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Information Technology (Computer Science)/Arts (2012)


Note: This course version applies only to students first enrolling in 2012.
WARNING: This course version is currently under review and is subject to change.


1. Overview

Course: Information Technology (Computer Science)/Arts (2012)
CP Required: 240
Min FT Duration: 5.00 Years
Min PT Duration: 5.00 Years
Faculty/School: University Archive
Years Offered: 2014, 2013, 2012

2. Requirements

To qualify for the award of the combined degree, a candidate must successfully complete 240 credit points, comprising:

(a) 156 credit points in the Bachelor of Information Technology stream the candidate is pursuing, comprising 144 credit points of Core and Select Core units plus 12 credit points of electives in accordance with the Bachelor of Information Technology Table for that 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

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.

Through the units in this table 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.

For details of degree resolutions see Faculty Handbooks at http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks

3. Semesters

Year 1 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 ENGG1805: Professional Engineering and IT
Core
6 INFO1103: Introduction to Programming
Core
3 MATH1001: Differential Calculus
Core
3 MATH1002: Linear Algebra
6 Select from Unit Block:
Arts 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/units_of_study/table_a.shtml

Year 1 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 ELEC1601: Introduction to Computer Systems
Core
6 INFO1105: Data Structures


Note: INFO1105 can be replaced by the more advanced alternative INFO1905 with department permission.
Core
3 MATH1003: Integral Calculus and Modelling
Core
3 MATH1005: Statistics
6 Select from Unit Block:
Arts Units

Year 2 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 COMP2129: Operating Systems and Machine Principles
Core
6 INFO2120: Database Systems 1


Note: INFO2820 advanced version) can be taken as an alternative to INF2120 with departmental permission.
Core
6 MATH2069: Discrete Mathematics and Graph Theory


Note: Students must take at least 6 credit points of Level 2000 Maths. MATH2069 is recommended but may be replaced by another Level 2000 Maths unit.
List
6 Select from Unit Blocks:
Arts Units
IT Level 2000 Recommended Electives

Year 2 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 COMP2007: Algorithms and Complexity


Note: COMP2907 advanced version) can be taken as an alternative to COMP2007 with departmental permission.
Core
6 INFO2110: Systems Analysis and Modelling
List
12 Select from Unit Blocks:
Arts Units
IT Level 2000 Recommended Electives

Year 3 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
List
24 Select from Unit Blocks:
Arts Units
IT Level 3000 Selected Core Units
IT Level 3000 Recommended Electives


Note: At least 12 credit points of IT Level 3000 Selected Core Units are required across the degree as a whole for the Computer Science stream.

Year 3 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
List
24 Select from Unit Blocks:
Arts Units
IT Level 3000 Selected Core Units
IT Level 3000 Recommended Electives


Note: At least 12 credit points of IT Level 3000 Selected Core Units are required across the degree as a whole for the Computer Science stream.

Year 4 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 INFO3402: Management of IT Projects and Systems
List
18 Select from Unit Blocks:
Arts Units
IT Level 5000 Units


Note: At least 48 credit from IT Level 5000 Units must be completed across the degree as a whole.

Year 4 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
12 INFO3600: Major Development Project (Advanced)
List
12 Select from Unit Blocks:
Arts Units
IT Level 5000 Units


Note: At least 48 credit from IT Level 5000 Units must be completed across the degree as a whole

Year 5 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
List
24 Select from Unit Blocks:
Arts Units
IT Level 5000 Units


Note: At least 48 credit from IT Level 5000 Units must be completed across the degree as a whole. Students in the Honours program must select 12 credit points each semester of the following units in place of some Yr4 Recommended units: INFO5993, INFO4991, INFO4992, INFO4999.

Year 5 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
List
24 Select from Unit Blocks:
Arts Units
IT Level 5000 Units


Note: At least 48 credit from IT Level 5000 Units must be completed across the degree as a whole. Students in the Honours program must select 12 credit points each semester of the following units in place of some Yr4 Recommended units: INFO5993, INFO4991, INFO4992, INFO4999.

4. Pathways

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

5. Unit Blocks

Block 1 - Arts Units (Min CP: 84,Max CP: 84)

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/units_of_study/table_a.shtml

Block 2 - IT Level 2000 Recommended Electives (Max CP: 12)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
COMP2121 Principles of Distributed Systems and Networks 6 Semester 2
ELEC2004 Electrical Engineering: Foundations 6
ELEC2103 Simulation and Numerical Solutions in Engineering 6 Semester 2
ELEC2104 Electronic Devices and Circuits 6 Semester 2
ELEC2302 Signals and Systems 6 Semester 2
ELEC2602 Digital Logic 6 Semester 1
INFO2315 Introduction to IT Security 6 Semester 2
ISYS2140 Information Systems 6 Semester 1

