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Bachelor of Information Technology (Artificial Intelligence & Data Science)

Bachelor of Information Technology (Artificial Intelligence & Data Science) (BITC)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
  • 3 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
  • Feb, May, Sep


  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) is all around us; it’s changing the way we see the world, not only creatively in technical areas but across a variety of industries. Understanding how AI works and what benefits it can have can put you in the forefront in the job market.
  • Study the Artificial Intelligence and Data Science major in UniSQ’s Bachelor of Information Technology and learn to implement AI algorithms and techniques using high-level programming languages to solve real-world problems.
  • Develop cross-disciplinary skills to capture, process and interpret large volumes of data through a variety of statistical methods and data mining applications. Examine and reflect on the issues of privacy and ethics of data science.
  • Benefit from UniSQ’s connections with industry partners and gain work-integrated learning experience during a final-year capstone course.
  • Combine this major with another IT major, or select another 8-unit major from Law, Business or Sciences to suit your career goals.

Further study

If you're interested in postgraduate study, you can go on to study the Master of Information Technology, Master of Data Science or Master of Cyber Security.

Professional accreditation

Our Bachelor of Information Technology degree is accredited at professional level by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and, through the Seoul Accord, is recognised in other countries. The Seoul Accord is a multi-lateral agreement that allows ACS accreditation to be recognised globally. This means when you graduate, your degree will be recognised by other countries who are members of the Accord.

Career outcomes

  • You can apply for jobs as a data scientist, artificial intelligence expert, machine learning system developer, data analyst, business intelligence analyst, solution consultant, market research and insights manager, big data manager, data mining tools developer etc.
  • The Artificial Intelligence and Data Science major gives graduates the essential skills and state-of-the-art knowledge of artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics, social media infrastructure and cyber security-related ICT industries, such as healthcare, national and Government database security.

Entry requirements

Find the entry requirements most relevant to you.

Recent secondary education

Adjusted Entry score including adjustment factors (additional points given in certain circumstances). Unadjusted Entry score not including adjustment factors.
ATAR The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is a percentile rank used to assess the results of high-school applicants for undergraduate entry into university. 58.90 68.00

To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English (Units 3 & 4, C), and
  • General Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to a grade C or higher in Units 3 and 4 at high school level (typically studied in Year 12). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

It is also recommended that you have studied Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C), or equivalent.

Special entry schemes for admissions may increase your Rank, through the allocation of additional points in certain circumstances, such as educational disadvantage where you live, and subjects you passed.

Inherent requirements

There are inherent requirements that must be met in order to successfully complete this degree. Inherent requirements are fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the degree, while maintaining the academic integrity of the degree. Please read and understand the inherent requirements specific to the Bachelor of Information Technology before applying.

If you think you may experience any problems meeting inherent requirements, you can talk to a Student Equity Officer about reasonable adjustments that may be put in place to assist you. Any reasonable adjustments made must not fundamentally change the nature of the inherent requirement.

Tafe (VET) qualification

If you have completed a qualification from a TAFE or qualified private provider, you may be able to use these qualifications to meet UniSQ's entry requirements.

Work and life experience

You may be able to use your work experience and other adjustment factors to increase your selection rank and meet UniSQ's entry requirements.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.


If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

If you identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent you may be eligible to enter the Indigenous Higher Education Pathways Program (IHEPP).

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 24 units.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 8
1 x major 8
1 x second major
or 8 x electives
or 1 x 4-unit minor plus 4 x electives
Total 24

Refer to the UniSQ Handbook for an example of courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Double degrees

You may like to study Information Technology as part of a double degree to give you the flexibility tailor your degree to your ambition.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 8948
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 25920

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.


At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Apply via QTAC

Apply via QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) if you:

  • have never studied with UniSQ before, or
  • are a Year 12 student, or
  • want to transfer to UniSQ from another university.
Mode QTAC Codes
Online 903745
Springfield 923741
Toowoomba 903741

Copy your QTAC code and continue through to the QTAC website to complete your application.

Apply through QTAC

If you are applying via QTAC, please check the QTAC closing dates.

Apply directly to UniSQ

You may be able to apply directly to UniSQ if you:

  • are a current or previous UniSQ student returning to study with complete or incomplete qualifications (excluding Head Start students), or
  • have recently graduated from TAFE.


You can select to start your study in Trimester 1, 2 or 3.

Study period  Application closing date Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2024  Monday 22 January Monday 15 January Monday 22 January Friday 26 April 
Trimester 2, 2024 Monday 20 May Monday 6 May Monday 13 May  Friday 16 August
Trimester 3, 2024 Monday 2 September Monday 26 August Monday 2 September Friday 6 December 

Study period  Application closing date Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2025  Monday 10 February Monday 3 February  Monday 10 February  Friday 9 May
Trimester 2, 2025 Monday 26 May Monday 19 May Monday 26 May  Friday 22 August
Trimester 3, 2025 Monday 8 September Monday 1 September Monday 8 September Friday 5 December 

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at UniSQ that is relevant to you.

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What will I learn in a Bachelor of Information Technology (Artificial Intelligence and Data Science)?
What you will learn when you study an artificial intelligence degree or a Bachelor of Artificial Intelligence will vary depending on the education provider you choose. 
At UniSQ you will gain the skills and knowledge needed to process and interpret large volumes of data through various statistical methods and application with courses that focus on big data management, principles of data science and visualization, data mining and pattern recognition and machine learning. 

Join the most in-demand profession in Australia and learn critical transferrable skills such as problem solving and innovation, which you can apply across a variety of industries as an expert in Information & Communication Technology
What are my career prospects?

Your career options with a Bachelor of Artificial Intelligence and data science or artificial intelligence qualification will vary depending on your career goals and whether you’d like to work in private or public sectors. You may want to consider roles in: 

  • machine learning 
  • data analytics 
  • social media infrastructure
  • healthcare national and government database security. 

With an artificial intelligence degree you may qualify for a variety of jobs, including:  

  • data scientist 
  • artificial intelligence expert 
  • machine learning system developer 
  • data analysis 
  • business intelligence analyst 
  • market researcher 
  • big data manager 

With a national shortage of IT professionals, the need for skilled workers has never been greater according to Jobs and Skills Australia. As a qualified IT professional with an artificial intelligence degree you can look forward to a lucrative and diverse career with abundant job opportunities.

Are flexible study options available?

Benefit from our flexible study options and adjust your subject enrolment to meet your needs and timeframes. Take one subject at a time, study over summer or take an extra subject when life allows it.  

You can choose to immerse yourself in on-campus study or study online – the choice is yours. Discover more about the different ways to study at UniSQ. 

What are the pathways to entry?
We understand everyone’s journey to university is different. This is why we offer several pathway options to study an artificial intelligence degree at UniSQ. Whether you’ve just completed Year 12, been away from studies for a while, have a VET, TAFE or other appropriate qualification, you’ll be able to enter into your degree of choice through one of our pathway programs.   
Why study with UniSQ?
  • Our artificial intelligence degree connects you with industry partners to gain work-integrated learning experience during your final year. 
  • UniSQ’s Bachelor of Information Technology (Artificial Intelligence) is accredited at a professional level by the Australian Computer Society and the Seoul Accord
  • According to the latest ERA results, our research in information and computing science and information systems is at world standard.