and Social Sciences Units
6IT Stream Units

Year 4 - Semester 1

TypeCPCP From
List
12Select from
Level 1000 Arts and Social Sciences Units
Level 2000-3000 Arts and Social Sciences Units
12Select from
Level 5000 Recommended COMP, INFO, ISYS Units

Note:   The Bachelor of Information Technology pass degree requires at least 48 credit points of Level 5000 electives with at least 36 credit points from COMP, INFO, ISYS units at 5000-level or above.


Year 4 - Semester 2

TypeCPCP From
List
12Select from
Level 1000 Arts and Social Sciences Units
Level 2000-3000 Arts and Social Sciences Units
12Select from
Level 5000 Recommended COMP, INFO, ISYS Units

Year 5 - Semester 1

TypeCPCP From
List
12Select from
Level 1000 Arts and Social Sciences Units
Level 2000-3000 Arts and Social Sciences Units
List
12Select from
Level 5000 Recommended COMP, INFO, ISYS Units
Level 5000 Recommended ELEC Units

Note:   The Bachelor of Information Technology pass degree requires at least 48 credit points of Level 5000 recommended electives, with at least 36 credit points from COMP5xxx, INFO5xxx or ISYS5xxx units. The remaining 12 credit points may be taken either from these units or from Level 5000 Recommended ELEC units.

BIT Honours program. Students achieving an (ISWAM) average of 65 may be admitted to the BIT 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 5 - Semester 2

TypeCPCP From
List
12Select from
Level 1000 Arts and Social Sciences Units
Level 2000-3000 Arts and Social Sciences Units
List
12Select from
Level 5000 Recommended COMP, INFO, ISYS Units
Level 5000 Recommended ELEC Units

BIT Honours Program

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.

BIT Stream 1: Computer Science

Type CP CP From
6 Select from COMP2022: Models of Computation
COMP2121: Principles of Distributed Systems and Networks
or other units.

Note: Choose at least 6 credit points (one unit) of Level-2000 COMP, INFO or ISYS units.

COMP2121 is discontinued from 2018.
6 Select from COMP3109: Programming Languages and Paradigms
COMP3221: Distributed Systems
COMP3308: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
COMP3419: Graphics and Multimedia
COMP3520: Operating Systems Internals
COMP3530: Discrete Optimization
COMP3608: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (Adv)


Note: Select one unit (6 credit points).

COMP3109 and COMP3530 are discontinued from 2018.
6 Select from INFO3220: Object Oriented Design


Note: Mandatory unit.
View complete Program Structure

Note: The Computer Science stream of the BIT/BA combined degree requires completion of the following stream units across Years 2 and 3 of the degree (in addition to the 126 credit points of common core and recommended IT units required in both BIT streams).

1) 6 credit points of Level 2000 COMP, INFO or ISYS units, in Year 2.

Please note: COMP2121 is discontinued from 2018.

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 COMP3109, COMP3308, COMP3419, COMP3520, COMP3530, COMP3221 and/or COMP3608.

Please note: COMP3109 and COMP3520 are discontinued from 2018.

BIT Stream 2: Information Systems

Type CP CP From
6 Select from DATA3404: Data Science Platforms
INFO3220: Object Oriented Design
INFO3315: Human-Computer Interaction
INFO3404: Database Systems 2
INFO3406: Introduction to Data Analytics
INFO3504: Database Systems 2 (Adv)
ISYS3402: Decision Analytics & Support Systems [not running in 2019]


Note: Select one unit (6 credit points).

Please note: INFO3404 is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is DATA3404.
6 Select from ISYS2140: Information Systems
ISYS2160: Information Systems in the Internet Age


Note: Mandatory unit.

Please note: ISYS2140 is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is ISYS2160.
6 Select from ISYS3401: Information Technology Evaluation


Note: Mandatory unit.
View complete Program Structure

Note: The Information Systems stream requires completion of the following stream units (in addition to the 126 credit points of common core and recommended IT units required in both BIT streams).

1) 6 credit points from ISYS2140 or ISYS2160 (Level 2000 Stream Unit taken in Year 2, Semester 1).

Please note: ISYS2140 is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is ISYS2160.

2) 18 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, INFO3404, DATA3404, ISYS3402, INFO3406 and/or INFO3504.

Please note: INFO3404 is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is DATA3404.

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: 12,Max CP: 24)

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 12 credit points is required with at least 12 credit points Maths or Stats units at 1000-level. Recommended units at 1000-level are MATH1001/MATH1021 (3 cp), MATH1002 (3 cp), MATH1003/MATH1023 (3 cp), MATH1005 (3 cp). At 2000-level, 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 1000-3000 Recommended BIT Units (Max CP: 12)

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
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 include all Level 2000 and 3000 ELEC, INFO, ISYS and COMP 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 ELEC, COMP INFO, ISYS units of study.

