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Bachelor of Information Technology

Information technologists, computer scientists, software engineers, programmers and other computing professionals are experts on how technology works, and how computing can address even the most complicated and intricate problems.

This course can provide you with the skills and knowledge you need for a successful career in the rapidly evolving information and communications technology industry. In your first year, you will develop your programming skills and study the fundamental theoretical knowledge of computing.

Recognized by the University Grants Commission

Member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities

Member of the International Association of Universities (IAU)

Accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS

Study method


Study mode



February / September


3 years



Entry Criteria

Eligibility for the programme is as follows:

  • GCE Advanced Level (Local) - 3 passes in one and the same sitting in any subject stream. OR GCE Advance Level (Edexcel / Cambridge) - 3 D passes in one and the same sitting in any combination of subjects.  OR Successful completion of the Foundation Certificate in IT at SLIIT Academy.
  • A pass in the Aptitude Test conducted by SLIIT.

Students may also apply with pending Advance Level Results.

  • This course provides coverage of aspects of modern computing and computer networks.
  • It covers fundamental programming and security knowledge
  • as well as specializing in network programming and other aspects of distributed computing.
  • The course uses Python as a tool for learning programming.
  • Linux skills are taught throughout the course and emphasis is placed on learning the basics before moving onto advanced topics.
  • Graduates from the course will have sound knowledge of computer systems and processes involved in software development and maintenance.
  • This is to prepare students for the areas of ICT found to be most in demand and for positions that are most difficult to fill.
  • Curtin works together closely with industry partners to fine tune the course and provides placement opportunities to good students in the final year.
  • On completion of the three-year degree, students who have performed well will be eligible to complete an extra year of study to obtain an honours qualification, BH-SCNCE Bachelor of Science (Honours).
  • The research focus of an Honours degree provides a pathway for career advancement at a higher level than the base degree.
  • Students who perform well in this course can apply for transfer to the Bachelor of Computing course, although acceptance is not automatic.
  • Apply computer networking concepts to develop solutions and protect systems related to information technology
  • Evaluate information technologies in a manner that is appropriate for a given problem and think critically and creatively to generate innovative and optimum theoretical and practical solutions
  • Identify, evaluate and synthesise information from a range of technology sources to optimise the process of network design and implementation
  • Document information technology activities and artefacts and communicate them in written and oral form to both technical and non-technical audiences and communicate effectively in ways appropriate to the audience and purpose
  • Effectively use new and existing technologies, recognising their advantages and limitations
  • Sustain intellectual curiosity by updating their knowledge, engage in continuous training and research, and take control of their own learning and development
  • Recognise and apply IEEE/ACM/ACS standards and best practice in process software design and development
  • Contribute to society using technology in an ethical, legal, and socially responsible manner


  • Games Developer
  • Information Technology Administrator
  • Analyst (Information Technology)
  • Programmer (Information Technology)
  • Information Technology Support Technician


  • Applications development
  • Game design and development
  • IT analysis
  • Software development
Code Module Credit
Semester 1
ISEC2001 v.2 Fundamental Concepts of Data Security 25.0
COMP1005 v.1 Fundamentals of Programming 25.0
ISAD1000 v.1 Introduction to Software Engineering 25.0
NPSC1003 v.1 Integrating Indigenous Science and STEM 25.0
Semester 2
COMP1000 v.1 Unix and C Programming 25.0
MATH1015 v.1 Linear Algebra 1 25.0
COMP2000 v.1 Computer Systems 25.0
COMP1002 v.1 Data Structures and Algorithms 25.0
Code Module Credit
Semester 1
COMP2006 v.1 Operating Systems 25.0
CNCO3001 v.1 Network Systems Design 25.0
CMPE2000 v.1 Data Communications and Network Management 25.0
COMP2002 v.1 Unix Systems Programming 25.0
Semester 2
ISYS1001 v.1 Database Systems 25.0
COMP2005 v.1 Computing Topics 25.0
Code Module Credit
Semester 1
ISAD3000 v.2 Capstone Computing Project 1 25.0
ICTE3002 v.1 Human Computer Interface 25.0
CNCO3000 v.1 Distributed Networks 25.0
Semester 2
ISAD3001 v.2 Capstone Computing Project 2 25.0
MGMT3000 v.1 Engineering Management 25.0
CNCO3002 v.1 Advanced Computer Communications 25.0

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