Block 3 - IT Level 3000 Selected Core Units (Min CP: 12,Max CP: 24)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
COMP3109 Programming Languages and Paradigms 6 Semester 2
COMP3308 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence 6 Semester 1
COMP3419 Graphics and Multimedia 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP3456 Computational Methods for Life Sciences 6
COMP3520 Operating Systems Internals 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP3608 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (Adv) 6 Semester 1
ELEC3506 Data Communications and the Internet 6 Semester 2
ELEC3609 Internet Software Platforms 6 Semester 2
INFO3220 Object Oriented Design 6 Semester 1
INFO3315 Human-Computer Interaction 6 Semester 2
INFO3404 Database Systems 2 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO3504 Database Systems 2 (Adv) 6 Semester 2

Block 4 - IT Level 3000 Recommended Electives (Max CP: 12)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
ELEC3104 Engineering Electromagnetics 6 Semester 1
ELEC3105 Circuit Theory and Design 6 Semester 2
ELEC3203 Electricity Networks 6 Semester 1
ELEC3204 Power Electronics and Applications 6 Semester 1
ELEC3206 Electrical Energy Conversion Systems 6 Semester 2
ELEC3304 Control 6 Semester 2
ELEC3305 Digital Signal Processing 6 Semester 1
ELEC3404 Electronic Circuit Design 6 Semester 1
ELEC3405 Communications Electronics and Photonics 6 Semester 2
ELEC3505 Communications 6 Semester 1
ELEC3607 Embedded Systems 6 Semester 1
ELEC3610 E-Business Analysis and Design 6 Semester 1
ELEC3702 Management for Engineers 6 Semester 2
ELEC3802 Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering 6 Semester 1
ELEC4505 Digital Communication Systems 6 Semester 1
ELEC4706 Project Management 6 Semester 1
ELEC5101 Antennas and Propagation 6 Semester 2
ELEC5203 Topics in Power Engineering 6 Semester 2
ELEC5204 Power Systems Analysis and Protection 6 Semester 1
ELEC5205 High Voltage Engineering 6 Semester 2
ELEC5206 Sustainable Energy Systems 6 Semester 2
ELEC5303 Computer Control System Design [Not Offered 2019] 6 Semester 1
ELEC5402 Digital Integrated Circuit Design 6
ELEC5403 Radio Frequency Engineering 6 Semester 1
ELEC5507 Error Control Coding 6 Semester 1
ELEC5510 Satellite Communication Systems 6 Semester 2
ELEC5511 Optical Communication Systems 6 Semester 1
ELEC5512 Optical Networks 6 Semester 2
ELEC5617 Topics in Software Engineering 6 Semester 2
ELEC5619 Object Oriented Application Frameworks 6 Semester 2
ELEC5620 Model Based Software Engineering 6 Semester 2
ELEC5701 Technology Venture Creation 6 Semester 2
ISYS3401 Information Technology Evaluation 6 Semester 1

Block 5 - IT Level 5000 Units (Min CP: 48,Max CP: 60)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
COMP5028 Object-Oriented Design 6
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
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
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
ELEC5508 Wireless Engineering 6 Semester 2
ELEC5509 Mobile Networks 6 Semester 1
ELEC5514 Networked Embedded Systems 6 Semester 2
ELEC5515 Gigabit Wireless Systems 6
ELEC5614 Real Time Computing 6 Semester 1
ELEC5615 Advanced Computer Architecture 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
INFO5991 Services Science Management and Engineering 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO5992 Understanding IT Innovations 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
ISYS5050 Knowledge Management Systems 6 Semester 1

Note: A total of 48 credit points must be taken from these units.

Block 6 - IT Advanced Alternatives Units

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
COMP2907 Algorithms and Complexity (Advanced) 6 Semester 2
INFO1903 Informatics (Advanced) 6 Semester 1
INFO1905 Data Structures (Advanced) 6 Semester 2
INFO2820 Database Systems 1 (Advanced) 6 Semester 1
INFO3504 Database Systems 2 (Adv) 6 Semester 2

Note: These units are advanced versions of core undergraduate units and are taken in place of them. INFO1903, INFO1905, INFO2820, COMP2907 and INFO3404 are an advanced alternatives to INFO1103, INFO1105, INFO2120, COMP2007 and INFO3504 respectively. Department permission is required for enrollment each case.

Block 7 - Maths Level 1000 Units

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

Note: 12 credit points of Level 1001 Maths are required. MATH1001 and MATH1002 are recommended for Semester 1 and MATH1003 and MATH1005 for Semester 2.

Block 8 - Maths Level 2000 Units

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
MATH2063 Math Computing and Nonlinear Systems 6 Semester 1
MATH2069 Discrete Mathematics and Graph Theory 6 Semester 1
STAT2012 Statistical Tests 6 Semester 2

Note: 6 credit points of Level 2000 Maths Units are required. MATHS2069 is recommended.