CRICOS Course Code: 105686C

Get a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology. Develop expertise in software development, cybersecurity, and more, unlocking limitless opportunities in the ever-evolving business world.

AUD 117.7 Billion

IT investment in Australia will reach AUD 117.7 Billion in 2023.


The Bachelor of Information Technology is a three-year full-time [or part-time equivalent]course that enables students to acquire a broad and coherent knowledge of the key theories and practices that underpin the practice of Information Technology professionals, who operate in dynamic business contexts. While the BIT offers a broad focus on Information technology, covering programming, networking, security and data management, it has a coherent focus on Software Development and Cyber Security.

Throughout the course, students will acquire knowledge and skills in the underlying principles, concepts and technical knowledge that inform the work of IT professionals as well as broader management principles. They will be able to apply their IT knowledge and skills to a range of industrial activities. They will develop a depth of knowledge in the areas database systems, networking, security and/or software development. They will develop a team based operational style. They will use IT to generate information and solve problems. They will be able to provide a professional level of advice on IT matters. This knowledge and these skills will be applied in a manner which is reinforced by ethical judgement and effective communication.



As IT is a fundamental infrastructure, graduates of the CIHE BIT will be able to work in a range of workplace contexts and environments. A conceptual framework for information technology is likely to inform a much wider range of jobs, beyond the boundaries of the IT profession.

Over the entire program students will acquire the necessary attributes that will distinguish them as a graduate of the Institute.

  • A graduate of Crown Institute of Higher Education will possess comprehensive knowledge in their discipline area and be able to apply that knowledge effectively in the workplace.
  • They will be able to identify problems and work pro-actively and creatively to develop solutions and to generate, analyse and interpret different types of information to inform and support decision-making processes.
  • They will be able to do the following: think logically and critically to analyse and solve problems; work with high levels of autonomy; be independent thinkers; engage with others proactively and collaboratively for continued personal and professional development;
    act ethically and with an awareness of cultural diversity and will have developed their communication skills.


To satisfy the general entrance requirements for admission to the course, applicants must meet at least one of the following entry requirements:


  • Successful completion of Year 12 and an ATAR score of 50 or above; or
  • Successful completion of an equivalent secondary qualification either interstate or overseas (in English or see below); or
  • Satisfactory completion of an accredited Tertiary Preparation Program or a Foundation Year Program offered by an Australian university that would enable students to gain entry to an Australian university; or
  • Satisfactory completion of one year of accredited full-time study at a registered institute of tertiary education at AQF level 4 or above; or
  • Admission to candidature for an undergraduate degree at an Australian University.


Students whose first language is not English must demonstrate competency in the English language. English proficiency can be demonstrated by providing proof of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall test result of 6.0 (no band lower than 5.5) or equivalent English language test such as TOEFL or PTE.

Other acceptable evidence of English proficiency includes:

  • Completion of secondary education/undergraduate degree via the medium of English; or
  • Successful completion of Year 12 secondary schooling in Australia (minimum of 1 school year to be completed in Australia within the last 2 years); or
  • Successful completion of an Australian qualification recognised as at least AQF Certificate IV (minimum period of study of 1 school year within the last 2 years); or
  • Successful completion of a Tertiary Studies Foundation Program (minimum period of study of 1 school year).
  • International students who do not meet the specified English proficiency requirements may undertake an ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) program prior to undertaking the course.

In addition, all students (domestic and international) must be 18 years of age or over at the time that they commence the course for which they have applied.


The Bachelor of Information Technology is a 3-year, 6-semester degree. To fulfil the requirements of the award, students must complete a total of 240 credit points or 24 units. Each unit is 10 credit points except BUS307 Work Integrated Learning unit which is a 20-credit points unit.

Level 1

Level 1 Semester 1
ICT101 Introduction to Information Technology
ICT103 Programming
BUS101 Business Communication
BUS102 Management Principles
Semester 2
BUS107 Business Ethics
ICT104 Fundamentals of Computability [Prerequisite ICT103 Programming]
ICT102 Networking
ICT201 Database Systems

Level 2

Level 3 Semester 3
ICT303 Big Data for Software Development [Prerequisite: ICT103 Programming , ICT 201 Database Systems]
ICT309 Information Technology Governance, Risk and Compliance
ICT307 Project 1 (Analysis and Design) [NB Capstone sequence] [Prerequisite: ICT203 Web Application Development, ICT201 Database Systems, ICT206 Software Engineering]
ICT305 Topics in IT [Prerequisite 160 credit points]
Semester 4
ICT205 Mobile Application Development; [Prerequisite: ICT103 Programming, ICT201 Database Systems; Pre or co-requisite ICT203 Web Application Development]
ICT204 Cyber Security [prerequisite: ICT102 Networking; ICT101 Introduction to Information Technology]
ICT301 Information Technology Project Management [Prerequisites: BUS101 Business Communication; BUS102 Management Principles; Co-requisite ICT206 Software Engineering]

Level 3

Level 3 Semester 5
ICT303 Big Data [Prerequisite: ICT103 Programming , ICT 201 Database Systems]
ICT309 Information Technology Governance, Risk and Compliance
ICT307 Project 1 (Analysis and Design) [NB Capstone sequence] [Prerequisite: ICT203 Web Application Development, ICT201 Database Systems, ICT206 Software Engineering]
ICT305 Topics in IT [Prerequisite 160 credit points]
Semester 6
ICTXXX [ICT] Elective or BUS301 The Digital Economy or BUS306 Work Integrated Learning (the internship)
ICT306 Advanced Cyber Security [Prerequisite: ICT204 Cyber Security]
ICT308 Project 2 (Programming and Testing) [NB Capstone sequence] [Prerequisite: Project 1 (Analysis and Design)]
ICT310 Information Technology Services Management [pre requisite 160 credit points]


Elective options
BUS201 Organisational Behaviour [Prerequisite: BUS102 Management Principles]
ICT207 Knowledge Management
BUS301 The Digital Economy
BUS307 Work-Integrated Learning (Internship) (Pre-Requisite: 120 credit points)
ICT304 ICT304 Distributed Computing
ICT302 Secure Software Development [Prerequisite: ICT103 Programming; ICT104 Fundamentals of Computability; ICT208 Algorithms and Data Structures]
ICT311 Software Defined Networks [Prerequisite: ICT102 Networking; ICT103 Programming]
ICT312 Advanced Topics in Web Development [ICT203 Web Application Development]



At CIHE we provide workshop-based engaged learning. All our units involve participation in 3 hours of on-campus workshop per week for 12 weeks. Each week’s workshop will require preparation – reading, activities and online work.

All our units are supported by an online learning management system – Moodle.

We use a range of assessment tasks at CIHE to help you monitor your learning – quizzes, group work, case-studies and scenario-based activities, reports and exams.

Our assessment tasks are designed to be work-oriented, that is, they are designed to mimic the real world processes involved in business so that you will be ready to start your career as an active independent professional.


Indicative student numbers for this course are 600 enrolled students at any one time.