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Bachelor of Information Technology

The UHE Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) program, as the name of the course suggests, is a study of information as well as computer technology. Most such programs focus on technology and how to use it. The UHE BIT course on the other hand focuses both on the concept of information as well as technologies needed to process and use it. Some experts believe that information and knowledge are a significant percentage of a modern economy. Many new jobs are therefore information-based. For example, searching for jobs involving “analytics” on the search engine results in hundreds of jobs in Australia. The field of big data is also resulting in many data analyst jobs.

The primary aim of the Bachelor of Information (BIT) program is to prepare students to understand the concept of information as well as understand the issues involved in using information technology appropriately. Furthermore, the BIT program will provide the students with knowledge of techniques and tools available to design, build and maintain software systems in an enterprise. Students will study the fundamentals of computing including programming, computer organization, operating systems, networking, and database management as well as basic concepts of computer networking and computer security.

Other jobs involving information and computer technology include software design and development; web and database programming; Internet and network specialists and careers in financial systems, business analysis, and electronic product design.

Course Information

The course is delivered and assessed in English language, however students are encouraged to submit English translations of non-English source materials from the Asia Pacific for development of international media projects.

CRICOS Course Code


Professional Accreditation

Accreditation to be sought from the Australian Computer Society


Total 24 number of Subjects


Level 4, 131 Queen Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Assessment Method

A variety of assessment methods will be used. In designing the assessment methods cognizance was taken of the relevant AQF.

Course of Study

BIT is a 6-semester course; each semester comprising of 4 subjects. To qualify for the BIT award at least 240 points must be completed successfully.

Course Duration

Full Time: 3 Years (6 Semesters)

AQF Level

Bachelor degree (level 7)

Total Course Fee


Credit Points

240 CP (40 CP per semester)


Full Time

Delivery Mode

Face–to-Face Delivery at UHE campus

Course Structure

Core Subjects

(*) denotes 20 credit point subjects

Elective Subjects

Professor & Students



Course Progression Rules

  1. Students must earn a minimum Pass or Satisfactory assessment for all subjects to progress through the course.

  2. Students who fail any one subject may repeat that subject in or before the following semester in addition to completing any other prescribed subjects.

  3. Students who fail two or more subjects will be required to repeat the year, with credit granted for subjects already successfully completed.

Pre-Requisites for Specific Subjects

A pre-requisite is a subject that a student must pass before they will be permitted to enrol in a related or subsequent subject. Refer to the above table for the details on pre-requisites for specific subjects. There are no pre-requisites for first year subjects. In second and third years, to be eligible to enrol in some subjects, students must successfully achieve pass grades in specified pre-requisites. 

Delivery Mode

Face to face for all subjects. 

Entry Requirements

Domestic: Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent.
International: Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent with mathematics and one of the subjects successfully completed and an IELTS or equivalent score of 6.0 with no sub-score of less than 5.5

Professional Accreditation

Professional accreditation to be sought from the Australian Computer Society

Assessment Method

  • All subjects have a minimum attendance hurdle of 80% attendance for scheduled face to face components.

  • All written materials are to be submitted in English.

  • Subjects are assessed by criteria-referenced scoring to indicative grades subject to moderation of Fail (F: 0-49%), Pass (P: 50-64%), Credit (65-74%), Distinction (75-84%), and High Distinction (85-100%). 

  • Project group subjects are assessed by combined individual and group achievement scores. Individual achievement is assessed by continuous observed performance and participation throughout production. Group achievement is assessed at completed project screening stage with all credited crew receiving the same component score.

Skills group subjects and the Internship subject have a combined Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory assessment, with graded assessment elements.

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. The BIT graduates will have a broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge of IT with depth in some IT areas e.g. software development.

  2. Graduates will have interpersonal, communications and analytical skills, for example, graduates are expected to be able to compare two different software packages for a given job and be able to justify their choice. Also, they should be able to justify purchase of any equipment as well as use of a particular method to solve a given problem.

  3. Students will be able to design a method to solve a problem that may vary in complexity. Finally, the graduates will be able to code the method developed using a programming language

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