Block 4 - 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
COMP5456 Introduction to Bioinformatics [not running] 6 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 5 - 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 6 - IT Stream Units (Min CP: 24,Max CP: 30)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
COMP2022 Models of Computation 6 Semester 2
COMP2121 Principles of Distributed Systems and Networks 6 Semester 2
COMP3109 Programming Languages and Paradigms 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
COMP3530 Discrete Optimization 6 Semester 2
COMP3608 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (Adv) 6 Semester 1
COMP3615 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
INFO3404 Database Systems 2 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO3406 Introduction to Data Analytics 6 Semester 2
INFO3504 Database Systems 2 (Adv) 6 Semester 2
ISYS2140 Information Systems 6 Semester 1
ISYS2160 Information Systems in the Internet Age 6 Semester 2
ISYS3400 Information Systems Project 6 Semester 2
ISYS3401 Information Technology Evaluation 6 Semester 1
ISYS3402 Decision Analytics & Support Systems [not running in 2019] 6 Semester 2

Note: Completion of a stream is a requirement of the course. BIT/BA combined degree students must choose one of two streams. The streams available are: (a) Computer Science and (b) Information Systems. Each stream requires 18 credit points for BIT/BA combined degrees.

The Information Systems stream requires ISYS2140/ISYS2160 in Year 2 plus ISYS3401 in Year 3, plus two units (12 credit points) from Information Systems units INFO3220, INFO3315, INFO3404/INFO3504/DATA3404, ISYS3402 and/or INFO3406.

Please note: ISYS2140, INFO3404 and INFO3504 are discontinued from 2018.

The Computer Science stream requires either COMP2022/COMP2121/COMP3221 in Year 2/3, then INFO3220 in Year 3, plus 12 credit points from Computer Science units COMP3109, COMP3308, COMP3419, COMP3520, COMP3530, and/or COMP3608.

Please note: COMP2121, COMP3109 and COMP3530 are discontinued from 2018.

Note that the option of taking both streams is only available for the BIT single degree, not BIT combined.

Block 7 - Level 1000 Arts and Social Sciences Units (Max CP: 30)

Note: See Level 1000 units listed on Table A in the handbook of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/arts/

Students should take into account the overall requirements for the Bachelor of Arts component of the combined degree: 84 credit points of Table A units, including a major from Table A and a minimum 54 credit points of 2000/3000 level units of study.

Block 8 - Level 2000-3000 Arts and Social Sciences Units (Min CP: 48,Max CP: 96)

Note: See Level 2000 and 3000 units listed on Table A in the handbook of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/arts/

Students should take into account the overall requirements for the Bachelor of Arts component of the combined degree: 84 credit points of Table A units, including a major from Table A and a minimum 54 credit points of 2000/3000 level units of study.

Course: Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Arts (2015)
CP Required: 240
Min FT Duration: 5.00 Years
Min PT Duration: N/A
Faculty/School: Faculty of Engineering
Years Offered: 2017, 2016, 2015
Requirements: To qualify for the award of the combined degree, a candidate must successfully complete 240 credit points, comprising:

(a) 156 credit points from the Bachelor of Information Technology stream, including 12 credit points from the units specified for a particular stream.

(b) for the Bachelor of Arts component, 84 credit points of Table A units as listed in the handbook of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, including a major from Table A and a minimum 54 credit points of 2000/3000 level units of study. The Table A units of study list can be found online at http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/arts/units_of_study/table_a.shtml

Progression requirement

Candidates in the BIT degree must maintain a credit average in each year of enrolment. If this level of result is not achieved candidates will be transferred to the BCST degree program.

Advanced alternatives

Candidates may substitute an advanced equivalent for a non- advanced unit mentioned. They may also substitute an appropriate unit from the Advanced Engineering program of the Faculty of Engineering; or the Talented Student Program of the Faculty of Science; if they are eligible to enrol in such units.

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

Honours is available to meritorious candidates, in either or both the Bachelor of Information Technology or the Bachelor of Arts. Honours requires the completion an alternative set of units in the final year of the Bachelor of Information Technology degree and of one additional full time year of study for the Bachelor of Arts degree.

Admission to the honours program for the Bachelor of Information Technology is by permission of the program coordinator prior to completion of the final year. Admission requires an average (ISWAM) of at least 65 in units of study completed to that point. Candidates 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, with 24 credit points in 5000-level recommended 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.

Admission and award requirements for honours in the Bachelor of Arts are listed in the resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Course Resolutions

The Bachelor of Information Technology governed by the course resolutions of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies, available at http://cusp.sydney.edu.au/resolutions/infotech2012/
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